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Hi to all, I am new on this site and have been gaining a ton of info lurking here for the past few weeks. I have had quite the time choosing a scope for my new rifle.

 

It took me months of looking and trying out buddies rifles and scope to finally settled on a Browning A-Bolt Medallion in 7mm Rem Mag for my all around rifle. 

 

My problem is this, I cant figure out what scope I should top it with. After researching many models at all different price points and reading others posts I can honestly say I am more confused than when I started. A redundant question I know.

 

However I have decided that perhaps I needed to look at other models of rifle scopes besides Leupold. While the Leupolds are nice and have ecellent service I dont belive they are quite worth the selling price. I am not interested in less than par two piece tubes and crumy lense coatings for $300 or $500.

 

With that said I have currently been leaning heavily tords the Elite's 4200 2.5-10x40 or the 3200 3-9x50. Also have been  looking hard at Nikons Monarch series and some consideration for the Burris Signature Select.

 

Either way I dont mind spending some bucks(with in reason) on a quallity scope, but from what I read here and else were it seems hard to beat the Elite's and Leupolds are over priced for what you get.

 

Would the Elite scopes be a good long term solution on my rifle?

 

I mostly will be using this rifle for hunting in fields and from stands and out west some when the ducks arent flying and I have time to chase a Mulie or Goat During legal shooting hours.

 

I would like to purchase one scope that will last a long time and perform as expected. It also needs to be tough and I think that a solid titanium tube in the Elite's is also a very good thing.

 

Any advice or coments would be great. Oh and I am not interested in spending my hard earned cash on a $1000 plus dollar import.

 

Thanks

Bob

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Hello Bob

 

With the Elites the 4200 is the way to go, you will be disapointed with the image quality of the 3200.

The 4200 has much better optical properties than the 3200 and the 3-9x40 is a steal at $260.

To upgrade from there the Kahles AH discountinued models start at about $400. For top of the

line performance at a fraction of the price the Kahles discountinued CB models start at about $500.

Good luck and let us know what you decide on.

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There are gentlemen giving you advice with far more experience than I, but, for what itís worth Iíll chime in.  Last year at this time I was looking to top a 300 wsm and I looked through a lot of glass and I finally settled on a Nikon Monarch over the 4200.  The eye relief issue became the over-riding factor as clarity of glass (both under artificial light and natural conditions), eye relief and price turned out to be the variables in my personal equation for scope purchase.

 

Good luckÖbecause if you donít do this very often (trading and/or buying and selling various scopes) you feel there is almost an ethical obligation to marry the scope and the rifle.  Just by reading the various threads youíve at least figured out what to bracket in your effort and what not to waste your time on. 

 

Again, good luck as things worked out well for me with the help of some cats on this forum.

 

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elite 4200 - for $260, it's a steal - excellent optics and design

 

you can't go wrong.

 

J

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Thanks Guys,

 

After reading the Elite vs. Leupold thread and a few others my mind is made up.

 

I am going to give the Elite 4200 a try. I am going to need to choose 3-9x40 or 2.5-10x40. I like both and really the magnification difference doesnt matter to me, but 2.5-10 comes in Gloss finish and would match up with the finish on my rifle. Either way I feel I am getting what I pay for with the Elite.

 

Bob

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Fine choice - let us know if you are a happy camper.

 

thanks

 

J

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Very good, keep us posted after you field test your setup.
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