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I deer hunt in competitor Mississippi and I'm lookin for a new scope for my 30-06. I'm looking at the swarovski z3 4-12x50, trijicon accupoint 2.5-10x56, or meopta meostar 3-12x56 and I not sure which scope to get. which scope do y'all think would be best for late in the evening or early in the morning because that's when the big boys walk out
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N A T C H E Z    M I S S I S S I P P I* * * it keeps putting competitor for some reason
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All the above scopes are very good.I would go with the Trijjicon for hunting in low light,but the Swaro does have a slightly better glass.
 
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thanks I'm happy to be on here. and Im not sure which one to go with man I know there all good scopes but I'm trying to get which everyone would gather the most light at dark. I do love the green dot recticle on the trijicon though I can say that. but the swarovski is very clear. im only considering the meopta because ive read alot of good reviews on them
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If you can't see the reticle, it doesn't matter what scope you have for low light. The Leupy FX3 6x42 is very bright, and you can see the heavy duplex in way darker conditions that the others.  Fixed Leupolds are as tough as it gets.   
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The Leupy heavy duplex is pretty good (about as good as it gets for a SFP wire reticle) and usable in most conditions, but it really can't hold a candle to ones like this:



(From this thread):  http://www.opticstalk.com/meopta-meostar-7x56-rd-4a-for-sale_topic28992.html
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That is very nice indeed, but I don't use any optics that rely on batteries.  
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Originally posted by duckhunter92 duckhunter92 wrote:

N A T C H E Z    M I S S I S S I P P I* * * it keeps putting competitor for some reason

SWFA's keyword filtering kicking in there. There is a shooting and optics vendor with that word in their name.
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I do like the way that looks on there. what kind is that sight right there?
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another scope I was lookin at too is the trijicon 5-20x50, or do y'all think that's to much zoom, I like to hunt bottoms with a maximum shot of maybe 50 yards, but I'm also hunting big soy bean fields in Kingston so I'll have a longgg ways to shoot but mostly I'd only shoot 300 at the most.
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Originally posted by JGRaider JGRaider wrote:

That is very nice indeed, but I don't use any optics that rely on batteries.  

When the reticle is better even with the illumination off, it's not "relying" on a battery at all, only being made "more better" by it.  But even if the battery is dead, you have a much better low light scope.

Originally posted by duckhunter92 duckhunter92 wrote:

I do like the way that looks on there. what kind is that sight right there?

That's the Meopta 7X56 but the same reticles are available in the 3-12X56 you list--those things were built for low light.  The Trijicon 2.5-10X56 has earned a great rep for low light use as well; it would be high on my list.
Originally posted by duckhunter92 duckhunter92 wrote:

another scope I was lookin at too is the trijicon 5-20x50, or do y'all think that's to much zoom, I like to hunt bottoms with a maximum shot of maybe 50 yards, but I'm also hunting big soy bean fields in Kingston so I'll have a longgg ways to shoot but mostly I'd only shoot 300 at the most.

For what you describe I think the 2.5-10X56 is still the better choice for you.  If you do a lot of target shooting the 20X would be nice but I think you'd like the former better while hunting in low light.
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thank you Jon A all of that is much appreciated. you have any experience with the leupold vx-3l? I like the powers 4.5-14x56 it has to offer. or do you have any experience with the swaros z3 in low light? the only thing I'm not liking about the swarovski is the thin crosshairs it has I think it would be hard to see in the dark. thanks for all of your help.
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I am very interested in the new Leupold with the fiber optic fire dot reticle for low light. It might be worth a look.

http://swfa.com/Leupold-3-9x40-VX-R-30mm-Riflescope-P48036.aspx

http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-shooting/products/scopes/vx-r-riflescopes/vx-r-3-9x40mm/

They also have a 4-12 x40 and 4-12x50 as well if you need some more magnification.


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I never did hear about their vx-r series. anyone ever used any of these yet?
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This review was in the tactical section.

http://www.opticstalk.com/leupold-vxr-patrol-39x40mm-performance-review_topic30790.html


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I have some reviews on our site for the VXR series
very good optics
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I have a Z3 4-12x50 with a 4a reticle and a Meopta Meopta r1 3-12x56 rd.They are very close in terms of low light performance.I can get by without even turning on the illumination on the Meopta due to it's heavy dark reticle, which no matter what scope you choose a bold reticle or illumination is a must for low light .The Z3 advantage over the Meopta is a lot lighter weight and a lower mounting scope,but both are great low light performers.
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Im real fond of the Trijicon Accupoint scopes. I like the 5-20x50 and since Im used to a  fixed 6x scope the 5x on the low end is workable and I can dial in correction for trajectory. I prefer the post model but think most like the mil dot or crosshair.  The post models will work with the Bindon Aiming Concept where the bright color reticle guides the eye onto target.   USMC  ACOGS are 4x so 5x is still able to get onto stuff pretty fast.
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I sure would like to see the same pictures taken at night Big Grin
 
 
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I have an Accupoint and love it.  If I could 100% trust my rifle that it is mounted on (irregular feed problem), I'd be using it a lot more.  The problem with mine is that it is a 56mm, I really prefer it on the AR platform due to mounting height that it would be on one of my Bolt Actions.
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