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Chris  I need some help, out of these five scopes which has the best optics for the money????

    bushnell  4200 2.5x10x40
    nikon monarch 3x9x40
    burris signature select 3x10x40
    leupold vx-3 2.5x8x36
    zeiss conquest 3x9x40
 
     Oh by the way it's going on a browning micro hunter 7mm-08 for what it's worth.....thanks
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1. Conquest

2. 4200

3. the rest are all pretty close

 

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I've owned all these scopes.  For brightness ONLY I'd rank them

1. Conquest

2. VX III

3. 4200

4. Burris

5. Nikon

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Again optics are always subjective but I'd list it as:

 

1. Zeiss Conquest

 

2. Bushnell 4200 Elite

 

3.VXII  & Burris Signature

 

4. Nikon

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"Best optics" and "Brightest optics" are really not the same things.

 

Generally, I agree with Acenturian on this.

 

Conquest seems to be better than the rest of these.  Elite 4200 is marginally, if at all, better than Burris Signature Select.  To my eyes VX-III and Monarch are marginally worse thane Elite 4200 and Signature Select.  However, my impressionas are affected by recently looking at higher magnification varmint scopes where I had to make an allowance for slightly different objective sizes.

 

All in all, pick the one that looks the best to you.

 

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When I was looking for a scope to put on my 30-06 I looked at the Ziess Conquest 3x9x40, the Leupold VX-III 3.5x10x40, the Burris Signature Select 3x10x40, the Weaver Gransd Slam 3x10x40 and the Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5x10x40.  Of those I chose the Burris 3x10x40 Signature Select with the Balistic-plex recticle.  My second choice would have been the Ziess Conquest 3x9x40.  In my opinion the Weaver Grand Slam offers you the most scope for the lowest price.  This is all very subjective, I feel that all of these scopes are very comparable.  It comes down to which features you prefer.  Optically, to my eyes the Conquest was the best, but I had good luck with previous Burris scopes.  In my opinion the Burris scopes are very rugged, very good optically and I liked the Balistic-plex recticle.   Pick the one you like the best, I don't think that any of them are a bad choice.
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In addition to the eye relief issue I had with the 4x16x40 Elite 4200, the scope doesnt have any protection i.e. rubber/cushion around the ocular lens (the end that you look in) therefore, on a high recoil gun - coupled with the eye relief problem that "I" had, the scope drew blood on my nogin' and left a scar. My .02 cents.
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For whitetail at relatively close ranges I assume by the caliber and rifle description?

 

I would agree that the Zeiss Conquest is the best scope of the bunch but I don't think its the best "scope for the money".  Of the ones you listed I would put them in this order:

 

Best optics for the money

Nikon Monarch 3-9x40.....$299.95
Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40.....$449.95
Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40.....$398.95

Burris Signature Select 3-10x40.....$366.95
Leupold VX-III 2.5-8x36.....$399.95

 

Of the all the scopes we carry I would put the Weaver Grand Slam 3-9x40.....$249.95 as "The Best optics for the money".  At $250. it can not be beat, side by side comparisons show it to be brighter and clearer than a Leupold VX-III 3.5-10x40 priced at $469.95.

 

When you say "best optics for the money", I am assuming that "optics" encompasses clarity, light transmission and durability and when we speak of durability in a rifle scope it usually referees to the scopes ability to remain zeroed and perform consistently.  The Grand Slam uses the patented Micro-Trac adjustments and fully multi-coated lenses.

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 Heys guys thanks for the input , I've got a 4200 in a 4x16x40 on my 223  and the scope is simply awesome
as far as the optics go it just needs more eye relief so thats why I want a another brand of scope for my 7mm-08...
 This past weekend I looked though the conquest and it seems great ...I might consider a burris I just don't like
the weaver for the exterior looks and the eye relief but it still is a great buy,,,Clipboard.

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Grand Slam is an excellent scope, but its eye relief is also kind of short.  For better eye relief (and very good nag for the buck), consider Sightron S2 3-9x42 or 3-12x42.  Also, Burris Signature Select has very respectable eye relief and is quality scope.

 

Ilya

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