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i am looking to get a new scope and would like some opinions on what to get, i have about $600.00 to spend and would just like some other opinions on what i should take a look at.
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i will be using it for eastern oregon deer and elk hunting!
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Where to begin?, there are so many great choices in the $350.00 to $600.00 range.  Personally I like the the Zeiss Conquest, Bushnell 4200 and the Leupold VX3, but there are equally at least another 1/2 dozen that are probably just as good or better. 
 
Another thing to consider is the type of reticle you want, power range, objective diameter and finish.  Some of these personal preferences may or may not be available.  If you can provide a little more information of whats important to you, we can provide some better suggestions.
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i would like something between 2.5-16x50 and 4-16x50 with a standard duplex reticle, in matte black, i know all companies have different duplex reticles but i am sure you guys know what i mean.  Thanks! 
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i have herd that Nikon makes a pretty decent scope how about one of these two?

http://swfa.com/Nikon-4-16x42-Monarch-Riflescope-P42332.aspx

http://swfa.com/Nikon-4-16x50-Monarch-Riflescope-P11159.aspx



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Whiles these two scopes don't completely match your needs, I thought I'd point them out because they're such great buys.
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I have liked the Burris scopes. The Tac 30 will keep you inside your budget with most of the features that you stated for $499.
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Check out my Nikon Monarch 4-16 for sale, looks brand new, all box and papers, only mounted, side focus, for 290 delivered...its in the for sale section...
 
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The 4-16x42 monarch and the 4.5-14x42 burris would both be pretty hard to beat in my opinion.
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I would recommend you consider the Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16X42MM. Very good glass, Rainguard, and 6X magnification.
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Thanks all for the advice

I have the 2-7 vortex and the 3-9 4200 on other rifles.  I have not had the viper in the field so I am not ready to make a final verdict, so far the viper seems to be right there with my old 2-7 vx3 and the 4200.  No votes for the bigger viper?
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i have decided to get the bushnell elite 6500 2.5-16 but should i get 42 or 50 mm objective i found them for a really good price that is close enough to what i wanted to spend.




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i know i should probably not post a link to another place that sells scopes, so i am sorry for that, and in case it gets removed i found the 42mm for $601.99 and the 50mm for $670.79, i am going to be getting talley mounts to mount which ever scope i get for my tikka t3 and i have never had a 50mm scope before, so could someone please tell me if it is going to be hard to get used to having to lift your head, or if it will not be that noticeable. Thanks
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Originally posted by dezmick dezmick wrote:

i know i should probably not post a link to another place that sells scopes, so i am sorry for that, and in case it gets removed i found the 42mm for $601.99 and the 50mm for $670.79, i am going to be getting talley mounts to mount which ever scope i get for my tikka t3 and i have never had a 50mm scope before, so could someone please tell me if it is going to be hard to get used to having to lift your head, or if it will not be that noticeable. Thanks


yeah it will
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Originally posted by dezmick dezmick wrote:

i know i should probably not post a link to another place that sells scopes, so i am sorry for that, and in case it gets removed i found the 42mm for $601.99 and the 50mm for $670.79, i am going to be getting talley mounts to mount which ever scope i get for my tikka t3 and i have never had a 50mm scope before, so could someone please tell me if it is going to be hard to get used to having to lift your head, or if it will not be that noticeable. Thanks
 
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

Originally posted by dezmick dezmick wrote:

i know i should probably not post a link to another place that sells scopes, so i am sorry for that, and in case it gets removed i found the 42mm for $601.99 and the 50mm for $670.79, i am going to be getting talley mounts to mount which ever scope i get for my tikka t3 and i have never had a 50mm scope before, so could someone please tell me if it is going to be hard to get used to having to lift your head, or if it will not be that noticeable. Thanks


yeah it will
I have used most of the scopes you mention here and for deer and elk hunting in Eastern Oregon, I don't think you need more than a 3-9x40. I have done the 50mm thing and can say I don't use them for this type of hunting any more! Get a good quailty lower power scope with no more than a 42mm objective. I now have a 4.5-14x40 vx3 on my 300 Weatherby and a 3-9x40 4200 on my 300 Winchester and my 270. Funny thing is my bigger scopes end up on the bench or on a target or varmint gun. I don't like the loss of field of view with the higher powers and the bulk of the large bells. Go for quality and not quantity!
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Just for general reference, I put together some recommendations for sub-$600 price range a little while back:
http://opticsthoughts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43:riflescopes-under-600&catid=1:the-rating-scale&Itemid=4

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Sightron offers alot for what you pay at that price range
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I would try the Minox as mentioned earlier.
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