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    New scope help needed

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    Looking for a new scope to shoot out to 400-500m. Have a vx3 2.5-8 B&C but not enough grunt at the top end. Looking at a dial up. Have all but sold myself on a vx3 3.5-10 CDS but open to suggestions/offers. Budget upto $900~
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    the 2x wont make enough difference to justify the $$$

    there is a vx3 4.5 - 14 thats just poped up in the buy and sell
    Konus binoculars " The power to imagine"

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    Buy Woodys one. 4.5-14, B&C with cds etc .

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    Bushnell 6500 2.5-16x42 worth a look
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    Woodys scope is mint but too grunty at the bottom end. I do mostly bush hunting but like having enough zoom if i was to do some slip work/tops etc. Looked through a 9 power next to my 8 power on the weekend at some deer 1km away and i noticed the difference
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    @chainsaw i would love one but would need new rings and is a bit far out of my budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    Woodys scope is mint but too grunty at the bottom end. I do mostly bush hunting but like having enough zoom if i was to do some slip work/tops etc. Looked through a 9 power next to my 8 power on the weekend at some deer 1km away and i noticed the difference
    Get a 3-9x33 ultralight vx-2 and fit a screw on dial. Ive shot with mine on a 14.5 .308 out to 665yards with much success
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    Where did you get screw on dials?

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    Guncity and reloaders

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    Ive got a vx2 cds wind plex on my 308, got zero stop so only shoots to 550 but its all good

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    Don’t discount other brands mate leupold isn’t the be all end all
    I used to own a vx3 4-14 b&c and it was a great scope
    But i now have nikon monarchs or buck masters on the rifles
    Great kit mate and wayyy cheaper

    Optics on the monarch are compareable to the vx3 if not a bit better imo

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    @Gibo where did you get dials with a zero stop for a vx2??
    Yeah only looking at leupy because not a bad price and has dials. Nikon monarchs are beautiful but not dials like the CDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdiver View Post
    @Gibo where did you get dials with a zero stop for a vx2??
    Yeah only looking at leupy because not a bad price and has dials. Nikon monarchs are beautiful but not dials like the CDS.
    Got mine from Reloaders, then they sent me a 2mm ball bearing to press into the hole in the turret which creates the zero stop
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    Got mine from Hamils Tauranga, beat the price i could get at Reloaders. Got ball bearing from nz asia

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    Could either of you pm me or post pics. Interested to see

 

 

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