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    Posted: February/14/2009 at 15:03
I was looking for a scope in the $500 range
3-9x
 
i was wondering if this in on par with like the zeiss conquest and the leupy VX-3
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By that you mean...? lol
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steer clear of ATN
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will do
 
any ideas in that proce range for $500 and under?
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10027 Burris 3-12x44 Signature Select 200616, Matte finish, ballistic plex reticle, 1" tube, hunter knobs, fast focus eye piece, light ring marks $525.00 $359.95
 
 
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what kind of warrenty does burris have, i heard SOME good, and more crappy things about their CS
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tip69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/14/2009 at 16:26
not 100% sure about that, you should call and ask SWFA about that if you're interested!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cbissell07 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/14/2009 at 16:29
well if i can get a good scope for $300 and i might end up putting a bipod on it and also new bases and rings, and target knob if i have enought.  But if its that much worth it i would put it all (500)into the scope
 
So i just need something that a lot of people would recomend, shots from anywhere from 50 to 600 yards. any sugestions would be helpful
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bowmaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/14/2009 at 17:06
the new Leupold vx-3 3.5-10x40 is around $500.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote trigger29 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/14/2009 at 18:44
Originally posted by Cbissell07 Cbissell07 wrote:

I was looking for a scope in the $500 range
3-9x
 
i was wondering if this in on par with like the zeiss conquest and the leupy VX-3
 
Not only are they not in the same league, or same ball park, they are not even in the same county. STAY AWAY.
 
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All the scopes in the $350-$500 price range are very close, it comes down to personal preference as to what particular features are best for you, but all should provide pretty good service. Is this scope for huning or range work?
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 Get the Zeiss! Devil Do yourself a favor and make a list of what you expect the gun to be doing most of the time.  Identify areas of critial need.  The more stuff you can knock off the list the happier you will be.  
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this is going to be used for hunting white tail, bear, and hoping to go on an elk hunt sometime
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get a sightron, best bang for your buck
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Can i put kenton knobs on a 3-9 big sky?
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4 months ago I picked up a new Conquest 4.5-14x44 for $525 and it was money well spent.   For that kind of money I would be buying a Conquest or VX3 or Elite 4200 or Nikon Monarch.  In that order.
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  If all you want is a 3-9X, I'd just buy a VXII Leupold and save the rest of the $500 for the other stuff you want.  
  They have a solid rep for reliability and lots of options for customizing.  OHE.   
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GET THE ZEISS it is a lifetime investment.........I LOVE MINE
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I have real good results from the Bushnell Elite 4200. SWFA sells the 3X9X40 for $290. Great optics, clarity, contrast. Own 5 of the 4200s and have absolutely no problems. The scopes are mounted on a 270 Win, 308, 30-06, 270 WSM and a 300 WSM. No problems holding zero after at least 100 rounds through each rifle. Have also had excellent results with the Nikon Team Primos. SWFA sells it for $220. The Team Primos is the old Nikon Monarch UCC with the BDC. Took a Pronghorn last Fall with the Nikon at 347 yds which is darn good for an old man with poor eyesight. Do yourself a favor and save the cash. I think some of the big name scopes are over hyped. Just an old man's opinion.
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Looks like you've got the 270 - 30cal's in the bag.  I agree with you.  It takes a significant jump in price to do much better than a 4200 IMO.
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the only reason i wouldn't go with a 4200 is because of the warranty.
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Originally posted by Cbissell07 Cbissell07 wrote:

the only reason i wouldn't go with a 4200 is because of the warranty.
 
What don't you like about the warranty? 
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