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I am just undecided on the scope that I want.  I like several, Ziess, Bush Elite, Leupold.... Just can't decide.  Thought I wanted the Fire Fly but after some feedback, it looks as if it is not that much of a bonus since it doesn't hold it charge but for a few minutes.  But I haven't ruled them out.  But really I don't want to put much more than $350 in a scope, just don't have much to spend.  I really would rather stay lower around the $250 mark if I could find similar quality.  So guys help me out.  I have decided on a 3x9x40.  I saw a Sightron that was 3.5x14x40 and I liked it...because it did NOT have the AO--I don't want to fool with that since it is strictly for hunting and did like the extra magnigfication and it was clear.  I know several posts have been similar but if you could give me several choices with you guys stating what you would choose in this price range or less.
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Burris Fullfield II with ballistic Plex and free spotting scope or Bushnell Elite 3200 with Fire Fly Reticle, both scopes are under $250.00. 

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Where and what type of hunting will you be doing? What kind of gun/caliber will you be mounting your new scope on?
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Deer Hunting only mostly in south GA and southern AL (pine rows and fields..some long shots, a lot of low light hunting near dark when activity is up in fields).... mounted on Browning .270 w/Boss

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like ranburr said, the burris FF2, 3200, and im going to add the VXII to the suggestions. i hear that it is just liek the old VXIII's, and the VXIII's i have are crystal clear. either one of those scopes will serve you a long time. and with the leupold i think you get more brightness, and clarity, the LEUPOLD lifetime warranty, and i think they offer money back for one year. i beleave i saw that in a thread that vanmojo posted, they must not really advertise that though.

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Easy choice, A Weaver GS 50mm.  It beat my Leupold Vari-X-III in low light performance and it costs about $300.  You won't be sorry.
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"Leupold may not offer your money back up to one year after time of purchase, but it has the next best thing.  Due to the above-mentioned warranty, used Leupold scopes sell for a much higher price, percentage-wise, compared to other brands of scopes." - Vanmojo

thats what im talking about, nto sure what its supposed to mean.

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You don't want to spend over $350. and really want to be closer to $250., 3-9x and it will be used for low light deer hunting.

Weaver Grand Slam 3-9x40.....$249.95
Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 Ballistic Plex 3-9x40 w/FREE 20x50 Spotting Scope.....$197.95
Bushnell Elite 3200 3-9x40 FireFly w/FREE $99.95 Gear Bag.....$228.99

Grand Slam is the brightest of the bunch, Burris is the best deal and the FireFly is the best low light reticle.  It last longer than a few minutes if you focus the flashlight beam and use a good flashlight.

Free Gear Bag

Free Spotter

Ballistic Plex

FireFly



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