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#6305858 - 05/20/16 08:18 PM Would like opinions please.
TKM Offline
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Registered: 01/29/12
Posts: 147
Loc: Bedford, Tx.
Have two Thomson Pro hunter frames and four barrels, 243, 270, 30-06, and a MGM 338 winmag barrel. Using a Leupold VX-3 on the 338, have a couple Vortex Diamondbacks in 4x12. Use the 243 for varmints most of the time with the Vortex scopes, 360 yards is about the farthest I've gone with it. Thinking about the Zeiss Terra 3X 4-12 and Nikon Pro Staff 3.5x14 for the 243 but have never used either. Not into shooting targets but have recently came across a 6000 acre ranch I have free access to for shooting varmints and hogs, some of the shots on coyotes could be out there about as far as my old eyes can see. Not really wanting to spend $1000 on glass and have a friend that does shoot regularly that recommended the Ziess. For $400 range is the Ziess that much better than the Vortex?

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#6306002 - 05/20/16 10:20 PM Re: Would like opinions please. [Re: TKM]
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Registered: 07/08/07
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The zeiss terra is not the zeiss of old. Honestly I found it pretty terrible.
I would try to find a used vx3 for your purpose. There is one listed in the classifieds

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#6306061 - 05/21/16 03:13 AM Re: Would like opinions please. [Re: TKM]
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Registered: 01/20/11
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Loc: Justin, TX
The Terra is made in Asia, not a real Zeiss. It is not a bad scope but is over-priced in my opinion.
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#6306175 - 05/21/16 08:42 AM Re: Would like opinions please. [Re: TKM]
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The terra is worst in low light conditions when one might need it most

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#6306401 - 05/21/16 02:51 PM Re: Would like opinions please. [Re: TKM]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
I had a Prostaff 5 3.5-14 and sold it because I really didn't like the BDC reticle. The center crosshairs had a very narrow center area. Prefer more of a wide-duplex set up.
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#6306572 - 05/21/16 07:04 PM Re: Would like opinions please. [Re: TKM]
TKM Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/29/12
Posts: 147
Loc: Bedford, Tx.
Thanks for the feedback, always learn something on here.

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#6319158 - 06/01/16 08:09 PM Re: Would like opinions please. [Re: TKM]
BassCat'99 Offline
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Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 1233
Loc: Stratford Texas
look at a Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 sf. It's a mildot scope that has very clear glass and even at highest mag. it is clear. Weight is not bad, 19 oz. Best of all it is very affordable.
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#6321495 - 06/03/16 12:54 PM Re: Would like opinions please. [Re: TKM]
P_102 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
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for the $400 range you can probably pick up a Vortex Viper 6.5x20. I think I saw on here a week or so ago about a sale going on. May be over by now.
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#6321658 - 06/03/16 03:14 PM Re: Would like opinions please. [Re: TKM]
jlsbassman Offline


Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 509
Loc: Royse City
Midway has 6.5-20x44 vortex viper on sale right now for 329 with free shipping.

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