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Question by IanS. Uploaded on June 24, 2009
I'd have to say that for a deer hunting rifle capable of also going to antelope, my favorite is a Leupold VXIII 3.5-10x56. Very bright and clear. Its on a 25-06 and is pretty capable of nice shooting out to 400 yards or so.
I also shoot a leupold and i couldnt be happier with it.
leupold all the way
Leupold vari-x III 2.5x8x40. awesome scopes
I only use leupold VXIII's on my BG guns and my favorite is a 3.5-10X with Boone & Crockett reticle on my Kimber 25-06.
I use a Leupold VXII 3-9x50 and couldn't be happier. I also like just about anything in the 3-9x40 or 4-16x50 range.
I really like the Nikon Prostaff 3x9. Lifetime guarantee, great price.
I use a scope called an 8 point but I don't remember the brand and I use it on my muzzle loader.
VX II, III 3x9,3.5-10(just like my HERO Del) no reticle though.
I have an old luepold 2.5-8x on my deer rifle.
Can't go wrong w/leupold, got 3 of them on rifles right now. Put a Bushnell on my .243 3 years ago, it was a great buy, and is just as clear to me as the leupolds I have.
1x4x on my woods rifle, a 1.5x6 on a muzzleloader, several 3x9s, and one 4.5x14.
I swore by leupold for over 20 years until I bought a pawn shop gun that already had a scope on it. I planned to replace it with a leupold, but i took it out and fell in love with the scope on it. It was a Nikon Buckmaster. One of the most economical scopes on the market. I since have purchased 3 more for other guns.
6 Leupolds from 1-4x to 3-9x 40's and one Sightron SII 3-9x42. All good.
I am not really loyal to one brand. I have a bushnell elite on my 7mm rem mag, a nikon on my muzzel loader, a bushnell on my sluggun, and a simmons on my 30-30 to name a few.
leupold for sure, but where i hunt you dont need a lot of magnification so a 2-7x works just fine
BAND WAGON, BAND WAGON!!! For the money you won't do better the Leupold. They're not cheap but they are far from junk! I too have used the Nikon Buck master and like it also. 4.5-14 usually gets my vote.
My old favorites are a Redfield 2-3/4X, purchased in 1966 and still a favorite for quick shots. A Leupold 7.5X (no longer in production) purchased in 1969, still serves with complete reliability on my light varminter, a .223. I have several other scopes purchased in the recent past, of course. They haven't passed the test of time of some of glassware, purchased 40 years ago, have passed but we'll see how they hold up. My point is that money invested in a good scope is not wasted. Yes, it's possible to get a serviceable scope at a bargain price, but I've seen a number of scopes fail. Choose quality over bargains, and search for the best price on the best scopes. They will prove excellent long-term choices.
I love Leupold and the lifetime warranty.
Agreed with FloridaHunter1226 and + 1 for you sir!!!
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