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 Pros and cons of this scope? Optic quality? Just bought a new to me rifle(308) and looking for a reasonably priced small light scope. Had enuff of the mega scopes for hunting.
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 I just got one 2wks ago to replace my VXIII 1.75-6x32.  I"ve mounted it but have not had a chance to sight it in yet.  It eliminated the two characteristics of the VXIII I could not deal with.  Short eye relief at high X power and image distortion at the outer edges at low X power.  So far I haven't found anything I don't like about it.  It was recommended by one of the members here who does optics evaluations for OT.

 

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i cant say enough good things about that scope, i cant wait to take it hunting this fall. on the range it has performed flawlessly, all the while sitting on top of a .375H&H. the 32mm objective is plenty even later in the afternoon its fine. the eye relief is very good the elevation and windage knobs are cool too. i highly recommend vortex scopes.




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Another happy owner here.  Well, former owner.  My buddy talked me out of it, but I did manage to hold on to the rifle it was mounted on.

Bright, clear, perfect tracking, held zero - all the good stuff.  I loved the size, & I loved the magnification lever thingee.  Then there's the whole thing about it being an outstanding value...

Had I not become a fixed-power convert, I'd gladly have this model on all my rifles.

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 Which reticle did you have,FC?  Both myself and pyro have the C-3.
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Just the plain ol' plex.  I never got to try it past 200 yards, and that was just at the range.  The critters that got whacked were from 15' to about 80 yards.

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 I really like the return to zero set up on the w/e adjustments on the Vortex scopes.  Almost like a target turret.
 
 I also like fixed X scopes. In fact I recently picked up a 4X Conquest before they were all gone.  I made a suggestion here about Vortex bringing out a line fixed X scopes but don't look for it to happen. A 2.5x,4x,and 6x would be NICE.
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I don't know E.  Vortex listens pretty hard to customers.  They could easily make a fixed scope in the dimondback or viper lineup and i think it would do great
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  Had a PM with ILya who said Vortex didn't think there was a market for them.  More fixed out there than I thought.
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Time will tell.  the rate at which they are going they may change their mind
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 I do hope so!
 
 I can't understand why Zeiss dropped the Conquest 4X.  To me it's got everything you'd want.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 I do hope so!
 
 I can't understand why Zeiss dropped the Conquest 4X.  To me it's got everything you'd want.

That's my favorite.  I picked up 2 of the last 6 that SWFA had in stock.  I thought awfully hard about getting the rest of them, too!

FWIW, I did buy a 4x Crossfire, & it's a decent scope.  I've compared it to my Nikon ProStaff 4x28 Rimfire, & they seem roughly equivalent in the look-through test.  The Nikon seems more "yellow", and the Vortex a tad more "blue".  The Crossfire is also a touch longer & heavier than the ProStaff.  I haven't thoroughly wrung-out the Crossfire on the range yet, but it seems like a good value for the $.  If rimfire shooters were to bump up to this scope from the bubble-wrapped crap, they'd be amazed at the improvement.

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Maybe some experts could weigh in here, but it seems to me that a better objective lens size for this class of scopes is 36mm since it'd give a shooter better low light performance at 6x and it would match the rear bell size better and, I think, nothing would be lost as far as mounting it lower.  Thoughts?

That said, I've been impressed w/ the Vortex Vipers and plan to pick up a 3-9 soon.  

I'd also be quite interested in a good fixed 6x!
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I too would prefer 36mm on this class of scope.  It still allows for low mounting.  I have a now-discontinued Kahles CL 2-7X36, and it is and will forever be one of my favorite scopes.  To me, it represents a great compromise of size, weight, power, and light transmission for deer hunting.
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 Don't know.  Maybe to keep the weight down.  At 13oz it's already heavier,although not by much,than the two other 2-7 brands.  It still gives an exit pupil of 5mm at 6.4X.
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I just may pick up one for the wife's Ruger compact 7mm-08.
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 It's a very user friendly scope,bNb.  I think she'd like it.
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i think that 32mm is fine for the low powers, i dont know that one would gain much by going to 36mm, but i wouldnt pass up a scope that came in 2x7x36 by any means.
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 REALLY!  Especially if it's spelled K-a-h-l-e-s.
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well actually if it was made by any of the decent scope makers out there.
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