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Which scopes choose?
Which (price is very similar) is better?

1. Nikon buckmaster 3-9x50
2. Leupold raifel man 3-9x40
3. Leupold VX-L 3-9x40
4. Tasco Titan 3-12x52

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Sowa (Europe, Poland, Warsaw)
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Originally posted by Sowa Sowa wrote:

Which scopes choose?
Which (price is very similar) is better?

1. Nikon buckmaster 3-9x50
2. Leupold raifel man 3-9x40
3. Leupold VX-L 3-9x40
4. Tasco Titan 3-12x52

Thx,
Sowa (Europe, Poland, Warsaw)
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1 Buckmaster
2 Leupold VX-1
3 Leupold Rifleman...

I'm not sure where the Titan fits in, probably between the VX-1 and rifleman.  Nikon glass is excellent.


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I have no real experience with any of your choices but I have read a lot on this forum and I believe I can tell you what everyone else is going to. All of your choices are around $200.00 . For $200.00 you are better off with a Burris Fullfield II that comes with either a free spotting scope or free binoculars. None of the scopes you mentioned are fully multicoated but the Burris is which means it will have a brighter image. Everyone on this forum seems to agree hands down that the Burris is the best $200.00 scope out there except for possibly a Sightron which they say has better adjustments and is optically better and can also be had for around $200.00. SWFA doesnt carry sightron scopes yet but they can get one for you if you want to order one from them. Chris priced a 3-9x42 Sightron for $184.00 to someone on this forum just a few days ago.
     If you are still wanting one of your choices though then hear is what I have heard. The Leupolds have the best custome service of any scope brand out there. The Rifleman and the VXI are the basically the same scope. The VXI however is the better of the two. The VXI has better glass and coatings than the Rifleman and is actually multi coated on the exterior lenses while the Rifleman only has one coating on every lens surface.    I have heard the Buckmaster is a good scope and it too has multicoated lenses. It has click adjustments while the VXI and Rifleman have friction adjustments which are not as good as the Buckmasters brass on steel clickers. The best feature about the Buckmaster is that it has a constant Eye relief of 3.5 inches. This means that once your scope is sighted in on say 4 power you will not have to move your eye closer or further from the scope eyepiece to have a full comfortable view when you change the power setting. The eye relief will stay the exact same distance at all settings. On the Leupolds your eye relief will change for each power setting. At low power your eye relief will be longer but as your turn up the power your eye relief will shorten and you will have to move your eye and head closer to the eyepiece to have the same view as you did when you sighted in at a different power.
     I hope I helped more than I confused you.
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Sowa, I have been to your city many times in the past and I love the Military Museum and old town Warsaw.  As far as your scopes go; I too would suggest the Burris FFII, but the new Nikons appear to be really nice.  You may also want to take a look at the Bushnell ELite 3200.

 

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The Bushnell Elite 3200's an 4200 have the best warranty in the business. A ONE YEAR Replacement/Repair if you are not completely satisfied. Add Rainguard and a FireFly reticle to the deal and I think it becomes a no brainier. Good luck with your choice
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while raingaurd and firefly are cool I have a vari-X 1, Fullfield 2, and the 3200. opticly I would rate the three in this order
1=Burris Fulfield II
2=Nikon buckmaster
3=Elite 3200
4=Vari-x I
5=Rifleman
I am not familar with the Sightron but from what i've read I would put it near the top.
The Burris also has the advantage of Burris's Balistic plex


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