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Optics GrassHopper
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I am looking at four different 3x9 scopes for a Tikka T3 hunter in .308. By budget is $225 or less.
I have four that I've narrowed it down to:

Sightron SII (new) - $205 shipped
Nikon Monarch (used, I believe it is a couple of years old) - $200
Leupold Vari-X II (older model, used) - $175-200 shipped
Leupold VX-I (new) - $200

They all have similar warranties and have heard very good things about all of them. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Please help me choose. I suffer from buyers remorse.
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I'd get the Sightron SII, or a Nikon Team Primos ($200 on SWFA)....pass on the second-hand nikon and low end leupolds IMO.  And welcome to the OT!!!
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Nikon Primos in a good move ..Find a 4200 Elite under $250 ..or a 3200 Elite over the VX-1 or older vari X II ,  or grab a Weaver V-10 ( 2-10)

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I'd go with the Sightron SII.  have 3 and for the price they are great.
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If you don't mind the BDC, I'd go with the Nikon Primos, otherwise I'd go with the SII from SWFA, our host for this site!
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8435 Nikon 3-9x40 Team Primos Riflescope                                                                                     Nikon 3-9x40 Team Primos Riflescope
  • Matte
  • BDC
  • 1"
  • Team Primos
SWFA: $199.95
 
SII39X42 Sightron 3-9x42 SII Riflescope                                                                                          Sightron 3-9x42 SII Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Plex
  • 1"
SWFA: $199.95
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