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Okay well im looking for a new scope for my slug gun as well, and since you all helped so much picking out my scope for my 300WSM(conquest 3-9x40) i thought you would be able to help with this. My longest shot would prob be around 75 yards. soo i was thinking maybe something along a 1-4x? Your opinion will be appreciated!

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Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope Plex Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield II Rifle Scope
Stock # - 200160
  • Gloss
  • Plex
  • 1"
  • Hunter Knobs
  • Discontinued closeout price
  • Normally $189.95
$119.95
Price wise its hard to beat this deal. Probably more power than you need but if you used it on 3x you should be OK.  At those short distances you may even want a red dot scope.
Vortex 1x30 StrikeFire Red Dot 30mm Sight Vortex 1x30 StrikeFire Red Dot 30mm Sight
Stock # - SFBRHUNT
  • Matte
  • Red Dot
  • 30mm
  • Comes with Low Ring and 2x Doubler
$149.95
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In addition to the FFII and strikefire, I would also look at the 2-7 viper.
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+1 on the Viper 2-7.
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The 1-4x20 VXII would be great, only down side is the light gathering ability of the 20mm scope.
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2-7 viper. would be ideal fit
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Originally posted by Cbissell07 Cbissell07 wrote:

Okay well im looking for a new scope for my slug gun as well, and since you all helped so much picking out my scope for my 300WSM(conquest 3-9x40) i thought you would be able to help with this. My longest shot would prob be around 75 yards. soo i was thinking maybe something along a 1-4x? Your opinion will be appreciated!

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If you like Conquests... do a little digging, and find a 4x32!

Or, the 1-4x sounds good, too.  It's a great time to be a scope buyer.

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I just put a 4X32 Sightron II on my slug gun. It's a keeper I believe. Good eye relief, decent glass, lightweight, good CS and reasonably priced. What's not to like? Good luck with your selection.
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

I just put a 4X32 Sightron II on my slug gun. It's a keeper I believe. Good eye relief, decent glass, lightweight, good CS and reasonably priced. What's not to like? 
 
Eye position sensitivity perhaps ? (At least that was true on the Big Sky, IMO)
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What Big Sky did you have?  My 1.25-5x seems to be fine in that regard.  A fixed power would probably even have less issues with that.
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If you max shot is 75 yards, I would look at a fixed 1x or 2.5x.  I have a fixed 1x on my muzzleloader and have taken deer at 200 yards. 

But I am a low power kind of guy, I think 4x is to much for inside 100 yards.
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yeah but if i need to count a bucks rack at 75 yards its nice to be able to get that close. and ive also had deer run me over (shot one 3 feet away, coulda poked her with my gun) so i feel a 1-4 would be perfect
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That is what the Binos are for.  Big Grin
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

What Big Sky did you have?  My 1.25-5x seems to be fine in that regard.  A fixed power would probably even have less issues with that.
 
3-9 x 42 ... looked thru it, didn't buy it. Eye positioning was too critical for my taste, but the glass was good.  Of course we're discussing a lower power fixed so I'm not sure it would apply.
 
I currently have a 3-9x40 Conquest, an IOR 4-14x50 Tactical, and the recent addition to my family a Viper 2-7x32.  Eye positioning sensitivity is about the same on all 3 -- I'd call it medium / okay.
 
But Leupold is still the best in this category. Why is it so difficult for manufacturers to get this right?
I may not shoulder the gun the same way every time, nor have my cheek mounted in the exact same place every time. 
 
/end rant
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yeah but when you do a lot of pushing and the deer fly by us by the time you pull your binos up and go to reach for your gun then that deers gone
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Here is another thought.  I just got one of these.  I have not hunted with it, but the power range is great.  With the closeout sale it is a great deal.  http://swfa.com/Burris-15-6x40-Euro-Diamond-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P2984.aspx
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if i can pick one up on the samplelist for around 250 thats a possibility
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Originally posted by Cbissell07 Cbissell07 wrote:

yeah but when you do a lot of pushing and the deer fly by us by the time you pull your binos up and go to reach for your gun then that deers gone


If they are moving that fast you really don't have time to turn up the magnification of your scope either.  That is unless you hunt on 4x.  Which then defeats the purpose of getting the 1-4x. 


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Originally posted by brencat brencat wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

What Big Sky did you have?  My 1.25-5x seems to be fine in that regard.  A fixed power would probably even have less issues with that.
 
3-9 x 42 ... looked thru it, didn't buy it. Eye positioning was too critical for my taste, but the glass was good.  Of course we're discussing a lower power fixed so I'm not sure it would apply.
 
I currently have a 3-9x40 Conquest, an IOR 4-14x50 Tactical, and the recent addition to my family a Viper 2-7x32.  Eye positioning sensitivity is about the same on all 3 -- I'd call it medium / okay.
 
But Leupold is still the best in this category. Why is it so difficult for manufacturers to get this right?
I may not shoulder the gun the same way every time, nor have my cheek mounted in the exact same place every time. 
 
/end rant


Good to know about the 3-9x
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I had a Big Sky 3-9x42 and never even mounted it. The eye positioning was extremely critical. You had to be exactly centered and exactly the right eye relief to get a good sight picture.
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That makes me wonder.  I am not really capable of holding a scope steady enough to test the eye position like that.  Most scopes I look through that way are very hard to get just right.  But when mounted it makes a world of difference.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

That makes me wonder.  I am not really capable of holding a scope steady enough to test the eye position like that.  Most scopes I look through that way are very hard to get just right.  But when mounted it makes a world of difference.


+1 Or at least use one of the rifle stocks with the rubber scope clamps when checking out a scope.
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I think Nikon is a lot of scope for the money, or check out the Burris closeouts.
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I would say... fixed 4X. Zeiss if you have the cash... Nikon if you are on the cheap. A fixed 4x scope can be insanely useful in real world hunting situations. 
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