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Back to scope searching - WIll hunt whitetail to elk, plan on using it 10+ years, Here's my list.  What do you think. 

Nikon Monarch x 44 mildot 390

Pentax Lightseeker x 42 mildot 400

          lightseekr II x 44  485

            whitetail balistic pelx 510

Zeiss conquest  x 40zrf 500

         mildot       480

Burris Euro Diamond x44 ballist plec 430

       Fullfield  LRS ballstic plex x 40 370

                 x42     429

           Signature    x 44          500

Bushnell Elite 4200 Firefly 425

               illum dot                500

Leupold  x 40 R.E. Wide duplex 440

What do you think?  I know the Zeiss and the Bushnell are going to get a lot of votes How much better are they though? How handy is the balistic plex and the illiuminated reticles?  That is why the Burris and Pentax comes up, are they far inferior?.  Let me know what you think Any other suggestions.?

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conquest 3-9x40 with ZRF reticle, it is one dependable scope, very crisp, and clear,and has the ballistic reticle like your looking for.

 

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is it that much better than the burris/bushnell
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I am a little partial to the Zeiss Conquest, but my Pentax Lightseeker is fantastic also.  I see no real need for the fancy plex reticles, but this is my personal preference.  I hunt open country and shots over the years are seldom over 300 yards (twice in last 15 years or so). 
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what about the lit reticles?   Do they provide any large advantage/  I know the bump the price up a bit.
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if your hunting in low light, when your reticle blacks out where you cant see it, you can turn the illuminator on, and it will re appear, and it will also light up the reticle when your shooting at dark objects, and cant quite make out the reticle, but thats it, i prefer a not illuminated reticle in my scopes.and yes, i would prefer the zeiss over the bushnell ONLY becuase of the ZRF reticle, but besides that, i love the rainguard coating of the 4200, but i wouldnt get the firefly, because the posts are just so thick.

 

cory

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