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    Posted: April/08/2010 at 11:24
A friend of mine wants a new scope for his remington 30-06 semi that he uses to hunt whitetail deer but doesn't want to spend a bundle. He is interested in the Trophy XLT 3-9x40.  Just wondering if the new fully multicoated lenses of the Trophy would be clearer than the fully coated lenses of the rifleman(the rifleman has $100 off right now so there would be about a $50 difference)Or is there something else in the $150-200 range(Can.) that would be better than either? Thanks for the input.
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  What brand of scopes do y'all have access to?
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  What brand of scopes do y'all have access to?
 
I'd like to limit it to Leupold,Nikon,Bushnell and Vortex because of customer service they can be dealt with fairly locally.
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   Here's a start then:
 
 
 
 
 
    Myself,I wouldn't do a Leupold unless I could get into the VX-II series.  The 3200 series are a step up from the Trophy series although they are a decent scope.
   
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I'd pass on the Rifleman. For just a couple bucks more you can get the NikonTeam Primos for $199 as mentioned above which is better than both you mention.

Also I'd look at the Bushnell 4200 which can be found for $254 from the fine sponsor of this forum (or around $225 bucks if you google hard enough). It too exceed both you mention and is well worth another $25 over your limit.
 
The Bushnell Trophy XLT is actually advertised with better light transmission (91% vs. 90%) and more coatings (fully multicoated vs. multicoated) than the Bushnell 3200 Elite, but I haven't had a chance to compare them to one another.
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Bushnell 3200!!!  
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The new Trophy series is really a decent scope. It's not a primos, or a 4200, but it's hardly junk.


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The Nikon Team Primos is the best @ 200.00  really clear!!
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Originally posted by JerseySlayer JerseySlayer wrote:

The Nikon Team Primos is the best @ 200.00  really clear!!
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I just did the currency conversion "Canadian Dollar is strong right now" Pretty much even money with U.S. 

Several good scopes in the $199 range. 

Nikon Primos, Bushnell elite 3200, Vortex Diamondback and Burris Fullfield II are all good choices.

You get free mail in goodies with the Nikon or Bushnell.... dunno about shipping to Canada for free goodies.


Bushnell has rainguard. 


I like my Vortex.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Teddy Bear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/08/2010 at 23:47
Too bad none of the dealers will ship across the border.  And the ones that will want me to do about 3 days of paperwork so I can get it through customs. But I have a system that helps me get a scope across when I need one and when there is a sizeable difference in price.  The 6-24x50 monarch I got a few months back I got for $660 taxes and exchange included.  From a canadian site it would have cost me $900.  The only drawback is I may have to wait a month or 2 before I get it.  Thats why I'm always price watching... seems lower end scopes may be $20-50 more here but when you start looking and higher end optics over $500 the prices really jump here. Even the VX1 I got in the U.S. last year for $289 runs anywhere from $410-500 depending on where your shopping.  You guys have it pretty nice.  Sorry, just venting, thanks for the help, appreciate it.
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Weaver Classic V 3x9x38 or Vortex Diamondback 3x9x40.  Both in your price range.
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