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Hi guys,
Im new to the site and I am currently upgrading my rifle scopes.  Primarily deer/groundhog hunting.  I wanna be at least 12 power with a max of 16.  I wanna be under 1000 dollars per scope.  I am upgrading from Nikon Monarch, Pentax Lightseeker, Burris Black Diamond/Euro Diamond (Just to name a few).  I know these are decent scopes, but still wanna upgrade.  Here are my thoughts. Oh and I do like 44 mm obj or larger.
 
1.  Zeiss conquest 4.5-14/ hd5
2.  Monarch x (maybe a lil over 1000)
3.  Swaro z3/z5 (Maybe demo, or find a deal under 1000)
 
Thoughts on Weaver tactical, swfa, elite 6500, and sightron sIII
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Of those you have listed, the SWFA SS line is a clear value... good glass, superior reliability and overall "toughness", excellent adjustment range, quality products.  For the dollars invested, you really won't come close with anything else.
The elite 6500 is a good scope, but I cannot comment on anything other than first impressions.  There is a lot of good and a lot bad flying around about the 6500, so I would say it is "iffy".
Weaver tactical is nice, but won't live up to the SWFA.
Sightron SIII is also a very nice scope.  I've only "played with" one, it seemed good enough to me, but I have only impressions.  There are a few personnel on this forum, whom I respect a great deal, who speak, mostly, highly of them.   If the opportunity and need arose, I would not have qualms about purchasing an SIII.  
I have a few rifles I don't put "tactical" scopes on... nostalgia thing... but tactical scopes, to me, are excellent for hunting... designed for hunting the most dangerous of quarries.  They serve the hunting role quite well.  
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