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Hey last time I got some really great insight from you guys and I wanted to ask another question before commiting to a purchase.
 
The Leupold 3-9x40Mark AR
OR
The Nikon 3-9x40 coyote special
OR
some other scope in that 350ish price range?
 
Its for an AR15 that gets used for varmints mainly (generally inside 200yards)and some paperpunishing... Probably not more than 300 yards.
 
(FYI thank you guys for the info and advice, I really like the SS10x42)
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Glad you like the SS. 

What reticle type are you considering on the Leo? 


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My buddy has the nikon predator scope and I have used it and was not a fan of the reticle. I vote the leupold on this one.

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How about the 2-7 viper for mostly 200 yards and in?

http://swfa.com/Vortex-2-7x32-Viper-Rifle-Scope-P11227.aspx

That will save you some money, too.
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I think the 3-9x40 Leupold would be a good choice for low light predator hunting. When cranked up around 8x, along with the duplex reticle, it can help you resolve detail in and out of cover. The Nikon with BDC is hard to pick up. Though, the Nikon glass is very good.




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I was leaning hard toward the plex reticle even though I like a mildot retickle... for this application maybe a simple cross hair is better?
 
I did look at the viper at 150 dollars it looks good but does the viper stand up in quality?
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For varmint/paper punching, the duplex might be the best reticle for both. It's thin enough in the center for precision shooting and the bars are thick enough on the outside, to keep you from losing the reticle in brush, as Tahqua eluded to.      
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The Viper is a much better scope than the two you originally listed, IGK.
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Originally posted by IRON GUTS KELLY IRON GUTS KELLY wrote:

I was leaning hard toward the plex reticle even though I like a mildot retickle... for this application maybe a simple cross hair is better?
 
I did look at the viper at 150 dollars it looks good but does the viper stand up in quality?


it's only 150$ because it's on closeout... it was originally a 250$ scope.  they're very, very nice... and the C3 reticle should be very nice for your low light adventures.
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SOLD!
 
Thanks a lot fellas!
 
 
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