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I'm a newbie and my son is trying to purchase a scope for his .270. We are in Mobile, AL. and we hunt white tail deer in green fields and the woods and over clear cuts.... His budget is 250-300 dollars and he wants a scope with a nice zoom power and as much light enhancement as possible.  He is looking at the Leupold Rifleman 3-9x50mm.....but we would like to get the best bang for the buck.  Any help or suggestions would be truly appreciated. 

Thank you for your help,

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bushnell 4200 elite if you can find one, nikon primos is a good one as well so is sightron sII



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Yes, the bushnell elite 4200 3-9x40 is definately your best bet.
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The answer is C--all of the above .........posts

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Well dad, if you are willing to kick in another $100 dollars I would HIGHLY reccomend getting the Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40. I have one on my model 700 mountain rifle, which is my main whitetail gun up here in northern Michigan. The clarity and brightness is absolutey amazing! and I just can't say enough about that ultra-crisp z-plex reticle!!! If you're willing to kick it up a notch to $399 your son will have a scope that will serve him well for many years to come. At $399 this IS your best bang for your buck.  Bricat
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If none of the above Nikon Buckmasters or Bushnell elite 3200.
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I tend to prefer the Bushnell 4200 but in the 4-16x40
424164M Bushnell%204-16x40%20Elite%204200%20Rifle%20Scope%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
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However the Bushnell 4200 3-9x40 and the Zeiss 3-9x40 are well regarded as best value top quality the most bang for the buck. The 4-16 offers so much more at long range and can make a difference by allowing you to tell at several hundred yards if a deer is a doe or a spike or evaluate the rack.
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I cant tell ya how much I appreciate all the help.....We are going to head to the Bass Pro Shop and check all the scopes out you have listed and see what he likes the best.......This has been a great help :-)

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4200 elite or conquest (check out their reticle!) will both be good...

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