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What scope would you buy and why. Think of a low end of 3 and no higher than 14 with 50mm OBJ. 
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Tikka T3 Hunter  hunting rifle. Just hunting.
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^I just bought this -- so far I love it in practice. Have not shot anything live with yet but I do think it is a pure "hunting" scope. http://swfa.com/Leupold-45-14x40-VX-3-Riflescope-P12682.aspx

The C/S has been nothing but outstanding for me.
The CDS has been right on up to 500 yards.
 
  • The Xtended Twilight Lens System™ optimizes the transmission of low-light wavelengths, so you see the details of low-light scenes in greater, brighter detail than with any other riflescope available.
  • DiamondCoat 2™ lens coatings on exterior lens surfaces provide the highest level of scratch resistance Leupold has ever offered.
  • The twin bias spring exerts up to 30 percent more holding force on the erector, virtually eliminating erector system backlash and stress on the vital internal workings of the scope, for longer life.
  • Blackened lens edges reduce light diffusion, so more usable light reaches the shooter’s eye, for a brighter image with increased contrast.
  • Cryogenically treated, ¼-MOA click windage and elevation adjustments with resettable pointer dials marking the zero point.
  • Tactile power indicator also features built-in range estimation functions and graphite O-rings for easy operation.
  • Internally threaded, lockable, extreme fast-focus eyepiece with Alumina rubber eyepiece guard.
  • Available in matte black.
  • A durable Leupold Scope Cover is included to protect your valuable VX-3 riflescope during transport or when not in use.
  • Incredibly rugged, with absolute waterproof integrity using Leupold's proprietary Argon/Krypton gas blend.
  • As a final touch to the VX-3, Leupold mounts a 24k gold-plated ring and medallion to each scope.
  • Covered by the Leupold Full Lifetime Guarantee.
  • Weight (oz): 13


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    Length (in): 12.6
    Eye Relief (in): 4.4 - 3.7
    Field of View @ 100 yards (ft): 19.9 - 7.4
    MOA: Custom Dial System
    Finish: Matte
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    I would get this one:
     
     
    I finally got a brief look at one, and thought it offered a lot of features, and decent optical performance at this price point.  I have not thoroughly evaluated it, but it piqued my interest enough I am considering for my next hunting rifle.  The Vortex warranty is confidence-inspiring when considering a new model.
     
     
     
    Pretty safe bet that the SS 3-9 would be a good match as well, and has a longer track record.  It is also a good deal on the samplelist.
     


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    This is a fine scope and at $399 money left for practice ammo.
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    Minox Z5  2-10x50 @ German #4 ret,comes with a $50 rebate.Has a better eye box than the Zeiss & the glass is just as good & better then the Vortex.Also comes with a life time warrenty & I have used their CS twice,it's as good as it gets in the industry!
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    +1 for the vx3
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    Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

    This is a fine scope and at $399 money left for practice ammo.
     
     
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    I would go with this

    Your just like there is not such thing as a hunting rifle or target rifle. This would give you best of both worlds. I have one on a 308win and hutn with it alot. I have shot deer,yotes,crow and the 1,000 yard line. It worked well for all I needed it to. This is also a good low light scope.
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    So here is my list so far.
     
    SS 3-9-42 I'm definitely interested in because of the great reviews I have read about since joining the forum, and I know the SWFA team is amazing!
     
    I also am interested in this one
     
     
    and this one, even though its right at the top of my budget I'm setting
     
     
    I'm not saying that I'm turning down those suggestions, I'm writing them down and actually going to try and get my hands on them to see which one fits me best, especially since I'll be driving by the SWFA store in December!
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    the general consensus on the minox is to get the 50mm obj... the 42 doesn't have paralax adj. but the 50 does.
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    Yeah I noticed that, but with the 50 OBJ it looks too large coming straight of the tube, rather than having a gradual increase, which I know is more personal preference. Does Minox come with a shade? I know it wasn't on the description list.
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    I agree with you on the looks.  I think 1 inch tubes scopes that have over 42mm look stupid.  Got to have a 30mm tube or larger for the 50mm and larger objective. 

    I would go with the SS or the Zeiss as well. 
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    Yeah, I'm thinking it'll be between those too, the SS and Zeiss.
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    When I was looking for scope(will be again for my .204) all that were mentioned above are great. The things that sold me on the leupold -
    CDS
    C/S
    warranty
    hold its value
    reputation
    a pure hunting scope - by that I mean - light weight - simple reticle - 4.5 x 14 for out west - and the little things like their own lens covers that screw on to the ends of the scope instead of sliding on a
    nd are made of metal. Those little things turn in to big things rain - snow - dust storms - etc.
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    I'm really liking the Leupold vxr patrol 3-9.  HIGHLY recommend.  I've used it this week while on vacation to take down 4 deer so far.
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    http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/scopes/vx-r-riflescopes/vx-r-3-9x40mm/
     
     
    That the one your talking about Graham?


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    Originally posted by LRSMike LRSMike wrote:

    http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/scopes/vx-r-riflescopes/vx-r-3-9x40mm/
     
     
    That the one your talking about Graham?
    Yep
    Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol Tactical 30mm Riflescope Leupold 3-9x40 VX-R Patrol Tactical 30mm Riflescope
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    I'm going fonder and fonder of it.
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    Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

    Minox Z5  2-10x50 @ German #4 ret,comes with a $50 rebate.Has a better eye box than the Zeiss & the glass is just as good & better then the Vortex.Also comes with a life time warrenty & I have used their CS twice,it's as good as it gets in the industry!


    What do you mean by "has a better eye box"  what is the eye box?
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     the area you have to position your eye to get a good picture is more forgiving i believe is what he is saying. 
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    ahh, thats good to know.
    That is a very desirable feature.
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