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Nikon Monarch (6 - 24X) or Leupold Mark 2,( 6 - 18X)........
 
im broke, need a scope, and more than anything.... need help deciding... i got a Barska 6 - 24X i never even put on cause everyone told me the only thing i could use that scope for hunting is beating an animal to death with it... got a Nikon Prostaff 3 - 9X on my Model 700  sps  dm ( .300 win mag )..... any suggestions for high power scope under $600 ?
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If you want it to work every time go with a Leupold VX3  6x42  and zero it at 2oo then figure out where it hits at 100, 300 & 400 so you have an idea of how much to hold over and you are done.  They do make a long range reticle which has hold over points.  Anything higher than 6x is fairly hard to hand hold and aim without a solid rest. The 6x42 will be extremely bright in low light and it is about the right size overall not too big and bulky. But most of all it will be like the energizer bunny and keep going and going and going.
 
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I would recommend that you look at the Bushnell Elite 4200 series. PROVEN SCOPES and IMHO a hard scope to beat for the money...... but with your options listed I would go wit the NIKON................

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yeah i have a Hariss bipod  6 -9" so my rifle is steady... now i think im gonna mount the Barska 6 - 24X i have and beat the hell out of it til i can save up enough for something way better... now... Monarch ???
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My advice for a hunting scope is ditch the high magnification idea, and just get yourself a solid, good quality scope in something usable, like a good old 3-9, and go hunting. Any Elite 4200, Nikon Monarch, Sightron Big Sky, or Zeiss conquest is available in a 3-9 for less than $600, and would be a solid bet for a hunting rifle. Good glass will trump high magnification, and bad glass any day. Just my opinion, but a high power scope that you can't see anything through, isn't much use to anyone.
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 I agree with the others that you will need a better scope, and probably not so much magnification, but if you're broke and have the Barska already, what do you have to lose by mounting it and shooting it to death? If nothing else you will learn a lot and appreciate a better scope that much more when you can afford it. It will make it easier to determine what you want and don't want in a new one, too.
 Of course you don't want to trust it on an expensive hunting trip, but you aren't going on one of those if you're broke!
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Buy a used Weaver K4 or K6 in excellent condition and go hunting with that until you have enough money to upgrade. 
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well, my major problem is i have a 3-9X prostaff right now, and i'm trying to hit small targets.. at 200 yards i can barely see what im shooting at. so i figured.. oOooOo magnification.. see target BIG!... hit target!..lol and as far as expensive ? well lets just say i'm doing a little pest control on my friends land in wisconsin where a certain animal keeps killing his livestock. i just wanna feel badass and take one at 400 yds.
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If you can get your eyes on some good glass it will help you understand. YOU HAVE to see it to believe it.
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If you can still find the closeout Weaver Classic Extreme 2.5-10x50 illuminated dot side focus.I would say that it is just as good as my 4200.Plenty of scope for the money.I would stick with something along the 2-10 power or even the 3-12 power range for hunting big game.Plenty of good scopes out there.   
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just get a Weaver V series.  Made in Japan and I think the glass is excellent.  Maybe as good as the GS.
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+1 re Ed Connelly.  If you can find a Sightron Sll fixed 6x, you will likeit.  I got one on close-out a couple of years ago and it is a fine scope.
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I would keep your bottom end around 4x, that is plenty low for 90%+ of hunting situations.  A 14 to 16x top end would be good, you can always turn it down.  Get a Bushnell 4200, Vortex Viper, Sightron Big Sky, Nikon Monarch, Burris Signature Select, Leupold VX-III(on closeout).  Any of those would be a good scope.  With a $600 budget, you should be able to get a very nice scope that has good glass, is repeatable, and has enough mag for your needs. 
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Would the Vortex Crossfire 6-24 x 50 with mismatched turrets at sale price of $99.95 not do?



Edited by 8shots - April/20/2009 at 10:06
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