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I am literally beating myself up over this scope decision. Browning A-Bolt Stalker 270win. I need something for both hunting in the woods and across fields. Samplelist options are welcomed. Just cannot for the life of me make a decision.
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http://www.samplelist.com/Bushnell-25-16x42-Elite-6500-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-B-P65290.aspx
http://www.samplelist.com/Minox-3-15x50-ZA5-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-B-P63101.aspx
http://www.samplelist.com/Sightron-3-12x42-SII-Big-Sky-Riflescope-DEMO-B-P55758.aspx
Or, a Zeiss Conquest on close out for under $450. Just a few ideas.
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For hunting the Carolina brier patches and power line clearings, I'd look at the Leupold VX-R 3-9x, my friend. 



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If you are hunting in low light I would seriously consider that Duralyt. The Nikon has pretty good glass, but the BDC is not real good in low light. Especially if there is  background cover.
The Meopta #4 is a good low light reticle but I have only checked them out in the upper end Meostar.
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

For hunting the Carolina brier patches and power line clearings, I'd look at the Leupold VX-R 3-9x, my friend. 





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I'm really liking the Mark AR, basically the 1" version of the VX-R.


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Meopta MeoPro 4-12x50 with a #4 if you want a great low light scope and don't want to dial or have a BDC reticle..
i.e., run a 250 yard zero and you are good to go out to 300 dead hold...


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Whats the max distance you'll take a shot at game at?

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Probably 400 yards max. Trying to get a price match on the meopro 4-12. Really liking that Firedot4 though on the Leupold.
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both are good..
you would be happy with either..

Leupold has their CDS dial option for longer shots..

Kenton Industries is coming out with a dial for more Meoptas
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Originally posted by ccoker ccoker wrote:

both are good..
you would be happy with either..

Leupold has their CDS dial option for longer shots..

Kenton Industries is coming out with a dial for more Meoptas

CC, I referred the OP to your review on the Leupold Patrol model, as well. I think the Leupold with the Fire Dot will meet and hopefully exceed his expectations.  
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yes..
any of these mentioned will undoubtedly make him happy!
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Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Heavy Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66810
  • Matte
  • Heavy Duplex
  • 1"
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$399.95
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man, you love that scope don't you :)
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I think he owns the patent...
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That FX3 6x42 is fantastic. 
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That's why he likes it so much...
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