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    Posted: July/02/2021 at 13:51
I bought a Weatherby Deluxe 300 Magnum with Redfield scope mount. I have been thinking about purchasing a Trijicon Accupoint 2.5-10X56 scope.  What do y’all think about it?
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Overall a good scope, good low light performance, nice glass, good mechanicals, good FOV... I prefer the triangle post reticle for that scope, it's what makes Trijicon "shine"...
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Thanks for the feedback!
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I’ve had the scope in question and I currently have two Trijicon 3-9X40s. One of them, I recently got back from Trijicon after having tritium replaced. They did it for free btw.  The 2.5-10 is a good low light scope, a little better than the 3-9X40s. For me, there isn’t enough difference between them to justify the extra size and weight though. The 3-9X40 weighs less than a pound and is also less expensive. I like the mildot reticle for hunting at night. I’ve looked through scopes with the triangle reticle but haven’t owned one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Daddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/03/2021 at 13:17
Yes, I was wondering about the differences in the two scopes.  I’m definitely having second thoughts about the 56.  Thanks for the good feedback!
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I have second thoughts about what scope I need to purchase.  I open to all suggestions and brands.  Please provide feedback!  Thanks
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I like the larger objective... the weight difference, for me, is of the "a difference that makes no difference is no difference".  Definitely a noticeable difference, to me, in available light in low light conditions.  However, that difference is a tradeoff for some people concerned with the weight.  There is about an 18% advantage to the 56mm objective at 10x over the 40 at 9x... all other things, including coatings, being equal.  
I also do not care for 3-9 scopes... just a personal preference.  For those who like them, I have no qualms with your preferences.  I have a couple of 3-9's... because they had other features I wanted in a price range I was willing to pay for a 3-9... just not something I generally seek out. Que sera, sera...
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My initial look at scopes, I came to the Accupoint 56.  The Weatherby weighs considerably.  I don’t think the weight of the scope will matter that much.  I won’t be walking very far, and will be hunting from the ground.  I’m 65 years old and don’t have a lot of stamina in me.  I got a good buy on the gun $1000.00, and wanted to make it a nice scope fit.  I will be hunting in open fields early in the morning and ate in the evening.
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Originally posted by Big Daddy Big Daddy wrote:

I have second thoughts about what scope I need to purchase.  I open to all suggestions and brands.  Please provide feedback!  Thanks




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Since you are open to others, an interesting mention.
Meopta Meostar 3-12x56 4D DichroTech or MeoPro Optika6 3-18x50 4D DichroTech... I've done some research on these options.. I have a Meostar 3-12 x56(prior to Dichroic reticles) on a Voere Shikar .300WinMag and am very interested in the dichroic technology... designed specifically for low light hunting applications, no battery, lighted reticle.  Meopta is a top end scope... great glass, very good mechanicals, great on the .300WM and have had it on a few other rifles.  It is holding up well, great hunting scope. The advertising for this scope has an error in it stating a 4MOA dot on the reticle... it is actually 4cm/100m or 1.38MOA.  On the Optika6 3-18 it is 2cm/100m or 0.69MOA.  Don't know your pocketbook range, but this is a very nice scope to consider... either one.  Meostar is the flagship of the Meopta line, the MeoPro Optika6 is a mid-range scope, but still outstanding.  
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I would either select the 2.5-12x42 or  for a little more money the  3-18x50


As far as Trijicon I have had the 1-4  red triangle post and loved it. My son got off with it last year.
I have also had a couple of the 5 - 20 x 50 mil dot green dot.  One of my boys has that on a .223 Tikka and really likes it.  The  5-20 did not have much internal adjustment and I had some issues with illumination not being right but SWFA was on top of that and it works.   I ordered in a 3-9 and did not care for it and sent it back think it was the amber reticle which I tend not to like anyway as I have a 1.5x compact ACOG with yellow triangle and that washes out against streetlights at night.  I also have a 3x red crosshair reticle compact ACOG which is high on my favorite scope list.  I have looked real hard at the 2.5 -10x56 and I prefer a smaller objective but it's a great scope and noticeably wider field of view that the 3-9 has.  The two that I posted above 2. 5-12 and 3-18 are more recent additions to the line and spot on as far as power range for a thirty caliber magnum. My 300 WM  and 300 WSM  rifles have U.S. Optics B17, Leupold 3.5-10FFP, Bushnell 4200 4-16x42 and Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 but I am a huge fan of the tritium illumination in Accupoints and over time may switch out to a couple of these to the 3-18x50 Accupoint with red triangle post.   I could take the red triangle post on the 1-4 and do anything I would need to do at 200  to 300 yds past that I want more magnification. I do like my Zeiss and my U.S. Optics scopes and the Mk4 does what it was intended to do.   My preference for hunting rifles has always been 4-16 because I like to get a closer look sometimes.  One time when I was hunting with a 10x Leupold MK4 M3 and Paul had a 8-25 Leupold  Mk4 M1 he could tell a deer was a spike not a doe at 600 yds and I could not tell. 

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I agree with the posts above. If your hunting from a stand and not concerned with weight, the 2.5-10X56 IS the better option. I use my Trijicon almost exclusively for hog hunting at night. Weight and size do matter to me. I don’t feel like I’ve ever not been able to make a shot with 3-9X40 that I could’ve made with the 2.5-10X56.  The triangle reticles are fast and made for shooting with both eyes open. For hogs at night, I prefer the tiny illuminated mildot. It’s easier for me to see past that particular reticle and resolve the target. The illumination in all these scopes is superb, but the size of the reticle is as important as brightness of it, at least to my eyeballs. 
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whow, great info.  It will probably be the Accupoint in 2.5-10X56, but also considering the 3X9.
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As we are so fond of saying here..."just get both"...
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can’t afford both.
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For the 56mm, what is type of scope rings do I need to purchase?  Thanks
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I have narrowed my list down to 3 scopes.  Leupold varixiii 3-9X40, Trijicon 2.5-10X56 or Trijicon 3-9X40.  These are in the Accupoint model.  Which do y’all suggest?
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Am looking at a Z3!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/05/2021 at 20:58
If you are meaning the old Leo VariX-III, those scopes are playing A Ball compared to a major leaugue scope like a Z3. I have two of the VariX-III scopes in 1.5-5 and 3.5-10x50 and they don't have the quality of glass or coatings to compare to the low light performance of a Z3. 
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I have researched the Z3.  It seems like the real deal.
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