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Looking for a long range scope to start out with. I have a Leupold 3-10x40 with B&C reticle and looking to take a step up. I'm looking at the Leupold CDS 4-14x40, Huskemaw 4-16x42, or the Swarovski 3-18x44 with Outdoorsmans custom hunting turrets installed. 

Any opinions here?

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Kinda depends on your goals. What range and what you'll be shootin. If big game and target any of the power ranges you listed are ok. If varmint I'd go with the 3-18 or more. In fact I prefer 18 to 28 anyhow. I may not need the power for some applications but it is there if I want it. Plus I have found that my better scopes may not stay where they are indefinitely.

Good luck in your search.

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I guess my goal would be for hunting deer and elk out to 600 but targets out to 800. 
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I'd be concerned about the Leupold lens quality compared to the Swarovski. Low light will play into your hunts and as much as I like Leupold I don't carry mine if I'm sure what I am hunting will show at last light. Don't have any hands own experience with the  Huskemaw but the reviews are encouraging. If your budget allows Swarovski then look at Meopta, Valdada and Zeiss. All use top quality glass and coatings. And their turrets and tracking are the best.
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I haven't looked at those but will.  The negative I see with Swaro is the lack of windage references in the reticle.  Huskemaw has the windage references in the reticle that look pretty good.  Not sure about any of the other brands.


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Originally posted by muleymaddness muleymaddness wrote:

I haven't looked at those but will.  The negative I see with Swaro is the lack of windage references in the reticle.  Huskemaw has the windage references in the reticle that look pretty good.  Not sure about any of the other brands.


You might take a look at a Leica 3.5-14x42 with their IBS reticle.  Reticle holdovers are laid out on 1 MOA spacing, and it's got graduations for windage.  You can also find the scope with a matching MOA-based target turret on elevation alone (1-TT models) or both elevation and windage (2-TT models).  Great hunting scope -- I've got it on one of my rifles and it's by far my favorite for hunting.

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I played with a friends Huskemaw scope and from what I saw, I would stay with the Swaro.  Best of the bunch in my opinion.  I happen to like the windage setup on the Swaros that I have seen with them.
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