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I HAVE GOT THESE TWO RIFLESCOPES ON MY MIND,BECAUSE OF THE EYE RELIEF.
LEUPOLD VX III  3X9X40
NIKON  MONARCH   2.5X10X42
WHO HAS THESE SCOPES,THAT CAN TELL ME WHICH ONE HAS THE CLARITY AND IS BRIGHT AT ABOUT DUSK,OTHERS WISE WHICH ONE IS THE BEST FOR THE BUCK/WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE CS ON THESE TWO/
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what are your intended uses?
i havent ever had any trouble with my nikons "knock on wood" other wise nikon's cs dept has a fairly poor reputation, and leupolds is rather good, but the vx3 imo is spendy for the quality of glass it posseses, you know the vx3 doesnt come in a 3x9 either
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pyro6999,I;M  GOING TO DEER HUNT WITH IT,AND I MINT  2.5X10X40  LEUPOLD.I KNOW THE NIKON IS A LITTLE CHEAPER ON THE WALLET,BUT THE CS DON'T KNOW ABOUT/
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You probably meant the 3.5-10x40 Leupold.  THey do not make a 2.5-10x version in the VX-3 line.

Both are good scopes.

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KOSHKIN,THANKS FOR KEEPING ME ON THE RIGHT TRACK.I WONDERING WHERE THE GLASS IS MADE FOR LEUPOLD/
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The glass used in Leupold products is made all over the pacific rim: Japan, Korea and China.

VX-3 glass is reported to be from Japan, although I have never been able to verify for sure whther it is from Japan or Korea.  Not sure it makes any difference.

ILya
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where do you hunt or plan to hunt???
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LEU55046 Leupold%203.5-10x40%20VX-III%20Riflescope%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%20%20%20%20 Leupold 3.5-10x40 VX-III Riflescope
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I have one of these and I like it.  leupold customer service is as good as it gets however the glass while quite useable is rather middle of the road. In favor of Leupold you can special order these with either target knobs or M1 tactical knobs and dial in correction for distance. I have looked at some Nikon Monarch scopes and the glass is nice but the Bushnell 4200 is better glass. Brightness at dusk is a factor of several things mainly the size of the objective.  A 3-9x40 will be bright at powers up to about 6x where a 3-9x50 would be bright at powers up to 7x or 8x and a a 3-9x56 would be bright up to 8x or 9x but too large of an objective gets clumsy.
423944M Bushnell%203-9x40%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%20 Bushnell 3-9x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
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  • 1"
  • Rainguard
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422152M Bushnell%202.5-10x50%20Elite%204200%2030mm%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 Bushnell 2.5-10x50 Elite 4200 30mm Rifle Scope
  • Matte
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  • 30mm
  • Rainguard
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SWFA: $479.95
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All are good scopes, including the above mentioned models.  Personally the 3x9 4200 sticks out given its performance and price.  The Sightron S2 3x9 42mm at 199.95 is also a great choice.  As I always say, got to a gun shop at take a look at all of them and them make your decesion.
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don't forget to check out a Conquest 3-9x40, similar price range

I hunted this past season with a Monarch 3-12x42, worked just fine including a shot at the very, very, very last bit of legal light on a buck...



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I think all of these scope are very reputable an should provide excellent service, to me it boils down to personal preference or brand loyalty, all of these scopes mentioned can be argued for or against.
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For that price range I would spend the money on a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40, and get better glass than the Leupy, and better cs than Nikon. I have a Monarch as well, and it is nice, but I would rather pay $450 for another Conquest before I would buy another monarch.
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they are both good quality scopes and both have good clarity. look at the specification to see which one have the most light that passes throught the objective.and choose from that.the bigger the obgective more light passes throught it the better you will see .when that monster buck steps out at dawn to dust. you will be able to take him.hope this will help you
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thanks everybody for the help/i am going to a gun shop and look through them /countryboy in n.c.
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the more time i spent looking through the zeiss and comparing it to my 4200 elite its so close i couldnt call a winner between the two, and for almost half the price the 4200 is an excellent scope.
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I'm thinking the Nikon, Bushnell, or Sightron, all are good scopes. Bushnell gets the slight nod because of price to quality ratio, Sightron right behind it, then Nikon. Leupolds are unarguably good scopes just high priced for the performance you get.
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Well, EYE RELIEF has got to go to Leupold every time........it's like the shooter is in quarantine because he has smallpox and the scope doesn't want to catch it.  Bucky  
 
The Nikon Monarch is way brighter in low light. 
 
Leupold service is great ( if you ever need it!) whereas I understand Nikon's service is "bad" and you MAY need it!!  Shocked   
 
Maybe go with Leupold,  or use the Leupold dollars to MOVE ON UP the food chain...!!
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

I'm thinking the Nikon, Bushnell, or Sightron, all are good scopes. Bushnell gets the slight nod because of price to quality ratio, Sightron right behind it, then Nikon. Leupolds are unarguably good scopes just high priced for the performance you get.
 
 Totally agree ... leupold gives you less for more money ... I've called Nikon CS quite a few times lately .... immediate response and answers ....  This%20Much  
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Originally posted by mercenary1947 mercenary1947 wrote:

Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

I'm thinking the Nikon, Bushnell, or Sightron, all are good scopes. Bushnell gets the slight nod because of price to quality ratio, Sightron right behind it, then Nikon. Leupolds are unarguably good scopes just high priced for the performance you get.
 
 Totally agree ... leupold gives you less for more money ... I've called Nikon CS quite a few times lately .... immediate response and answers ....  This%20Much  
 
really???
 
 
HEY MARK WE GOT ANOTHER CS SUCCESS STORY FROM NIKON!!!!!
maybe they finally are catching on
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what we need is a scope that don't break and a customer service department that don't have anything to do but sit around and bend paper clips--- like the Maytag repairman!!!  Bucky
 
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My vote is for the 3-9X40 Conquest........ It has a legitimate 4" of eye releif (maybe a touch more).  Got one to put on my kids .270 that he'll be getting for his 12th B-Day.  I can't wait to get this thing set-up and shoot it!
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

My vote is for the 3-9X40 Conquest........ It has a legitimate 4" of eye releif (maybe a touch more).  Got one to put on my kids .270 that he'll be getting for his 12th B-Day.  I can't wait to get this thing set-up and shoot it!
 
Who'se birthday is it again??
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