Do you have a most favorite scope?


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bushmaster1313
January 8, 2013, 09:29 PM
I am particularly fond of the Leupold Vari-Xii 2x-7x:

http://imageshack.us/a/img526/157/cimg0400j.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img217/4465/cimg1308d.jpg

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Warp
January 8, 2013, 09:39 PM
Trijicon Accupoint TR24G

1-4x variable, with a "true 1x" on the bottom end. Fiber optic and tritium illuminated reticle. Very durable. Basically takes the role of a red dot/holographic site for up close speed while on 1x while being just a throw of the lever away from upping the magnification for more precision/distance shots with better target identification

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g105/austin3161324/Firearms/20121208_210639_zpse5046b0a.jpg

bushmaster1313
January 8, 2013, 09:51 PM
Wow!
But I think I could get in trouble in the Garden State for just looking at that rig.

ApacheCoTodd
January 8, 2013, 09:52 PM
Oh yeah! Redfield 3x9s and ART derivatives. Tough math on the ARTs but I love em.

ColtPythonElite
January 8, 2013, 09:55 PM
Real steel Weavers, Unertls, ect....

Craigman
January 8, 2013, 09:57 PM
ANy VX-2's. perfect for the hunting I do and I can see pats legal shooting hours just fine. Never let me down either

jmr40
January 8, 2013, 10:23 PM
I've tried a lot. My VX-2 is as much scope as I will ever NEED. It is enough better than the older VX-II to be worth upgrading in my opinion. The VX-3's and Zeiss are supposed to be better, as are some others. I suppose they are, but for my uses the VX-2 is perfect.

351 WINCHESTER
January 8, 2013, 10:36 PM
I have an old weaver k3 with post & crosshair. Absolutely deadly on deer/hogs. They don't make em like that anymore.

VAPOPO
January 8, 2013, 11:31 PM
B&L Elite 4200 6-24X Great clarity and light gathering and fabulous adjustment accuracy. Has been on my SAKO 75 .22-250 Varmint for a decade.

ball3006
January 8, 2013, 11:33 PM
Old steel tube Weavers....................chris3

Coal Dragger
January 9, 2013, 12:09 AM
That's easy. My favorite for the money and for versatility is the Leupold VX3 2.5-8X36.

Zen Archery
January 9, 2013, 08:22 AM
Nightforce.

redneck2
January 9, 2013, 08:31 AM
VX-3. I've got a couple, plus some VX-III's. Lots of difference in optics. I've got an older Burris Black Diamond that's excellent.

I have a B&L 1.5x6 on my my muzzle loader. I thought it was a good scope until I used my VX-R on my deer rifle this year. The B&L is going away and another VX-3 or VX-R will take it's place before next season.

Allen in MT
January 9, 2013, 09:35 AM
Well I guess I'll be different and say Vortex Vipor HS, I've got 3 of them and out of the 3 my best is the 4-16x44 LR w/ Dead Hold BDC on my CZ 550 308. Then the reg 4-16x44 on my CZ Varmitert 223, and then the 2.5-10x44 on my custom 308.

hq
January 9, 2013, 09:45 AM
Zeiss Diavaris and Diatals. Any model, the newer the better.

If I'd have to name one it would be a coin toss between Octagon Diavari ZM 2.5-10x48T* and Victory Diavari 6-24x72T*. Probably Octagon because of less massive size and weight and the W-T-H -factor of an octagonally shaped scope.

DM~
January 9, 2013, 11:29 AM
My favorite scope, that i own, is my Zeiss Conquest,

http://fototime.com/D14FD21C28D7FF0/standard.jpg

DM

Picher
January 9, 2013, 11:49 AM
I like my two Vari-X models, a VXII and VX2 better than many scopes I've tried/owned. My next favorite scopes were two B&L Balvar 8b's that I bought used from a buddy back around 1970. They belonged to his father, but we're hardly used then.

They've since had lens delaminations, but were great scopes for many years. My Mueller 4.5-14x is the best scope VALUE I've had. It's very clear and accurate and the adjustments work great.

Coal Dragger
January 9, 2013, 02:39 PM
For anyone wondering I also own a Swarovski Z3 3-10X42 that is excellent, and a Nightforce 3-5-15X50 NXS that is also a great scope. The I still like the Leupold X3 2.5-8X36 better for more applications, the glass is pretty good (not quite as good as the others), and the size is perfect.

thomis
January 9, 2013, 03:48 PM
DM~
Please educate the ignorant (i'm referring to myself here) in what the heck that is? I've never seen a set-up like that before.

DM~
January 9, 2013, 04:43 PM
It's a Zeiss Conquest mounted in German "claw mounts". It goes on/off in seconds and ALWAYS goes back to being sighted in "perfectly".

DM

thomis
January 9, 2013, 04:49 PM
DM~ What is the weapon?

bushmaster1313
January 9, 2013, 09:53 PM
DM~ What is the weapon?

Not sure, but it looks like a double rifle.
It's ability to fire more than one centerfire cartridge without reloading will probably qualify it as an assault weapon under the legislation being proposed in New York. This is because, as we all know, two bullets are not needed to kill a deer.

Kachok
January 9, 2013, 11:21 PM
I have two favorites my Leupold VXII on my Savage 30-06 which has a fantastic eye relief and glass quality, but my Nikon Buckmaster on my 308 Winchester 70 has some great glass too and the BDC rectical which I consider the best in the business.

