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    Scope: thoughts or advice

    Looking for a mid-price scope with long eye relief - lowland/woodland roe and muntjac. Any suggestions?

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    Your budget will dictate. Remember, "buy *****, buy twice!".

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    If you can push to it definitely think about the Bushnell Legend.I have fitted my Steyr Pro Hunter with that and the accuracy with the right ammo and is unbelievable! I actually moved my zero from 100m to 200m as I have complete confidence in the current setup and it suits the mountains I'm shooting in.I have been told the glass in the 200-300pound range is the same they have in the 1000pound range and what really makes this scope is shooting early dawn or late into the evening at dusk.There are zoom adjustments front and rear and the coating has a fantastic expensive looking finish that would really kick off the looks on any rifle.If I was to buy another rifle I wouldn't buy any other scope other than a Bushnell Legend.

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    MEOPTA . A fixed power 7x50 or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hales Smut View Post
    MEOPTA . A fixed power 7x50 or something similar.
    +1 on the Meopta you won't go far wrong, or look at a second hand Schmidt & Bender either 6x42 or 8x56 you will see both advertised in the classified section of this site quite often. If you should at a later date move on to something else you will have no problem selling any of these scopes.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    + 1 for the Bushnell Legend have had one on my 243 now for years and love it.
    Tusker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passagehawk View Post
    Looking for a mid-price scope with long eye relief - lowland/woodland roe and muntjac. Any suggestions?
    I recently bought a Minox Z5. Eye relief is long and I'm generally pleased with the optics. I usually buy Swarovski or S &B but couldn't stretch that far so soon after Xmas. I'm not going to state that it's as good as, but it's not far off.

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    How long is long? Are you talking about something specialised for a scout type rifle or just decent eye relief?

    If it is a scout type rifle then I think maybe Leupold might do something? Other than that it is going to be hard to get something to suit.

    I've heard it said that "there is no excuse for buying a French car unless you actually live in France" and I'd guess you might say something similar about American optics. You can get really, really good second hand Euro optics that would put the best glass possible on your rifle for 250 - 300 and you'd need to have very special requirements to look any further.

    My view, and it's worth what you paid for it and I'm excluding Nickel as they are hard to get second hand as nobody who owns one will want to sell, is that if you want the best glass then look at Zeiss, if you want the best value in a robust package then look to S&B and if you want the best brand image then look to Swaro. My experience has been that there is nothing to choose between Swaro and S&B in terms of glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caorach View Post
    How long is long? Are you talking about something specialised for a scout type rifle or just decent eye relief?

    If it is a scout type rifle then I think maybe Leupold might do something? Other than that it is going to be hard to get something to suit.

    I've heard it said that "there is no excuse for buying a French car unless you actually live in France" and I'd guess you might say something similar about American optics. You can get really, really good second hand Euro optics that would put the best glass possible on your rifle for 250 - 300 and you'd need to have very special requirements to look any further.

    My view, and it's worth what you paid for it and I'm excluding Nickel as they are hard to get second hand as nobody who owns one will want to sell, is that if you want the best glass then look at Zeiss, if you want the best value in a robust package then look to S&B and if you want the best brand image then look to Swaro. My experience has been that there is nothing to choose between Swaro and S&B in terms of glass.
    +1 in my experiance American glass just doesn't compare to european

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