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WICH IS BETTER FOR HUNTING AT NIGHT ???????????????


NIKON MONARCH GOLD 2,5-10X56  700 $
LEUPOLD  VX3L 3,5-10X56               800 $
ZEIIS CONQUEST  3,5-10 X 56        1000 $

IS IT IMPORTANT THE DE DIFFERENCE OF MONEY OR NOT ????????
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For 1000 $ wich is better for buying ?????????
Nikon monarch 2,5-10x56
Leupold 3,5-10x56
Zeiss 3,5-10x56

for hunting at dark night ......
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That's a little easier to read!
 I think all three would be very good in low light, and a lot would depend on the reticles available.  The Meopta 7x56 would also be nice,  and I doubt that you need more magnification than about 6X or possibly 8X, but I haven't done any night hunting except for raccoons as a kid.  We always shot them with a .22 with iron sights, while holding a flashlight.
 
 
 
 


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What caliber and rifle brand will you be shooting?
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For night hunting you will do better with a low power illuminated optic.  While the 56mm objective gives you a 7mm exit eye pupil at 8 power it is a large clumsy beast.  Once you are over 6 power it becomes really hard to hand hold a rifle without a solid rest to shoot from.  A Leupold FX3 6x42 with heavy duplex is a good traditional optic for low light but it still doesnt have the illuminated reticle so I think you want 6x or lower power and about a 42mm objective.
Nikon 1.5-6x42 Monarch Gold 30mm Riflescope Nikon 1.5-6x42 Monarch Gold 30mm Riflescope
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$599.95 
Zeiss 1.8-5.5x38 Conquest Rifle Scope Zeiss 1.8-5.5x38 Conquest Rifle Scope
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Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Trijicon 1-4x24 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
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Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
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$806.95 
Bushnell 1.25-4x24 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope 4A w/ Illuminated Dot Bushnell 1.25-4x24 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
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Bushnell 2.5-10x50 Elite 4200 30mm Rifle Scope 4A w/ Illuminated Dot Bushnell 2.5-10x50 Elite 4200 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 422152M
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$499.95 
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I do a significant amount of night hunting, and it is severely tough to beat the Trijicon 2.5-10 listed above.  The illumination is great (always on), the power range is fantastic for any shot you could reasonably take at night, and the scope has suprising good glass for the price.

My hog rig is a 6.8 with an illuminated 1-4, my hunting partner's is an AR10 with the 2.5-10x56 on it. 

If $800 is too much, the Bushnell 2.5-10 illuminated will do well too, just not as bright, not as clear, and you gotta turn on the juice before you get illumination (and you risk leaving it on and draining the batteries.)
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I dont do a lot of night hunting but I went out after coyotes a while back and I'm  really thinking one wouldnt want a lot of magnification but illuminated reticle would be really hellpful or at least a heavy reticle like a post or heavy duplex. If you used the same set up for day use also the 2.5-10x56 Trijicon would be the pick of the litter.  I'd be pretty comfortable at night with an aimpoint red dot also I think.
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I agree completely.  It is a running debate between my friend and me: lower power vs. higher power.  Thus far, I've taken more game in failing light/darkness and I attribute that to rapid on-target of a true 1X or close.

There are a few tricks to night hunting:
1.  See the target.
2.  See the reticle.
3.  Don't miss.
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I have the Elite 4200 2.5-10x50 30mm tube illuminated no. 4 reticle. The illumination works ok, it can be dimmed way down. The reticle is very heavy, 2cnd FP - but too heavy for fine work at the range.  It is a real good reticle for night hunting though, even if the battery runs down.  This scope has significant "tunnel view" when turned down to 2.5x.  Only other drawback is it is a large, relatively heavy scope.  Seems to be bullet-proof though.  I have mine on a Tikka T3 338 Win Mag I use as my truck gun and hog hunter that truly has some "snort" when loaded up with full house 250gr handloads.  Many of these rounds down the barrel and the scope is as solid as a rock for holding zero though.  It is a bargain for the money it cost me when I got it off The Sample List.  It is a bargain at the SWFA "new scope" price also!!! 
 
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Unless your shooting something heavier than a .30-06 I'd go with the Trijicon 2.5-10x56 with green dot.
 
As mentioned above though the Bushnell 4200 Elite 2.5-10x50 illuminated is a great scope and probably the BEST buy. You can put it on anything and expect it to hold up OK.
 
For low light you must have a reticle you can see in the dark!!!
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Step up a little and go to the Zeiss Victory Diavari.  It won't hurt to save a little longer and get the much better glass.  I am not a very patient person  but I really do try to get the best value within a price range.  In your $1000 range, save a little more, get much higher quality. 


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Originally posted by Texas Texas wrote:

I have the Elite 4200 2.5-10x50 30mm tube illuminated no. 4 reticle. The illumination works ok, it can be dimmed way down. The reticle is very heavy, 2cnd FP - but too heavy for fine work at the range.  It is a real good reticle for night hunting though, even if the battery runs down.  This scope has significant "tunnel view" when turned down to 2.5x.  Only other drawback is it is a large, relatively heavy scope.  Seems to be bullet-proof though.  I have mine on a Tikka T3 338 Win Mag I use as my truck gun and hog hunter that truly has some "snort" when loaded up with full house 250gr handloads.  Many of these rounds down the barrel and the scope is as solid as a rock for holding zero though.  It is a bargain for the money it cost me when I got it off The Sample List.  It is a bargain at the SWFA "new scope" price also!!! 
 
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Texas
 
 
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Step up a little and go to the Zeiss Victory Diavari.  It won't hurt to save a little longer and get the much better glass.  I am not a very patient person  but I really do try to get the best value within a price range.  In your $1000 range, save a little more, get much higher quality. 

you know dan thats not bad advice, and i totally agree.
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I do not do any night hunting, but own the aforementioned Trijicon and have used it many times in low light situations and has always come through for me.  It is one of my favorite scopes.   Optically clear and without obvious distortion, nice turrets with solid clicks (both feel and sound) that lift up to re-zero, with adjustments that are reasonably close to what they are suppose to be.  A scope I would recommend.

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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Originally posted by Texas Texas wrote:

I have the Elite 4200 2.5-10x50 30mm tube illuminated no. 4 reticle. The illumination works ok, it can be dimmed way down. The reticle is very heavy, 2cnd FP - but too heavy for fine work at the range.  It is a real good reticle for night hunting though, even if the battery runs down.  This scope has significant "tunnel view" when turned down to 2.5x.  Only other drawback is it is a large, relatively heavy scope.  Seems to be bullet-proof though.  I have mine on a Tikka T3 338 Win Mag I use as my truck gun and hog hunter that truly has some "snort" when loaded up with full house 250gr handloads.  Many of these rounds down the barrel and the scope is as solid as a rock for holding zero though.  It is a bargain for the money it cost me when I got it off The Sample List.  It is a bargain at the SWFA "new scope" price also!!! 
 
Best,
 
Texas
 
 
SNORT!!! Big Grin
 ...I assume that term is a Texican word meaning- "I unconditionally agree with that insightful evaluation, my Good Fellow!".
 
 
 Or what?
 Edited to add:
Nevermind. I re-read Tex's post and see where it comes from.


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Bushnell 6500 isant real reliable so try if you dare, mine was broke befor it was mounted on my gun
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