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Here's the situation...................I got the wife a new wedding ring for Christmas so now I get to spend some $$$$ on me!Yippee  I am going on a trip to Africa this summer (Plains Game) and I need to purchase a new rifle scope for a .338 custom rifle and I need a new set of binoculars as well.  The budget will be in the $1500 - $2000 range total package.  I have no problem purchasing off of the Sample List etc., I just want to get the best scope/binocular package for the money.  I have been reading this site for a month now and there are some EXTREMELY knowledgable people here.  Thanks in advance for your input. 
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I'd look into the Conquest or the Kahles, from about 2.5 or 3 to 10, and some good Nikon Binocs, IOR makes a 3-18x42 that is very good as well, should you prefer having the higher mag as a possibility. 
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When looking at the Kahles, some of them say "1st focal plane illuminated"..............what does this mean?  I know I am a rookie, but what about the 1" tube versus 30 mm?  My maximum effective range is 300 yards so 10 or 12 x should be good.  Low light conditions might be a higher priority.  Thanks cyborg. 
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1st or FFP means the reticle is in front of the mag, or erector tube so the cross hairs will get larger with the object that is being viewed, The 1 inch tube or 30 mm question is not anything for you to be concerned with, I prefer 30mm tubes myself but have a few of both.
Look at this scope, also consider the Trijicon line.
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I'd look at the conquest or kahles scopes and spend the rest on a good pair of binos.

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When I worked for the "World's Foremost Outfitter" I thought the best binocs were the Leica's.  SWFA has some new Ultravid's 8X40 & 8X50s for $1,199.99.  That leaves you just enough to get a Kahles 2.5-10X50 C from the Samplelist for $799.99.  Or you could save a bit and get a Kahles 4-12X52 CL for $699.99.
 
I'm sure there are some other binocs on the Samplelist that would work just as well if not better...... but I'll let others chime in about those, I don't know too much about high binocs.
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What is the main difference in the C Class Kahles and the CL's? 
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Big Dawg........... any update?
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Tip 69,
 
I had a few questions on the Kahles scopes and started a different thread.  Sorry.  I ended up purchasing the 3X12-56 Helia C Kahles scope with the 4NK illuminated reticle.  I also purchased the 10x42 Kahles binoculars.  Thanks so much for your advice and help.  I have some old Steiner binoculars that are in really great shape that I am thinking about selling.  I may sell both the Kahles and the Steiners in the future and get a set of Leica's or Swarovski's.  Thanks so much for all of your help. 
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I'm gonna go git packed up fer Me and BigDawg's trip!!....................Bucky    
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I think that I am going to wait and see how the therapy sessions with Dr. Phil go before we pack your bags and hand you a gun.Loco  We may need to have a "evaluation period".  You kinda scared Mrs. Big Dawg with those "emots" on the Swarovski thread. 
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