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I have gone through quite a few scopes, and pretty much know what I like, but would like to hear other peoples opinions.
 
I really prefer first plane mildot or milhash reticles the best, side focus, etc for longer scopes. Dont really care for ballistic reticles and if I had to choose between a ballistic and a plain jane, I would take the plain reticle.
Another must for me in a carry gun is something in the 16 oz range max.
 
For CQ scopes I prefer something like a a med plex with a red dot.
 
Below are a few of my pics. Most are expensive. Anything else out there in the $300-500 range ??
 
1. QC scope
 
So far about the best looking one of the bunch is the IOR 1.5-8x. Very versatle and has a rediculous FOV at 89' at 1.5x and expensive. The 8x is nice.
 
The new Sightron II 1.25-5x thread below looks interesting, but note that the IOR scope above has a wider FOV at 1.5x than the sightron does at 1.25x.
 
2. General hunting scope with more zoom range.
 
Something like the new Bushnell 2.5-16x looks like it would be the ticket but no FFP reticle.
 
The snipers hide 3-18x speciial with FFP reticle. Down side to this one I guess is its not illuminated and its a bit heavy. Built like a tank. Very Expensive
 
Probably two of the best all around, simple, plain reticle, cheap hunting scopes I have owned were the nikon prestaff 3-9x50 and a Leopuld vx-1 1-7X.
 
 
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ior makes a nice scope, a little heavy but nice glass, sightron sII's are nice too, in the range you mentioned zeiss conquest fits in as would a kahles ah off the samplelist, the zeiss is a sfp though
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The only bad part about the Conquest is the sfp but at the powers your talking about, it should not be a huge problem. Maybe the Bushnell 3200 might be a cheaper option as well.
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