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Which 6x42 scope ?

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Topic: Which 6x42 scope ?
Posted By: NDhunter
Subject: Which 6x42 scope ?
Date Posted: August/28/2014 at 18:46

I'm thinking about getting a fixed 6x42 scope, and was wondering which models

I should consider in the $400. range. 

Quality is important as I have some higher optics.




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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: August/28/2014 at 18:56
The first 6x scope in that price range that comes to mind is the SS 6x with $100 left over. 

(I haven't seen the 6x admittedly, but it's been a fan favorite of this illustrious forum.)   


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Posted By: NDhunter
Date Posted: August/28/2014 at 19:25

That one may work, so tell me more about it. Where is it made

and anybody who has compared it to others? 

The main one I have found in this range is the Leupold VX3. 





Posted By: ol0ko
Date Posted: August/29/2014 at 02:37
Originally posted by NDhunter NDhunter wrote:

That one may work, so tell me more about it. Where is it made



http://lmgtfy.com/?q=SWFA+SS+6x42+Tactical+Riflescope


Posted By: JGRaider
Date Posted: August/29/2014 at 08:08
If mainly hunting is the objective, the FX3 is the king in this price range IMO.  Tough, reliable, bright, easy to mount.  


Posted By: Skylar McMahon
Date Posted: August/29/2014 at 10:20
Originally posted by NDhunter NDhunter wrote:

That one may work, so tell me more about it. Where is it made

and anybody who has compared it to others? 

The main one I have found in this range is the Leupold VX3. 

 
The SS is made in Japan.
 
I don't believe the VX-3 is available in a fixed six power. However Leupold does have a handful of fixed six's available in the FX-II line and in the FX-3 line up as well.
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x33-FX-II-Riflescope-P50856.aspx - - Leupold 6x36 FX-II Riflescope
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x36-FX-II-Riflescope-P3268.aspx - - Leupold 6x36 FX-II Riflescope
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x42-FX-3-Competition-Hunter-Riflescope-P12754.aspx - - Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x42-FX-3-Riflescope-P12756.aspx - - Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x42-FX-3-Riflescope-P12758.aspx -


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: August/29/2014 at 15:37
Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

Originally posted by NDhunter NDhunter wrote:

That one may work, so tell me more about it. Where is it made

and anybody who has compared it to others? 

The main one I have found in this range is the Leupold VX3. 

 
The SS is made in Japan.
 
I don't believe the VX-3 is available in a fixed six power. However Leupold does have a handful of fixed six's available in the FX-II line and in the FX-3 line up as well.
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x33-FX-II-Riflescope-P50856.aspx - - Leupold 6x36 FX-II Riflescope
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x36-FX-II-Riflescope-P3268.aspx - - Leupold 6x36 FX-II Riflescope
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x42-FX-3-Competition-Hunter-Riflescope-P12754.aspx - - Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x42-FX-3-Riflescope-P12756.aspx - - Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x42-FX-3-Riflescope-P12758.aspx - 375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

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Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: September/02/2014 at 13:37
If you want external turrets or close range focusing: 
http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-6x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P47326.aspx - http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-6x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P47326.aspx

I have one of these and I a a big fan.  It is fairly large for this configuration, but very well built, bright and clear.  The turrets are 100% repeatable which is a nice bonus.   $300 for this scope is a steal.

For a streamlined hunting scope, Leupold FX-3 is an excellent option and I like the heavy duplex reticle for low light:
http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x42-FX-3-Riflescope-P12756.aspx - http://swfa.com/Leupold-6x42-FX-3-Riflescope-P12756.aspx

If you are up to paying a little more for a boost in image quality, try this IOR:
http://swfa.com/IOR-6x42-Hunting-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P2149.aspx - http://swfa.com/IOR-6x42-Hunting-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P2149.aspx

Or this Meopta:
http://swfa.com/Meopta-6x42-MeoPro-Rifle-Scope-P62168.aspx - http://swfa.com/Meopta-6x42-MeoPro-Rifle-Scope-P62168.aspx

There are some other scopes out there, but if you want a fixed 6x, I would be looking at one of these.

I have played with all four, I still own the SWFA SS, which sits on my airgun owing to its excellent close focusing ability.

ILya


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