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Old 10-07-2019, 2:46 PM
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I'm in the market for very first hunting scope . Just good o plain cross type . My budget is around 700 bucks without base and mount .

I currently own vortex both gen 1 razor , pst , diamondback and swfa HD .

I'm looking for medium powered range max x 12 . My main goal is to have good glass and locking turret would be a plus . I do want to stay away from vortex this time .

I'm thinking about trying out tract toric , due to their UHD glass and locking turret features and it's within my budget . I cant seem to find good glass for at 700 limit .

Are there other optics I should be considering ?

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I have a lowly Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40mm with ballistic plex reticle mounted on my Tikka T3 lite in .270win and also on my Rem 700 in .30-06. $160 on Amazon. I only plan to ever use it on deer at 200yds or less. I havent taken it on a hunt but I get SubMOA at the range. The clarity is good for the price. It has distortion around the edges as expected for a "cheap" optic.

How far are you expecting to take game?

I know the rule of thumb is to spend at least 2-3x on an optic what you spent on your gun but I just dont see myself ever taking a shot past 200yds. A $150-$200 optic is plenty clear for shots under 300yds. I would never recommend this optic for long range shooting.
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500 yard or less
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Get a vx5hd or any Leupold, definitely good enough for hunting and they have the good hunting magnification ranges.
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Leupold VX models have good glass and are pretty affordable on sale right now, but i don't think it has locking turrets or a zero lock.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1362181545?pid=181545

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1017014250
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What is the reason you want to stay away from vortex this time? Not trying to convince you otherwise, just curious your reasoning.
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Never owned leoupld . Vx3i looks very nice
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What is the reason you want to stay away from vortex this time? Not trying to convince you otherwise, just curious your reasoning.
No worries . I just want get my most money on glass without features . Swfa was cheaper n has better glass . Sure ..my gen 1 pat has more features . But this time it's for different application
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No worries . I just want get my most money on glass without features . Swfa was cheaper n has better glass . Sure ..my gen 1 pat has more features . But this time it's for different application
Fair enough, just wasn't sure if you had problems with your vortex. Thanks for responding.
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1362222741?pid=235321

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1017014250?pid=255712


Aren't these same scope @ different pricing ?

Cheaper one comes with CDS tho . It's no brainers lol

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Fair enough, just wasn't sure if you had problems with your vortex. Thanks for responding.
Never had problems @ all . lower model diamondback been good even after a drop onto a rock . But from my experience own few , I was bit disappointed on glass quality . HD razor is nice tho but not going to drop that cash on this rifle
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Shooting at the range is very different from shooting in hunting conditions. My recommendation would be to buy a Leupold VX-3 3.5–10 X 40 and a set of Talley lightweights. Practice shooting in the field, sitting, standing, prone, off your pack, off shooting sticks, etc. With the $400 remaining in your budget pick up a good set of binoculars for spotting game, a rangefinder and practice stalking to 300 yards or less.
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Leupold. 12x is way too much. 2x7 or 3x9. If you insist, 2.5x10. No more.

Hunt at lowest setting and enjoy the field time. Pick lightweight and 40mm or smaller objective.
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Steiner GS3.

https://cameralandny.com/shop/brands...iation=1467294

Promo right now comes with rings if you have a base that you like. Otherwise they eye relief is very forgiving and the image very clear and bright. Steiners are indestructible as well.

I would stay clear of Leupold. At virtually every price rank there is another company that makes a better product. My experience with the VX-R for the price paid was extremely underwhelming. Only recently have their high end scopes even begun to include modern features which the rest of the competition has had for years.
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I have a vx 2 leupold 4-12 x 40 with ao for sale $300 Leupod has lifetime warranty.
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Good advice already given. I've got the Burris Fulfield II in 2x7 and still wonder if it's too much scope for hunting. I think I once cranked it up to about 4x to take a shot that was only about 50 yards away. Otherwise, I just keep it on 2x. Though I sometimes wish it was only 1-1.5x so I can get on target faster.

At the range, it still works fine out to 300-400 yards. Is it a long-range scope? Nope. But it's a hunting scope for a hunting rifle. Bench scopes are for bench rifles. What excels in one area is going to be a burden in another.

My .223 has a leopold VX2 in 3x9 that was given to me used. The power knob is stiff so it mostly stays on 3x. Simple duplex reticle so good for about 250 yards on smaller critters. That's pushing my limits for hunting shots anyway.

