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Hello,

I am in the process of searching for a new scope to put on my rifle. I typically hunt whitetails in South Carolina and am getting ready to go to Saskatchewan on a hunt next year and would like to purchase the best scope I can afford. My rifle is a Tikka 270. I am considering the following scopes. I have had someone mention the Weaver Grand Slam but I don't know anyone who has one or know anything about the Weaver line. Any comments or suggestions you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x50, Bushnell Elite 4200 4-16x50, Nikon Monarch 3.5-10x50

Weaver Grand Slam 3.5-10x50

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SC Hunter

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SC Hunter, I have been to Saskatchewan several times and on one trip we saw temperatures of -26F with snow. All three scopes you mentioned are great scopes. I would go with the Elite due to it's Rainguard coatings and I would re-think the need for the 50mm objective due to the legal shooting times that the outfitters must comply with. Double check with your outfitter on this one just in case he might be, let's say, flexible on the time he must get you out of the field. Also, depending on where you will be hunting, I don't think that you will be best served by a 4-16 power scope. The 2.5 & 3.5-10 will cover any hunting situation you are likely to encounter up north. Good luck on your hunt.

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Roy,

After he gets back, he will probably use it here in SC.  Our shooting times allow harvesting of game up to 1 hour after sunset.  That is why "low light"scopes are in such demand here.  I don't know how many other states allow 1 hr. before to 1 hr after, but I'll bet there aren't many.  I am also trying to make a similar decision in scopes.  I know that the GS is better in low light than the Vari-X-III, but I wish that I had the chance to compare the Nikon and the 4200. 

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CWPINST, as ranburr stated in a previous post, the quality of glass between the Elite 4200 and the Nikon Monarch is so close that any differences in quality would be largely unnoticed. They are both very good. As far as the 50mm debate, as I have stated in previous posts, the human eye can dilate to a maximum of 7mm in total darkness. For hunting purposes, that translates to approx. 5-6mm. When you compare the scopes you mentioned, in my opinion, the advantages will be offset by the disadvantages of mounting issues as they relate to lower mounting and good marksmanship advantages of a 40-42mm scope that can utilize low/medium rings.
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I like 50's, especially in higher powered scopes where you can use a larger exit pupil.  If the scope mounted up a little higher is not a problem for your head placement then a 50 won't present any problems for hunting applications.  I have purposely mounted one of my scopes higher than it needed to be because it "threw" better in that location for the way I hold/shoot that gun.

All the scopes you mention are very close in quality and brightness.  I think the Weaver is the best deal, but the Elite has the rainguard and as Roy mentioned that could come in handy up North (plus the 4200 comes with a coupon for the really nice gear bag).

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