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Hello I have just bought a Remington 700 CDL-SF in a 257 Weatherby Mag.I now need to buy a scope for it.It will be used mainly for deer hunting,occasionally a groundhog. I have a limit of about 650.00. I will admit in not that big of a Leupold fan.I think there over priced.
My cousins black diamond is 3 times the scope my friends vx III is and was  cheaper.
I am considering the Zeiss Conquest,Sightron big sky maybe the elite 6500,Ive also even thought lately about the Kahles KX 3x9x42  but since bottom of the line not sure about it.
Alos thought about a MeOpta To you all what would be a good scope for this amount
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Are you trying to stay in the 3-9x42 range ?
 
Conquest is hard to beat IMO. A KX is probably better but I would choose a Conquest right now due to the warranty and resale aspects. If I had $650 and your gun........probably think about http://www.swfa.com/pc-9790-259-zeiss-3-9x40-conquest-rifle-scope.aspx
 
Doubt your interested (kinda low powered for a long range gun like yours)but there is a heck of a deal going on right now on Conquests in 1.8-5.5x38 and the fixed 4x32's .......both are for $299 right now !
 
 
 


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I would also vote for the Conquest. A very fine scope in that price range.
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Alot of nice scopes to choose from in this price range, zeiss, nikon, burris, leupold, bushnell, sightron and so-forth.  All of these scopes in the $500.00 price range offer what I believe the best bang for your buck, not a looser in this group.
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X = 180 Y = 90 (X+Pyro)+(Y-Pyro) = ?

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Originally posted by cbm cbm wrote:

If I had $650 and your gun........probably think about http://www.swfa.com/pc-9790-259-zeiss-3-9x40-conquest-rifle-scope.aspx
 
 
That's exactly what I'd put on it. Maybe I'll buy one............just to have it.
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trigger nice avatar :)  Im just not sure which is best say a top  of the line sightron  ot  bottom of the line Kahles
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The Kahles would be no slouch, I assure you. You would want to compare the two side by side if at all possible. I like the reticle in the Zeiss, that's why it gets my vote. If you intend to shoot that Weatherby caliber at range, that would be my pick. From a purely optical standpoint, the Kahles probably a touch better, but don't quote me on it.
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I agree that all you've mentioned are a good choice but if it were me I'd get this.
It's not only a fine scope for the price but will also look great on your rifle. 
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 2.5-16x42 Bushnell 6500
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doug i hav'nt found no 6500's for 650.00
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You can find a nice scope for that money.You can buy a Zeiss Conquest or a Sightron Big Sky.l have both scopes I prefer the Sightron, slight edge in low light and has the climate control which prevents fogging . 
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Hunter  which big sky do you have I like both the 4.5x14x42 HHR  and the 3x12x42 HHR
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I have a 4-16x42 Big Sky with Kenton Industries knobs and love it!
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   KAHLES-------------Big Grin---------------ZEISS
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Considering that it is for a 257 Weatherby with a stainless, fluted barrel:
Burris Fullfield II, 6.5-20X50, nickel.
Or a Burris Black Diamond, Bushnell 4200, or Nikon Monarch, in a 4-16X50.
 
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Best price I was able to find on a Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16X50 mm

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Bushnell-Elite-6500-2.5-16x50-mm-Rifle-Scope/3358659/product.html

Waiting for PEPR mount to get here.
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Originally posted by 257WM_CDL-SF 257WM_CDL-SF wrote:

doug i hav'nt found no 6500's for 650.00
 
 Since you posted that you also will be doing some varmit hunting I thought that the 2.5-16x magnification range would work well for your applications.  The scope is also only 17 oz, has raingaurd and resettable turret knobs.  I don't believe that any of the other rifle scopes mentioned can claim that.  As far as price is concerned I can't advise you.  I got mine for $480.  It is an excellent scope.
 
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wow doug where did you get it? How are the optics
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Posting other competitors is not allowed it will be blocked and un doable sorry ..please read the rules of the site thank you.   Wink
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sorry rifle  what are the best optically and structurally you have in the 650.00 range
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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

   KAHLES-------------Big Grin---------------ZEISS


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Guys  how does  the 50 $ gift certificate work in the conquests
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Whatever you choose-- post some photos ...
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Martin  you  shoot a Weatherby  also  if so what caliber
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257....... Roy Weatherby once said the 257 Weatherby was the best one he ever created ....I tend to agree..you chose well.     Excellent
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