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Gents,
 
I have a .243 Savage and of course I want it to do everything. After months of hard realizations I am close to choosing between these two scopes.
 
The gun is a bolt action 2?" barrel with the accu-trigger.
 
The main use will be hunting, but some use for general target shooting.
 
I want low magnification because in my hunting experience, shots are within 200 yards. Target identification (spike, button buck) could be a factor but close range shots seem to be the norm. Most of my hunting is East Coast, with some in Texas.
 
I have hunted hogs at night and want a scope with good light transmission. Which of the two of these is better for my application?
 
What is the percentage of light transmission for both these scopes?
Thank you for your help!
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will share one thing with you for your consideration. In the last year I purchased one of the redfield 2-7 scopes for my savage 308. The little redfield is pretty much a clone of the 2-7 leupold vx II dimensionally. I ended up returning the redfield as it was too short to fit the ring spacing on my 308 using the std weaver bases and zee rings. Those savage short actions are not that short, so you may want to compare all of your measurements before laying down your $$ as it may influence your choice.
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Thanks Powderburn. That is something I have not considered at all. I will look into it.
 
Also, any thoughts or ideas how the Nikon Monarch 2-8x32 stacks up against the previous two?
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monarch is comparable to the vx3
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What pyro said, Monarch is a very nice scope. Have you considered the 2-7 vipers that are on closeout right now?    I personally haven't used one beyond just looking at them in the shop but I have been impressed with the fit and finish as well as the view and for the price I would definitely give one consideration. Having said all that I have a older vari xii on my 243 ruger and am very happy with it. The new vx II is suppose to be an improved version.
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I have not heard of Vortex optics at all. Anybody have any opinions or used one?
My price range is around $300. One of the things that is attractive about the Leupold is the warranty of course. In my history the Nikons have looked just bit clearer though. Hmmm....
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  I replaced a VX III 1.75-6x32 (NOT VX3) with a 2-7x32 Viper.  The Viper resolved the issues I had with the Leupold,and then some,for $100 less than I paid for the Leupold.  I am NOT a Leupold basher and still have two that I won't be getting rid of anytime soon. As far as the Viper warranty goes,here is some info on it and the Viper line of scopes.
 
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Wow, no complaints with the warranty. Let me get this straight, Vortex is clearer than the others, cheaper than the others, has strong repeatable adjustments and has a great warranty?
Hmm...
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ive got a 2x7 vortex viper on my .375H&H right now and it can handle that abuse just fine. they make good scopes and their customer service is second to none.
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 I'd rather not get into what characteristics I didn't like about the VX III but clearity wasn't one of the main ones.  Here's a pic of the Viper 2-7x32 mounted on a short bbl'd rifle (20") to give you a visual idea of it's dimensions.

 

 
 
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Gents, thank you for the help. One Vector Viper 2-7x33 with bdc on it's way...
The price, the reviews, the features and the warranty make it worth trying.
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i think you will be very happy with it, i love mine.
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 And if you don't like it I call first dibbs on it!  Bucky
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 And if you don't like it I call first dibbs on it!  Bucky

dammit earl you beat me to it, i still call shotgun thoughBig Grin ha ha ed has to sit bitch!!!
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 My daughter's wanting one with the C3 reticle BAD.  Just can't swing right now.  Me or her.
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