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    Got the itch thinking Kimber 280AI. What scope? Always been a Leopold fan but open to other ideas.

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    Leica Magnus is on sale at EuroOptik now.

    https://www.eurooptic.com/Leica-Magn...ial-Deals.aspx
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    How do you hunt and how far do you expect to shoot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLS View Post
    How do you hunt and how far do you expect to shoot?
    I'll tack on to this because I'm starting to look around for a scope for my henry singleshot .308

    Probably be hunting food plots from fixed stands when I tote this gun and shooting less than 150yds
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    Beanfield in the upstate and cutovers in the lowcountry. Id say <300yds
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    Vortex has pretty nice glass for the price

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    I'm a Leupold fan.
    I shoot a fixed 6x 42 FX3 a lot. Plenty bright and nothing to break. Great 200 yd scope. Get the heavy duplex f you can find one. Killed a ton of game with it.
    I also have a VX 5 2-10 x 42. Great scope. A big step up from previous generations.

    Vortex Razor line is very good. Don't care for the rest.

    If you want big objective and illumination, the 56mm Trijicon is popular.

    If you want great glass and don't mind paying,S&B, Khales, Ziess and Swarovskis upper tier scopes are as good as it gets.
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    Agreeing with FLS, I like Leupolds myself. And I have understood that Khales are a great deal for what they are. I am just happy with my Leupolds. And I have a good Burris and Bushnell or two.

    I have believed that some Vortex are good but I don't use them. Haven't tried them either. But people seem to like them.

    I do think the idea of a 6x 42 FX3 and nothing to break is worth thinking about too.
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    Nikon can be pretty good

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    With a Vortex, I would go with Diamonback HP or higher. I have 2 that I like just as much as my VX3.

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    What’s the budget?
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    Trijicon 4-16x50 accupoint. Great at lowlight and plenty of magnification for hunting larger fields.

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    Leupold has stepped their game up in the last few years. They rested on their laurels for a long time and the competition passed them by rather substantially. An example is the old Vari-X-III line of scopes. They were very well made but had poor low light capability. Scopes such as the old 4200 put them to shame. They pretty well caught up with the competition with the VX-3 line and now have bumped it up even more. I havenít kept up with the latest in optics over the past couple of years though. My eye issues and surgery have thrown me for a loop. Used to see 20/10 corrected but that is all history now. Be thankful for your many blessings!!!
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    I kind of like the idea of the fixed power, never had that before though.
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    Shame you don’t know anyone who builds guns.....
    28 nosler is the king in .284
    Glass is insanely overthought these days. 12 years ago we were killing shit out past 1000m with leupold VX 4s and .308s. Now everyone says you need a 6.5 and 2k worth of glass. It’s silly if you think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffin View Post
    Shame you don’t know anyone who builds guns.....
    28 nosler is the king in .284
    Glass is insanely overthought these days. 12 years ago we were killing shit out past 1000m with leupold VX 4s and .308s. Now everyone says you need a 6.5 and 2k worth of glass. It’s silly if you think about.
    28 Nosler. Pssshhhh childs play.

    I’m pretty sure we just got done talking about this.
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    I picked up another VX5. 3-15x44 fire dot duplex. Side focus CDS zero lock turret. Insanely clear scope.

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    That Kruger 4.5-20x50 for $340 on Camofire seems hard to beat.

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