View Full Version : What Scope Would you Choose?

December 28, 2009, 03:08 PM
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.

December 30, 2009, 04:28 PM
I am curious why you are looking at a smaller lens size?

December 30, 2009, 08:42 PM
If I think of optics and someone says "regardless of price", Schmidt & Bender get's the nod every time.

December 31, 2009, 09:56 PM
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.

December 31, 2009, 09:58 PM
I just got a Zeiss. I have never owned one. I cant say enough.
www.cameraland.com 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....

December 31, 2009, 10:02 PM
I agree I think the 36mm objective is plenty big enough and really like how low it allows the scope to be mounted.

January 19, 2010, 11:19 AM
Looking to get a few more votes.


Brian Pfleuger
January 19, 2010, 01:03 PM
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.

January 19, 2010, 04:10 PM
Schmidt & Bender 3–12 x 50 PM II LP
That is if money was no object:eek:

January 21, 2010, 09:23 PM
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.