What are the best hunting scopes?

Rookies

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What would you recomend?

Is Penta a pretty good brand?

Is burris the same quality as a Leupold?

Are there any other quality scopes to look out for?
 

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Two years ago I purchased a Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5 x 10 40 mm. (at the time it was only about $350 at Natchez). It is great! It and it's brother the Elite 3200 have Rainguard and it works even better than they claim-and no one else has it. I've used sprays and cloths to coat lenses in the past but this is permanent. oh, and it is rugged.

If I get another rifle and it needs a scope, it will also get an Elite!

Also, the 4200 transmits 95% of the light and the 3200 does 87 %.

Never owneds a Leupold, but friends say they are very good and the customer service is the best.

Two family members have Nikon Monarch and are very pleased with them.
 

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I've had a 3-9 power Leupold for eight years on a 270 that I have carried year round. Even taken a few spills with it. I shoot it from a bench a few times a year and have never needed to make a single adjustment since the first. I would get something higher than 9X next time. That depends on personal preference.
 

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You mean someone else makes a scope besides Leupold ?? YIKES!

No, Burris is not even close to a Leupold. It is a good scope however. Price generally tells the story / quality of what you're getting.

I've owned a few different brands over the years and everytime I bought something other than Leupold I (almost) always regretted it.

Good Luck on your search
 

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What kinda rings and bases you put on those Leupolds, Frank?
 

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On my Rem 700 BDL SS 30.06 and Leupold 3x9x40 VXI, I put on Leupolds medium standard rings and one-piece base.

KP
 

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Speaking of scope rings, one day I noticed my buddy had some cool rings on a scope...said they don't scratch the metal AND they always attach with a near perfect fit---the Burris Signature rings.
I put a set on too, and they really are sweet.
 

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I mounted a Zeiss on one of my rifles last year and have been very pleased with it.
Its a 3-9X40 and have had it out during dawn, dusk, and midday, very clear, good light gathering capabilities. I'd buy it again if I had to make the choice. Its sitting on a Leupold base.

Mike
 

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Hey guys I guess the answers came to late. I got me a Burris scope. The gun dealer said it would be the same as a Leupold VX I. I guess the price goes with the scope though. I guess i'll try it out and see how Burris does, but for sure im getting me a Leupold next year. That seems what everyone has on their guns. Thanks guys for the info.
 

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HA! Yeah, DK, I use the exact same ones you do, my friend. They're the "only"

rings and mounts on the market.... don't ya think?!
 
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