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I realize there are a number of tremendous optics out there, but i can't seem to find a local shop that carries anything but Leupold and Nikon.  A couple will have some lower end Swarovski and Zeiss.  I have read some great things about Sightron, Vortex, Burris, Pentax, but no one in south texas carries them.   I was wondering if i would be better served sticking with a brand i can get a hold of locally rather than take a chance ordering a scope sight unseen.
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It is difficult to pull the trigger on an $800 scope when you can put your hands on the product and look through it.  Just curious as to whether this is typical to all areas or just my location.

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It is unusual to find a local shop with the inventory variety SWFA maintains.  I place it in the "not very likely" category.  Some of the MAJOR gun/hunting stores maintain some high end items, but the list is not big.  Give SWFA a try, I don't think you will be disappointed.  Of course, your expectations must be realistic.  

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    Not sure where you're located in Texas, but SWFA is in Red Oak, Texas. Might be worth a drive to handle and eyeball some different stuff.   -Al
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Well if you are in South TEXAS congratulations, I wish I was still there.  Anyway why not make a road trip up to SWFA for a little adventure in the Dallas Area possibly a dinner at Papasitos may be even a trip over to Arlington to see Six Flags  I'm sure you can find something interesting to do there to justify the trip by SWFA to look at some scopes.  If not why dont you say what town you are in and who knows one of the guys who lives nearby that has a scope that you are interested in might reply back.   As for sticking wiht what you can get locally that might really limit your options. Telling us how you hunt what rifle caliber and the expected distances involved is a pretty sure bet that we can suggest a couple of choices that would serve you well.
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whereabouts in South Texas?
I grew up down there...

assume you are hunting senderos?

what caliber or rifle?
How far do you want to be able to shoot?

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