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Purchased a Winchester 70 for my nephew. He plans on using the rifle for antelope hunting. Now he wants me to purchase a scope and while I am at it some rings and bases. Looking at Zeiss Conquest HD5 2-10x42, Swarovski Z3 3-10x42 or a Meopta Meostar R1 3-10x50. Trying to keep it at $1000.00 or less. Any other suggestions? Thanks.
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If go with the z3.
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JLud,
Do you hàve a Z3 with a 4A reticle? I was also looking at the Meopta Meostar R1 3-12x56 with a 4A reticle in the first focal plane.
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I have the Z3 3-12x on my 257 Wby, which is my antelope/pronghorn rifle.  It is set up for the BRH reticle, which I like since shots can range for inside 100 to beyond 400 yards.

It is available with the 4A reticle

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I would go with the Z3 for this.

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A 2-12x42 VX6 is one of the finest hunting scopes out there, and would fit the bill very well if you don't mind a 30mm tube.  You could also take advantage of the CDS yardage dial if you want, and it works great.  
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Originally posted by Marine24 Marine24 wrote:

I have the Z3 3-12x on my 257 Wby, which is my antelope/pronghorn rifle.  It is set up for the BRH reticle, which I like since shots can range for inside 100 to beyond 400 yards.

It is available with the 4A reticle



Swarovski doesn't make a scope with a 3-12x power range, z6 2-12x is the closest to it.

With the Z3 you may have meant 3-10x42 or 4x12x50 , the BRH and 4a retciles are available for both.

http://swfa.com/Z3-C1808.aspx
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To add to the options: Kahles KXi 3.5-10x50.

That is what I put on my 280.

Best 1" hunting scope I have ever tested.

ILya

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

To add to the options: Kahles KXi 3.5-10x50.

That is what I put on my 280.

Best 1" hunting scope I have ever tested.

ILya


How about a picture of the last antelope you took?  I've never shot one.
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

To add to the options: Kahles KXi 3.5-10x50.

That is what I put on my 280.

Best 1" hunting scope I have ever tested.

ILya


How about a picture of the last antelope you took?  I've never shot one.

Neither have I.  What does that have to do with the Kahles scope though?

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Nothing, really, I misread your comment.  You said a while back you were going to start doing some hunting… I was excited.
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Nothing, really, I misread your comment.  You said a while back you were going to start doing some hunting… I was excited.



I did start, but not antelope. Yet.

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You are in the area where it should be an easy drive...
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Perhaps, some day.

Let's not after this thread further off touch than we already have.

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Trijicon 2.5-12.5x42 AccuPoint 30mm Rifle Scope Trijicon 2.5-12.5x42 AccuPoint 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR26C200105
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From the scopes you have listed, I would choose the Meopta.  Though I've never taken an antelope, I've killed my and someone else's share of deer.  
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While I've never shot an antelope I've watched them and there is not a lot of cover where they live so I'm thinking the shots would be several hundred yards so a scope that had a bit higher magnification might make sense.  Paul and I were out hunting deer in the late antlerless season a couple years back and Iowa not being rifle country we took sniper rifles that had Leupold Mk 4 scopes one a fixed 10x M3 the other an 8.5-25x50 and at 500 yds I could easily have hit any of the deer in a small herd we were watching, but Paul with the 25x could tell one was a spike buck and should not be shot. Needless to say we came home with a doe. Sometimes a little extra on the top end is useful, one of my favorite rifes is my Tikka 300WSM with a 4.5-14x44 Zeiss Conquest Rapid Z800.
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I'm a Max Mag hog… love all the top end I can get with good glass.  However, the three scopes Whale listed were 10x top end.  With 10x I've never been unable to see what I was going to shoot at a range I would take the shot.  
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Thank you everyone for your input. I spoke with my nephew, and I told him to check out scopes at the gun range and store. Call me back with a magnification range and a reticle. The three scopes that I listed were suggestions. However, I do want to keep the price around a $1000.00.
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Ilya,
The Kahles KXi 3.5-10x50 might be my next hunting scope. Many people overlooked the 280 Remington cartridge. I might have up the price to $1500.00 if my sister or nephew offered to put some money towards the purchase. Also, I don't know how well my nephew will take care of his equipment. 
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