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 We have discussed several different scopes in previos posts. I am looking currently at the Nikon Monarch 6.5X20X44 #6555 at 469.95. Another option was the Leopold scope 6.5X20X40 part #LEU55142 w/ the 30mm tube at 569.99 on the samplelist w/o rings or bases. I would eventually like to learn the mil-dot system but dont have too many options as far as that goes, any advice would be grateful. One scope will go onto my ultra-hot .22x6mm ( The previos owner has confirmed shots at 800yds), the other scope will go onto my .223 AI VSSF weapon. Both guns are capable of 500yd shots , if I do my part. Please advise me of other options that I may pursue. I would like to have the scopes ASAP.

 

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I just went through a similar search and ended up purchasing a Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24x40 with MilDot reticle.  After all the searching and trying that I've done I had it culled down to either Elite 4200 or Burris Signature Select and Elite 4200 was a little cheaper.

 

I'll have the scope here next week.  To my eyes both were better glass than Monarch or VX-III.  I was also considering Sightron S2 in 6-24x42 which is pretty competitive in this field, but I already have four different Sightrons so I went with Elite 4200.

 

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I don't own one, but if your on budget and want to learn the mil dot system, how about the Super Sniper??

 

$300 buys a lot of scope and you get a mil dot to boot.

 

The Monarch is a good scope for a variable, and as koshkin stated, the 4200 seems to be all the rage now too. 

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 Yeah, I have considered going to a SS in 10 power. Just talked to a couple of friends who are in love with fixed powers. There is alot to like about the idea od a fixed power, but to be truthful I have never owned one, but I see the simplicity in the design as a major advantage. Looked through one yesterday at the gunshow and was impressed with the clarity. If I go the fixed route, I'll just buy a SS 10 power and be done with it.

 

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the SS 10 power is a great scope for the money. i own one and have it mounted on a remington modle 700 .308 and have had no problems with scope. i plan on purchasing another when i need one.

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  How are close up shots with the SS.  I call in coyotes and have shots from 20 yards to 300 yards.  I use a variable power right now but I've heard so much about the SS that I was thinking about getting one. 

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