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    What scope to get?

    I'm think of upgrading one of my scopes (they're all cheapies).

    I was thinking about a Leupold VX1, but wondered if there are better value for money scopes around.

    Currently using a Bushnell 3-9*40, but may look for a less powerful one as Most shooting is less than 100 yards.

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    I understand the concept of upgrading scopes but if you are shooting less than 100m and the scope you have is still working, then I see little point in changing.

    You would be spending money just for the sake of it.

    My thoughts anyway.

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    I have to agree with Jim. If it works don't change it and while the vx1 might be a little clearer at under 100m are you really going to notice it?
    How much less powerful would you like? 3x power would suit most conditions?

    Also IMO just like a rifle you need to try and see what suits you for eye relief etc. I personally would love to own a Trijicon, i love the damn things but the bank balance says....ehhhh nah!
    figure out reticle etc and see but if i was you save the cash.

    good luck and if you have money to play around with, your a lucky bugger.
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    Quite right. The main enefit you could get would be a bettr reticle. If under 100m you probably need a nice thick one to see in low light. Leupold standard duplex was too fine for me.


    If its holding zero, not fogged and not too dim in the bush then maybe not much need to upgrade. If you actually want to shoot 200m then vx1 would be a good start maybe in 2-7x which is what i had. Others could advise better whether redfield bushnell burris weaver could be ok too. Do look through one, not buy sight unseen by net. Maybe upgrade your mounts at the same time ?.

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    The more you can save to spend on glass the better, for near or far it makes no difference.
    Saying he shoots less than 100m so doesn't need good glass is bs.
    Good glass wins every time particularly
    at dusk or dawn in the bush.
    I'm not saying you need a S&B but a vx1 or if you can save for a vx3 or similar will put more meat on the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim160 View Post
    I understand the concept of upgrading scopes but if you are shooting less than 100m and the scope you have is still working, then I see little point in changing.

    You would be spending money just for the sake of it.

    My thoughts anyway.
    Good advice, there's not much wrong with current scopes, probably better than my shooting. Other than the odd person laughing at my Tasco there isn't really a problem.

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    No Brads it'snot bs....yes we all know good glass helps but it's not like he has a $50.00 imported piece of shit on it now is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    No Brads it'snot bs....yes we all know good glass helps but it's not like he has a $50.00 imported piece of shit on it now is it?
    Yes your right he has a bushnell
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    Im with brads. I used to think cheap was alright then I actually got to look through some decent glass while hunting with this .243 loving queer once and its awesome.

    Thats where you notice the difference. While hunting not in the shop as a no brand chinese scope put together by a 5yr old would look ok in a shop. Last light though is a whole new story. My zeiss and leica shit all over any nikko sterling and tasco compared side by side one evening

    Not saying go pay $4000 scope but saving for something decent is a good idea. HD5 is my next scope
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    Hey i'm all for great glass not an issue there but bushnell isn't a pile of dog poo. As i said i love Trijicon for low light, the reticle for my eye is great, about the only time i see clearly, however at 100m I would say right now a Bushnell would be just fine. I changed my last scope fro 2 reasons: 1 It didn't have enough variable power for my eye and 2 the reticle I have now is far nicer for my eye.

    Curious Grotto, what's your wallet allowing you to throw at a new scope?
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    Better to spend your money on a new pair of glasses!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Under 100m Im guessing bush. Bush gets dark before open land so decent glass will make the difference between placing a shot and having to let it walk off
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    at the $700 -$1000 range i would rate Vortex Viper and Nikon Monarch scopes haven't need to compare with anything else.

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    What model Bushnell is it? Might be better than a VX1 anyway.

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    a bushnell elite 3200 is at worst the same as a vx1... by my eyes its a bit better and the rainguard works

 

 

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