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5 years 43 weeks ago, 7:40 PM

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Deer Rifle Scope

What is a good, 3x9 or 4x12 deer rifle scope that is on the market now? I've heard alot about the new Nikon Monarch.

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 8:47 PM

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i've always liked leupold, nightforce and US optics... don't know about the monarch

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 10:12 PM

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Monarch's are nice for the price, bought binos last year and now plan on buying a couple of their scopes. I have one leupold VariX II 3-9x but having looked at the Monarch I like them better. Watch for them on ebay you might be able to get a pretty good deal, 2.5-10X42mm is a good bet for deer.

5 years 43 weeks ago, 11:15 PM

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Craiggers welcome, glad you are contributing already!
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5 years 43 weeks ago, 6:09 AM

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for hunting i like alot of scopes depending on the terain your goign to be hunting in and how much money you wanna throw away. i have shot and killed dear with a cheap ass 3 to 9 tasco so alot depends on yourself as a shooter and then the terain

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5 years 43 weeks ago, 3:52 PM

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Bang for the buck

I have had good luck with several scopes from BSA. I have a Mil-dot unit on my G3 and find it adequate.

5 years 43 weeks ago, 8:09 PM

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scopes

i like the vari x series,but if i am gonna hunt rough terrain i switch to a 3-9 tasco,so if i fall and break the scope it is cheap to replace.as far a magnification i like a fixed 4 power,but most scopes are 3-9,if you have poor eyes a 6 power is nice too.i have a 6.5-20x50 that is sweet cause at 100 yards it is useable but for long range it is awesome

5 years 43 weeks ago, 8:39 PM

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I personally like my bushnell tactical, it's powerful but versatile, only limited by it's user. Not to mention that it can take a hit and still be on it's mark.

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5 years 42 weeks ago, 9:24 PM

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Scopes

There is a nice article on scopes in this months Guns & Ammo. Van Zwool doesnt mention some of my favorites but he does cover the topic very well. I have included the link.

http://gunsandammomag.com/cs/Satellite/IMO_GA/Story_C/Top+Glass

5 years 42 weeks ago, 9:49 PM

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Bushnell scopes are also good for the money. They have fixed powers with cicle x reticle and variables too. Very affordable and durable too. check em" out!

5 years 38 weeks ago, 12:03 PM

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I find a fixed scope is best something like a 7x50, I currently use a meopta for stalking deer.

5 years 38 weeks ago, 12:16 PM

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Scopes

I use BSA Optics Contender. Price Somwhere near 99-105 Bucks

5 years 38 weeks ago, 3:59 PM

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I like the Leopold's and I hava a Simmon on my AR right now. I would go with what you can afford and what you like. Can't go wrong that way.

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