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    Default Which 1-6x illuminated scope ?

    Hey guys

    Can someone steer me towards a nice 1-6x or 1.5-6x scope. Schmidt and Bender are just a tad too expensive.
    I would like to stay in the $1000 range. Im pretty much trusting you guys on this one. Name a couple and i will go get one. Thanks for the help

    Oh also this is for CQB to mid range action.
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    New Leopold firedot in 2x7

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    Most of the 1-6x scopes are going to be more $1k.....as txmiller said, the new Leupold VX-R's should fit the bill nicely for under $1k....for the 2-7x



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    Quote Originally Posted by OC455 View Post
    Most of the 1-6x scopes are going to be more $1k.....as txmiller said, the new Leupold VX-R's should fit the bill nicely for under $1k....for the 2-7x
    How bad would it be for up close buissness. Since its not a true x1 ?

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    When you say close in, are you talking less than 10yards? You should be good to go.



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    If you are truly doing CQB, I would still opt for a 1x but wouldn't be concerned with going so high on magnification. Coming back to the VX-R, they also do a 1-4x and the reticle setup is very nice.

    My 6.8 is a hunting rifle, so 2x is perfect for walking around and most deer shots, but I can go up to 7x if I need to.



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    Wouldn't it be better to go with a 4-16X50 and a small dot sight like the Burris mounted on top of the scope tube? That set up would offer options for both close in/fast moving target and long range precision.

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    I used my 6.8 fitted with a 2-8x Nikon Monarch in a 3-gun match last month and it worked perfectly. Some of the targets were less than 10 yards distant and it was no problem hitting them accurately and fast. The problem you are going to find is the range of power you are looking for. Most true 1x scopes have a 4 power range...meaning they will go from 1-4 power. Most scopes I know use either a 3 or 4 power range. Of course there are exceptions, but those exceptions are pricey. You can do REALLY well going the way mas360 recommended. You can get a GREAT 4-16x scope and add a J-point, Burris or other microdot sight mounted on the side or at an angle and still be much less than $1000. Not sure if it matters, but 2 sights like that will bump you up to "open" class in 3-gun competitions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LocoGringo View Post
    I used my 6.8 fitted with a 2-8x Nikon Monarch in a 3-gun match last month and it worked perfectly. Some of the targets were less than 10 yards distant and it was no problem hitting them accurately and fast. The problem you are going to find is the range of power you are looking for. Most true 1x scopes have a 4 power range...meaning they will go from 1-4 power. Most scopes I know use either a 3 or 4 power range. Of course there are exceptions, but those exceptions are pricey. You can do REALLY well going the way mas360 recommended. You can get a GREAT 4-16x scope and add a J-point, Burris or other microdot sight mounted on the side or at an angle and still be much less than $1000. Not sure if it matters, but 2 sights like that will bump you up to "open" class in 3-gun competitions.
    So are you saying the expensive ones would go x1 click x2 click x3 ....... and the cheaper ones just go from 1the straight to x4 magnification?

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    No, it is that to have a true 1x, and still go up to >5x, it is more difficult to accomplish and thus more expensive. I believe additional lenses are required to effectively manipulate the light through that much magnification. More focused glass equals more money.



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