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View Poll Results: What scope would you choose regardless of price
Leupold VX3 2.5-8x36 8 17.78%
Zeiss Conquest 2.5-8x32 5 11.11%
Swarovski Z3 3-9x36 7 15.56%
Swarovski Habicht AV 3-9x36 3 6.67%
Khales Helia CL 2-7x36 1 2.22%
Bushnell 6500 1.25-8x32 3 6.67%
Nikon Monarch 2-8x32 2 4.44%
Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x32 - Covered Style Turrets 8 17.78%
Other - Keep in mind this magnfication range and objective lense size 8 17.78%
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Old December 28, 2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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What Scope Would you Choose?

Regardless of price. I'm looking at getting a scope in this size range. I'm kind of partial to Leupold but depending on the poll results may change. Price is a consideration for me of course, but for you voters, please choose regardless of price.
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Old December 30, 2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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I am curious why you are looking at a smaller lens size?
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Old December 30, 2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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If I think of optics and someone says "regardless of price", Schmidt & Bender get's the nod every time.
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Old December 31, 2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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Why smaller lense size? Because I don't like the big and bulky scopes.

Scopes of this size, for the hunting I do 0-200 yards have plenty of magnification for far shots, yet have a nice like 1.5 or 2 or 2.5 power setting for the close shots.

Also I find I get better check weld and scope/eye alignment when I can mount the scope lower to the barrel.
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Old December 31, 2009, 09:58 PM   #5
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My Zeiss

I just got a Zeiss. I have never owned one. I cant say enough. has several conquest models left, and some Victory models - with the integrated range finder.
Worth a look when you consider what "Nightforce" has, and how long they have been around compared to Carl Zeiss....
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Old December 31, 2009, 10:02 PM   #6
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I agree I think the 36mm objective is plenty big enough and really like how low it allows the scope to be mounted.
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Old January 19, 2010, 11:19 AM   #7
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Looking to get a few more votes.

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Old January 19, 2010, 01:03 PM   #8
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If I were buying a scope today and price were not a consideration then I'd order one from USOptics and get EXACTLY what I wanted.
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Old January 19, 2010, 04:10 PM   #9
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Schmidt & Bender 3–12 x 50 PM II LP
That is if money was no object
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Old January 21, 2010, 09:23 PM   #10
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If I wasn't paying for it, I'd go Swarovski. If I was paying for it, I'd go Nikon Monarch.

In fact, my last scope purchase, I had planned on buying either a Leupold or a Zeiss but walked away with the Monarch. Compare them side by side, and you'll see that the Monarch compares pretty well within the same price point scopes.
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