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What power scope #6990514
12/10/17 02:14 PM
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Looking into a scope for my 22Creedmoor. My main purpose for this rifle is predator hunting, so weight is somewhat important. What power is recommended in this case. Will be used from a high rack but mostly from a ground blind. Also low light gathering would be a factor.


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Re: What power scope [Re: BassCat'99] #6990547
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Budget? Do you want an illuminated reticle? A Leupold VX6 2-12 with illuminated reticle would seem to be a reasonable option, unless the 2x bottom end is too high. I just snapped up a Burris XTR II 1-8 on close out from Midway a couple days ago; not exactly a light scope, but they might still be on sale.

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Re: What power scope [Re: BassCat'99] #6990623
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thanks guys, power in that range is what I was thinking, but at a Nikon price.


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Vortex diamond Back 3.5-10x50. Light weight, good glass n really good warranty

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Second focal plane scopes I would take a look at one of these depending on your budget.
Leupold VX-3 4.5-14
Leupold VX-6 3-18
Nightforce SHV 4-14

First Focal plane
Burris xtr ii 3-15 or 4-20
Steiner 3-15
Vortex Razor Gen II 3-18
Nightforce Atacr f1 4-16

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Vortex diamond Back 3.5-10x50 anyone have used this scope?


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I think there are better for light gathering capabilities.

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Athlon Talos BTR 4-14x44 with first focal plane illuminated reticle, and 30mm tube. For around $299

https://athlonoptics.com/product/rifle-scopes-talos-btr-4-14x44-aplr-ffp-ir-mil/

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Re: What power scope [Re: BassCat'99] #7042306
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Dang I'll find out what I put on my 243. It's my full moon gun. 56mm obj. and 2.5 on the low end. I call it poor mans night vision. It works great and won't break the bank. Scope had held it's zero through lots of bouncing around. It's a little heavy but worth its weight in low light

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It's a Konus scope. I bought it cause it has a 30mm tube and 56mm obj yet the low setting is 2.5x and high is 14x
No other scope does that. It's really good for hoghunting low light. I can't find it for sale anymore. Looks like they changed it to a 50mm obj. Still a good scope I bet. I own all vortex and one Schmidt bender which are high quality/high dollar scopes but this cheap holds up with the best

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