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WHICH SCOPE TO BUY???

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Topic: WHICH SCOPE TO BUY???
Posted By: str8ripin
Subject: WHICH SCOPE TO BUY???
Date Posted: July/28/2011 at 13:56
OK IM STUCK BETWEEN 3 DIFF SCOPES.  ANY HELP??
 
1. NIKON PROSTAFF 4-12X40 W/BDC
2. REDFIELD 4-12X40
3. VORTEX DIAMONDBACK 4-12X40
 



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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: July/28/2011 at 14:00
  The advantage goes to vortex  IMO because of the warranty services they offer, not that the other two don't have good warranty on the new scopes but vortex has always bent over backwards and proven itself longer in that reguard.... paying shipping and upgrading at no cost if an event happens...... 


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: July/28/2011 at 16:40
Welcome! The typical response will always be: how about some more info... what type of usage (hunting vs target vs plinking, etc). What are the ranges / distances commonly encountered? What's your budget? Get the drift?

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Posted By: slowr1der
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 09:37
Out of those, my choice would be the Vortex. However, there are several others I'd consider too in that price range.


Posted By: str8ripin
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 09:43
do tell


Posted By: Shenko
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 10:53
I haven't used any of these 4-12 or 4-16 scopes, but I'm going to chime in here anyway.

IMO, the three 4-12 scopes that you listed are the correct 3 scopes to consider in this power/price range.

The Diamondback is the oldest design of these 3. The ProStaff was recently upgraded. The Redfield design is only a few years old.

The Diamondback and the Prostaff have fully multicoated lenses and are both made in the Philippines.
The Redfield has multicoated lenses and is put together in Oregon.

They are all offered with a choice of plex, or some sort of BDC reticle. I think I would like the Redfield Accurange, or whatever it's called.

Vortex is an easy company to deal with. Redfield has Leupold behind them.

When you move up in power, good scopes cost more. A $400 Nikon is going to outperform a $200 Nikon. But you knew that. People who have Redfields, Diamondbacks, and ProStaffs like them.

This is a pick 'em. Too close to call. Whichever one you choose, there is an excellent chance that you will like it just fine.


Posted By: str8ripin
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 11:09
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.  THATS THE KIND OF INFO I WAS LOOKING FOR


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 11:39
Originally posted by str8ripin str8ripin wrote:

do tell


Get up on the wrong side of the bed? No need to get snippy.



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If we're not suppose to eat animals...how come they're made of meat?
               Anomymous


Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 11:52
I find it really hard to get excited about any of those.  I would much rather have a used scope off Samplelist like a Zeiss Conquest or a bushnell 4200 etc.  4-12 doesnt do much for me either I feel like 4x on the low end should buy me at least 14 to 16 on the high end, and three of the last four scopes I bought werer 5-20 so 4-12 na I'd go 3-9 and better glass before I'd do that. Several companies offer a deal on their better scopes in a 3-9

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 17:28
Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I find it really hard to get excited about any of those.  I would much rather have a used scope off Samplelist like a Zeiss Conquest or a bushnell 4200 etc.  4-12 doesnt do much for me either I feel like 4x on the low end should buy me at least 14 to 16 on the high end, and three of the last four scopes I bought werer 5-20 so 4-12 na I'd go 3-9 and better glass before I'd do that. Several companies offer a deal on their better scopes in a 3-9

Totally agree...


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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 18:14
Originally posted by Shenko Shenko wrote:

I haven't used any of these 4-12 or 4-16 scopes, but I'm going to chime in here anyway.

IMO, the three 4-12 scopes that you listed are the correct 3 scopes to consider in this power/price range.

The Diamondback is the oldest design of these 3. The ProStaff was recently upgraded. The Redfield design is only a few years old.

The Diamondback and the Prostaff have fully multicoated lenses and are both made in the Philippines.
The Redfield has multicoated lenses and is put together in Oregon.

They are all offered with a choice of plex, or some sort of BDC reticle. I think I would like the Redfield Accurange, or whatever it's called.

Vortex is an easy company to deal with. Redfield has Leupold behind them.

When you move up in power, good scopes cost more. A $400 Nikon is going to outperform a $200 Nikon. But you knew that. People who have Redfields, Diamondbacks, and ProStaffs like them.

This is a pick 'em. Too close to call. Whichever one you choose, there is an excellent chance that you will like it just fine.

I had forgotten about the Prostaff upgrade. Do you have or use one? 


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Posted By: Alan Robertson
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 18:58
Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

 

I had forgotten about the Prostaff upgrade. Do you have or use one? 
   

I don't have one, but looked through one for a while a couple of weeks ago and liked what I saw.
No, I'm not talking about the brunette in the short shorts that I was watching through the Nikon  (very nice,) I mean the scope seemed pretty good to me.


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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: July/29/2011 at 19:14
Originally posted by Alan Robertson Alan Robertson wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

 

I had forgotten about the Prostaff upgrade. Do you have or use one? 
   

I don't have one, but looked through one for a while a couple of weeks ago and liked what I saw.
No, I'm not talking about the brunette in the short shorts that I was watching through the Nikon  (very nice,) I mean the scope seemed pretty good to me.
I think your perspective was skewed...
How are you, Alan?  


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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living


Posted By: jannypan
Date Posted: July/30/2011 at 02:12
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