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I am in the process for purchaing a new scope. I have a Savage 300 that I use for Deer. I am looking at the Nikon Monarch 4-12x40, The Burris Signature 3-12x44, The Bushnell 4200 4-16x40. Couple of questions. How well do these scopes hold up? Which is the best for the money? Are they too big size wise for the gun? I also see that SWFA has a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 for $399.95. I know that is a good scope. The bigger zeiss are a little expensive for my tastes. I want to stay under $500 for scope, mounts, rings and caps. Any adivise. What about the Sightrons? I know nothing about them.  Thank you for the help.
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Welcome to The OT!!

 

Not sure where you deer hunt, but a 3-9 Zeiss Conquest fills MOST deer hunters needs.

The 3-9 offered by SWFA for $399 is a great buy, IMO.

 

The other scopes you mentioned are good to go too, IF you really need the extra magnifacation.

 

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I hunt aminly in the Snake River breaks in sout eastern Washington. We generally see deer up to 600 yards. Of course I don't shoot at them, but can be up to 200 yards for a shot. I also like the Ballistic plex feature of the Nikon and Burris. Not a must, just kind of like it. What about low light situation? Thanks for the welcome. This is a Great forum. Have been reading it for about 2 weeks now. Lots of information.
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Lowlight performance would probably be edged by Zeiss as well.

All the above scopes would be similar.

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I would stay away from big scopes with lots of magnification.

These are the ones I would try to choose from:

Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40 with Firefly reticle, best allround choice if you want a glow-in-the-dark reticle

Burris Signature Select 3-10x40 with Ballistic Plex reticle, best allround chioce if you want a holdover reticle

Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 with plex reticle, best low light performance if you do not care about reticles

Leupold VX-III 2.5-8x36 with plex reticle, if you want the lightest scope in this class

Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 (~$270) or Sightron S2 3-9x42 (~$200) with plex reticle, best bang for the buck if you want to save some money.

A couple of other considerations:

If you are eye-relief sensitive Elite 4200 has a little less eye relief than other scopes here, so it would not be the best choice.

If you never shoot beyond 200 yards, holdover reticle is not going to do anything for you, just sight-in 2" high at 100 yards, and you are good to go.


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Savage,

 

Is that in a model 99?

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Yes, it is  a model 99. Thanks for the info on the  holdover reticle. I was looking at the website for the sightron. Are they a good scope?
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Hello Savage

 

The older Sighrton SII and SIII models are very good

scopes, they are one of the best bargains in the optic world

right now. You can pick up a high quality SII for under

$200 and a SIII for under $400. Thee new SII models with

the side focus and the SIII redesighned models are

overpriced IMO. The next level in value I would give to

the Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 Ballistic Plex scope for

$270. Also Check out Sightron SIII binoculars they a great

value. The Conquest will have the best low light glass.

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Savage,

 

I have a 99 in .284 Win and I have been going thru the same research you are.  I think I'm going to put on a Leupold VX III 6X42.  I can get it for $255.00.  I got pretty high on the Sightrons after reading all the positive posts........until I got a chance to look thru them..... didn't really like them... didn't seem to have as much eye-relief as stated, which is a big factor in my decision.  I have not looked thru the VX III yet either, so I might change my mind again! 

 

I live in northeast Nebraska and share similar shots.....anywhere from 25yds and up.  I passed on a nice buck last year as he was about 300 yds and I couldn't hold the gun steady enough.  I'm a little concerned about the 6x at the closer ranges, but I could use a different gun when I know I'll be in close.

 

This is not my main hunting rifle... setting up as a back-up and maybe a gun my 12 yr old can use, so I'm not wanting to spend over $250.....mostly because I have some other scopes to buy on a limited budget, otherwise I'd go with the Zeiss 3-9X40....... which I can get for $333.........who knows, I might talk my self into the Zeiss 

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Tip69,

 

Thanks for the info. I looked at a Leupold VXII 3-9 and compared it to the Nikon and Burris. I found they are all good scope outdoors with good lighting. Get them in a lower light setting and the Leupold is not as good as the other 2. The biggest thing is to be able to look through scopes. There are really not that many places around here to see them. And the model selection is poor. Fortunately, there is a gun show coming up this weekend, so hopefully I will be able to do a better comparison. As for the Sightron, I too have read all of the write ups, so your real world experience with them is good. I hope to be buying this weekend.   

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Savage,

 

I mis-typed...... I meant FX III.... since it is a fixed power scope (6x).  You mentioned the VX II.  There is a BIG difference between Luepold's VX II(2) & VX III(3). You should have seen a difference between the VX 2 and the

Monarch/Signature.  Try a VX/FX III(3) and you should "see" a better product!  The problem with Leupolds is they usually cost a little more for the same quality lenses, but they offer some other benefits.... great customer service for one.

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Just thought I would let you all know that I went to the gun show last weekend. What a bust for scopes. There was only one new Leupold VXIII there and some off brands. Nothing to look at. So I decided to read through some of the posts on here and decide from what I have seen and what is written. I bought a Burris Signature Select 3-12X44. All now rings, mounts and caps. Just got it yesterday. Mounting it tomorrow and shooting next week. I am excited and looking forward to it. On a good note about the gun show, I did find a new pistol I like. So I am buying it. It is a new Ruger Mark III .22LR Hunter, Should be fun for plinking. Kind of spendy though.

 

Thanks for all of your imput and remarks. I appreciate it.

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