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I am looking to upgrade my oldy 3x9 - 40mm Bausch and Lomb to something that will extend my hunting in the evening. I have been looking at the Meopta Meostar or the Trijicon but have concerns about mounting a 56mm on my present rifle. Does anyone know if I would be able to mount a 56 on a Winchester Model 70 XTR Sporter 300 win mag without much trouble? On another post I read that the bolt can be a problem...
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Call SWFA and ask what mounts they recommend for that rifle.
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Or look at the Leupold VX-7 and VX-7L Line of scopes and use your existing rings and base.
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The leupold looks a bit expensive. Would they have better glass than the Meopta Meostar or the Trijicon?
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better? hard to say.  Quality wise they are similar but the illumination is the difference that the Leu doesn't have
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Weaver Classic Extreme 2.5-10x56 ill-dot with Leupold high rings & base.I bought my scope for just under $300 USD.This set-up well give you good low ligt performance.It is clearer and brighter than my VXIII 2-10x50.
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Before you jump to a 56mm objective, there are a few other things to consider.  First of all, how low of a light are we talking about?  Are you doing night hunting? or 30 minutes after sunset?

You may be able to get more performance without going to a substantially larger scope.

For example, Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x40 offers much better reticle visiblity in a compact package.

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Re the hunting after sunset or night hunts. Lately where I hunt we have mule and whitetail deer in the same areas. Over the last couple years I have passed up some nice deer because I could not be 100% on the type late in the evening. I am hoping to get some more clarity and scope power in the last minutes of the hunt. I also do a bit of moose hunting and have the same calrity difficulty in thick bush in the last minuntes of the day.

I hear what you are saying koshkin re the size of the scope. I don't want to have a scope/gun conmbo that I am not happy with. Are the 50mm made by Kahles and Meostar in the same ball park?

In the 3x12 - 56 I am looking at the Kahles C and Meostar. I can get the Kahles for only about $150 more. Any thoughts on going with the Kahles for only $150 more even though Kahles future is uncertain? Both say that they have about 3.5inch eye relief, but I have read that the Meostar may be fudging thier relief ... does anyone know if the Kahles is more forgiving?

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If you wanted to drop down to a 50 mm Trijicon does make a 5-20x50  with target knobs and I have used it after dark and like it very much.  a 50mm will be very bright up to 7 power and a 56 will be very bright up to 8 power.  If you are hunting in brush I would go with the triangle on post and probably the amber or red rather than green against the forrest.  I feel that at 5x you should be able to get onto a critter in the forrest at 50 yds pretty darn quick so I think you would be OK.
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Originally posted by Deereman Deereman wrote:

Re the hunting after sunset or night hunts. Lately where I hunt we have mule and whitetail deer in the same areas. Over the last couple years I have passed up some nice deer because I could not be 100% on the type late in the evening. I am hoping to get some more clarity and scope power in the last minutes of the hunt. I also do a bit of moose hunting and have the same calrity difficulty in thick bush in the last minuntes of the day.

I hear what you are saying koshkin re the size of the scope. I don't want to have a scope/gun conmbo that I am not happy with. Are the 50mm made by Kahles and Meostar in the same ball park?

In the 3x12 - 56 I am looking at the Kahles C and Meostar. I can get the Kahles for only about $150 more. Any thoughts on going with the Kahles for only $150 more even though Kahles future is uncertain? Both say that they have about 3.5inch eye relief, but I have read that the Meostar may be fudging thier relief ... does anyone know if the Kahles is more forgiving?


Kahles is a better scope than Meostar and, personally, I would go with Kahles even with the US warranty work beign questionable.  Meopta is no slouch either, but Kahles is almost as good as it gets.

ILya
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