Cee Zee
January 10, 2013, 06:24 AM
I like Weaver T series scopes for target shooting. I'd probably like the high dollar scopes but I'll probably never know for sure. With the way the government is eating up my money I'll be lucky to afford a Mattel scope.

ROW
January 10, 2013, 06:46 AM
I got a Zeiss 3x9x44 for my 223 Winchester, after that I decided there is not a better scope, at least for me.
So when money comes available I will get a 6x20x50 Zeiss maybe if I get rich I could get a Victory 6x24x72. The clearest scope I ever looked threw.

RatDrall
January 10, 2013, 01:31 PM
There are different "best scopes" for different levels of cost.

My personal point of limited returns is the $600 Leupold VX-R 3-9x40 Illuminated. It has a 30mm tube so it's very bright. The "target" turrets are easily adjustable, but flat to the scope body. The magnification could be higher, but for practical purposes I can identify and hit a golfball at 100 yards, and a prairie dog at 300, so not sure what more magnification would do for me other than show my hearbeat or whatever while shooting.

The illuminated TMR reticle is etched on the first focal plane:

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss323/RatDrall/leu_fdtmr_reticle.jpg

I love etched reticles and 30mm tubes, so if I had to spend less money ($300) it would be an SWFA SS 10x42 Milrad with this reticle:

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss323/RatDrall/swfass-1.jpg

jogar80
January 10, 2013, 02:47 PM
I like my Nikon prostaff 3-9x50 with BDC. I have some other more expensive scopes, but I'm pretty fond of this one because of its performance and price.

Dr.Rob
January 10, 2013, 07:04 PM
Leupold Gold ring 4x fixed.

Simple is better sometimes.

3-9x varaible 40mm scopes are probably the most versatile of hunting scopes and I have several 'vintage' ones by Weaver and Tasco.

I got to use an ACOG once and wow.. that's a heck of a set up but the price point makes my head spin.

helotaxi
January 10, 2013, 08:51 PM
It has a 30mm tube so it's very bright.You realize that these two things are not related, right?

CraigC
January 11, 2013, 06:14 PM
Leupold VariX-III 1.5-5x20, matte finish, fine duplex.

http://photos.imageevent.com/newfrontier45/rifles/large/P1010049.JPG

TexasPatriot.308
January 11, 2013, 11:15 PM
Leupold VX3 4.5 x 16 x 40 with AO....medium price scope without spending a lot like on Swaroski etc. and not a cheapo....why would one want a scope like a Zeiss Conquest on a double rifle where you are only gonna shoot a few yards....good luck finding a charging buffalo looking into that.

Inebriated
January 12, 2013, 12:09 AM
My favorite is my Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 with the BDC. Good scope, considering what I paid, and I love the BDC system Nikon uses. Served me quite well, thus far.

1-4x variable, with a "true 1x" on the bottom end. Fiber optic and tritium illuminated reticle. Very durable. Basically takes the role of a red dot/holographic site for up close speed while on 1x while being just a throw of the lever away from upping the magnification for more precision/distance shots with better target identification

*PIC*

I need to own that... I need to own that right now.

CowboyTim
January 12, 2013, 12:34 AM
Toss up, Weaver Super Slam 2-10, Weaver Classic K-4

1858
January 12, 2013, 01:20 AM
These two Premiers ...

http://thr.mcmxi.org/rifles/accuracy_international/ai_aw_308win/photos/ai_aw_01.jpg

CraigC
January 12, 2013, 02:53 AM
....why would one want a scope like a Zeiss Conquest on a double rifle where you are only gonna shoot a few yards....good luck finding a charging buffalo looking into that.
It's probably a drilling but you do understand that not all double rifles are elephant stompers, correct???

45crittergitter
January 25, 2013, 06:58 PM
I'm partial to the Leupold Vari-X III (or current incarnation) in 2.5-8x, with a heavy duplex reticle installed. I also love my Bushnell Elite 4200 in 4-16x AO.

Abel
January 25, 2013, 07:28 PM
why would one want a scope like a Zeiss Conquest on a double rifle where you are only gonna shoot a few yards....good luck finding a charging buffalo looking into that.

It's probably a German deer rifle. Might even be a 30-o6.

Wylie1
January 26, 2013, 01:45 AM
http://fototime.com/D14FD21C28D7FF0/standard.jpg
Awesome mounts!

I'm liking the VX3L but the jury in my head hasn't come to a conclusion just yet.

bushmaster1313
January 26, 2013, 09:40 PM
How big of an objective do you need to shoot a deer.

Abel
January 26, 2013, 09:46 PM
20mm is plenty to kill deer with. I like a 32mm or a 40mm myself. 36mm is a good compromise. The better the glass, the smaller objective that you can use in lower light. The lower the objective, the lower you can mount the scope. A low mounted scope allows you to get a consistent cheek weld each time.

http://www.leupold.com/hunting-shooting/scopes/vx-3-riflescopes/vx-3-2-5-8x36mm/

bushmaster1313
January 26, 2013, 10:00 PM
My question was a play on "how many bullets does it take to kill a deer"

But I appreciate the serious answer.
The Leupold 1-4 20mm is a great scope.

Welding Rod
January 27, 2013, 02:07 AM
I really like the new Leupold VX3s.

I have a 3.5 x 10 x 40 that I am tickled with. I think I may be buying a 4.5 x 14 x 40 AO VX3 shortly. That would give me 3 nice Leupold scopes.

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