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Buying a new scope and hunt mostly in Mich. would like to know what scope would be a good choice. I would like something like a 3-9x? I am using a savage 30-06 bolt action . what would you spend your $400 on?
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Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40 or for a bit less Bushnell 2.5-10x40 or 50.All these will be within your budget & are outstanding buys for the price.Personally I like the Zeiss.
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Conquest.

 

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hard dicision for me, either the 4200, or the conquest. id have to see which would look better on the gun.

 

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I know a guy at work says he has a brand new in the box never been open bushnell 4200 6-24x40mm with mildot. for $400 should i get that one .
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 4200 6-24x40mm is a good scope but taylored for varmit shooting and not northern midwest Whitetail hunting.  I would stick with your instinct to get a 3-9x.

 

Besides being over-powered for the application, the 4200 6-24x40mm is almost 17" long and weighs 20oz.  You almost need a tape measure to appreciate how long a 17" scope is.

 



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6-24 is WAYYYYYYY too much power for a -06.

 

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Conquest 3-9x 40 should be all you ever need.
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I'm with Cory on this one. WAY to much power and bulk for a a 30/06. Stick with the mid-range power scopes mentioned.
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which one should I go with the 4200 or the zeiss ?
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i guess, flip a coin, either way you will love your choice, but i think i would have to go with the elite, for the rainguard coatings, and i think the elite might be jsut a hair brighter...not to start a controversy with ranburr.

 

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 ohh well, ranburr will never find me here.... jsut had to try out the new smileys, i just noticed them.......think i like this one the most...lol...

 

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 Cory, I will find you and when I doI see how it is, you and Roy are ganging up on me.  I guess I will just have to return that Conquest that I got you for Christmas!

 

ranburr

 

P.S. I am thinking about getting a 4200 Elite with Rainguard and the Firefly reticle just so that I can tell Roy that I have both and the Conquest is better!

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Hey ranburr, when you get the Elite, don't forget to get a shipping box and a RA# for your Conquest!!!!
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How are the sightron scopes for the money compared to the 4200 it would be nice to get some change back if I could get away with it quality wise .
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These guys are hitting it on the head with their choices.  Go with a Conquest, Burris or the 4200 in 2.5-10x40.  I have one on (4200 in 2.5-10x40) my Model 70 .30/06 Winchester and it's a perfect match! 
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NO,NO,NO..........get a 8-32x50 bsa on a colt sauer 22-250 african safari grade.

 

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That was just a joke, 

 

Seriously, though, I think 3-9 X 40 Conquest is perfect for .30-06 as long as all your shots are gonna be less than 500yds.  Which, with that round they most certainly will be. If u wanna spend more look at the VM/V series. I have one a 2.5-10X50 and i LOVE it. 

 

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I have a Sightron S2 3-9x42 and it's a top notch scope. I haven't had a chance to try out the S1 Sightrons.

 

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I would buy the Nikon Monarch 3.5 x 10 x 50. That is in fact what I did. It is mounted on a Remington 700 BDL in the .280 caliber. The large bell lets in enough light that you would swear it was 30 minutes later in the morning. They have superior optics and you will never be sorry for spending another few bucks. Try and find a buddy who repairs guns and see if he can give you his disconted price on parts, etc. You will be around $375 with the discount.
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3-9x40mm Conquest. 
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uaw003, a larger objective has no more light transmission than a 40mm objective, or a 20mm objective, only a larger exit pupil... and i would buy the nikon too... when hell freezes over, and the aliens land....ranburr, i have moved to a remote location in afganistan, im hiding out with osama, and ill give you one hint, its a cave, and we're wollering in our own stool, and lifes great, so im hidden.

 

cory

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