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Gday guys 
This Topic probley has already been run here but i am new here .
Any Way most of my hunting either done earley morning first light of late in the afternoon when the light is not so good . I have a Bushnell and its not so good in the low light . 
Can any one suggest a nother scope that might suit my hunting most of my shots are between 150 to 350 yards 
 My budget is about  $1500 
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That's a really nice budget and you can get really good glass for that kind of money. It'd be hard for me to suggest anything for you as I'm ignorant of what you can get down under. If you can tell us what brands are typically ava. it will help. SWFA doesn't ship outside the U.S. but we can post links to items SWFA carries that are also for sale where you are if we know what's there.

Some of the guys that post here are from Australia and can help more.

It might also help us to know at what distances you'll typically be shooting, and what size critters you're hunting.

There's a ton of knowledge in the ranks here and far less attitude than any other firearm friendly forum.


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What range and what kind of terrain/cover are we talking about?
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Ok Thanks 

Im shooting between 150 yard to about 350 Yard 
And the terrain from open country to Forest Country 
Manly i shoot Deer 
Thanks in advance 
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I have looked through one of these. I will at some point own one.

http://swfa.com/Schmidt-Bender-25-10x40-Summit-Riflescope-P44706.aspx
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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

I have looked through one of these. I will at some point own one.

http://swfa.com/Schmidt-Bender-25-10x40-Summit-Riflescope-P44706.aspx
 
Me too, about two days after my Powerball ticket hits.  Bandito  Just kidding!  (not really)
 
This will be mentioned as a great low light scope so I will start it.
Trijicon Accupoint, I'd go with the 3-9x40 myself.
 
 
If they are available to you down under.
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

I have looked through one of these. I will at some point own one.

http://swfa.com/Schmidt-Bender-25-10x40-Summit-Riflescope-P44706.aspx


I just got this scope a month or so ago. It's very nice...to say the least. Bandito


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You might wanto take a look at the new Duralyt from Zeiss-if it is marketed in Australia.  3-12X50 would be perfect for your application. 3 magnification is low enough for woods hunting, 12 on the top end will serve you weel shooting critters at 350 yards. For low light conditions I'd want at least 50mm objective bell with #4 reticle.  $1500 might buy you the illuminated reticle version?
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Which Bushnell do you currently have?
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+1 on Ziess  or  Redfield made this thing called an Ultimate Illuminator back in the day haha it has a 56mm objective and was specifically designed to gather as much light as possible I think Big Grin
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Check out the 3-12x56.  Meopta is another option and a little cheaper than the Zeiss; according to the experts has equal to or greater glass.

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Something with nice glass, a large objective, and a power range in the 3-9, 2.5-10, or 4-12 would fit your needs. With a budget of $1500 you should have no problem finding something. Go to a local higher end sporting goods store and take a look through some of their optics to compair glass, and see which scopes have the features you may want (illumination, zero stop, parallax adjustment, etc) Everyone's eyes are different, but the guys on here get alot of time behind alot of scopes so I take what they say to close consideration.

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Welcome to the OT! There are some very nice deals going on at Swaro.I would go with a 50 bell because of the time of day you hunt.
 
At $1500 bucks you should be able to buy a great tube.Take a look at Ilya's site for a good recommendation[optics thoughts.com]
 
Make sure you buy a really good set of rings.Good luck.
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We are constantly discussing low-light optics here in Sweden, sometimes to the brink of Armageddon Whacko
The "consensus" (sort of) after all the discussion is something like:
 
1,5-6x42
3-9x50
3-12x56
Depending on range
 
German no 1
German no 4
Something illuminated
Depending on preferrence (and cost)
 
Any European brand will do, german/austrian is preferred due to the fact that they have been around for ages and there are a lot of used scopes on the market.
 
Don´t know if Australia have the same low amount of used scopes of european origin as New Zealand, my suggestion nevertheless is to try to get hold of a used Zeiss, Swarovski, SuB, Kahles Helia, Pecar, Meopta or other european scope. 
Please beware of the low-life scums selling cheap chinese optics with fancy german names....Furious  
 
Gerry Atric
 
 
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