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Old 12-25-2019, 12:05 PM   #1
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Which rings should I get. Should I buy something else that is equivalent.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:18 PM   #2
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I'd scrounge up another $300 - $400 and get a Burris Eliminator iii.... fantastic scope, at least for my missions....
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:22 PM   #3
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Can't go wrong with a set of Talley lightweights.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:24 PM   #4
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I'd scrounge up another $300 - $400 and get a Burris Eliminator iii.... fantastic scope, at least for my missions....
Unfortunetely, I am already higher than I really want to go. So that $579 is pretty much my max.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:31 PM   #5
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That’s a great scope! I have 4 on various hunting rifles.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:33 PM   #6
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Great scope, I put game reaper mounts on everything now
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:35 PM   #7
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I have that same scope and used these from Vortex. Great budget rings, torque values are listed on them which is handy. Very pleased for the price. If you are not mounting on a rail, I would go with Talley lightweights like others mentioned. For the money, there isnít a better ring out there in my opinion
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:36 PM   #8
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I agree with Talleys or use Warne if you have a rail.
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:04 PM   #9
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Do I need the side focus?
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:10 PM   #10
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Warne mountain tech low rings. If you have a rain it should be perfect for a 50mm.
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Unless you are shooting long range I prefer to not have side focus. Just another thing to adjust to get a crisp image.


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Unfortunetely, I am already higher than I really want to go. So that $579 is pretty much my max.
Stick with Leupold!

Talley rings are what I put on my last 3 rifles....they seem solid.
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Unless you are shooting long range I prefer to not have side focus. Just another thing to adjust to get a crisp image.


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I can save like $130 and get the same scope without that side focus.
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:33 PM   #14
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I can save like $130 and get the same scope without that side focus.
The side focus is adjusting the parallax. Without it it's preset. I personally would want it with the parallax adjustment on any scope past 10x-ish.
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:56 PM   #15
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Side focus useless for hunting but Leupold is as good as any and way better than most!
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Old 12-25-2019, 02:03 PM   #16
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Youíll want the side focus on higher than 10-12x magnification.

This is assuming you know what it does and how to properly adjust it.


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I can save like $130 and get the same scope without that side focus.
In this instance, save the $$
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Old 12-25-2019, 02:55 PM   #18
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Another vote for Talley light weights.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:11 PM   #19
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I can save like $130 and get the same scope without that side focus.
Does the cheaper one have a 30 mm tube also?
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:15 PM   #20
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I want that same scope on my 300 RUM and when I get around to it I’ll buy it.


As for rings, I would go with the Leupold Mark 4 rings and base. I use this set up currently and love them.
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Old 12-25-2019, 04:24 PM   #21
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Does the cheaper one have a 30 mm tube also?
No. It has a 1 inch.

I had to go back and reread the listing. So naturally I had to edit my edit lol.

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Old 12-25-2019, 05:08 PM   #22
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So am also trying to get bang for my buck. Is there a reason not to consider the Vortex scopes? I have their binos and love them.
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:17 PM   #23
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So am also trying to get bang for my buck. Is there a reason not to consider the Vortex scopes? I have their binos and love them.
Leupold > Vortex all day
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Old 12-25-2019, 06:38 PM   #24
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So am also trying to get bang for my buck. Is there a reason not to consider the Vortex scopes? I have their binos and love them.


I would go Leupold over vortex, but thatís me. I just donít like their glass. 30mm is only good if you need the internal adjustment to shoot further as it does nothing to gather more light.

I would say if you are dedicated to sub 200 yards I would save the 130 and buy some Talley rings.


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Old 12-25-2019, 07:48 PM   #25
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I have 2 of these without the side focus. Great scopes. They are in Weaver rings.
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Old 12-25-2019, 07:58 PM   #26
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Leupold > Vortex all day


And twice on Sunday.


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Old 12-25-2019, 11:26 PM   #27
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Check the prices on midway. Their leupolds are on sale
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Check the prices on midway. Their leupolds are on sale
Iíll be using optics planet. Got a nice gift certificate for them under the Christmas tree.
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:59 PM   #29
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Iíll be using optics planet. Got a nice gift certificate for them under the Christmas tree.
Looks like they also have 10% off right now. I'd take a look at the Meoptas in your price range. I have liked my Meopta Meopros better than my Leupold VX-3i's
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Looks like they also have 10% off right now. I'd take a look at the Meoptas in your price range. I have liked my Meopta Meopros better than my Leupold VX-3i's
I was looking at those this morning. Also did a little reading. Not familiar with this brand. Some are saying the quality is better than Leupold in several instances.
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:57 AM   #31
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What about this one?

https://www.opticsplanet.com/meopta-...range-50-59-mm
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:59 AM   #32
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So am also trying to get bang for my buck. Is there a reason not to consider the Vortex scopes? I have their binos and love them.
yes vortex sucks.
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:00 AM   #33
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https://www.eurooptic.com/Zeiss-CONQ...7a63-158666337
over 50% off
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:06 AM   #34
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Have to go with opticsplanet since that is where the gift certificate is from.
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:08 AM   #35
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I was looking at those this morning. Also did a little reading. Not familiar with this brand. Some are saying the quality is better than Leupold in several instances.
I like the Meopro 3-9x40 with BDC reticle
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:11 AM   #36
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Leupold makes some nice products don't get me wrong. But I know for a fact that the vortex warranty can not be beat. I bought a refurbished from opticsplanet. After finding it was messed up, I sent it to vortex for warranty work. I Called them a week later and they said it was jacked. So the guy I talked to said they were going to send me a brand new one, which they did. Also very clear glass on my vortex. JM2c
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yes vortex sucks.
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:46 AM   #38
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I am interested as well. There are a lot of good reviews on the vortex scopes. I have a friend who swears by Leupold brand. I am new to the rifle scope market so I am keeping an open mind. I do have a budget mind you but will still spend a little coin. I once purchased a $800 camera lens for my canon because I knew it was that good so I understand the importance of good glass.

