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    2-10ish x40 hunting scopes

    Looking for a scope for my 260, will be used in bush and tops hunting.

    I want the ability to dial 100% reliably with no focus or paralax. Zoom range of 2 at the bottom with around the 10-12 power at the top.
    Budget is max $1500.

    Few options:
    Loopy Vx6 2-12x40 - $1950 so out of my price range but perfect otherwise.
    Zeiss HD5 2-10x42 -$1350 not sure on what the turrets are like under the caps and can't find that info anywhere.
    Vortex razor HD LH 2-10x40 : $1350 capped turrets so good there and with the G4 its a perfect reticle. The lead option at this stage.

    Any other options out there?

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    If you know someone in Aus that is coming over here.
    https://www.usedguns.com.au/Product.aspx?p=94764
    $885 nzd or have it shipped over,
    you may or may not get stung with GST and duty and would still be cheaper than buying one here in NZ.

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    Get the zeiss with lockable turrets. You might as well get a 3-15 to be fair as bugger all difference between 2 and 3 power but quite noticeable between 10 and 15x but up to you. They are a heavy scope.

    Other option would be a Swarovski z3

    Check out the current prices of a vx6 on eurooptic.com. Very cheap

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    Capped turrets are a pain. Lockable is easier
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    3-12 weaver grand slam from Natchez were on sale 199 US

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    Swarovski Z3 is light indeed and a very usable scope. I'm looking at my options as we type. Similar needs as you @Timmay and I'd agree the 15 power is beautiful as long as the glass is up to it, that's why I think Vortex are crap, been there done that and it's out of Swarovski, Leica , Kahles and my current which is the Steiner which is a beast and possibly too much for my general hunting needs.
    Been some cheaper VX6 floating around that me and you have been missing out on. I'd be more inclined however to get for me a 3-18x50 if one came up for under the usual moonbeam amount.
    Happy looking and hunting.


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    Can't go past the Nightforce 2.5-10x42 !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by von tempsky fan View Post
    Can't go past the Nightforce 2.5-10x42 !!
    Yup I second that

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    Quote Originally Posted by von tempsky fan View Post
    Can't go past the Nightforce 2.5-10x42 !!
    Heavy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Heavy? Glass good?


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    good buying here, would end up around $1400NZD including gst and he horrific 75usd shipping

    Leupold VX-6 2-12x42mm CDS FireDot LR Duplex Scope For sale! - EuroOptic.com

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    Thanks for the suggestions lads. I've looked at the nightforce but I don't want parallax/focus so that knocks them out.
    The Z3 3-10 is only a 3X scope so it's low mag is actually 3.5 which is too high for me.

    Looking seriously at the 2-12 vx6 and the Vortex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmay View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions lads. I've looked at the nightforce but I don't want parallax/focus so that knocks them out.
    The Z3 3-10 is only a 3X scope so it's low mag is actually 3.5 which is too high for me.

    Looking seriously at the 2-12 vx6 and the Vortex.
    Nightforce do a x32 version of that scope that has no parallax adjustment. I have one, it's a very neat wee scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    Nightforce do a x32 version of that scope that has no parallax adjustment. I have one, it's a very neat wee scope.
    Yeah. Getting one is on my wish list but will need to sell something first.

 

 

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