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    Scope vs scope ideas please

    Hey everyone I need a little help in choosing a scope I Need it for hunting and target shooting I'm looking at two in particular the new nightforce shv 4 to 14 x 56 or the ziess hd5 3 to 15 I can't make my mind up on either any suggestions

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    What distances (min and max) do you

    A) hunt
    B) target shoot
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    theres a sightron 2.5-18 out now , or bushnell 6500 2.5-16

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    4-14 x 56 is not a hunting scope so the zeiss wins by default (if you're talking the x 42)
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    I can see your dilemma - all of the above are great scopes.

    Pick them all up and twist the turrets - the crispness of the clicks will tell you the winner

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    56mm objective.... And being a nightforce it will be heavy and bulky. There's more suitable options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    What distances (min and max) do you

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    My min is as close as I get to any deer and 100 yds for target and Max at the moment is 3-400 yds as I have a crappy nikko Stirling 3-9x40 on a 243 but in the near future I will be buying a rifle for hunting and target maybe 260 or 6.5x55 or 300wsm. So I kind of want an all rounder scope I can hunt with in the roar but still shoot targets out to 800 yds possibly

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    4-14 x 56 is not a hunting scope so the zeiss wins by default (if you're talking the x 42)
    I can't decide between 42 or 50 mm I like the more light gathering from 50 but its 6 oz heavier than the 42

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill243 View Post
    I can't decide between 42 or 50 mm I like the more light gathering from 50 but its 6 oz heavier than the 42

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    42 will be more than sufficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phill243 View Post
    My min is as close as I get to any deer and 100 yds for target and Max at the moment is 3-400 yds as I have a crappy nikko Stirling 3-9x40 on a 243 but in the near future I will be buying a rifle for hunting and target maybe 260 or 6.5x55 or 300wsm. So I kind of want an all rounder scope I can hunt with in the roar but still shoot targets out to 800 yds possibly

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    and this is your problem, you want an all rounder, deer in the bush and then targets out to 800. theres a saying, "jack of all trades, master of none"
    what im saying is your going to have to compromise on something, either too much magnification in the bush or wanting more at 800 yards.
    the best you could hope for is probably 6-24, which maybe too much in the bush but better at targets.
    if I was you I would have too scopes,(and two rifles) your 3-9 on a .243 in bush, and maybe the 6-24 or more on your 300.

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    I use a 4.5x14-40 vx3 cds and I use it as a bush scope and a target scope I turn the power down in the bush and if I'm shooting an animal on another face I've got the scope to do it.it also works fine out to 1000 on steel provided I hit the target I believe its one of the best all round Scopes going and its a loupold.it dose everything I ask of it hasn't let me down yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    I use a 4.5x14-40 vx3 cds and I use it as a bush scope and a target scope I turn the power down in the bush and if I'm shooting an animal on another face I've got the scope to do it.it also works fine out to 1000 on steel provided I hit the target I believe its one of the best all round Scopes going and its a loupold.it dose everything I ask of it hasn't let me down yet.

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    +1 I have several on various calibres & have shot successfully out past 1000 with them no problem, even the 25mm tube non parallax adjustment ones

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    Scope vs scope ideas please

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    +1 I have several on various calibres & have shot successfully out past 1000 with them no problem, even the 25mm tube non parallax adjustment ones
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    Good scope for the money, also shot steel to 1000m and used as an all round hunting scope.
    Dials repeatably, holds zero and nice and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    I use a 4.5x14-40 vx3 cds and I use it as a bush scope and a target scope I turn the power down in the bush and if I'm shooting an animal on another face I've got the scope to do it.it also works fine out to 1000 on steel provided I hit the target I believe its one of the best all round Scopes going and its a loupold.it dose everything I ask of it hasn't let me down yet.

    bloody shit phone

    Exactly what he said except I'm shooting with a Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42. It does everything I could ask for in a scope and has made my Weaver Super Slam 3-15x42 redundant (now on the old man's rifle).

 

 

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