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    Posted: October/12/2010 at 00:42
I have a new Weatherby Vanguard Deluxe in 257 Wby.  It's a high gloss rifle and I'm looking for a gloss finish scope.  I've only been able to find two.

Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40 for $480
Sightron SII Big Sky 3-9x42 for $380 + $75 rebate = $315

I have never looked at a Sightron SII Big Sky, but for $170 less it seems like a no-brainer.

Thoughts?  Any other gloss options I'm missing?
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I'd take the Sightron Big Sky...it's a very nice scope. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote powderburn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/12/2010 at 09:37
Aren't some of the bushnell elites avaliable in gloss?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ar15a292f Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/12/2010 at 09:47
There is also the Pentax 3-9x40 Lightseeker XL that has a gloss finish for $438.95 at SWFA.  I believe that the Pentax scopes are made by Burris.
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I beleive Thompson Center still does gloss!
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Thanks for the feedback.  It looks like there are 4 gloss options in my price range.

Leupold VX-3 3.5-10x40 for $480
Sightron SII Big Sky 3-9x42 for $315
Pentax Lightseeker XL 3-9x40 for $440
Bushnell Elite 3200 3-9x40 for $199

The Pentax looks really interesting, but I don't think I can justify the extra $125 over the Big Sky.  I think I'm going with the Sightron.

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I dont' think you will be sorry with the BS. 
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I dont' think you will be sorry with the BS. 


Thanks, I'm excited to try it. 

I also just noticed that SWFA is selling the matte 3-9x42 Big Sky for $320 + $75 rebate, so it's only $245!  That's right there with the Vortex Vipers that are on closeout.

http://swfa.com/Sightron-3-9x42-SII-Big-Sky-Riflescope-P9158.aspx

I might have to pull the trigger on a gloss and a matte Big Sky!
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always nice to have a spare!
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