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So now that the Leapers is in good working order I want to replace it.  The leapers is a 3-9x44.  I want more magnification 12 or even 16.  I would also like larger objective.  I use rifle at night on critters and currently use the ill ret but not sure its going to be needed with a clearer scope.  Anyway the rifle is an RWS 460magnum I mostly us it for plinking but do hunt also.  Ok so variable power, maybe decent size plex for night hunting large objective, and clarity. budget about 5-600ish...

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If they have any of the 6-24x50 Vortex left, I highly recommend one. http://www.swfa.com/pc-12782-2213-vortex-6-24x50-crossfire-rifle-scope.aspx
I never thought I would put something like that on an air gun, let alone the beastly Webley Patriot. I have shot half a tin through mine and it's holding up. The PA goes down to 10 yds and since the starlings are back, comes in handy.
I wasn't sure about the mil-dot. Last night I had it on the head of a coon at fifty yards at 10:00 PM. This was at the edge of my yard light. I also tried putting my Leapers 6x Bug Buster on it. It was no comparison, the Vortex was clear and an easy shot. The Leapers was not able to make a shot. There was very little reflection of ambient light with the Crossfire but the Leapers was flare city.
BTW, the coon lived to see another day.
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That's weird I shot a coon last night at about 8:30.  You really seem to be impressed with the scope.  Does the optical quality compare with leupold?  Cause With the price range I have I could go higher.  But I could deffinately leave well enough alone and save some coin with the Vortex.  Sound like a good scope though..Pm sent
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I will compare it tonight to my 3.5-10x50 EFR Leupold and my 6-24x44 Burris Signature. I am very impressed so far, though.
My Leapers goes down to 3 yards and the Vortex down to 10. The Vortex just blows it away and a 15 ft shot will be no problem on a wolf spider. I couldn't even focus good enough to shoot one of those arachnids with the Bug Buster.
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Oh, the hell with it!!  get a Bushnell 4200 4-16X50  and shoot all night long!!   Bucky
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The Bushnell is 30mm tubed and adjusts down to 25 yds. It costs almost seven times as much.
It is also a highly regarded scope among serious air gunners.
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Did a little reading about the Bushnell and they are extremely bright..  Will consider it..
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Gotta be honest though, I have never owned a bushnell anything.  I know the elite series is supposed to be really good but I do have some sort of mental thing with them..Loco
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