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I prefer fine crosshairs (fine duplex), but of the three above, I think the Nikon is the least "busy" and the easiet (for me) to get on target quickly.
One of mine is a MilDot and I just don't think it has a lot over a crosshair for the type of shooting I do. Don't think the new one will be that again.
One of the main goals in going to Charlotte this year was to lay hands on all the optics I could and do a bit of comparison.
I think after comparing what's out there, the quality of the build, and value for the dollar, and the view through it, I'm getting closer and closer to Leupold.
Still haven't made the leap, but will soon, if I can stop reading reviews for a minute.
 

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All good scopes but ---scopes are like lizards a man has to chose his own

all have some type of compensation for bullet drop ---as long as you actually try it out and see where it does impact.

price and use guide me in the purchase of scopes i buy the best i can afford

can not justifie a 1500 scope on a short range lever gun.
 

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I'm not a fan of bullet drop compensation in rifle scopes. With a good scope / rifle / bullet combination and a bit of knowlege, you simply adapt for any given scenario when big game hunting.

My out-of-state, big game rig is a .30-06 with a 3-9 variable Zeiss scope. 180 grain bullets. The gun hits 2"s high @100 yards, 2"s low @ 200 yards, and 9"s low @ 300 yards. For my elk and moose ventures, I can aim dead on out to a bit over 250 yards.

If I were a woodchuck hunter, then I'd probably have more respect for the compensating scopes.
 

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I picked the nikon, my friend has one on his rifle, awesome clarity. I have a nightforce on my rem700, thats a great scope
 

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I voted leupold..hard to beat a vx-3 for anything...I also have a 3200, been happy with that..Kinda suprised to see the nikon leading in voting.....unless I get a crazy deal on a nikon, I would never buy anything from them...the WORST customer service...leupold has about the best customer service you'll ever see...not sure about bushnell but would guess they would be good....
 

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Why such a limited choice of scopes?

I have a Tasco 3x9 on my .30-30. Its a factory mounted scope. It serves it's purpose and is a really cheap/inexpensive scope.

I also have a 35 I want to fit a scope to. I want to spend a little more $$ on a scope for this rifle. I was thinking of a Redfield in 3x9x40mm. But I hear Nikon scopes are great too. So many choices.......

Anyone got a good used matte black 40mm scope for sale?
 

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The original post referred not only to brands of scopes, but also to specific reticles.
 

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I have a Trijicon TR22-1 Accupoint 2.5-10 x 56 Rifle Scope Standard Crosshair with Amber if anyone is interested in buying.. (never mounted, still in box never used once).
 

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When we see one of these discussions of the finer points of optics, it is interesting to note that the greatest sniper of all time, Simo Hayha, shunned scopes in favor of iron sights.

With about 700 kills, there is no denying his accuracy. Which goes to prove that while scopes may be an aid to some, and little diferences in things like reticles may help some folks gauge drop a little better or feel more comfortable with magnification, in the end accuracy is all about the shooter and not the optic.

Sometimes we forget this and think the scope makes the gun more accurate, rather than simply making the target easier to see. Plenty a poor shooter has spend a fortune on a huge, high power scorpe with 50mm objective, and still been a lousy shot. I just thought this warranted mentioning- carry on! :)

(and yeah, I like a scope so I can see the hole in the target without having to go back and forth to a spotting scope)
 

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I like your thinking cas.
Sometimes the old tried and true is best.
No matter how many newbies at the range gawk.
 

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PandM said:
I like your thinking cas.
Sometimes the old tried and true is best.
No matter how many newbies at the range gawk.
Like PM, I also have a Unertl 10X mounted on a Remington 37 that I wouldn't trade or sell for anything.
 

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I got a couple of old weaver k4 scopes that are made in EL Paso in the late 40's 1950's Simple and work good for me. One piece steel tube.
 

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Sightron S2 Big Sky 3-9x42.Lenses are clear and bring in plenty of light also if it rains or snows a special coating prevents it from fogging up so you can take a shot.
 

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It would be better if we took advantage of all the expertise in our forum and put together a little more comprehensive series of polls culminating in a good reference list. The polls could be done one category at a time over the course of one week for each category. What does everybody think about this? We would all benefit from the shared knowledge and help us all spend our money wiser. Could even result in smarter group buys! ;)

Pistol Scopes
- Best under $75
- Best between $76 and $150
- Best over $151
Shotgun Scopes
- Best under $75
- Best between $76 and $150
- Best over $151
Plinker Rifle Scopes
- Best under $75
- Best between $76 and $150
- Best over $151
AR Rifle Scopes (Short range and Long range sub categories?)
- Best under $75
- Best between $76 and $150
- Best over $151
High Power Rifle Scopes (Short range and Long range sub categories?)
- Best under $75
- Best between $76 and $150
- Best over $151
 
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