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Need help choosing scope for Deer Hunting Rifle

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Topic: Need help choosing scope for Deer Hunting Rifle
Posted By: cgriff20
Subject: Need help choosing scope for Deer Hunting Rifle
Date Posted: February/16/2016 at 19:52

Hi Everybody and thank you for your help. 

I am trying to decide on a new scope for my Ruger American .270 Win.  This gun will be used for deer hunting exclusively.  95% of my shots come within 100 yards, with a max possible distance of 200 yards, though very unlikely.  I'm looking for something that is really good in low light situations and good for hunting in thick cover.  My budget is around $300.  I would like to go more but I am in college.  I am currently looking at the leupold VX line because the large eye relief seems really nice.  What other scopes should I be looking at? Thank you.




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Posted By: Scrumbag
Date Posted: February/17/2016 at 03:35
Good 3-12 or some such will do you just fine.

3-9 as well. Don't go too small on the objective and for low light an illuminated reticle is good.

Wouldn't worry about ballistic turrets for hunting with 270 win. Good enough MPBR to zero at 200yds then point and shoot


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Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: February/17/2016 at 07:23
There are tons of choices that would fill your need. A basic 3-9 x40 (or similar) is offered by many companies. The Leupy you mentioned is fine as would a Vortex, Sightron, Burris, Bushnell, Weaver, etc. I'd recommend you go through the Sample List (here) and see what interests you.


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Posted By: cgriff20
Date Posted: February/17/2016 at 07:26
Oh ok, so it sounds like I would be alright with a Leupold VX-2 3-9 x 40? Is this a decent scope as far as quality for price is concerned? 


Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: February/17/2016 at 08:08
Don't forget the 2-7X scopes for your needs. Many are well within your price range and are great brush gun scopes for close up and still have enough magnification for shots past 300yds..


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Posted By: JGRaider
Date Posted: February/17/2016 at 08:16
This would be an easy choice for me if I were in the OP's situation.  The Leupold FX3 6x42 with heavy duplex is very bright, very rugged, and you can see the reticle in heavy cover in very poor light.  If not, I'd look at the Meopta 6x42 with #4.   Variables not necessary in this application, IMO. 


Posted By: bugsNbows
Date Posted: February/17/2016 at 10:16
Originally posted by cgriff20 cgriff20 wrote:

Oh ok, so it sounds like I would be alright with a Leupold VX-2 3-9 x 40? Is this a decent scope as far as quality for price is concerned? 

Yes, very much so. 


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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: February/17/2016 at 10:22
I would look at the Bushnell 3500.  That way you get rainguard. 


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Posted By: urbaneruralite
Date Posted: February/17/2016 at 13:31
They want an extra $50 for the German #4 in that VX2 3-9x! And no heavy duplex either. Who beats Leupold 2-7x VX2 with a heavy or lit reticle in the under $300 range?



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