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I have purchased a Winchester Model 70 XTR (1979) in a 264 win mag caliber.  I will take a Tasco scope off of it and am trying to decide what scope to select to take its place.  I hunt in MS.  Maximum shots are normally 400 yards or less maybe out to 500 on rare occasions.  I want to take advantage of as much light gathering capability as possible.  I currently have these choices - a NIB Zeiis 3X12X56 for $836 (total cost), - a Sightron II Big Sky 3.5X10X50 NIB off the Internet for $438.99 (total cost) and - I am watching a Leupold 3.5X10X50 (used) currently on Ebay for $202 with 4 days left to go and $15 shipping (Probably sell for $350 to $400).  

Three questions. 

 1.  Do I need that big an objective diameter to accomplish what I want?  2.  Of these 3 scopes what is the best choice quality and economic wise to accomplish what I want? and 3. Are there choices that I have overlooked that I should look at?

Thanks in advance  for your advice - I have a bad habit of spending a dollar to save a dime.  
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Is this a whitetail rig or a combo?

FYI.... this site pretty much discourages ebay purchases.... for a couple of reason's, one, our site is sponsored by SWFA and there are many ripoffs on auction sites.

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Based upon your stated requirements and the ones you are currently considering, I immediately suggest you consider the below from SWFA's samplelist.  All as good or better deals than you are currently considering:

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Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest DEMO-B
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$0.00$749.95
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Zeiss 4x32 Conquest DEMO-B
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+1 for the sample list, you know what your getting then
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If it were me Id go for the higher magnification of the Zeiss 4.5-14x50 Conquest up above. My eyes need as much help as they can get. If you are shooting out to ranges like that, thats what I would suggest....Or check out SWFA and pick up the 3x12x56 Zeiss, although thats a pretty big objective, but it would help with more light at higher powers, like 8X max at dusk...I have 2 Zeiss Conquests a 3.5x10x44 rapid Z 600 and a 4.5x14x44 Rapid Z 800...BOTH are excellent scopes and a guy really needs no more than that I feel...........
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Thanks for the info.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

+1 for the sample list, you know what your getting then
 
Yeah, but $350 for a Demo B Zeiss Conquest 4x32? SWFA is the first place where i go shopping for riflescopes. However, excuse me if i remain loyal to my wallet, rather than to any specific company.  


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Originally posted by anweis anweis wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

+1 for the sample list, you know what your getting then
 
Yeah, but $350 for a Demo B Zeiss Conquest 4x32? SWFA is the first place where i go shopping for riflescopes. However, excuse me if i remain loyal to my wallet, rather than to any specific company.  

you would walk 10 miles to save 25 cents too wouldnt you?Roll Eyes
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Originally posted by anweis anweis wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

+1 for the sample list, you know what your getting then
 
Yeah, but $350 for a Demo B Zeiss Conquest 4x32? SWFA is the first place where i go shopping for riflescopes. However, excuse me if i remain loyal to my wallet, rather than to any specific company.  
 
I was more or less saying it to say your not getting something damaged or refurbed without disclosure.  Don't get so defensive man, we just dont' want folks to get burned.


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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

you would walk 10 miles to save 25 cents too wouldnt you?Roll Eyes
I would buy a new one for $50 less.
Zeiss 4x32 Conquest Rifle Scope Z-Plex Zeiss 4x32 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - 5214059920
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  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
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I would say that the samplelist item was on there before a price drop of the new ones or something else we may not know about.  I am sure someone will bring it to the attention of the SWFA staff and they will look into it.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I would say that the samplelist item was on there before a price drop of the new ones or something else we may not know about.  I am sure someone will bring it to the attention of the SWFA staff and they will look into it.

kinda what i was thinking too, there is probably more to this story than we know about.
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Thanks for the information.  I haven't dealt with this site long enough to know how to find this information.
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