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I will be putting it on a .308 used for whitetail deer, we never shoot over 220 yards and have many shots in low light conditions. Thank you
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The IOR is 600 bucks I think.






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My question is always "what is your criteria for calling a hunting scope the best"?  It may mean something totally different to me than it does to you.  I'll say the perfect 6x hunting scope for me is a Leupold FX3 6x42.

1.  Relatively lightweight
2.  Price is right
3.  Very easy to use....forgiving eyebox
4.  Duplex reticle is very easy to see in low light
5.  It is a very bright scope, getting you well past legal light easily
6.  Very rugged and dependable.
7.  Very flexible mounting options, including a low profile eyepiece.
8.  Backed by Leupold....enough said




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I have a 6x42 Leupold and would suggest the heavy duplex for low light. The scope itself is fantastic, very clear and bright in low light.
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Yep, you want a heavy duplex or German #4 reticle for low light at shorter ranges; especially in the woods. VX3 or better glass should do half an hour in the woods or an hour in the open most days.
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Is the 6X42 Schmidt and Bender that much better/clearer than the Meopta, IOR or Leupold? Those are the 4 I like so far. My Meopta binos are outstanding just never had their scopes. Thanks
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I have had both the IOR 6x and the Leupold FX3  6x Heavy Duplex both are quite good. It is really hard to beat the IOR --"Shott brand German Glass"  For some reason I think the tube on the IOR is steel not alloy so if that makes a difference to you ask SWFA. That could have changed over the years though.
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