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I'm wanting to put a silver scope on my new stainless compact deer rifle.  I know I've greatly narrowed my choices when limiting my search to silver, but that's what I want.  I'm also trying to keep the price under $200.  I have about 5 scopes in mind and would like some other opinions.  Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 ($170), Bushnell Elite 3200 3-9x40 ($200), Burris Full field II 3-9x40 ($210), Weaver Classic V series 2-10x38 ($160), and Simmons Aetec Master Series 2.8-10x44 ($190).  I've heard great things about Burris scopes, but it's the most expensive.  Is it worth it?  The Weaver scope has the broadest zoom range.  I like that and it's also the cheapest.  It's objective lens is smaller though, so that may hurt the brightness in low light.  The Simmons scope is new.  Simmons claims to have included technology on this scope that makes others obsolete.  It too has a broader zoom range and a bigger objective lens.  I don't know a lot about the Nikon or the Bushnell, but they are in this class.  How would you rank these scopes?  Which would you choose?  Is there another one out there that I should consider?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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I have just been through the exact same process.  Hope it is not too late to help but if you have made a decision I hope that you are pleased.  I was looking for a silver scope and looked at almost all of the ones you listed.  I went with the Burris Fullfield II with ballistic plex.  The lowest price (by a good bit) was on riflescopes.com.  I too am new to shooting/hunting but from my research, I honestly believe Burris is the best scope for the money.  One review that I read said that you have to spend $1,000 to get a better scope.  Luepold seems to be the industry standard but it also seems to me that you pay a lot for the name and that they have been surpassed by a few other manufacturers.  If you want to save about $55, my second choice would be the Bushnell Elite 3200 from competitor.com for $175 with free UPS shipping.
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Thanks for the reply.  I was beginning to think that my post was forgotten.  Thanks again.
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You may be aware of this already, but "competitor.com" is not the actual site where the Bushnell is available.  I typed the site but it was edited.  I do not blame the Riflescopes folks for doing it--this is their forum after all.  E-mail me at cbcfran@msn.com if you want some more information.
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