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Old 01-10-2017, 02:14 AM
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Made a deal with my son that if he got an A in his calculus class this semester I would get him something he has been wanting. He has been hinting around about a scope upgrade. I have rifles with, Leupold, Nikon, Pentax, but have not bought a scope in quite sometime. I see a lot of new names out there and was curious about what you guys think. He has a 7mag with a Leupold VXI 3x9x50.

Probably will stay with a 9 or possibly 12 power. Usually 100yds or less on shots.
Our deer get really nocturnal so low-light is key.
He is not a target shooter.
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Zeiss, look at the conquest series or the Terra series. Both well with in your budget. Great glass..

https://www.zeiss.com/sports-optics/...flescopes.html

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I believe thats the same Leopold I have on a 7mm, and have no problems with it. But- If I were to upgrade it would have bullet drop compensation marks specifically for 7mm.

Edit: Just checked. I have the Vari -X III 3.5 x 10 x 50

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Stick with leupold just go to a 30mm tube for low light that's the key.
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Nikon or vortex.
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Look at Vortex
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If light gathering is what you want, in 1" the Swaro Z3 or Meopta MeoPro are in your price range. With maybe a Nikon Monarch a very distant 3rd. I love Leupold but the glass even on the high end ones doesn't compare..at least with every one that I have looked through.
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Originally Posted by mulefeathers View Post
Look at Vortex
Vortex, end of story.
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Vortex, end of story.
Be careful with this. Vortex makes some lower end scopes too. I paid about $189 for mine and it's not all that great in terms of glass quality. My Nikon if the same price range is clearer.

I really like my Zeiss glass.
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Viper Vortex pst. You can find them all day for 600 or so for their 4-16x50 scopes. Best bang for the buck imo. From my understanding their warranty department is outstanding
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Got a Nikon Monarch 3, 2.5-10 x 42 last year for my 7mm Rem Mag and and pleased.
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I have a Leopold VX III 4.5x14x50 adjustable objective on my 7 mag and I like it. I will be looking at vortex for my next glass though.
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i have a ziess terra on my 7 mag. gathers more light than my leupold's and nikons.
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I'm with all of the others on Vortex. Great product and great customer service. I have had Burris, Leupold, Zeiss and others. Vortex sits on top of just about every rifle I have right now.
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Originally Posted by jkmjr View Post
Made a deal with my son that if he got an A in his calculus class this semester I would get him something he has been wanting. He has been hinting around about a scope upgrade. I have rifles with, Leupold, Nikon, Pentax, but have not bought a scope in quite sometime. I see a lot of new names out there and was curious about what you guys think. He has a 7mag with a Leupold VXI 3x9x50.

Probably will stay with a 9 or possibly 12 power. Usually 100yds or less on shots.
Our deer get really nocturnal so low-light is key.
He is not a target shooter.
< $1000
Same gun here, love my Zeiss. It was just under 900.
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I have a bit of everything on my rifles, Leopold, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell, Vortex. I'm and elk hunter so low light ability is key for me. Out of all my scopes, the Pentax is by far the clearest and best light ability.
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Forget the scope. Just get him a pack of dogs. He can just hit the exhausted deer on the head with a hammer when it runs by him.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

On a more helpful note, there is some good reading here:
http://www.outdoorlife.com/articles/...nked-and-rated

Granted some of the scopes tested are well above your stated price point, but a few of them (like the Minox, for example) are well within your price range and scored pretty well in the low-light tests
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Vortex Hog Hunter 3-12 56mm ..... a $300 light grabber.
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