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I just picked up a new Browning A Bolt Medellin in 308. Now I need to scope it. I will use it mostly for big game (deer and bear) in Upstate NY. Most hunting terrain is hardwoods with some field shooting available. Ranges in the woods are probably 50 yards max. However, some of the fields will offer shots to about 300 yards. May even shoot a few varmints and coyotes.
Can't decide on which Leupold the Varx-III in 1.75-6x32 or the 2.5-8x36.
Help, what would you guys suggest?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/28/2007 at 16:35
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Of your two choices, I would go with the 2.5 X 8. I would also consider the 3 X 9 in the VX111 as well..........Those would be my two variable picks based on your needs.
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I would allways recommend the scope that gives you the most variables which is the 2,5-8. Unless you do a lot of shooting at moving animals, then the 1,75 would come in handy. If the game is stationary, go for the bigger variable. Most people seem to forget you can crank it down, but not up. So a 1,75 to 6 cannot become a 2,5 to 8. But the 2,5 to 8 can be cranked down to the 6. Obviously as stated, if you need the 1,75 then your choice is made.
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I'd also consider brands that don't begin with the letter, "L", but that's just me.
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+1 on Rancid's comments.  I think you'd do well to expand your search beyond Leupold.

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+2 on Mr.Rancid`s remark!...............There are the same quality and better scopes out there for less money than Leupold`s! Shop around and look through as many as you can, assuming you can do so.
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maybe a burris short mag or a 1.5-6x42 kahles.

 

both would be good for that application.

 

J

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