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my brother in law wants to buy a 2-7 2.5x8 sized scope, so i told him if it were up to me i would look at the 2.5x8 conquest the 2.5x8 vx3 and the 2-7 vortex viper, anybody got some comments or experiences with these scopes?? any others that may fit into this category that i missed?? he doesnt want a 1x4 or a 3x9.
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I had a 2.5-8x36vx III on a beautiful custom 30-06 and it was great.  I am not crazy about Leupy,  but I would buy another of those.  
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its going on a 9.3x62 mauser. i dont know if that helps any. i suppose there is a nikon in the 2x7 class i didnt mention too. he doesnt want to spend more than $450 for the scope
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  Right now I've got a 1.75-6x32 VXIII on my 9.3 but may end up with a straight 2.5x or 4x by next season.  This would make for a nice set-up if it interests him:
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The 1.75-6X32 and 2.5-8X32 are my 2 favorite models from the VX-3 line.  I like them a lot.

Nikon offers a 2-8X32 Monarch, which I think is an intriguing little scope, though I've not seen one yet.  I'm sure it's a good scope, though. 
 
If you can find one, the now-discontinued 2-7X36 Kahles CL is a superb scope, one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite 1" scope in this magnification class.
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it came with an old weaver k4 and he didnt like that, he wanted a variable power scope but didnt want to much, i told him that the difference between the 2.5x8 and the 3x9 wasnt very much and would open up a lot more options, but he is pretty set on what he wants.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

The 1.75-6X32 and 2.5-8X32 are my 2 favorite models from the VX-3 line.  I like them a lot.

Nikon offers a 2-8X32 Monarch, which I think is an intriguing little scope, though I've not seen one yet.  I'm sure it's a good scope, though. 
 
If you can find one, the now-discontinued 2-7X36 Kahles CL is a superb scope, one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite 1" scope in this magnification class.

i totally forgot about the kahles, im not sure where i would find one in his price range though. but i will mention it to him. that would certainly be a better quality scope than all the ones i mentioned to him.
these "tweener" scopes arent my thing so i can only tell him who makes nice stuff. thanks for the info guys.


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I have three of the Leupold 2.5-8's and they have held up extremely well. Each has  proven optically up to any task I have put them to. I 've moved each around to different rifles, including at times a 338 Win Mag ,45/70 , and 50 cal BP's ( where 2 reside now) and no worries.. I'd get another if needed..

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I have a Nikon Monarch 2x7x32 on a Pre '81 BLR in .358 Win., a Leupold Vari-X III 2.5x8x36 ona Browning Micro Medallion in 7mm08, and Zeiss Conquest 2.5x8x32 on a Browning X-Bolt in .308 Win.  I like them all for what I use them for.  The Conquest will probably a liitle easier to mount on that particular gun since it has a longer tube.  I don't think any one of those three would be a bad choice.  Personally I would go with the Zeiss unless the rifle has a high gloss finish then I would go with the Leupy since you can match the finish. 
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I have two VX -III's in 2.5-8X36 and highly recommend them.  Everytime I take one off and try something else I end up going back to them.  The VX-3 should be even better.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i told him that the difference between the 2.5x8 and the 3x9 wasnt very much and would open up a lot more options, but he is pretty set on what he wants.


That's so true and there are so many more options in 3.9...worth the extra .75" to 1" IMO.
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my only question is that do you really need 3x9 for a 9.3??
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  Cartridges aside,it all depends on the eyes pyro.  Some people just shoot better with higher magnifications at distances where others do as good with less. I'm talkin huntin not groupin.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

my only question is that do you really need 3x9 for a 9.3??
...............NOPE!.................Assuming the eyes are ok, for the 9.3 I like the 1.5-5x20 VX3 or a 1.75-6x32 VX3.  Although I consider it too much for a 9.3, a 2.5x8 would be the max.
 
For hunting, the 1.5x5 or the 1.75x6 are better matches to that cartridge.
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 A little extra magnification never hurts if you hunt in a district that has antler point or length restrictions, even in fairly heavy cover.

 Binoculars are better, of course, but sometimes you just don't have time to dig them out when the deer is moving.
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  Taking the cartridge into consideration,it's not that bad at 300yds or so.  Using a 270gr Speer (bc=.36) @ 2400 fps and sighted in at just under 3"(2.95) at 100yds. only puts you down 12" @ 300yds.  Of course you could do better with lighter bullets but that's not what the cartridge is about. FOR ME atleast.  So a 3-9x40 scope wouldn't be inappropriate at all. 
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I also like leupold scopes on larger caliber guns, the 2.5-8 or 1.75-6 would be great on a .366
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so has anybody here had a chance to compare the new vx3 and the conquest side by side??
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thats the one i mentioned to him, he was wondering how it would compare to the leupold vx3.
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 Pyro,if weight is of a concern in his decision on the Zeiss 1.8-5.5,a guy on another forum weighed his on a postal scale. Weight was 15.6oz as compared to the 18oz shown in specs.
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he isnt concerned with the weight at all, i just told him that the 3x9 conquest i test drove was a very nice scope, but i havent looked through a new vx3 yet so i dont know how they would compare.
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I have tested both a new 3.5-10 VX3 and a new 3-9x Conquest on my optics chart at night, setting both on 6x so there wouldn't be any exit pupil bias. They were so similar I couldn't tell any difference. (At the same time I tested a 2-12x Swarovski Z6, also set on 6x. It tested slightly better than the Leupold and Zeiss, but the difference was very, very small.) The VX3 also noticeably beat out a 3.5-10x VX-III only a couple of years old.

The adjustments on the VX3 are the best I've yet seen on any of the VX series, very precise and repeatable.
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john barsness did that. well thats probably a good comparison.
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