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Howdy, I am new so have fun.
I am in the process of choosing a new scope but with little practical experience other than the old 3-9's I have hunted with for 50 years.
After doing lots of reading I have picked out what I think I would like.
Leopold 4-14x50 model number 65490
Mil dot
Parallax
FFP
Zeroing turrets with no shims
50 mm objective
Good glass

This one looks perfect
but
its pricy for me so can anyone suggest a close  replacement that would provide quality but a lower price?
Thanks
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http://swfa.com/Burris-3-15x50-XTR-II-34mm-Rifle-Scope-P79826.aspx

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-45-18x44-Elite-Long-Range-Hunter-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P79374.aspx

http://swfa.com/Sig-Sauer-3-12x42-TANGO4-30mm-Riflescope-P88994.aspx

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-15x42-Tactical-Rifle-Scope-P62238.aspx

http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-15x50-Tactical-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P49448.aspx


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A good alternative would be the 3-15X42 Super Sniper ffp Mil-quad.  It will do everything the Leupold at half the price. I have the Leupold 4-14X50, and just received my second 3-15 Super Sniper. I like the SS better. You are only 2 hours from SWFA in Midlothian, TX. It would be to your advantage to drive up and look at both side by side. They are good people and have all the good toys.

 And welcome to the OT. Howdy
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Two great response thanks. I will look at all my new options. A field trip sounds good as well.
Thanks again
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I'd just go another 50 years with a  boring 3 x 9.   I've came full circle simple "plain jane" get's it done for me.
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I too am getting "boring". My SS 3-9x just does it for me on so many levels. 
Same could be said of my VX-R 3-9x.......yawn.  Sleep
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cheaptrick ....You sound like a dinosaur, probably shoot a boring ol' 30 06 or 270.  Loved the ol' Conquest too.  
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Originally posted by 31 bertram 31 bertram wrote:

cheaptrick ....You sound like a dinosaur, probably shoot a boring ol' 30 06 or 270.  Loved the ol' Conquest too.  

Those 3-9x and fixed 4x Connie's ROCKED.  
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Originally posted by 31 bertram 31 bertram wrote:

Loved the ol' Conquest too.  

I still do, i have 2  of the Plane Jane 3-9x, will keep them as long as the rifles, which is a long time. 
But i also have the coolest of the Conquests, the 2.5-8x32 mounted in seamless Conetrol rings. On a boring old 6 mm Remington. 
No frills, no gimmicks, just wonderful optics, point and shoot. Dead deer. Drag, load, butcher, drink beer, repeat. 


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Originally posted by 31 bertram 31 bertram wrote:

cheaptrick ....You sound like a dinosaur, probably shoot a boring ol' 30 06 or 270.  Loved the ol' Conquest too.  

LOL. That's my job, not Mark's!

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I don't currently even own any long action rifles. 
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I have had good luck with Leopold but thanks for the other info.  I think I will have to do some research next time.
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