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Hey guys,

I need some advice on a good scope.  I'm purchasing a Remington 700 VSSF for coyote/varmint hunting and want to buy a scope that'll trancend time and applications.  I'm looking at a Leupold VX-II 4-12x40 in a German#4.  Is there any other scope that really compares to this one for the money?

Any advice is appreciated.

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The German #4 is designed for big moving game. If you want a scope that transcends applications, consider the standard Duplex version.



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Ok...the duplex works for me also.   How about the magnification?  Leupold makes thier VX-II avail. with a 4-12x40 and a 6-18x40.

I want a higher power for longer shots but is a 6x min. too much for quick aquisition?

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TriggaSqueeze wrote:

[:P][:P]I want a higher power for longer shots but is a 6x min. too much for quick aquisition?[/P]

[:P]Thanks again[:D][/P]




This is a matter of personal opinion. I happen to prefer as low a power as possible. If your rifle is very well fitted to you, you can acquire quickly with fairly high power. Fast moving, big, close-up game can still be a problem though.



If you want the facts, Leupold's web site gives FoV at distance for every scope, so you can see what you are loosing at higher powers.
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I'd consider the Bushnell Elite 4200 4-16x50.  Its a bit more expensive but was highly recommended by Chris on the old Shooters.com forum.  It would be hard to find a better quality more versatile scope.
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My mistake.  It's exactly the same price.
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Does the Bushnell have the same exellent warranty and guarantee as the Leupolds?  I was also told that (for the price) the Nikon Monarch's are great as well.

I want to buy one scope to last untill my grand kids get tired of hunting...

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BUSHNELL® ELITE® BULLET-PROOF
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY

We are so proud of our BUSHNELL® ELITE® riflescopes that their materials and workmanship are warranted to be free of defects for the life of the ELITE riflescope. The warranty is available to any owners of the ELITE riflescope. No receipt or warranty card is required. This warranty does not cover damages caused by misuse or improper handling, installation or maintenance of the riflescope.

At our option, we will repair or replace any defective ELITE riflescope, which shall be your sole remedy under this warranty. In no event shall we be liable for transportation costs to us, costs of removal or reinstallation of the riflescope, or incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

To obtain service under this warranty, pack your ELITE riflescope in a sturdy outside shipping carton to prevent damage in transit and send the riflescope to us postage prepaid to the address below. Please include your name and address and an explanation of the defect. You are responsible for transport of the defective ELITE riflescope but we will pay for shipping the repaired or replacement ELITE riflescope back to you anywhere in the continental United States.

No agent, representative, dealer or unauthorized employee of Bushnell has the authority to increase or alter the obligation of this warranty.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.

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