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I hunt in alabama primarily for deer. I like to hunt late in the evening and have never had a good scope. I have a nikon pro staff and I do like it. However, I am looking for something that will allow me to hunt later. I am looking in the $1000 range. Can any of you give me some suggestions? I would really appreciate it. I shoot a BLR 270. Normally shots are not over 250 yards, but I would be scared to shoot further if needed. Thanks ahead for the help. 
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This would work well. Eye relief varies a bit with power changes but since your not shooting a super hard kicker it shouldn't be a big deal.. No batteries either.

http://swfa.com/Trijicon-3-9x40-Accu-Point-Rifle-Scope-P12872.aspx
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They also make a 2.5-10x56 if you feel that would suit you better...
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I had that Trijicon mentioned (the 3-9 X 40). For your application, on that rifle, it would seem about perfect. BTW, welcome to the OT Forums!
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I am not familiar with Trijicon. Thanks for the advice. I have been looking at the Swarovski Z3. Do any of you have an opinion on this scope? I found it at competitor for around $900
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Welcome to OT, Zack. Be advised that this site is owned by SWFA, an optics retailer. As such, when you mention one of their major competitors, often the name of the business automatically gets replaced by the word "competitor" by the forum software.

Please respect our host and refrain from promoting and posting links to their competitors. I'm sure you understand that they are trying to run a business, and therefore, it's discourteous to use the very forum they provide for our use to promote their competitors. Plus, doing so is a violation of the forum rules you agreed to when you registered your account.

Please re-read the forum rules, specifically Rule #3... http://www.opticstalk.com/the-ot-rules_topic5473.html

As for the scopes mentioned thus far, SWFA also carries Swarovski, and the Z3 scopes are as good as scopes get optically within your budget.

http://swfa.com/Swarovski-Z3-Riflescopes-C1808.aspx

The Trijicon Accupoint scopes are very good as well, and SWFA carries their products too.

http://swfa.com/Trijicon-AccuPoint-Rifle-Scopes-C207.aspx

I own scopes from both series. The Swaro Z3s are a bit better than Trijicon Accupoints optically, but the Accupoints have a very nice, innovative fiber optics/tritium illuminated reticle that doesn't require batteries. The Accupoints are quite good optically, just not in the same league as Swarovski. However, the Accupoint reticle illumination compensates for the slight step down in image quality, where reticle visibility is just as important as optical performance in low light.
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i had a swaro z3. very good scope. is very light and bright. however the duplex reticle was to me a bit on the thin side and eye relief seemed very short.   i ended up selling it but sorta wished ida kept it for a future rifle. i now have a meopro 3.5-10x44 with illuminated reticle and love it. bright and clear and 4 inches of eye relief.
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I apologize for the mentioning of the other site. It will not happen again. 
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Based upon your stated requirements, the scope below should be perfect:

SPL18375Zeiss 1.5-6x42 Divari Z Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to viewMatte, 4A, 30mm
$999.95
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This would be a reasonable choice if you must have more magnification.  However, I believe the Zeiss is the better choice:

SPL19664Steiner 4-16x50 Predator Hunting Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view5003, Matte, S-1, 30mm
$699.95
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