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I'm trying to decide which scope to put on a Kimber 84M Montana (stainless) in .308.

All my scopes in the past have been Leupolds.

 

Considering:

VX-111 3.5 x 10 x (40 or 50)

Swarovski A line

Kahles CL 3-9 x 42

Zeiss

 

Comfortable spending up to about $1200

 

Thanks

 

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Hello!

 

Swaro A Line. Light weight, great optics, etc.

 

Nice rifle too BTW.

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Thanks for responding. 

 

I am basically trying to decide between that and the Kahles CL.

 

 

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The kahles CL is suppose to be the best hunting scope you can get. Even better than the Swarovski. I didn't believe it until we got our first shipment in, and compared the two together. The one feature that stood out was the oversized ocular which gave it a very large field of view. Definitely go with the CL and don't look back.
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BTW, is the Kahles reticle in the first or second focal plane?
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Hey Boone, as an aside, how is the recoil on the 84M?? I am considering one in .308 and am concerned that the light weight will translate to quite a little punch for the caliber.
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Mattie,

 

Don't know yet... just ordered it yesterday.

I'm curious about it the recoil as well.

My .280 Rem 700 kevlar stock mt rifle isn't too bad, though.

 

The 7mm-08 may have been a better choice from a recoil standpoint.

 

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The CL is second focal plane.  If you have the cash, it is apparently the new king of the hill.

 

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I have experience with both the Kimber M84 in .308 and the new Kahles.  First, as far as recoil goes, you'll definitely know when it goes off, especially if using 165 or 180gr bullets.  But, the stock is designed so well that it really wouldn't bother 90% of shooters.  Getting it sighted in may be a bit of a chore, but unless you're really recoil sensitive, you'll be fine after that.  I've shot much heavier .308's that seemed to kick a lot more.  As far a the Kahles goes, the only reason not to get the CL would be to keep the Montana compact and light.  Otherwise, they are a great view.  If you want to keep it small and light, go with the Swaro 1" 3-9X36.  You'll give up a little, but not much.

Congratulations on the rifle.  Kimbers are exceptional.  I have few, and they are all shooters with great triggers.

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Kimber makes some of the best factory rifles money can buy. I would go with a Swaro A-Line scope as well.
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