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I have a 25-06 I just ordered. I have 200.00 to spend on a scope. Open to any brand. Thanks Guys
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This gonna be a paper puncher? Varmint gun?  What ranges will you be shooting?
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Hard to beat the Vortex Viper 2-7x right now for under $200.  They have pretty nice glass and are great quality.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Hard to beat the Vortex Viper 2-7x right now for under $200.  They have pretty nice glass and are great quality.

+1.  There's nothing with anywhere near the value of the Viper at that pricepoint.

Lots of folks seem pleased with the "new" Redfields, for a couple bucks less, but they're not in the same league, glass-wise, with the Vortex.

Of course, if you're insisting on 14x magnification, or want a fixed X, or it has to weight < _____ oz., then the recommendations will probably change.

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Will be used for whitetail
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Bushnell 6-18x50 Trophy XLT Rifle Scope what about this one? I know its 225

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What ranges will you be shooting at?  The 2-7 Viper mentioned earlier would be far better optically and mechanically than the banner.  Can you live with the lower magnification?
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I would like to have a 40, i saw the vortex was a 32. The power really dont matter
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Vortex 3.5-10x50 Diamondback Rifle Scope?

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Originally posted by bsmith bsmith wrote:

Vortex 3.5-10x50 Diamondback Rifle Scope?

+1 but my personal choice would be the Vortex Diamondback 4x12x40 at that price range.  My personal .25-06 wears a Vortex 4x12x40 Viper.
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Vortex 2-7x32 Viper Rifle Scope
Dead-Hold BDC Vortex 2-7x32 Viper Rifle Scope
Stock # - VPRM02BDC
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  • Discontinued closeout price
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$169.95 
I put one of these on a .243 and it is a fine choice for a hunting rifle. It is a nice compact size scope which carries nicely. 32 mm divided by 7 power gives you a 4.5 mm exit eye pupil and while 7mm is bright 4.5 is quite useable in low light which means you can actually dial the power up to 7 power and be able to use the balistic reticle where with a higher power scope you might not be able to have a bright enough image to use the balistic reticle which has to be used at the maximum power of the scope to be true.  Center of the crosshair 100 yds next dot down 200 next dot 300 next dot 400 test it on the range to see how your ammo performs but if you are always two low at 400 you will have a mark to go by.  This is a very fine choice of scope for hunting.  The field of view is significantly wider at 2 power than it is at 3 power also.
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These are on sale right now for $199.95, have the BDC reticle, which works with the "SPOT ON" (for PC or smartphone) application so you can tweak holdovers based on atmospheric conditions.

 
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Does the Vortex Viper 2-7x with Versa-Plex C3 have any hold over utility?
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One other question does point of impact change with different magnifications? I have read somewhere somebody saying POI changed from 3x to 7x. They were not talking about the Viper but is that common?

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A scope should not do that, if it does it should be replaced by company.  My 6.5-20x viper does not have a POI change.
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Smiley, they were likely referring to the bdc drops changing due to it being SFP. The subtensions of the holdover points will change with magnification. The center crosshairs should not shift due to changes in magnification.
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Originally posted by Palehorse Palehorse wrote:

These are on sale right now for $199.95, have the BDC reticle, which works with the "SPOT ON" (for PC or smartphone) application so you can tweak holdovers based on atmospheric conditions.

 
this looks like a good deal. I have had the nikon monarch and really liked it very bright. Im not sure what the UCC is.
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UCC - Ultra Clear Coat
 
Lense coatings on 2nd generation and newer Monarchs.  UCC models retain the 3 factor zoom of the 2nd Generation, which puts them at a lower price point than the 4 factor Monarchs.  Nikon features a UCC model or two each sales year.


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Originally posted by bsmith bsmith wrote:

I have a 25-06 I just ordered. I have 200.00 to spend on a scope. Open to any brand. Thanks Guys
 
Without a moment's hesitation, I would get a 4-16X Tasco.  I you get a chance compare some others with it.
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Tasco is complete and utter garbage, don't pay any attention to the above recommendation.
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I agree with Palehorse, the UCC Monarch is a great scope for the money. I have one with plex reticle and it has done a good job in low light and dense cover. It fine for any long shots on game too.
The 4-16 Tasco is $70 for a 4-16. I don't think that is good for "world class" in any shape or form regarding scopes. I have been totally underwhelmed with Tasco scopes. I only have one that I kept, a spotter, and it is poor at best.
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Originally posted by Rich Coyle Rich Coyle wrote:

Without a moment's hesitation, I would get a 4-16X Tasco.  I you get a chance compare some others with it.

Rich, what are you thinking? This, in my opinion, is a sign of too many gin&tonics in the late afternoon - you betrayed yourself:-)
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Originally posted by WestOfPecos WestOfPecos wrote:

Originally posted by Rich Coyle Rich Coyle wrote:

Without a moment's hesitation, I would get a 4-16X Tasco.  I you get a chance compare some others with it.

Rich, what are you thinking? This, in my opinion, is a sign of too many gin&tonics in the late afternoon - you betrayed yourself:-)
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