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This is going to be a 2 part set of questions. 

 

First I want to figure out what magnification I should get.  Right now I'm looking at something in the 4-14 range or 6.5-20 range.  I'm not sure if I really need the extra magnification.  I hunt out west and it isn't uncommon to shoot 300-500 yards at coues whitetails.(they are half the size of eastern deer)  My gun is accurate enough but I just can't see what I'm aiming at.(keep in mind I've got the cheapest bushnell 3X9 scope on my gun)

 

Next part

 

Here are the brands

Nikon Buckmaster 6.5-18

Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14

Burris fulfield II 6.5-20

Burris fulfield II 4.5-14

Bushnell elite 3200 5X15

 

All of these scopes are in my price range but I'm looking for the best scope.  I would prefer the higher magnification but it isn't a deal breaker.  I read somewhere that the quality of the scope goes down when the magnification goes up.  I think I would rather have a little lower magnification and a better scope.   

 

Let me know what you guys think.

 

Later,

 

recurveman

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Definitely overkill on the magnification.

 

I am out west and hunt coues.  While I shoot some at 300-500, I also shoot some at 100 where high magnification would make the shot impossible.  I have had very good luck with a fixed 4x.  No problem making the shot at 500.  Get some good glass and you won't need more than 3-9 on the magnification.

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The fullfield 2 in he 4.5-14x42 is the maximum I would go. Of the ones you have listed this is the better scope.
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Sightron SII 3.5x10x42 or if you really need the magnification you could get the Sightron SII 3x12x42. I don't think you could do better than either one of these for your needs or the money.
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I ended up getting the Burris fulfield II 4.5 X14 with the ballistic plex reticle.  What an awesome scope.  I went to the range the other day and sighted it in and it was awesome to actually see the target.  I can't believe how bad my other scope was.  I guess for 40 bucks you get a scope that isn't clear.  (though a bunch of deer didn't seem to mind)

 

I almost got two of them.  I found it for 278 delivered to my door from the internets largest auction site.  How great is that. 

 

I'm also shocked at how much I actually move when I have it on 14 power.  I thought I would stay perfectly still but there always seems to be just a little bit of movement.  Maybe I need to work on my breathing and gun rest a bit the next time to the range. 

 

Later,

 

recurveman

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The movement is largely caused by high magnification. Also, if you don't already have one, get a bipod. That will help. I think that most would agree that 500 yrds is a long poke at live game. Good hunting.
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