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bbvdd
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
Been hearing a lot of really great reviews on Brownells new line of scopes (Match Precision Optics MPO)

MPO 3-18x50

It's $1000


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Mandeville
Member since Sep 2013
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
I've heard good things too I just don't think I could pick that scope over a Leupold/Vortex/Meopta at that price point.


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NOBOTIGER
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
Burris makes quality scopes for less $, always an option.


DownSouthJukin
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
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Burris makes quality scopes for less $, always an option.


I've been a sucker when Burris puts the Fullfield E1's on sale. They're good enough for what I use them for (whitetails out to 300 yards).

Has anyone tried out the Maven line of scopes? There were people on here bragging about their binoculars last year.
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Mandeville
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
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Has anyone tried out the Maven line of scopes? There were people on here bragging about there binoculars last year.



I have some of the Maven nockers and damn are they nice for $350. I'm very interested to check out some of their rifle scopes.


TwoFace
Member since Mar 2018
154 posts

re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
I got the leuopold vx3i 4.5x14x50 with CDS online on black friday sale for about $475ish.... it is a great scope for the money... with leuopold warranty I dont think I will ever buy a different brand of scope.


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Mandeville
Member since Sep 2013
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
The Maven RS3 looks really tempting. Wondering how it compares to Swaro Z6


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highcotton2
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
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I have a leupold vxii or some shite on it i bought about 11 years ago. Never really cared for it


Just out of curiosity, what is it you don’t like about the Leupold?


lv2bowhntAU
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
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So, I have a Meopta Meopro 4-14x50 and a Leupold VX-5hd 3-15x44.

The Meopta glass is really, really good but the Leupold is better.

Gathers light better as well.


Id hope so. Thats a $1000+ Leupy vs a $600 Meopta. You put that same Leupold vs the Meostar which is the same price point as the Leupold and the Meopta blows it out of the water. And that's coming from someone that has both scopes sitting on rifles in his safe right now


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lv2bowhntAU
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
I'd go and find me a Meopta Meostar or a Tract Toric. You'll be well satisfied with either


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Lucky_Stryke
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central Bama
Member since Sep 2018
377 posts

re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
Vx3i then vortex. get a viper pst at a minimum though and if u could get a razor. It's worth the money over the pst. I like at least a 12 x zoom and the most base magnification being 4. I also like at least a 4x multiplier total. Meaning 3-12, 4-16. When u get to 5x price really jumps. 4-16 seems to be the sweet spot for me for hunting. Unless youre hunting the mountains and plains out west, it will serve most needs.

Money wise for me the vx3i is really really hard to beat.

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I see several ppl saying meopta. I have no experience but heard/read many good things. I'd definitely look and see. I have dealt with both vortex and Leupold customer service and both have been amazing and no trouble at all and hooked me up with no complaining. That's alot to me. Knowing I'll be taken care of
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Chad504boy
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
Low light clarity is poorish and the adjustments on scope are extremely difficult to turn on the whim


Lucky_Stryke
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
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The vortex hst while it has more features and no issues, it does seem to be more sensitive to eye placement and the edges of the eye box seem to not be as crisp as my Leupolds


This has been my experience as well. In a target gun it's actually a benefit since it's all about repeatability and doing it the exact same Everytime. In hunting. Angles, layers of clothes and cold temps aren't ideal. Eye box can be the difference in taking a good shot or not even being able to see the deer


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Judge Smails
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
No to hijack but if any of you Vortex guys want a cheap Viper (model from a couple of years ago) I have one like new in the box. I paid $300 for it from Camera Land. Had it on a Creedmoor I’ve shot twice and took it off.


Judge Smails
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bbvdd
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
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Thats a $1000+ Leupy vs a $600 Meopta.

$950 but point taken.

I was not clear but was really trying to make the point that the 44mm vs 50mm was much better but that has everything to do with glass


lv2bowhntAU
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re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
Agree 100%. A 44mm with better glass will outperform a 50mm with glass that isn't on the same level. I actually prefer a 44mm myself. They just fit a hunting rifle so much better imho


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill, LA
Member since Sep 2008
5281 posts

re: Another hunting scope recommendation request
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Spend that money on binoculars. While your scopes aren’t high end, they’ll do the job. You’ll get much more use and enjoyment out of your binoculars.


I agree, but it seems like most folks would rather evaluate deer using a scope that tops out at 16X or so instead of a pair of 10X-12X binoculars. Plus, one can buy a really nice set of binoculars for the kind of money the OP is considering. For many years I used a pair of 7X B&L binoculars to evaluate big game. I never felt undergunned. The past 4 years or so I've been using 12X Vortex binoculars on stands w/ longer shots. Originally I bought the 12X's for prairie dog hunting, but decided to give them a try on some deer stands. My "longer shots" are 170-250 yards. Admittedly, I might feel different if I was hunting stands w/ 400 yard shots, but maybe not. It's been my experience shoot/don't shoot decisions are usually pretty obvious on a really nice deer. One exception is determining a button head from a doe at long distance. If I can't see the deer well enough to make that decision easily, the deer's too far away.


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