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Which one for hunting deer in clearcuts, powerlines, and large agricultural fields.  .308 Win. 168 gr. BST @ 2700 fps.  Leupold VX-3 4.5-14x40 Boone and Crockett reticle;  Minox ZA5 3-15x50 BDC reticle;  Burris Signature Select 4-16x44 Ballitic Reticle (I've found several)
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whats your comfort level as far as a long shot? (whats the max you'll shoot at)
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Honestly, any of the scopes you mentioned would be fine. If it were me, I'd try the Minox (just because it's relatively new and I have used the Leupy and Burris before). Of the three, the Burris is my least favorite. BTW, welcome to the OT Forums! Excellent
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I posted earlier to say that my shots would be from 30 feet to 400+ yards.  Of the comments there did not seem to be a favorite, so these are the three I have settled on.
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I like the magnification range of the Minox, but I think all three are more than capable of performing to your requirements. I guess it boils down to price and personal brand preference.
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I'd lean slightly towards the minox, they have glass very compariable to teh zeiss conquest line.  The 3-15x50 is well recieved and liked.
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I have the Minox but with the regular plex not the BDC.  Tracking is good.  Eye relief is good and consistent.  
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I like the Boone and Crockett reticle of the VX3 and I think the glass is good, but it has a smaller FOV verses the Minox you listed. So for that reason I would go with the Minox. I think both have comparable glass. But the FOV is significantly wider with the Minox which is a good thing for those closer shots.
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I owned a Minox ZA5 and have used all 3. Go with the Minox.
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Is the Burris in that league?
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Not in my opinion. I would have replaced it with the Zeiss Conquest.
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