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    Reflex, I am also in the market for a new scope. I would be interested in what you purchase! Keep us updated. I am unsure on what to mount on a new Browning x-bolt 30-06 i recently purchased. Great Thread!

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    I usually go with Leupold, but might be looking for something new on this one. Have never had any issues with Leupold, very good scopes!

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    Jay,

    What is your budget and intended hunting use? Type of game? Type of country? Intended ranges? Time of day?

    With that info I can put some thought into some suggestions for you.

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    I would like to stay within 2-400 dollar range...i think for the capabilities of this gun that is a fair price range...Western big game(elk, deer, etc.) I think the 30-06 out of the box is limited to 400 yds and under, 400 pushing it with alot of practice.

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    Jay,

    $400 will get you into some pretty nice glass.

    The optical king of the heap at that price point is this:

    http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conques...cope-P608.aspx

    If you want to shoot to 400 yards you are going to need to adjust your aim for the trajectory of the bullet. You can use a scope with a standard duplex style reticle, like the above scope, and adjust the elevation turret in the field; or you can get a scope with a BDC style reticle, or a scope with externally adjustable "tactical" or "target" turrets. You don't need a lot of magnification to shoot 400 yards and in.

    Some scope options for you:

    http://swfa.com/Sightron-3-9x42-SII-...pe-P11092.aspx

    http://swfa.com/Nikon-25-10x42-Monar...pe-P42337.aspx

    http://swfa.com/Leupold-3-9x40-VX-II...ope-P5855.aspx

    http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-12x40-Viper...pe-P11230.aspx

    Any of those scopes would work well for you. BDC reticles are incredibly effective, if you put the time in to "tune" them in to your rifle and ammunition. I own a Zeiss Conquest and a Vortex Viper, and recommend both. The Vortex BDC is very "clean" and easy to use. The glass on the zeiss is fantastic. The Leupold VX-II will have a bit poorer glass than the others, but is still a good scope.

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    would you say that the Vortex offers a better product than Nikon or Leupold. Someone said they're warranty was better.

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    Vortex's warranty is the best there is, but Leupold's is pretty good too. As far as the products themselves, I think the Vortex is a better overall product than the Leupold VX-2 line, and more of a competitor in the more expensive Leupold VX-3 line. I think the Nikon Monarch and Viper are pretty much of equal quality. Nikon's Customer Service has been hit-or-miss for some people, but the products are pretty good. I like the fact that they are an Eastman's sponsor.

    The best scope I listed is still the Zeiss, and it is one you should consider carefully.

    If you are looking for an absolute barn-burning screaming deal, the 2-7X32 Viper is on sale for ridiculously low prices right now, although finding the BDC reticle is going to be hard with that one, as they are mostly sold out.

    http://swfa.com/Vortex-2-7x32-Viper-...pe-P10818.aspx

    http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/v...texviper2-7x32

    http://www.opticsplanet.net/vortex-r...vpr-m-02p.html

    I have the 2-7X32 Viper with BDC on my backpacking rifle, and it is a dandy (And I paid much more than they are going for now).

 

 

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