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    New Scope Time

    So I am upgrading the scope on my hunting rifle. I haven't decided which hunting rifle will get the new one, but either way it will be a lighter weight rifle in a magnum caliber - weatherby ultralightweight in 300 Wby or Kimber Montana in 270 WSM

    I sold the Vortex Diamondback HP that was on the Kimber. But I'm thinking about moving my Bushnell 4200 from the Weatherby to the Kimber and getting a new scope for the Weatherby.

    Right now my top contenders are:
    Leupold VX-3i
    Swarovski Z3
    Trijicon Accupoint

    I'm looking to stick with something in a 3-10 power or so. I really like the Leupold, but I'm also trying to figure out if the other options would make better hunting scopes, especially considering the price difference.

    Thoughts?

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    Love my Accupoint, great eye relief and clear glass but I've never looked through their 3-9. All three of those are great options....according to the interwebs.
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    I'm a big Zeiss fan, having a couple of Conquests.

    Parallax adjustments helps me greatly, and I like the rezeroable turrets. I still favour the duplex reticle.

    If there's one thing not go go cheap on, it's glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampdonkey View Post
    I'm a big Zeiss fan, having a couple of Conquests.

    Parallax adjustments helps me greatly, and I like the rezeroable turrets. I still favour the duplex reticle.

    If there's one thing not go go cheap on, it's glass.
    The conquest is another option that would probably exceed my needs.

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    Naturally, I don't have great eyes, so I might be fussier, but with my stigmatism the parallax adjustment, focus, and eye relief help greatly, especially at 10x magnification.

    What's your budget? What was wrong with the Vortex?

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    Really, nothing was wrong with the Vortex. It was a bit heavy and not super in low light situations. But I'm ready to grab better glass.

    I don't really have a budget, but if I have to put a number, it'd be $1200 max.

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    Well, I decided to "settle" on the Leupold. I can literally buy two for the price of my other options. And they are a great scope for the money.

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    Such moderation. Congratulations!

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