From field conditions, getting a higher-power magnification to work well is a challenge. Having my heart pumping from a hike, the excitement of a shot or just the quirks of less-than-ideal body positioning is enough to keep me off of the higher magnification settings. Heck, if I go prone in the field, all I'd see is grass or bushes. Lower-magnification is perfect for shooting off-hand, sitting, kneeling or, best case scenario, using a stick off the ground as a hasty monopod.
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Old 10-08-2019, 9:24 AM
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I called midway and asked about the difference between those 2 models and they couldn't have answered . They didn't even know if item 255712 will come with custom turret as pictured .

I decided to try leupold . Vx3i models . 3.5-10x40 and 4.5-14x40 almost same weight and same size . I figured I can use that extra mag for coyote size at longer distance . But rep said , if the modle doesn't come with cds turret , I can return for refund and consider something other items mentioned above . I personally think 14x is overkill . But that one time sale price lol . I've looked same model elsewhere , but midway seems to have it cheapest right now .
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https://cameralandny.com/shop/brands...iation=1467294

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I would stay clear of Leupold. At virtually every price rank there is another company that makes a better product. My experience with the VX-R for the price paid was extremely underwhelming. Only recently have their high end scopes even begun to include modern features which the rest of the competition has had for years.
This looks nice too . Vx3i model has side focus . But model u have posted only has 100 parallax. Do you think itll still out perform vx3i with side focus ?
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IMO 4x is too much for walking-around hunting. All you will see is fur. So when I suggested that 12x is too much, it’s less because the high end is too much, and more of the low end being too much.

But more power to you if 4.5x is OK with you. I am sure there are thousands that hunt at 4x (many fixed). I found 3x is a bit much for me.
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Good advice already given. I've got the Burris Fulfield II in 2x7 and still wonder if it's too much scope for hunting. I think I once cranked it up to about 4x to take a shot that was only about 50 yards away. Otherwise, I just keep it on 2x. Though I sometimes wish it was only 1-1.5x so I can get on target faster.

At the range, it still works fine out to 300-400 yards. Is it a long-range scope? Nope. But it's a hunting scope for a hunting rifle. Bench scopes are for bench rifles. What excels in one area is going to be a burden in another.

My .223 has a leopold VX2 in 3x9 that was given to me used. The power knob is stiff so it mostly stays on 3x. Simple duplex reticle so good for about 250 yards on smaller critters. That's pushing my limits for hunting shots anyway.

From field conditions, getting a higher-power magnification to work well is a challenge. Having my heart pumping from a hike, the excitement of a shot or just the quirks of less-than-ideal body positioning is enough to keep me off of the higher magnification settings. Heck, if I go prone in the field, all I'd see is grass or bushes. Lower-magnification is perfect for shooting off-hand, sitting, kneeling or, best case scenario, using a stick off the ground as a hasty monopod.

I agree . Having spending time in forest and desert few yrs , I really didn't need high magnification . I still find low as 2.5 -3.5 very useful out to few hundreds yards . But intend to use more due to my other scope being ffp .
Although seeing leupold size and weight being almost identical 2 different models , I had to pick with lil more magnification lol . But I don't mind investing some time for few buy n returns though till I find I'm looking for .
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IMO 4x is too much for walking-around hunting. All you will see is fur. So when I suggested that 12x is too much, itís less because the high end is too much, and more of the low end being too much.

But more power to you if 4.5x is OK with you. I am sure there are thousands that hunt at 4x (many fixed). I found 3x is a bit much for me.
Yea , I would prefer 2.5-12x40 . I may have to do search around more options
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G38x0C - what are you using for binoculars? If your hunting big game that's about 10x more important than the scope on your gun.
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G38x0C - what are you using for binoculars? If your hunting big game that's about 10x more important than the scope on your gun.
This is where I spend money on hunting gear. A good pair of binos and a range finder. I got some Nikon Monarch 10x that are very good.
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^ I'm using vortex viper HD 8x42
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This looks nice too . Vx3i model has side focus . But model u have posted only has 100 parallax. Do you think itll still out perform vx3i with side focus ?
I was running the 3-15x50 and never once missed the parallax adjustment looking at targets from 10 yards out to 300. Consider typical hunting distances and how far you will actually be taking shots from. Those factors considered, I would still chose the Steiner over the Leupold. While I do think parallax adjustment is a valuable feature for a scope, and crucial for long range shooting, the practicality of it for this kind of application is just not there. Without it, the scope is simpler, lighter, and you don't have to worry about it getting bumped.

