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Sorry another illuminated scope question ?
Most I see recommended on here are out of my price range so I would like your thoughts on mid priced illuminated scopes,  between $400-800 would be perfect.
 
Here's my problem, I know I should go better glass with a 4 reticle before illuminated scope.
But this week I was out, light was fading fast I could hear a buck coming toward me . Where I hunt the trees have dark or black bark and the deer are very dark in colour. I was using a sightron Sll 3-9x42mm with a finer duplex, the reticle was easily lost in the background and when the deer briefly stepped out I would of been guessing on shot placement,I didn't take the shot.I have never used a 4 reticle but I think it too maybe hard to make out on a dark animal and with dark trees in the background. So now I think a illuminated reticle would be handy.
  Shots taken in fading light are normally inside 150m but during the day I'd like to be able to reach the 400m mark.
  Scopes I've been looking at;
3.5-10x44mm Meopro redzone
4-12x 50mm VX-R or VX3 with illum ret ( I don't like the illum up on the eyebox)
3-9x40mm Accupoint
 
I know there are the 56mm illum scopes but there are a bit more than I can afford.
 
Your thoughts on the scopes I've listed or any other scope you think might suit are much appreciated.
( Its going on a new weatherby 30 06 I just brought)
 
Merry xmas,
Oyster   
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The VXR illumination is pretty darn nice.  But so is the Accupoint, but it will cost you more. 
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maybe a duralyt on the sample list? will have good glass and illum for around your top end of spending. if had the money i would have already ordered it

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Supertool73,
I've heard the vx-r has good illumination, do you know how the glass stacks up against the others? I read it about the same as the vx2.
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Vx-r glass is supposedly between vx-2 and vx-3.  

From what I have read on these forums, the Accupoint is probably the best overall package.  And having the illumination always be on is a nice bonus.  No batteries to die, either.
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Vxr glass is not quite as good to my eye as accupoint glass. But the quality is easily good enough for all legal ligjt hunting. I have tested mine in really low light vs my accpoint and with the great illumination system it has it works amd looks very close to the accupoint. My accupoint is a 1-4x though and my vxr 3-9x so thing may be different with accupoint 3-9x.

But the point is the leupold is quite good. But if u are willing to spend $300+ more the accupoint is a little better. Illumination wise the vxr has a great system but you are always dealing with the fact the battery may die or the electonics may fail. With the accupoint that is not a concern.

I have an Meopta Artemis, which was the predecessor to the Meopro.  It has good glass as well.  Not sure I would say it is any better than Accupoint glass though. 

One other thing to note the accupoint on 9x only has 3.2 inches of eye relief.  That may cause you a few problems when shooting in a sitting position or uphill.  Just another thing to think about.  I believe the Leupold has 3.7 on 9x. 


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Thanks for the replies guys, just to let you know the 3.5-10x44mm 4C is in the post. $600. Might get it in time for xmas       
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Can anyone recommend some rings and mounts ? I don't need to brake the bank just a good set that will do the job.

Rifle-weatherby vanguard s2 30-06.
Scope-meopro 3.5-10x44mm 4c
rings and mounts ???

merry xmas
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