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Scope decisions. I need some feedback from owners.

I have decided to rescope my 300Wby with a 4x12. I have a Leupold Vari-XIII on it now. I decided to put that on my 280 since I use that gun a lot more these days. I have mostly all Leupolds and a few Bushnells on my guns. I have never had a Nikon and have heard a lot of good about them and was impressed with the pro staff clarity. (I forgot to mention I am trying to keep this in the $250.00 and less category). I kind of like the BDC reticle on it and the eye relief also, but don't like the fact it's made in China . I looked at the Redfields and like their clarity and the fact they are produced in the Leupold facility, but am not a fan of their BDC type of reticle. I find it confusing that you would have to hold on the top of the circle as opposed the cross hairs for a 200yd or less shot which most of here in Pa. have been. The last candidate is the Bushnell 3200 which is on sale for $219.00 (usually $319.00) at cabelas and has the rainguard and the AO instead of the BDC style reticle which I am used to from my Leupold. The eye relief is not as good as the other two that I mentioned which is the only potential drawback that I see. I now this is a long question, but I want the best bang for the buck, especially if I find myself out west or up north taking a long shot on a caribou or elk which is what I would most likely take with me. Your feedback is appreciated.

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Re: Scope decisions. I need some feedback from owners.

Dont rule out a Burris Fullfield II.......

You can get a 4.5-14x42 with the ballistic plex for around 300 dollars

As far as I am concerned Burris's clarity is better than probably 95% of scopes out there, and they have great customer service.......

All of my scopes are Burris with the exception of a couple Leupolds.......Their ballisitc plex is much less distracting than most of the other ones that I have seen also...

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Re: Scope decisions. I need some feedback from owners.

check out natchez shooting sports for the bushnell elites. they are having a serious sale.

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Re: Scope decisions. I need some feedback from owners.

My Burris 3 x 12 is the clearest scope I ever owned. Beat Leupold and Nikon.
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the elite series of bushnell are great scopes 4 the money I have 6 of them. I also have a nikon monarch on my 300 ultra mag a great scope.

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Here's another vote for the Burris Fullfield II in 4.5-14x42 with the ballistic plex.

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Re: Scope decisions. I need some feedback from owners.

I also can tell you that I have only ever owned one Bushnell Elite(got it on a used gun) and I absolutely hated it............It was clear in the center, but the edges were cloudy....it was bad in low light......I only had it for about 3 months before I sold it.....

Oh and my buddy had an Elite 4200 on a 7mm Mag, and the crosshair more or less went away........Bushnell said it was from the recoil, and they did stand behind it....

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Re: Scope decisions. I need some feedback from owners.

I use either leupolds or nikons and you cant beat them.
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I put a Nikon on an 06 last year, like it so far and it went thru this deer season with the rain/snow/cold without a hitch. I also have a Leupold VX III on my .300 which I love. Just got an Elite 3200 and have not mounted it yet, looks very clear.

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Nikon Monarchs are very nice scopes for the money.

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