November 01, 2013 at 7:26am
I would look at either the zeiss conquest line or the Leupold vx3 line for that can of money. I have several of the old vxlll and they are good scopes and I hear that the glass is better n the newer vx3. With that being said I have a friend who has several zeiss conquests and he says they are slightly better than his leupold vx3. If you had a little more money to spend I would look into the Swarovski z3 stuff. But for what you are willing to spend I would look real hard at the zeiss, I have read on a lot of forums that it is brighter or has better clarity than the leupold. I think both have great warranties so that shouldn't be a problem. There's a great forum called optics talk that has a wealth of info on it, I'd post the question there and see what they say, not that I am saying people on this site don't know what they are talking about, I'm just saying it's another place to gain knowledge. So please don't anyone take offence to my advice. Also the sponsors of that forum is a company called swfa, they sell optics and they have good prices on stuff, great customer service, plus they have thing called the sample list where they sale used scopes at good prices. They rate the scope based on condition and some of thm are basically knew with the warranty still, so that may be an option. I know midwayusa has some good prices, and opticsplanent is another choice. My best advice would be to buy the best scope,you can afford and you should be fine. Oh yeah cabelas has a new line of scopes with euro glass that are reasonable priced that might be worth looking at too.