So at this point, I am looking at the following.

Nikon
Leupold
Vortex
Meopta

Not in any particular order. If I place my order today, I will save an additional 10% at opticsplanet.
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I am interested as well. There are a lot of good reviews on the vortex scopes. I have a friend who swears by Leupold brand. I am new to the rifle scope market so I am keeping an open mind. I do have a budget mind you but will still spend a little coin. I once purchased a $800 camera lens for my canon because I knew it was that good so I understand the importance of good glass.

So at this point, I am looking at the following.

Nikon
Leupold
Vortex
Meopta

Not in any particular order. If I place my order today, I will save an additional 10% at opticsplanet.


Until you get to the Razor line of scopes in Vortex the glass and coatings are inferior. As to their warranty they do what they say but all major scope manufacturers have a similar policy.

Of those on your list I would stick to Leupold and Meopta. I have no personal experience with Meopta so I canít speak from experience but I have owned several Vortex scopes and I do own a lot of Leupold scopes. On the very rare occasion I have had to use Leupoldís warranty they have stood behind it 100%. Vortex has as well but Iíve owned way less Vortex but used their warranty on every scope I have owned. Iíd rather have a product that never used warranty over one that has a good warranty but gets used a lot. Itís a major PITA to have a gun set up and shooting well only to have to pull it back apart to send a scope in for a warranty issue.


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Until you get to the Razor line of scopes in Vortex the glass and coatings are inferior. As to their warranty they do what they say but all major scope manufacturers have a similar policy.

Of those on your list I would stick to Leupold and Meopta. I have no personal experience with Meopta so I canít speak from experience but I have owned several Vortex scopes and I do own a lot of Leupold scopes. On the very rare occasion I have had to use Leupoldís warranty they have stood behind it 100%. Vortex has as well but Iíve owned way less Vortex but used their warranty on every scope I have owned. Iíd rather have a product that never used warranty over one that has a good warranty but gets used a lot. Itís a major PITA to have a gun set up and shooting well only to have to pull it back apart to send a scope in for a warranty issue.


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I have it narrowed down to (1) of these 2 scopes then

https://www.opticsplanet.com/compare...273178-4866464
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I have it narrowed down to (1) of these 2 scopes then

https://www.opticsplanet.com/compare...273178-4866464
How far do you plan on shooting. For normal hunting I would snag that Leupold
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How far do you plan on shooting. For normal hunting I would snag that Leupold
Up to 200 yards probably.

But I wanted the extra magnification. Just to have it.
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I have it narrowed down to (1) of these 2 scopes then

https://www.opticsplanet.com/compare...273178-4866464
31oz on a Meopta would be a hard pass for me as the Leupold is 16.5. That's almost 2# on a hunting rig. Also when scopes have a wide zoom (6x) range cheaper optics start to show in distortion. 4.5-27 will be a tell tale sign as you will have a sweet spot but neither full zoom or full open will be as sharp as you will want and eye relief can be tricky.
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31oz on a Meopta would be a hard pass for me as the Leupold is 16.5. That's almost 2# on a hunting rig. Also when scopes have a wide zoom (6x) range cheaper optics start to show in distortion. 4.5-27 will be a tell tale sign as you will have a sweet spot but neither full zoom or full open will be as sharp as you will want and eye relief can be tricky.
I can understand on the far zoom part. But on the wide open I'm not sure. Camera lenses tend to be fairly crisp on wide open zooms as they let in the most light.

It's so tough trying to shop online without actually holding these scopes in my hand lol.

The weight of the scope is such a non-issue for me. I hear people talk about this stuff all the time but when you are stationary, what does it matter?
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What gun/cartridge is this scope going on?
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Old 12-26-2019, 01:53 PM   #46
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I switched to Leupold VX-6hd this last year and I can say this: they track wonderfully, CLEAR and CRISP lenses that donít fog and have taken a beating already. Zero stop function is awesome and Iím often walking and stalking and going back and forth between yardages.

The company has been great too. If it were me, Iíd go with the Leupold all day. I have Nikons and Vortex and I love my Leupold more than the others. Just feels awesome and well built in the hand.


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What gun/cartridge is this scope going on?
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Old 12-26-2019, 02:30 PM   #48
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Trijicon Accupoint 3-9x40's on everything that I own except some .22 rimfires. Game Reaper DNZ mounts on everthing except the Ruger Model 77's that come with their own mounting systems.
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Old 12-26-2019, 05:41 PM   #49
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Here is the one I ordered.

https://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold...iflescope.html

I already have 1 inch rings with my nikon so I will use those until I get new ones
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