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okay, i'm trying to decide what scope to get...

http://www.swfa.com/p-9847-bushnell-6-24x50-elite-4200-30mm- rifle-scope.aspx
http://www.swfa.com/p-6980-nikon-4-16x50-monarch-x-30mm-rifl escope.aspx
http://www.swfa.com/p-10180-ior-4-14x50-tactical-30mm-rifle- scope.aspx
http://www.swfa.com/p-10143-ior-16x42-tactical-30mm-rifle-sc ope.aspx
http://www.swfa.com/p-8570-new-leupold-6-18x40-mark-2-rifles cope.aspx
http://www.swfa.com/p-3681-leupold-65-20x50-mark-4-lrt-30mm- riflescope.aspx
http://www.swfa.com/p-1520-zeiss-65-20x50-conquest-rifle-sco pe.aspx

probably the most important factor is optical clarity, followed by price. any well-informed opinions are greatly apprecitated!


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Hexcentric1 -

 

Although I've never looked through one, a lot of people on this forum speak very highly of IOR.  I would tell you to go with the Zeiss Conquest ahead of the Bushnell Elite and Nikon Monarch.  Stay away from Leupold.  They are generally way overpriced relative to the optical clarity.

 

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There is a big difference between which of those scopes are the best, or which of those scopes are best for YOU.

 

what kind or rifle will it be going on? what shooting intentions do you have? do you want to hunt with it?

 

in your list you have a few variable tactical scopes, which would be great for a mixture of hunting, and LR shooting on anything from a 223 to a 338 lapua, that have good elevation in them.

 

then you have a few scopes more geared towards varmint hunting, high power, 1" tube with not much elevation.

 

then you have a fixed 16X scope that would really only be good for targets at 200 yards +.

 

out of that list, i would say the most versitile would be the leupy 6.5-20X50 MK4 LRT. great scope for many applications.

 

the bushnell elite 6-24X50 would be my second choice, your get ALOT of scope for the $$ value. great glass, great turrets, SF, mildot, 30MM tube with good travel, and pretty compact aswell.

 

the IOR's i really dont care for.

the IOR 16X42, if i was going to get that, i would only spend $300 and get a SS16X42, and have alot of money left for ammo, and a good solid mount.

then the nikon, leupy MK2, and zeiss i dont consider to be good scopes for LR shooting, not enough elevation, 1" tubes some of them A/O, which makes a PITA for mounting butler creek flip ups. i would just forget all about them.

 

with this info, i think you should be able to decide which scope is best for YOU, not best period.

 

as I said, i would rate the leupt 6.5-20X50 MK4 LRT as the best.

 

then the bushnell elite tactical as best scope for the $$.

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This will be going on a Tikka heavy barrel .308. I will primarily be punching holes in paper, and trying to do so at the limit of the rifle and round.

I am still intrigued by the IOR scopes, and am looking at more of their product line. I also am leaning heavily towards that Bushnell, it seems to be quite the value.

Thanks for your input!
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the bushnell would be the best bang for the buck - the IOR probably has the best optics out of the bunch.

 

if there is a chance you'll be hunting w/ this scope - go for the 4-14 power scopes - if not,

the bushnell, monarch, or IOR will be your best bang for the buck.

 

Leupold doesn't have NEAR the value of the others.  It's still a great scope, but i would take the elite 4200 over that one.

 

IOR is worth a look, and the tactical reticles are wonderful.

 

also, i just got THIS scope and it's amazing.  I am very happy w/ the adjustments and feel. it's heavy but great.

 

you have lots of choices, my friend.  ANY of the above listed scope would be fine for target shooting.

 

J

 

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Any listed will serve your uses........that said I favor the 4200 bushnell and conquest lines, find the IOR scopes to be on the heavy side, the leupolds....IMO are overpriced and overrated. No experience with the new monarchs.

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So I think I've narrowed it down to these two:

http://www.swfa.com/pc-10207-292-ior-6-24x50-tactical-35mm-r ifle-scope.aspx
http://www.swfa.com/pc-9847-185-bushnell-6-24x50-elite-4200- 30mm-rifle-scope.aspx

I guess what it comes down to is whether the IOR is worth that much additional $, which is of course highly subjective. I'm kind of particular about optics, so I'm not sure if I'd be completely happy with the Bushnell, but I'm also not sure if I want to shell out the extra dough for the IOR.

I really wish I could check out that IOR before i decide. Maybe i'll just flip a coin

thanks to all for your input, and any other opinions are welcome
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"I'm kind of particular about optics, so I'm not sure if I'd be completely happy with the Bushnell"

My guess is you don't need any more opinions! 

Good luck!

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Quite a list of scopes to pick from. Since this is not really the tactical column I will assume that you will not have someone shooting back at you and you dont really need the reliability of the Leupold Mark 4 or the IOR Tactical and suggest you buy the Bushnell 4200 which model depends on what distance you plan to use the scope at and how you intend to use it. If you are solely a target shooter the more power the merrier. If you are a hunter I would stay with something not higher in power than the 4-16. I put a Bushnell 4200 4-16x40 on a 30-06 today and it looks like a good match, the turrets are finger adjustable but not as large as the tactical knobs plus it is a 1 in tube and fit the rings I already had. If you had a true tactical need the IOR has as good if not better glass than the Leupold Mark 4 and both are tough excellent scopes. I have an 8.5-25x50 illuminated Mk 4 and a 10x M3 Mk4 both have been absoultely reliable. I am a little shy about the 35mm rings from IOR as I would like to use Badger and they are 30 or 34mm.

Worth mention http://www.zeiss.com/c1256bcf0020be5f/Contents-Frame/3dc0003 746ab21148525726200057786

the rapid z1000 reticle is designed for .308 my only concern it that I dont think it is FFP and that will make things wierd at anything less than max power.



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