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OK guys, I need some advice. I need a new scope for my 6mm Remington. Most of my hunting will be out of a shooting house overlooking green fields and highlines with a little woods hunting mixed in. My shots average between 100 and 300 yards. I'm looking for honest feedback from people who have USED the scopes listed below.

 

I want a fixed power 6X scope  (I have all variables and want to try something different) and need something that will allow me to see in the last minutes of legal shooting time. The scope needs a gloss finish to match my Remington M-700 BDL.

 

I am considering the following:

 

Leupold 6X36 (I have multiple Leupold scopes, all variables, and have had good service from them)

Leupold 6X42

Sightron 6X42 (I think it's the SII model) I have read good reports about this one but have no experience with it)

Nikon Monarch 6X42 (I've never owned a Nikon Monarch)

Burris Fulfield II 6X42 (I have a Fulfield II 3 X 9 and have been pleased so far)

Weaver K-6 (I have an old K-3 that a gotten blurry)

 

According to each manufactures website, all offer good waranties. Therefore, I'm mostly interested in THE ABILITY TO SEE AND SHOOT VERY LATE IN THE EVENING.

 

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

 

 

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In this group, the best low light performance will be with Leupold FX-III 6x42, Sightron SII 6x42HBR, and Nikon Monarch 6x42.  Burris Fullfield II is half a step down.  Leupold 6x36 and Weaver K6 are another half a step down.

I've had all of these at one time or another, and I still have the SIghtron SII 6x42HBR and I am VERY happy with it.  If you want to shoot very late in the evening your biggest problem will be reticle visibility, not optical quality.  Of these Leupold 6x42 is available with thick, easily  visible reticles such as #4 and heavy duplex.  However, Leupold 6x42 is also more expensive than the others here.  If you can afford the price tag of the Leupy than I suggest you take a close look at IOR 6x42 Tactical which is a better scope than any of the ones mentioned above.

http://www.riflescopes.com/products/IOR6X42T30/ior_6x42_tact ical_30mm_rifle_scope.htm

Otherwise, go with the SIghtron or Monarch.

ILya

 

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If your looking for a quality scope with superior low light capability. Look at the Nikon Monarch Gold Series. I know you want a fixed power but the 1.5-6X42 is a fine choice for extreme low light hunting in heaviest cover.

I have a Monarch Gold 2.5-10X56mm on a .270 "A" Bolt that I shoot deer out to 600 yards. Just bought a 1.5-6X42 for a compact .308 rifle for hog hunting. I also, have a 10X56mm IOR that is an excellent German optics. So, the 6X42mm IOR for $500 is differently worry your consideration.

By the way, Nikon makes a # 6506 6X42mm Monarch in Gloss and its only $249.95 at SWFA. Check it out.



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Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. I think I will give the Nikon Monarch a try.

 

Good hunting!

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You can save $50.00 if you get one off the samplelist.

 

5391- Nikon 6x42 Monarch UCC - 6508, Matte finish, Niko-Plex reticle, 1" tube, like new, factory refurbished - 199.95

 

http://www.samplelist.com/default.asp?display_num=10&mfg _selection=9&prod_type=1&hide_sold=false

 

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Boy what great answers. I must say ---  I second Koskins suggestion of the IOR 6x42 mainly due to the fine reticle which can be used for range finding or for hold over points. I am also very impressed with the Nikon Monarch Gold 1.5-6x42   30mm which has 120 moa internal adjustment  and incredible glass but only duplex reticle.  For hunting a scope --- some type of reticle like Balistic Plex or Leupold Boone & Crocket or Varmit  or mil dot  really have a lot going for them. ( both suggested scopes are Matte black finish ).
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Holdover points are only useful if you are shooting fairly far.  With a 6mm remington inside of 300 yards, there is really no need to holdover if you are shooting at any sort of big game.  I do not remember for sure, but I think that with a 200 yard zero 100gr bullet out of 6mmRem drops about 8" at 300 yards.  For shooting beyond 300yards a holdover reticle is useful, but for closer ranges, I don't htink it makes any difference.

ILya
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