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I am considering a Leupold VX-7 Scope.  3.5-14x, 50mm lens, XT Duplex, 30mm.  Anybody have any experience with it.  Thoughts on it.  Question

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nice glass, excellent range of magnification, Interesting knobs, rather a high price tag. In that kind of price range I really like the Kahles scopes with the multizero knobs that allow you to have a know way to adjust for distance, I also like the Zeiss with the Rapid z reticles,   the Z6 Swarovski has the best glass.  Without more information on how you hunt stalk or from a stand and what rifle and what distances are involved it is hard to make a good recomendation, but the VX 7 should be a nice scope, I just dont think I would ever buy one and I am one of the pro - leupold guys here as I use their Mark 4 tactical scopes.
It is hard to beat the value that Kahles gives you and you need some way to adjust for targets at multiple distances either tactical type knobs dialing in correction or a balistic reticle, or the multizero - something because eaven if you usually shoot 100 & 200 and know how much to hold over at 200 it gets tricky out at 300 and 400 yds and you might want to shoot something that far.
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I am going deer hunting in October.  I am going to use a 7mm Remington Magnum Ruger M77.  We hunt/stalk.  We will be in the High Sierras.  Expect shots anywhere from 100-300 yards. I have a chance to get a new VX-7 for $1200.  I looked at the Svaroski and the Kahles and the equivalent scopes were much more than that.  I am replacing a vintage Redfield Widefield 3x9 variable scope from the 1970's.  I want to get the best scope I can get for the money.  However, I have a dollar limit of $1200.
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http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=109860643
May be able to pick this one up for under your price tag.
I have a Swaro PV 3-12 SR TDS
Bought it new in box for 1100.00 on gunbroker
Would also consider the Rapid Z or a kahles before I spent 1200 on a leupold when these others are in the same price range.
Not putting them down, just a lot of nice glass in that range.
Good luck anyway and hope you have a good season.
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how about these from the sample list:
7257 Zeiss 2.5-10x42 Diavari VM/V 5216719908, Matte finish, #8 reticle, 30mm tube, fast focus eye piece, light ring marks, rub mark on occular end, factory certified refurbished, lifetime transferable warranty. $1,703.00 $1,199.95
3849 Swarovski 3-12x50 Professional Hunter 57083, Matte finish, 30mm tube, 4a reticle, fast focus shock absorbing eye piece, resettable windage & elevation, no ring marks, very close to new condition. $1,710.00 $1,299.95
 
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or these:
 
5747 Kahles 2.5-10x50 Helia CS Multizero 51824, Matte finish, 30mm tube, 4A reticle, side focus, the new redesigned and improved Kahles, very close to new condition. $1,879.00 $999.95
 
8235 Kahles 4-12x52 Helia CL Multizero 51733, Matte finish, plex reticle, 1" tube, side focus, fast focus eye piece, allows you to zero your scope at five different ranges, close to new condition. $1,392.00 $799.95
 
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The Zeiss Diavari  that Tip69 posted is an absolute "no brainer" if you have the coin. 
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+1 on what JG said

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I bought a Swaro PH 3-12x50 with sr rail on Ebay for $929 brand new. They are now $949. Authorized internet seller as I registered serial number and it was brand new. Just type in Swarovski PH in the search bar. The rail system is the only way to go with no rings your scope sits square and plumb. Looks great too. Optics are outstanding.
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to each his own but I'd NEVER pay $900 bucks for anything on ebay!  I'd rather spend a little more and give my business to the fine folks here at SWFA - who sponsor this site.
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I appreciate your apprehension about Ebay. I have 430 positive feedbacks and was a power seller of high end home audio gear. I have purchased two vehicles at a cost of over $60,000, one of which was 2300 miles away. That said I have never been burned! Not once. SWFA also sells expensive optics periodically on Ebay as well. I know as I bid on a Swarovski they were selling and got sniped in the last 15 seconds for a bid of just over $880 (almost $900). To each their own.
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I guess I shouldn't have said NEVER......... cause I wouldn't hesitate to bid on a SWFA item on ebay...... actually I bought one of theirs on ebay, but I didn't pay near that much.......... but you made a good point!
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