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I am looking to get a scope tomorrow for a Ruger .270 to be used mostly for deer hunting. I used a nikon buckmaster last week and shot a doe right at sunset. The light gathering of this scope was impressive. Very impressive.
The shop I went to the other day did not have the buckmaster in stock but did have pro staff and the monarch in stock.
So basically I'm looking at the prostaff or monarch. Anyone have experience with either?? There was also the bushnell elite as an option.

Just looking for recommendations and looking for the most light gathering optic.

Thanks.
 

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Meopta MeoPro 3-9. $399. Industry leading light transmission. Made here on Long Island.
 

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Not asking about Meopta.
 

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I have a prostaff and like it a lot. I also happen to think bushnell makes a good product. I have a banner and a sportview whi h are lower end on two of my rifles and they are both great, very clear glass. I bet the elite is excellent.
 

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Had Nikon Prostaff go back under
warranty. Specs are for only 90,percent
light transmission. Moved on to a better scope.

Bushnell did not have the clarity of Nikon at higher magnification.
 

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ASSAULTFUN said:
Meopta MeoPro 3-9. $399. Industry leading light transmission. Made here on Long Island.
Both the Nikon Monarch and the Bushnell Elite 4200 are excellent proven scopes. I would pick the The Bushnell Elite 4200 since the scope is built strong and has a special coating Rain Guard which is a plus for hunting. I wouldn't recommend the Meopta. I was looking into buying one from a local dealer and he was disapointed with the scopes performance. Many customers who purchased the Meopta returned them for warranty repair.
 

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Both the Nikon Monarch and the Bushnell Elite 4200 are excellent proven scopes. I would pick the The Bushnell Elite 4200 since the scope is built strong and has a special coating Rain Guard which is a plus for hunting. I wouldn't recommend the Meopta. I was looking into buying one from a local dealer and he was disapointed with the scopes performance. Many customers who purchased the Meopta returned them for warranty repair.
Which dealer? Only Campsite and Collisium are authorized dealers and they were only authorized recently from what I understand.
 

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There is two dealers on Long Island both of which just began stocking within the past three months. There has not been one warranty claim nor repair. If there was your scope would be returned to Hauppauge and replaced within a week max, I know it's a terrible warranty and despicable customer service.  
 

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I have the Elite 4200. Bright. Rain guard is useful when it rains. Its modest in weight but pricey.

You can get USA made Leupolds and Redfields for under $300 which also work as well as the Bushnells and Nikons.

I just won a Leupold 2.5 x 8 VX III on ebay today! Can't wait to get her on my Kimber.
 

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Please stay on topic guys. I am not asking about Meopta. Deciding between nikon and bushnell. Thanks.
 

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I have 2 nikon monarchs 2.5 to10 and a 3 to12 i also have an older zeiss the monarcks are very good scopes shop
around online for the best prices after you know what you want theres a 5 to 20 monarch on amazon for 459 thats a great price :)
 

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Please stay on topic guys. I am not asking about Meopta. Deciding between nikon and bushnell. Thanks.
Its a bit short signted to consider only two brands. Why not weigh all the options?
 

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Its a bit short signted to consider only two brands. Why not weigh all the options?
I agree....I also think nikons customer service/warranty SUCK...higher end bushys are good..IMHO, leupys are hard to beat...same for burris
 

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just reread original post...right at sunset is enough light for most ANY scope...though illegal to shoot in NY, the differences are seen 1/2 hr or more before and after sunset
 

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I have a nikon buckmaster on my .338 win mag. I love the scope very clear and bright. Im looking to put a smaller rifle together like .270 or .306 and am considering a prostaff for that one because they are a bit cheaper and also seem very nice. From what I hear and see people have issues will all the big name scopes My friend has bought the highest end swarofski's and luepolds and had to send both of them back for fogging and zeroing issues. While I do hear about a nikon having to be sent back here and there they seem to have the least amount of troubles.
 

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If you want to shoot at grey light, the light transmission is just one small factor. Look up 8x56 scopes, which are designed specifically for this. I have a cheap VOMZ 8x56 and I could shoot deer under a full moon. Brighter than just unaided eyes by far.
 
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