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    Posted: 23 November 2018 at 13:50
seems like my eastern deer hunting will be confined to small spaces, close to my truck.

So shots will be 80 yards at most...probably some 25-50 yards.

After last week hunting like this, I realize my 3.5-10x leupold isn't a good choice.

Seems the 2-7x  or   1.5-4.5x   or 1-4x  would be what I need.

So many of the scope are now called AR or AK  models and have busy  jibber-jabber reticiles.

Would like a straight x-hair or a lonely post.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jsgbearpaws1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2018 at 14:49
Irons or a simple mil dot 1X. Eotech makes some nice little dots but the price is a bit heavy. Aimpoint makes some decent ones at budget prices though and to be honest I see little difference in usefulness either way over the much more expensive ones.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MapleHill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2018 at 18:18
The VX3 1.5-5X20 is pretty hard to beat. Simple duplex works for me, I don't like all the dots, dashes and lines
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eye too bad for irons, wish they were.

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For a long time, I used a Leupold 2x7x32 1" tube for years as my primary with good success.  As I spend a lot of time hunting in the afternoons, I migrated to a 1.5X6X42 30mm tube on my primary rifle for lower light capability.  Most are too expensive for my wallet in the high end brands, so I started with a Tasco Euro Class.  It worked fine.  I'm currently using a Burris with the AR reticle and have found it's not too busy for working in the woods.  It's lighted, but I haven't tried that yet.

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Years ago, say 35+, I saw the 2-7x Leupold  vx-2 as a great bargain in a great scope...bought 7 of them for $92 each.  Used them on everything and they worked flawlessly....... 308 thru 416 mag.

But as my eyes went bad the 3-9x got the call; and now even 16x seem ok.

But I really want something with a larger field of view, as I seem to be hunting in tight cover.

I had a 1-4x Bushnell command Post model, but the x-hair dried out and brok...no one can fix it now.

1.0 or 1.5x seems to be the present requirement.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Irish Bird Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 December 2018 at 11:05
bear....try to find a good used (El Paso) Weaver Post & Crosshair in 3x....not sure if any of the new ones have that arranagement anymore. 
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I love a plain post (no over riding crosshair...seems I must be the only one that does, as no one makes it any longer.


3x doesn't have the field of view ( FOV) that my hunting requires.  if it did any 3-9x would work.

A 2x might work; but a 1.0 or 1.5 would be great.  I had a 1.5-4x Bushnel with a Command Post....best scope I ever owned.  crosshair was spider wire and dried and cracked after 20+ years.  Bushnell refused to fix it.
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Bear.....seems to be the germans liked the single post only arrangement....try Schmindt&Bender (?) they might still offer something like that. Try this link to get started.

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I don't get very many close shots. 

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