Everyone's experience may vary, I would encourage you to handle and look through a scope before you buy it if at all possible.
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Imho you can't go wrong with a leupold vx2 or vx freedom 3-9 for a hunting scope. But if you want something a bit lighter, with more zoom range, swfa has a 2.5-10x32 that weighs in at a little over 9 oz. the internet optics gurus seem to love it.
https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-2-5-10x....html?___SID=U
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^ thanks . 3-9x42 swfa HD on my grendel n yes ! I really like the glass . If they had one for SFP , I would've got it . Funny I looked through same site and was not able to find 2.5-10x32 model . I see that it isn't HD .. not sure the glass quality vs their HD .
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Add $100 and you're into swaro v3 range, 3-10x42 very lightweight.
Leupolds are fine, just gotta accept different eye reliefs at every zoom setting.
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Add $100 and you're into swaro v3 range, 3-10x42 very lightweight.
Leupolds are fine, just gotta accept different eye reliefs at every zoom setting.
Funny. I like having different eye relief at different power settings. Maybe I've just become accustomed to it. At the lower end, I have a wide field of view. But on the higher settings, the dark ring that develops helps me to know that my eye is perfectly aligned on the scope for making more precise shots -- such as those I need higher magnification for. I find it's sort of like my rear ghost ring but on a scope -- one more point of reference to ensure it's all lined up.

I've played around with airguns enough to see it make a significant difference in accuracy. But, of course, I'm not a long range shooter -- just a guy trying to hit really small targets at backyard kinds of distances. Can't say I sling enough centerfire lead downrange to know if it's the same or not. I just assume it is. And I never spring the big bucks for optics so maybe I just don't know what I'm missing.
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I have a Steiner G3 in 3-15x50 with S1 reticle.....I didn't want to twist turrets or mess with parallax and with the Steiner no need to....the reticle gets me to 600yds with my 7mag which is farther than I would ever shoot at an animal.
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^ thanks . 3-9x42 swfa HD on my grendel n yes ! I really like the glass . If they had one for SFP , I would've got it . Funny I looked through same site and was not able to find 2.5-10x32 model . I see that it isn't HD .. not sure the glass quality vs their HD .
Don't think its HD glass for that price, but they do say it's made in Japan. Looks like a very interesting light weight scope
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^ thanks . 3-9x42 swfa HD on my grendel n yes ! I really like the glass . If they had one for SFP , I would've got it . Funny I looked through same site and was not able to find 2.5-10x32 model . I see that it isn't HD .. not sure the glass quality vs their HD .
I don't know, just ran across it being mentioned on several optics and YouTube sites. A few complain about it's eye relief but most are very happy with the glass. They also say it's made in Japan. Looks like a very interesting light weight scope
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If you're willing to buy used, the SWFA Sample List has some smoking deals:

SWFA 5-20x HD for $900 with scope covers, bubble level & other extras.
https://www.samplelist.com/swfa-ss-h....html?___SID=U
This is a bit above your budget, but it's a smoking deal if you plan to shoot long range. The glass is excellent for the price, and SWFA has a rock solid warranty. If you can't afford this, their 3-15x FFP is around $500, and the SFP can be found for a little less. You give up some glass quality, but within 500 yards, you probably won't mind. SWFA gives you solid repeatable turret tracking, very good glass, and a very simple & usable reticle for a great price. They're honestly hard to beat, especially the fixed magnification (6x, 10x, 12x) options under $300.


Leupold VX-R Patrol 3-9x40 for $399.
https://www.samplelist.com/leupold-3....html?___SID=U
I have this scope on my lightweight SPR AR15, and it's awesome. The Firedot illumination is red-dot bright even in the CA desert and really helps you get on target quickly. 3-9x is a great all-around magnification range, and it's very light compared to everything else in the price range. The reticle is a little thick, so this isn't the best option for shooting tiny groups, but it's good at just about everything else.

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Yea , I would prefer 2.5-12x40 . I may have to do search around more options
The Gen 1 Athlon Ares BTR 2.5-15x50 is on clearance under $400 now that the Gen2 version is out. Gen2 is supposed to have better turrets and some other minor upgrades, but it costs $800. The upgrades didn't seem worth the extra $400, so I just bought the Gen 1 for my Creedmoor build. I'm looking forward to comparing it with my other scopes.
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Thanks , I went with vx3i 4.5-12x40 . Hope it comes with voucher for custom turret . Going to check it out once I get it . Price was just to good to pass . I may get other above what others recommend if I think it's too much mag
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Shooting at the range is very different from shooting in hunting conditions. My recommendation would be to buy a Leupold VX-3 3.5–10 X 40 and a set of Talley lightweightsPractice shooting in the field, sitting, standing, prone, off your pack, off shooting sticks, etc. With the $400 remaining in your budget pick up a good set of binoculars for spotting game, a rangefinder and practice stalking to 300 yards or less.
The Leupold will be perfect!
I run this set-up (Leupold VX3i 3.5x10x40 with Talley lightweight 1-piece rings & bases) on my .223, .243, .270, & 30-06. Perfect for hunting!

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