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For low light hunting during at the end of the day I realize that there is no differance between 1" or 30mm tubes.  Now is there a difference between 50mm or 40mm scopes under two hundred yards?  Or am I correct in assuming that it would be more benificial to go with a 40mm and the best glass/coating I could afford.

 

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ps. I am looking at 3-9x? scopes (or there abouts).

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Go with the 40mm.  The only thing that a larger objective is good for in low light is that it will allow you to operate at higher magnifications.  This is also dependent on your individual eyesight as to wether or not there is any practical difference. 

 

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Thanks.

 

I realize now that there are a lot of different things to look at concerning a scope, but, one more question.  For low light it is more important to look atexit  pupil and make sure it hovers around 7mm, right? 

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Yes and no.  The exit pupil thing is largely going to be dependent on your age and individual eyesight.  Also, quality of the glass and coating plays a critical role.  Hence, a BSA with a larger exit pupil is not going to be brighter than a Swarovski with a smaller exit pupil.

 

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Got ya.  Well first and foremost I am looking for the best glass I can afford.  Right now I am thinking an IOR in a 4x for one and a _________ in a 3-9x40.  Still looking to fill in the blank.

 

I was leaning toward the Elite 32 or 4200 (used on ebay), however, seem to hear some complaints about eye relief and needing absolute correct position behind the scope.  May be a Leupold VX-II, good scope with great customer service from everyone I've talked to.  Local store has a new 3-9x40 VX-II for $240.  I need to read up more on the Burris, Weaver and Simmons scopes.  Unfortunatley, the Ziess Conquest is out of my league (as well as those running up from there). 

 

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rg. . .don't overlook giving our kind forum hosts a chance at your business too!!!

http://www.swfa.com (and check out the 110% price match policy).

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I'm not overlooking them . . . or at least overlooking the Samples List.  I was wrong on the local VX-II, it is $299.  The List has one at $249 . . . just not sure if I should pull the trigger on it or not.  If I had the jack to spend I think I would be looking at one of the Kahles 3-9x42 American Hunters on the list between 500-600.  Oh well.
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But then I couldn't talk my wife into why I NEED a range finder . . .
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