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Im leaning towards the kahles 3.5-10x50 off of the sample list
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Welcome to the OT.

 

Could we get a little more intel from ya Bro???

Target, hunting, etc.??

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oh sorry.....thanks for the quick reply...first of all its going on top of a remington cdl in .270 winchester. Im primarily a deer hunter and 200 yards is usually the farthest I get a shot oppurtunity. eventhough that isnt really that far,I do want at least a 10x scope....
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Most of the "usual suspects" here at Optics Talk, think that less is actually more.

Meaning, for a big game rifle setup, a 3-9x is ideal and a 3-10x is nice for the trip to the range.

(Nice to have 10x at the range when looking for that magic load, right?)

I said all that because you made mention of a 10x power minimum prerequisite. 

 

The Kahles would serve you well, as would a Zeiss Conquest.

 

I'm not crazy about 50mm objectives, but the Kahles scope is good to go.

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Horry Co. South Carolina, by chance??
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yeah horry county ,sc.....Conway.     I already have 2 conquests now...the 3-9x40  and 3.5-10x44. I want a 50mm to have the full spectrum.
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I say go for it so long as the Kahles isn't one of the "American Hunter" models.  Not that those scopes were/are bad but they aren't up to the quality that Kahles puts in their CL & European models.

 

I have two CL's & absolutely love them (the 50mm & 52mm objective models).  Outstanding quality and extremely bright glass.  Should work very well for you based on your intended applications.

 

Best of luck!

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For a hunting scope in that price range I have a definate favorite:

LEU57140 Leupold 4.5-14x50 VX-III 30mm Riflescope                    Leupold 4.5-14x50 VX-III 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Boone & Crockett
  • 30mm
  • Long Range
  • Side Focus
  • Index Matched Lens System
  • Free Leupold Ballistic Aiming Training CD w/ Purchase
  • Free One-year Membership to Boone and Crockett Club's Associates Program w/ Purchase
SWFA: $769.95
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And in Second Place:

6618 Nikon 2.5-10x50 Monarch Gold 30mm Riflescope                Nikon 2.5-10x50 Monarch Gold 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • BDC
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Free Nikon Spud w/ Purchase
SWFA: $709.95
More Info... Buy Now

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How about a Leupold VX-L 3.5-10X50?  That way you can have your 50mm objective in low mounts
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well, the nikon's recticle isnt quite heavy enough for me......I prefer something like the #4 or heavy duplex from leupold. thanksfor the info on the Kahles as well.....I was wondering about the american hunter models versus the cl.
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LEU60370 Leupold 4.5-14x56 VX-L 30mm Riflescope                      Leupold 4.5-14x56 VX-L 30mm Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Boone & Crockett
  • 30mm
  • Long Range
  • Index Matched Lens System with Diamondcoat Indexed Matched on the exterior lens surface
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I know it's over the price range and it does look a little funny but the 30mm tubes allow a lot more MOA internal adjustment than the 1 in tubes and the 4.5-14 is an awesome power range allowing you to really get a look at those deer several hundred yards away to be selective. Point in case last year they had a antlerless rifle season in Iowa and my Son had 700 PSS with 8.5-25 Leu Mk4 Illuminated Mil dot while I had a Savage 10FP 20 in with Leu Mk 4 10x M3 and at 600 yds I could easily have killed the deer but couldnt see which one was a buck where he could see that one of the deer was a buck and therefore not a legal deer to shoot. I know you can walk closer but he took several with a bow so I didnt feel real bad about letting him take a doe with the sniper rifle.
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you can't go wrong w/ the bushnell 4200 elite's - they are amazing quality for a bushnell -

 

i actually replaced a 44 mm zeiss conquest w/ a 50mm one of these - good luck

 

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 If you are just stand hunting, Do you really need the 50MM? I am looking for a scope also.
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6x42 mm is considered a bright optic with a 7mm exit pupil allowing the scope to appear bright late in the evening. You can buy a

3-9x40 and as it gets dark turn it down to 6x.    With a 10x56mm the exit pupil is 5.6. So read into it that the larger the objective the higher the power you might be able to use it late in the evening.  This gets really obvious when you get to 20x and 25x scopes.

So no you dont need a 50mm but be realistic about the power range you select and if you buy a variable turn the power down as it gets dark. Quality glass also makes a huge difference I put two in the x at 200 yds last night way after dark with my Accurised .308 Rem 700 PSS & Leu Mk 4   8.5-25x50 Illuminated --- that's under 1/2 in group at 200 yds in very low light but with top quality glass.

 

 

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