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 Hi all, which of these scopes would you mount on a Ruger M77RSI in 7mm-08:

http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shoo ... -5-8x36mm/

http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shoo ... ltralight/

Is there that much difference or are they pretty close for deer at 200yds and less?

Does the 3mm more objective make a difference also?

Any comments are welcomed.

Thanks so much!

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The Ultralight will be a little lighter (2.6 oz.).  But to me, the better glass of the VX-3 would get the nod.  I don't think you'll notice the 2.6 oz. difference.  I topped my personal M77 RSI in .308 with a Nikon Monarch UCC 2-7x32.  My wife's Browning Micro Medallion in 7mm08 is topped with a Vari-X III 2.5-8x36.  You really should consider the Vortex Viper 2-7x32 or a Minox 1.5-8x32.  Either would be an excellent choice for this particular application.  7X magnification is plenty for 200 yds.
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magshooter gives good advice,

I also have that little Viper 2-7X32 on my lightweight rig.  They are true bargains.

If you are going to stick with Leupold, the VX-3 is the way to go, and the 2.5-8 is the best scope in the series, IMO.

I sure like the specs on the Minox 1.5-8.
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+2 with current advice. The little Vortex is super on smaller, lightweight rifles. 
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It's too bad Zeiss stopped making the Conquest 2.5x8x32.  Those are great little scopes.  It would have been a good choice also.  I got one on my X-Bolt .308 and love it.
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That little VX3 is rather nice though. That's what I have on my .243 Low Wall. 
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