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#12094400 - 06/16/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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I've ran a SS 3-9 MQ for a year. No issues with tracking, durability, or clarity of glass. For people who want to twist turrets I think it's fantastic, just not my personal preference. What I would like to have is a 3-15 sub 18oz scope with usable holdover reticle, decent glass, and the ability to hold zero with the last being the most important.

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#12094492 - 06/16/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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I love my Meoptas. I have a number of brands of scopes, and Leupold and Meopta are my favorites.

#12094599 - 06/16/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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Aheider: Leupold!
I suggest the Leupold 4.5x14 with adjustable objective.
I have several of these and love them all!
They have served me well for not only Big Game Hunting but for year round Varmint Hunting as well.
Hold into the wind
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#12095388 - 06/16/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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Trijicon Accupoints are all I'm buying these days. Especially the 2.5-12.5x42. A side by side comparison with it and a VX6 is a real eye-opener.

#12098567 - 06/18/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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I am a big time Leupold guy and have four of them. But I recently bought a Trijicon 1-4 for my AR and it's unbelievable.

My next rifle will likely sport a Trijicon 3-9x40.

Alpha

#12098576 - 06/18/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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I'd say a good, proven Leup- and they exist!- or ANY of the Conquests I've owned represent my minimum acceptable level of mechanical stability and repeatability.

To answer the OP's question, the 3-10x42 Nightforce SHV rocks.


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#12099068 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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I have Leupolds,Minox.Zeiss,Meopta, Bushnell,Burris,Vortex.I prefer scopes with a longer eye relief ,but would buy any of the scopes I listed on sale.Huntz



#12099142 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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Not much experience with them but Kahles at least the old Helia S were hell for stout and the view is excellent.

Lost for 27 years and still worked fine. http://www.opticstalk.com/kahles-scope-found-27-years-later_topic728.html


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#12099289 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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I have tried a few other brands in similar price range. They were sold and replaced with Leupolds in pretty short order.
If you like the other brands, go for it. I'm staying with Leupold.


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#12099310 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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I am not real pleased with Leupold, as the only one that I have, had to be sent in for repair. I generally like the SWFA scopes better now, but I am not adverse to buying used Leupolds for the right price. There are enough good scopes around now, that it is not necessary to depend on Leupold. I also have several Bushnell Elites that have been real good scopes, although, not as clear as the SWFA, or Leupold. I would really like to try the Bushnell LRHS scope series some time, as they have developed a good reputation.


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#12099547 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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Mostly a fixed magnification user, Have had a Weaver Super Slam in the past, it was nice.


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#12099615 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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I'm a Bushnell guy myself. I have the Elite, a couple of 4200's and a 6500.


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#12099654 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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Originally Posted by aheider
I've ran a SS 3-9 MQ for a year. No issues with tracking, durability, or clarity of glass. For people who want to twist turrets I think it's fantastic, just not my personal preference. What I would like to have is a 3-15 sub 18oz scope with usable holdover reticle, decent glass, and the ability to hold zero with the last being the most important.


I used to swear buy Leupold and their VX3 scopes were all I would use. The last one I purchased was was about 2007 and it was not as good as the same scope I bought in the 80's. Their recent productions seem to be turning around but I am not back yet. The discontinued VX6 they were selling several months ago had me thinking and they manufacture near you. Trijicon is pretty sweet if you like the reticles and the tritium can be an issue. No better than Swaro or Zeiss though. Lately I really like the Zeiss HD5 3-15X42 it fits right into your parameters and is a reasonable value IMO. Meopta as mentioned is very good they made the Zeiss conquest line that Zeiss sold before they re-engineered to the Terra line and are a very good value.I would like to try the SHV but the size comes into play with the 56mm on there 4-14 Objective lens.

Scopes are individually very subjective and its best to try them out. Ask to look through some at your next range session you results may vary.

Good luck and shoot straight

Bob

#12099698 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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lately have been happy with burris.

Ed

#12100062 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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If eye relief was not a issue and you're not a heavy twister, Vortex.


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#12100085 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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Interesting that no gun writers have offered a view of Leupold's recent deliveries. Seems I heard someone mention at the last 'fire hog hunt that things at Leupold had been going south a bit. This, and I may be mistaken, a view from a gun writer thus second hand provided...


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#12100287 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: Talus_in_Arizona]  
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Originally Posted by Talus_in_Arizona
If eye relief was not a issue and you're not a heavy twister, Vortex.

I've never been impressed with vortex based on their tunneling effect. However, the new Razor LH does not suffer from the same and has a pretty good view.

#12100296 - 06/19/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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I'm really starting to like Meopta, especially their 6X. I have 2 now. Still like Leupold, but I'm branching out.
Bob

#12100508 - 06/20/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: Disseminator]  
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Originally Posted by Disseminator
I am a big time Leupold guy and have four of them. But I recently bought a Trijicon 1-4 for my AR and it's unbelievable.

My next rifle will likely sport a Trijicon 3-9x40.


The 3-9 Accupoints at 13.4 oz. are great if you are after miminal weight, but if you can stand 9 more oz. and a couple hundred dollars more you can get a 2.5-12.5 Accupoint -- the finest hunting scope available anywhere at any price, so long as you aren't sheep hunting.

#12105861 - 06/22/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: aheider]  
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Except for one VX3 2.5-8 I've moved completely over to Meopta scopes. Im not a turret twister but if I was is go for a SS from SWFA. I really like Trijicon optics as well but don't currently own any.

#12105986 - 06/22/17 Re: If not Leupold then..... [Re: JGRaider]  
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Originally Posted by JGRaider
Originally Posted by TRACT_Optics
TRACT, of course! grin

TRACT Toric 3-15x42

A little bias now and then again never hurts...



The Toric I have on my 30-06 has near 250 rds so far, and performance is very impressive so far. The optics are ridiculously good as well.

which one do you have?


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