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Which one 3x9x50 or 3.5x10x44 hunting deer mostly woods but some fields 300 yards and under. Rem 280
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I would save some money and get the 3-9X40.  It is a modern classic and well-suited to your uses.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

I would save some money and get the 3-9X40.  It is a modern classic and well-suited to your uses.
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See if you can find one with the 4a reticle. 
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Similar hunting situations--I have a 3/12 by 56 Conquest--30mm--I like it here in SC where legal light is 1 hour pre and post sun rise sun set.

However, both of those are very similar in terms of light transmission.  I would go with the better deal?!  The other variable to know is the field of view which is important for the woods conditions you mention.
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there are also many discussions similar to your question on the optics talk.  Search those and you will get some great info.


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Can't go wrong with any of these suggestions. Having owned and used all three in the woods, across fields and on powerlines in both good and poor light, I find the 44 Z-Con (though a little pricier than the 40) to be a good compromise when all these bases need to be covered with a single scope. On most rifles the 44 requires only medium mounts, not too high for comfortable shooting and weighs almost the same as the 40. +1 on the German #4 reticle. The heavy bars work well in low light and the fine cross will take you as far out as you want to shoot in good light.
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Thanks everyone going with 3.5x10x44 #4
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The 3-9x40 is much more user friendly than the 3.5-10x44 IMO.  
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After printing out the spec. from ziess and comparing everything, I'm going to take the 4in eye relief on the 3x9x40.
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