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I'm stuck here and would appreciate any input from you guys with experience. This is for a deer rifle (Sako .260) and the shots I take usually range from 200-400 yds. Often low light. All things equal, the 50mm has a slightly larger pupil diameter of course, but I'm wondering more about the optics quality (glass, design, etc.). Would there be a difference or is it a wash? The price for each is about the same with multizero. Thanks.
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I have one of each that you mention, but in the KX line.
The glass in each line is the same through it's respective line. So that just leaves the power choices.
IMHO, I'd go with the 3-10x50. Same low end s the 3-9x42, but as you mentioned,
the better exit pupil, thus giving you the low light advantage.

But that's me, and I like more power than most. YMMV
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Either scope will allow you to addequately shoot past legal shooting times. If there isnt much of a price difference I would just go with the 50mm as it will have a slight advantage but only on 7, 8, 9 and 10 power. They will be identical on 6X and below.
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thanks...they are the same price. I am just a little unsure about the 50mm. This is primarily a hunting rig. The optics may be slightly better in some conditions but the weight and bulk and height make me wonder if its worth it. I've always had 36-40mm scopes, never a 50mm- but maybe I'm worrying too much. 
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For that matter, I see I can get a 2-7x36 for even less, but no zero adjustments. Anybody got an opinion on the 2-7? It looks like a nice compact scope. 
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Have 3 2-7s, but in the MultiZero version.  I find that the field of view (48-17 feet at 100 yds) is almost comparable to the 3-9/3.5-10.   What type of game will you be shooting with it?  Big game at longer yards?  Or small game?  

If you're looking for the MZ feature, the 3-9 is a good combo for FOV short range and long range, depending on the game.

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Originally posted by brodeur272 brodeur272 wrote:

 If you're looking for the MZ feature, the 3-9 is a good combo for FOV short range and long range, depending on the game.

My 0.02...
Agreed!
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It will be used for mule deer mostly, occasionally elk, less frequently antelope. I'm in Montana, and 300-400 yd shots are not unusual. I think a 7x might be sufficient, but do you know if you can retrofit a multizero dial onto a CL 2-7? 
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I am not sure if you can do that. If you could it would probably have to go overseas to do so. I would go with the 3-9 MZ and not look back.
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What Chris said...
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