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I am looking for a scope to mount on my Remington 700P LTR

I kind of narrowed it down to these two:

Nikon Monarch Matte BDC 6.5-20x44 6576
Bushnell 4-16 x 40mm 42-4164M

The only difference seems to be the "exit pupil". The Nikon only has 2.2 mm while Bushnell has 10@4x and 25@16x (are these numbers even REAL?)

So, ignore the magnification, which one is better? Prices are the same.
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OK, add this one too. Better eye relief. How come Leupold has no data on "exit pupil"?

Leupold 4-12x40 VX-II Riflescope LEU56950


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The exit pupil for the Bushnell at 16X is a typo - should be 2.5.  Just divide the objective size by the magnification to get the exit pupil.

 

As for which scope is better depends on the usage.  The lower power of the Bushnell will be handier for shots less than 100 yds.  The Bushnell also gives you Rainguard depending on when you hunt.

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4200 is a better made product , expect superior customer service , and the Rainguard coatings really work.
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Is the eye relief important? I am drawn to the Leupold by it's big eye relief, 4.7 - 3.7 inches compared to Bushnell and Nikon's 3.5
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I guess if you have a really hard kicking rifle then eye relief could become a factor.  I have a bushnell 4200 mounted on a 7mm mag. and I have never had a problem with  the eye relief.
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