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Main use 100 - 300 yds

Most hunting will be done right before dark

Ability to count horns is highest priority.

Price range 800 to 1000

A friend was saving up for a z6 and life happened.   

Things that come to mind:

Swaro z3
Bushnell Elite 6500
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got two that are just over budget here -
SPL16203 Swarovski 3.5-18x44 Z5 Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 59767, Matte, BRX, 1"
$1,229.95
SPL16641 Swarovski 3.5-18x44 Z5 Rifle Scope DEMO-B
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$1,229.95
 
 
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Zeiss 3-12x56 Conquest Duralyt 30mm Rifle Scope Zeiss 3-12x56 Conquest Duralyt 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - ZEI5254219906
  • Dark Grey
  • #6
  • 30mm
  • Hunting Turrets
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
  • $100 Mail-in Rebate Expires 12/31/12
$1,049.95 
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Weaver 4-20x50 Super Slam 30mm Rifle Scope Illuminated German #4 Weaver 4-20x50 Super Slam 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 800373
  • Matte
  • Illuminated German #4
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • First Focal Plane Reticle
$708.95 
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SVT, honestly not trying to start a pissing match.....but why hashes, dots, etc for a max range of 300 yards?   A simple Conquest in 4.5-14 or 3.5-10x44, VX3 3.5-10x40/50, witch a duplex would be more than enough.  
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I would choose a z3 over the conquest. At least to me the z3 is optically clearer and brighter. I would probably chose the z3 3-10 with the 4a reticle for his needs.
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Because that is what was availible on the SL if it had been plex i would have done those but they didn't have them on the SL for the cheaper price.
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You can't go wrong with the z3, its a fantastic scope. I have an earlier AH swaro and it is hands down my favorite scope.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I would choose a z3 over the conquest. At least to me the z3 is optically clearer and brighter. I would probably chose the z3 3-10 with the 4a reticle for his needs.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Zeiss 3-12x56 Conquest Duralyt 30mm Rifle Scope Zeiss 3-12x56 Conquest Duralyt 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - ZEI5254219906
  • Dark Grey
  • #6
  • 30mm
  • Hunting Turrets
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
  • $100 Mail-in Rebate Expires 12/31/12
$1,049.95 
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you'll need at least 12x on the top end to count antlers at 300yds with good glass.  With most shots being before dark that zeiss will get you the best chance to being able to do all that at that yardage.  Plus by purchasing a zeiss you get entered into this http://www.opticstalk.com/win-a-10000-tophy-whitetail-hunt_topic33072.html 
 
Me If it were my money the zeiss would be head this way
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Originally posted by Alan Robertson Alan Robertson wrote:

Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I would choose a z3 over the conquest. At least to me the z3 is optically clearer and brighter. I would probably chose the z3 3-10 with the 4a reticle for his needs.
+1


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Scrape up another $200 & get the Leica on the sample list or take a look at the IOR hunting 2-10x42 with illum.4A........
 
Buy once,Cry once.........
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I have the 4-12X50 Z3 and it would be a fine choice for your type of hunting, as long as the reticle isn't too thin for your tastes.

The Duralyt recommendation, however, is golden. I wouldn't hesitate to try that one in your shoes.


I would have chimed in earlier, but I read the thread title, and thought this was a Viagra spammer. ;)
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