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I got lucky and just found a new old stock Winchester 70 Sporter Classic in .270 Winchester.  Now I need to scope it.  The rifle will be a general purpose hunting rifle in open country.  I need a gloss finish to match the rifle.  I'm looking at the Leupold VXIII in both 2.5-8x and 3.5-10x.  Any comparisons or thoguhts on these two?

 

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I shoot in open country a lot and use a 2 1/2  to 10 power much of the time I usually carry on 2&1/2 power to find the target I rarely use 10 power unless I have the rifle braced on something, bipod bench etc. Just my 2 cents

 

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I'd skip both of them and get a Zeiss 3x9 Conquest.  I had my mind made up on a one of the scopes you are asking about until I tried it.  I was not happy with the resolution of the scope or its light transmission. For the fraction of magifiaction either way I would try and move up in quality in a basic 3x9.

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They are both good scopes optically, they look great on a Winchester and are rock solid.  

You might have to use extended mounts with the 2.5-8 on a long action, though. That model is a little too short for your rifle. The 3.5-10 won't have that problem.

Good luck with your set up.

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