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I need all of your help on this one.  I'm looking to put some glass on a model 10 LE in 308.  Most of my shots will be under 500 yds, but I would like the ability and confidence to reach out farther if needed.  I have done quite a bit of research on this and was looking for some input.  I'm open to anything, but would really like opinions on the Nikon Monarch X 4-16X50, the Leupold VXIII LR/T 6.5-20X50 and the Vectors and Sightrons (dont know much about either brand).  All of your input is appreciated!
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sorry...... is this going to be a paper puncher?
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I can give a +1 on the Leupold. If I bought again I would go for tactical knobs and work on dialing in elevation and wind drift.
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Well, since you said "under 1k" but indicated a preference for higher magnification than 3-9 (e.g. the Super Sniper 3-9, which would fit the bill well), the most interesting and capable scope would have to be the Vortex 4-16 PST in FFP (first focal plane).
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Keep in mind whatever scopes you look at to check the elevation adjustment availible. For long range shooting you want to make sure you have enough.  While a canted base will help some don't limit yourself by that if you are wanting to stretch it out farther than 500-600, its will be an issue eventually at certain distances.
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Okay I'll give you my two cents but first I need to know only one thing. What is the applacation?

Ehh, no matter, Supper Sniper 10X42HD
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The weapon will be used for shooting deer.  Mostly in the 300-500 yd range in cornfields.  Weight isnt an issue, the rifle is seated in a Choate Ultimate Sniper stock.  I would like the ability to shoot further if needed, the fields are plenty long enough.
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I thought the same with the Bushnell, but heard it has problems with eye relief at high magnification.  Something with the 6x magnifier.
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Mine is fine.  Koshkin rates it as one of the Best "one scope" scope.  And I will not dispute it, works great. 
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I'll see if I can find his review.
Here it is!
http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=15017&KW=6500&PID=256884#256884


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Koshkin knows his stuff. If he likes it, it's good gear. Thunbs Up
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this is a tad over... but a great buy:
from samplelist.com
SPL9942Swarovski 2.5-10x42 Professional Hunter Riflescope DEMO-A
Click to view57045, Matte, plex, 30mm
$1,199.95

second choice from SWFA.com
Zeiss 3.5-10x50 Conquest Rifle Scope Z-Plex Zeiss 3.5-10x50 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - 5214859920
  • Matte
  • Z-Plex
  • 1"
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
$749.95


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Read the review on the Bushnell, thanks for the link.  Did he do one for the Monarch X?  I've like Nikon glass in the past but haven't heard specific reviews on the X.  I'm also surprised I only got one vote for the Leupold.   Keep suggestions coming!  Thank you all.

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leupold vx-7 2.5-10x45 is now 999.99 new at swfa
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I really like my 6500 2.5-16x42 but it is not the brightest in low light unless you back it way down. My Conquest 4.5-14x44 is more usable at last light on 10-14x by a good bit. Just my opinion for a deer hunting rig. I'd probably go with a Conquest 4.5-14x50 plex with the target turrets . Get a Kenton Industries elavation turret for your bullet weight and you should be good to go .
 
I have a similar set up on a .30-06 with a 3.5-10x44 Conquest with a Kenton speed dial for 168 grn ballistic tips and it's set at 100yrd zero and runs out at 650yrds !
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go with an SWFA Super sniper 10x42 with the side focus u wont need a 20 M.O.A. base with this scope even if ur gonna be shooting 1000 yards
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I own the Monarch X it is a very sound scope with very good glass. The eye relief is very steady at different mags. Eye box gets a tad touchy, but not nearly as bad as some others. I would like to have seen the scope come with a touch more in the elevation and windage adjustments, but the new PST is going to be about the same adjustment wise. The new PST will have a better reticle though, and I assume will be about on par glass wise with the Monarch X.
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Originally posted by cjhunts cjhunts wrote:

The weapon will be used for shooting deer.  Mostly in the 300-500 yd range in cornfields.  Weight isnt an issue, the rifle is seated in a Choate Ultimate Sniper stock.  I would like the ability to shoot further if needed, the fields are plenty long enough.


Any shots closer?
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Originally posted by cbm cbm wrote:

I really like my 6500 2.5-16x42 but it is not the brightest in low light unless you back it way down. My Conquest 4.5-14x44 is more usable at last light on 10-14x by a good bit. Just my opinion for a deer hunting rig. I'd probably go with a Conquest 4.5-14x50 plex with the target turrets . Get a Kenton Industries elavation turret for your bullet weight and you should be good to go .
 
I have a similar set up on a .30-06 with a 3.5-10x44 Conquest with a Kenton speed dial for 168 grn ballistic tips and it's set at 100yrd zero and runs out at 650yrds !

thats pretty solid advice i think. zeiss makes damn nice scopes.
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There is always a possibility of closer shots, but I have it set up pretty much so that I the majority of them are between 3 and 500.   
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Leupold all the way
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