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#6849961 - 08/08/17 07:11 PM Brightest scope 1000 and under
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Registered: 01/06/08
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Loc: Duncanville, Tx.
I've had Swarovski's, Kahles and Zeiss Victory's in the past and honestly never seen the need for them for deer hunting. Guess what, last season in Comanche a very good buck walked out of the woods around 6:05 pm and I couldn't get see him well enough in my Elite 6500 scope for a clean shot. Arghhhh....

Money is much tighter now so what in your opinion is the brightest scope for 1000.00 or less? Going on a T3 Lite 7mm-08 with max shots less than 250 yds. Most shots 100-150. Thanks guys.
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#6849962 - 08/08/17 07:13 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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I looked through a VX-6 at SWFA last year and it had an amazing FOV but storelight isn't twilight.
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#6850145 - 08/08/17 09:46 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Vx6 , z3, swfa hd, the pst2 is pretty bright

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#6850453 - 08/09/17 09:15 AM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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#6850735 - 08/09/17 12:47 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Take a look at the Vortex Razor LH. I have one (3-15x) and it will go toe-to-toe with my Swaro SLC (10s) binoculars in low light conditions. I have successfully taken hogs in TX and predators in AZ up to 25 minutes after sunset (according to my iPhone). Another benefit is that it is very lightweight.

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#6850748 - 08/09/17 01:01 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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what size scope?
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#6850757 - 08/09/17 01:09 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: AZ_Hunter_2000]
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Originally Posted By: AZ_Hunter_2000
Take a look at the Vortex Razor LH. I have one (3-15x) and it will go toe-to-toe with my Swaro SLC (10s) binoculars in low light conditions. I have successfully taken hogs in TX and predators in AZ up to 25 minutes after sunset (according to my iPhone). Another benefit is that it is very lightweight.


Thats what I've been trying to tell everyone. Razor LH is the best glass I own. You paying attention, Buzz?
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#6850819 - 08/09/17 02:01 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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For $1000 and it barely squeaks in. Z-3 4-12 x 50 with the bold duplex is up there with the best of less than $1000. For that price it is my pick.
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#6850896 - 08/09/17 03:02 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Meopta 3-12x56 is an incredible low light scope and they got the illumination right...
just a small dot that can be set very dim
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#6850925 - 08/09/17 03:29 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Registered: 10/15/14
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I will agree with CCoker...

This is a good one...

http://cameralandny.com/spec-sheet.html?catalog[name]=Meopta-MeoStar-4-12x40-%23480580-meopta&catalog[product_guids][0]=1118116

This too...

http://cameralandny.com/spec-sheet.html?catalog[name]=Meopta-MeoPro-4.5-14x44-HTR---McWhorter-HV-meopta&catalog[product_guids][0]=1346191

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#6851003 - 08/09/17 04:32 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Registered: 04/23/15
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Zeiss victory ht 2.5x10-50 demo for a little over 1000 ($1045), light weight at 18.5oz. simple reticle for hunting. low light ability can only be topped by 56mm+ object heavy scopes.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/279239...icle-matte-demo

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#6851025 - 08/09/17 04:55 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Registered: 09/26/09
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Loc: Denton,Tx
I recently bought a rifle that came with a swarovski z3. Haven't hunted with it yet, but the glass is excellent....on par with the new vx-6. For the $$, I'd go with the leupold, if just looking for a great scope. American made and Leupold is easy to work with, if something happens to it.

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#6851151 - 08/09/17 07:14 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Thank you for the suggestions. As usual, a lot to research. Ccoker, I'm thinking 2.5x10 or 3x12 probably.
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#6851183 - 08/09/17 07:46 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Registered: 10/15/14
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Loc: Blanco texas

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#6851255 - 08/09/17 08:32 PM Re: Brightest scope 1000 and under [Re: HuntingTexas]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Tx Panhandle
I have a z3 3-10x42 and the Vortex Razor HD LH 3-15x42 and love them both, especially in low light. Added bonus for me is that they are pretty lightweight.

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