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Hi, I just bought my wife a Browning a-bolt micro 7mm-08.  I have pretty much narrowed my scope choice down to two.  bushnell 4200 elite1.5-6x36 and the leupold vx-iii 2.5-8x36.  You guys are the experts, so which would you suggest?  Any other recommendations welcome.  Thanks.
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I've never had the Bushnell but I own and use two VX-III 2.5-8X36 and like them a lot.  The Leupold is significantly smaller and lighter and has better eye relief.  I think it would work best on your small rifle.  Most of the folks here are anti Leupold, but it's one of the few places where Leupold isn't king. 
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Originally posted by mwyates mwyates wrote:

Most of the folks here are anti Leupold, but it's one of the few places where Leupold isn't king. 

 

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If I had the money (I bet quite a few of us could sing a long to that tune) I would go to the Samples list and pick out a nice Kahles AH 2-7x36 for $450.  Then again, this is just based on what I've read and some talks with guys at church.  Additionally, I am not sure if it is worth the extra $150 over the VX-III . . . but if I had the money . . .

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I've had the Kahles 2-7 and the Leupold VX III 2.5-8 side by side for several months.  The Kahles is gone, VX III's are still here.  Save your $150.  Now if you wanted to spend twice as much...The Kahles CL at $800 is amazing.  One of the few high dollar scopes that's really worth the money.
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Ok, MWYATES, why did you get rid of the Kahles? What did you not like about it? What was the main reason? 

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Ok the Kahles is out of the question.  I'm not spending over $400.  I do like the size and weight better on the leupold.
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The Zeiss Conquest is the best scope in it's class right now. No Leupold bashing, it just is the heat.

 

The VX III is a "clone" of what the Conquest already is.

 

cheaptrick........out! 

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The Kahles just didn't have any advantage over the Leupold, and a new one costs a lot more.  Same clarity, brightness and fild of view.  Plus, I like the Leupold zoom ring and locking eyepiece.
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As my brother is reconsidering his next purchase from a 3-9x to a 2-7x this is a very interesting thread to me also.  Thanks mwyates for the side by side between the Kahles and the Leupold . . . the VX-III is a lot more atractive for me right now.

 

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I have both the Kahles and the Leupold and price aside, I prefer the Kahles optically.  I just think it's a little brighter and clearer.  But.......I wouldn't pay the difference for a new Kahles over a new Leupold though; it's not that much better. The Leupold also has the edge when it comes to eye relief which may or may not be a big issue; for me the Kahles is plenty.  I found my Kahles on the Sample list for $400, in brand new condition.  I don't know why the others are more.  Bottom line is go with the one that you can find for a better price.
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