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#12149981 - 07/16/17 Best Low light hunting scope  
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Any suggestions for a great low light scope for 200 yards and under?

Budget $500

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Leupold FX3 6X42 heavy duplex.

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What I would do.


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Bushnell 4200 Elite



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#12150736 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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Bushnell Dusk & Dawn model featuring 1.5 - 4.5X settings. I mounted this scope on my Ruger 44 MAG carbine and love it. Optics are crisp and bright! Cost is less than $100. which is a genuine bargain for this quality product.

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#12150829 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: R_H_Clark]  
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Originally Posted by R_H_Clark
Leupold FX3 6X42 heavy duplex.

yep!

#12150834 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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Toss up between the Bushnell Elite and Leupold VX3i

I'd lean towards the Bushnell Elites based on my last two VX3i's. The glass was decent but adjustments were mushy and hard to keep track of.


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#12150862 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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Look for a Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x50 with illuminated reticle, if you can't find one of those the plain version(4200 or 4500) will be almost as good.


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The Bushnell 4200 comes with the hydro-phobic coating. You can't go wrong.


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#12151117 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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Mule Deer has written extensively on the subject of scopes, a topic that he has researched extensively. Before you spend your money, spend a couple of hours reading what he has said about the topic.

Personally, I have had excellent experiences with Swarovski optics in low light situations (primarily hunting leopard).

You might be able to find a good, used Swaro AV or Z3 ~ $500. I would also give the Meopta line a close look (no pun intended).

Bravo

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Got a link ?

#12151157 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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Schimdt and Bender 8x56 if you can find an old one but it would have to be almost an antique to go for that price. But the few times that a Leupold would not cut it it was already well past legal shooting hours so I feel like that is a nice perk. One of these occasions I was near a road and the Buck knew something was up and didn't come in till dark 30. Unknown to me the whole scenario was being watched by a game warden who later said good thing I didn't shoot that buck.


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#12151312 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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You should look at Meoptas meopro series. I have heard mostly good things about em!

#12151368 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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Hard to beat the Zeiss Conquest


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Originally Posted by bea175
Hard to beat the Zeiss Conquest


Absolutely! The Zeiss Conquest of a few years ago was a great scope. Believe they may have been made by Meopta, but am not sure. $400-500 new.

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I've got a MeoPro 4-12x50 M-Plex NIB I'd let go in your price range. PM if interested.


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#12151747 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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I have a Leupold VXR 3-9x50 that I use for hogs in low light. I have no complaints. The illuminated dot on the lowest setting is perfect for hogs at night. It should be right in your price range.

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Originally Posted by Alex38
I have a Leupold VXR 3-9x50 that I use for hogs in low light. I have no complaints. The illuminated dot on the lowest setting is perfect for hogs at night. It should be right in your price range.


I forgot about that scope, they are very nice in lowlight


#12151832 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: Winchestermodel70]  
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IMO that the reticle is very important as I'v ehad moose come out up against dark and could find the moose in
the scope but the reticle was very difficult to find on the dark animal.

#12151888 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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I think thats about what I got me discontinues Zeiss Duralyt 1.5-5x36 for not as good as my VX6 1-6 in clarity and contrast in low light, but it is easier to get behind and also cost half as much.

#12151893 - 07/17/17 Re: Best Low light hunting scope [Re: DrDeath]  
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Low light? I'm probably not up yet, or already in bed.... These 18-20 hour daylight days are tough on a guy!

Just kidding - I carry flashlights to help find camp.

The first moose I ever shot was with Marlin .30-30. It was so dark that I had to sight against the sky first, then drop it down to the moose some 50-70 yards away. Three times I did this, until I was sure of my aim point/bullet placement.

It had open sights.... I doubt a scope would have worked. smile

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