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    Posted: December/11/2009 at 13:53
I have about $500-$600 to put into a new scope for whitetail hunting in the Southeast. Because of the wide range of shooting distances and light conditions, I will need a variable power with the best clarity within my price range.
 
I'm leaning towards either a Bushnell Elite 6500 series, or a Sightron SII Big Sky, but I can't find alot of reviews on either of these.
 
Any help or other recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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On what gun is it going?

What caliber?

What ranges shooting?
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How much of a gun is it? Light, medium, heavy kicker?
I lean towards the 6500. The 6X erector and very good glass make that a tough scope to not buy.
Of course, Weaver makes a nice one. Nitrex (Weaver) is pretty good from what I have heard. Then there's the new Redfields (Leupold) also. The Diamond back by Vortex is supposed to be a good one too. You can afford the Viper by Vortex also. 
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 Get the 3-9x42 ss and be done with it. It will give you the magnification that you want, will hold up to the recoil of a 50bmg, has great glass and falls right on your price range.
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Anywhere from 50' to 400 yards. It will sit on either a Rem. 700 or TC Encore both are .308.

 
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Here is a link to a review of a 6500 with mil dot reticule. I own one and like it.  90% of my shooting is at the range. but it works quite well in the field also.

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The 6500 with obviously give you a broader zoom range, but the SS3-9 has very good glass and would work fine too.


If it were me, I'd lean toward the SS, but both are perfectly serviceable.
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