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I just bought a howa .243.I am looking for a scope for it.I want something under $700 that is going to give me the chance to deer hunt as late in the day as possible(til dark).I have a 3-9x40 conquest on my .270 and love it.But I am considering a 3-9x50 conquest or a kahles amer. hunter 3-9x42.Weight doesn't matter too much cuz I hunt from a tree stand.Please help me out with these choices or others that you think might be better.

p.s. Any opinions on the howa 1500

 

 

 

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What is the average distance you plan to shoot deer with a .243 ?  The Point Blank Range for a .243 95gr Barnes XLC is 300 yards. At 300 yards you only have 1026 ft. lbs. of energy. It would need to be a perfect vital shot to insure human kill. So with all this in mind, I would look at the Kahles 2-7 X 36 American Riflescope with TDS-Plex. It weights 12 oz. and only 11 inches long and would feel and look good on your Howa.





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I have had  a Howa 1500 in 30-06 for a number of years. In addition to a fine looking wood stock, it shoots under 1inch groups at 100 yards with factory ammo. The price was right too.  I am a fan.  Just hope they have maintained their quality as they expanded their line and market share in the US 
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JPinSC what type of scope?
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I think I'm going with the kahles.What reticle do you guys like, plex, 4a, or tds.

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Leupold Varix2, 3-9x 50, but did the same with a Nikon 4x (pre Monarch days).
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You'll love Kahles!  I will say that the CL & European models (the ones I have expereince with; don't own an American model) are some of the brightest optics I've ever used.

I have looked through the new Leupold VX-L line & while the glass is decent it was not (to MY EYES) in the same class as either the CL or European Kahles.  I would say the same thing when comparing the Monarch Gold (in 30mm) to the VX-L.  When you compare the two on a cost & quality basis the Nikon wins hands down...

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