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Tikka T3 Varmint scope help

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by wnycollector, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. wnycollector

    wnycollector Member

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    I'm looking for opinions on a new scope for my Tikka T3 Varmint 223. The rifle is going to be used for punching paper out to 300 yards 90% of the time with the occasional chuck hunt at a buddies parents dairy farm. I'm waffling between a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 and a Nikon Monarch 5-20x44.

    Both have 95% glass, side focus and BDC recticles. They both have similar power ranges. The Vortex has a 30mm tube and the Nikon a 1". The price for the Viper is $20 less than the Nikon.

    Any help deciding would be great.
     
  2. viking499

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    Both are good scopes. What rings are you going to use?
     
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    I'm probably going to go with a DNZ one piece mount. Both scopes have 52mm objective diameters so I'm thinking medium height.
     
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    Good choice on mounts. Although I went with Warne rings on my Tikka's.

    Never had a Vortex scope, but do have a bunch of Nikons and love them.

    Do you have any other 30mm or 1 inch scopes? Just asking in case you ever wanted to swap scopes on it someday. If it were me, I would go with the inch scope because all my other scopes have inch tubes.
     
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    All of my scopes are inch except for a Mueller APT.
     
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    Flip a coin and call it........
     
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