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Just picked up a 204 in a hs stock and need a scope for it.  I'm gun rich and scope poor as the expression goes some options i've been mulling over and aggravating CFII about -
 
 
Option A - pull the swaro 3.5-18 off the 300 wsm which don't get used allot, hunting rig only most shots less than 250yds. Put the swaro on the 204 and put one of these on the 300 wsm - 
 
3-12x50 zeiss conquset durlyt
zeiss 2-8x42 conquest dyrlyt
zeiss conquest 3-9
Trijicon accupoint 3-9
 
Option B - Put one of these on the 204 and leave everything else alone, will probably turn into my gun I grab for most things pest related and target shooting. 
 
Leupold 4.5-14x40 VX-3 with CDS and AO
Leupold VX-R 4-12x40 with cds
Weaver tactical 4-20
minox  ZA5 4-20
Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44
 
Option C - Put my SS 3-9 on the 204 and get one of these for my sub 308 gun -
 
Pride Fowler 3-9 22lr scope because the 22LR and subsonic 308 are so close)
SS 6X
 
any other options are welcome, not really price sensitive as i'm already all over the place.


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Too many great options there! Looks like you can't go wrong!
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dang I wish I had his problem....well the one we are currently talking about anyway!!!! Cool
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I can't imagine needing a 3.5-18 on a big game rifle if shots are mostly 250 yards and less.
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I sometimes go farther with it.  Typically shots are less than 250  however it is the gun i travel with and carry with me on all trips.  The large mag range helps when I need it
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I'm leaning towards option B
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I would suggest the Weaver, just in the 3-15 configuration. It is more than enough for big game, even at WAY out there range.
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Since your 204 will be shot more I would pull the swaro 3.5-18 off and put it on the 204. Why not have your best scope on the rifle you will shot the most? And I would look at a Swaro 3-9 to replace it on your 300wsm. And as you know better glass trumps magnification every time. I seem to remember a post where CF and CFII both use that scope on their go to hunting rifle. 
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The more I think about it the more I think I would be upset with less than the swaro on my 300 WSM.  I think the range and clarity of it has spoiled me and I'd be upset with anything less.  SO lets take option 1 off the table.  I also think that I'd want more than 9x on the 204 so Option 3 is off too. 
 
Lets just stick with getting something for the new 204......  suggestions?  Like to dial so that ability is a must.  12x or better top end not more than 5 on bottom.
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I still like my suggestion of the 3-15 Weaver.
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I do run a 3-9 Swaro on my go to gun that has a lot more to do with weight than anything though. I am still sticking to my reccomendations. If you want to dial then that pretty much takes the Minox of the table. However I do a gent who had a Minox 4-20 on a .204 who could ring steel all day long. Whistling Granted it does take more thought to dial in being 1/8 MOA clicks it is still doable. The main reason people shy away from 1/8 moa is the fact that it normally takes away from your overall adjustment range, this is not the case with the Minox. I do not dislike Leupold but they are not my favorite either. If I wanted the best glass I would get the Minox if I wanted the easiest one to adjust, granted it's dedicated to a single gun, I would get the Leupold if I wanted both that would be universal adjustment for any caliber I would go with a Weaver 3-15.
 
Leupold 4.5-14x40 VX-3 with CDS and AO
Weaver tactical 4-20 or 3-15
Minox ZA5 4-20 or 3-15
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What about a conquest 4.5-14 with target knobs?
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Who wants to bet he changes his mind after he reads the email I just sent him?
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He already did...He deleted the post!
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Who wants to bet he changes his mind after he reads the email I just sent him?
He already deleted his post "Decision made...... CFII ring it up Everyone else has to wait of pictures lol" Wink
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Originally posted by Chris Farris II Chris Farris II wrote:

Who wants to bet he changes his mind after he reads the email I just sent him?
I'm going Minox.  and I'm not gonna change my mind now.  If it was good enough for your 204 (ziggy) i'm sure i can do almost as goodWink 
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I'm glad you made a decision-it can be mind boggling how difficult that can be with all of the great options out there. The first one I thought about was this though:
 
Bushnell 2.5-16x42 Elite 6500 30mm Rifle Scope Fine Multi-X Bushnell 2.5-16x42 Elite 6500 30mm Rifle Scope
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Right now he is suffering from the dreaded knife virus....
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nah... I've got a few in the works.... they are some time off though.

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