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Need a good hunting/low light scope for a Remington Model 7 in 260. I am thinking the 40mm might be too big for this small rifle. What are some good options in the 30mm range?
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As much as it pains me. I have to give a nod to the Leupold VX-R 2-7X33. Comes in several reticle options and with Firedot.
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What's your budget?
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I would like to stay under $500. I thought about kicking in extra $$ for the 3-9x36mm Swarovski if it would make a big difference from other options
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A Leupold VX-3 2.5- 8x @ 11.4 oz. or a VX-3 3.5-10x @ 12.6 ounces are both options within your budget. I have an older Vari-X III 2.5-8x that survived a horse wreck that took out the rifle, has been on several rifles, in and out of scabbards and generally worked hard.  It still works great and is pretty hard to beat for the money.  
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Some of the options I found so far are:

Bushnell 3500 2-7x32mm
Vortex Diamondback HP 2-8x32mm
Leupold VX-3 2-8x36mm
Leupold VX-R 2-7x33mm
Zeiss Conquest Duralyt 1.5-5x36. ($89 over budget)
Swarovski z3 3-9x36mm ($200 over budget)

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Swaro Z3 3-9 X 36 is a WINNER!!!
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Leupold VX-2 2-7X33
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Originally posted by cropslx cropslx wrote:

I would like to stay under $500. I thought about kicking in extra $$ for the 3-9x36mm Swarovski if it would make a big difference from other options


Low light is as much about the reticle as it is about the optics with modern scopes. I would lean toward Leupold VX-R 2-7x32. VX-3 2.5-8x36 has a little of aan advantage due to a larger object8ve, but VX-R has a better reticle and illumination.

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I agree with the VX-R. All of my standard duplex Leupolds have always been lacking in low light performance. Especially when shooting into cover.
Though the 2-7 VX-R is a 30mm tube, it is still a compact scope that won't dwarf the little M7. I was actually looking to replace the 3-9x40 Monarch UCC on my .260 M7. The 3-9 Swarovski with the 4A reticle was my first choice. But the VX-R mentioned has my interest.
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....and it's only 12 or 13 ounces, I think....
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Thank you everyone. I believe I am going to try my first Leupold ever. I am going to purchase the VX-R 33mm :)
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Good choice. I've been very impressed with mine. I'd opt for the Firedot 4 option.  

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Thanks!! The firedot 4 is what I am leaning towards as well :)
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Will the 33mm objective size work for you or is that too large for your rifle? recently, I have found that some 24mm objective lens capture more light than 42mm lenses. It's all about the glass and the reticle in my mind. 
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I think you can choose UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mil-dot

UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mil-dot

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Originally posted by jonathan88 jonathan88 wrote:

I think you can choose UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mil-dot

UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mil-dot


He could, but why would he?  It is a little ungainly as a paperweight and not really suitable for much else.

ILya
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by jonathan88 jonathan88 wrote:

I think you can choose UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mil-dot

UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mil-dot


He could, but why would he?  It is a little ungainly as a paperweight and not really suitable for much else.

ILya
 
True, it would be huge on the little M7.
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Originally posted by jonathan88 jonathan88 wrote:

I think you can choose UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mil-dot

UTG 30mm SWAT 3-12X44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mil-dot


He could, but why would he?  It is a little ungainly as a paperweight and not really suitable for much else.

ILya



Don't beat around the bush. Tell us how you really feel about that scope. Laugh
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Originally posted by NW425 NW425 wrote:

Will the 33mm objective size work for you or is that too large for your rifle? recently, I have found that some 24mm objective lens capture more light than 42mm lenses. It's all about the glass and the reticle in my mind. 


33mm would be perfect for the model 7. I have a 24mm on my AR that I really like. Thanks!!
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