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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by solv3nt, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'm buying a new Winchester 70 in 300 win mag, and she'll need some nice glass to go on top!

    Leuopold vx-6
    Zeiss Conquest HD5
    Zwarovski Z3

    I'm looking to spend around $1k.
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Don't forget to leave some dough for top of the line scope mounts.
    Warne is in Tualatin and you can walk in and buy from them.
    Really nice folks and a pleasure to do business with.
     
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  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I would get some feedback from the net to which of your scopes will hold up to the pounding of the 300 mag. Some of my family bought one of your brands mentioned and both of them failed before they shot 100 rounds through the gun. Happened to be just before hunting season so had to buy new again cause couldn't get it repaired in time.

    Heavy recoil tends to break scopes.
     
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  4. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Don't rule out Vortex. I was looking at the same scopes you list. Also had the wifes unbias eye there too. I absolutely believe the Vortex was better than the VX6 and as good as any of the others we looked at. The Vortex comes in at nearly half the price too....
     
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  5. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the Leupold one piece base with standard rings, is there anything wrong with that?
     
  6. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    That's one reason that I like the Leupold, lifetime warranty.
     
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  7. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Are you planning on having the rings lapped ?
     
  8. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
  9. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    And they are close too .
     
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  10. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Then i would say thats a good choice other wise look into higher end mated pairs or 1 pc mount with built in ring designs

    My personal fave on my hunting rifles is the DNZ Game reaper
     
  11. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Want to really hit something? Take a look at Shepard.

    I've had one on my .300 win mag for about 15 years. BDC out to 1000 yds. Built like a tank. About $850.

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  12. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    I have leupold on my 7mm, 300mag, and never had a problem with them. They have had some rough treatment over the years. Can't say anthing about the other two you are asking about. The good thing about leupold is they are right there in Beaverton if you need quick help.
     
  13. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Scratch that, it looks like Leupold has a 2-piece dovetail that they recommend for high recoil.
     
  14. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Leupold VX-6. no question. Best optic of the 3 hands down, and i know because i was in the same dilemma!

    Plus as everyone said, they are guaranteed for life and built to take the beatings.
     
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  15. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Vortex look great in the store no question. But they do not compare in real light conditions. The center of the vortex optics is as clear as the VX-6, however the edge to edge clarity is no comparison to the VX-6.
     
  16. steelwool

    steelwool PDX New Member

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    Good news is you have 3 great options to choose from!

    I love my VX-6. Best optic I own.

    And with Leupold being in Beaverton "if" you ever need the use their lifetime warranty you can drop it off!
     
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  17. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Which Vortex, because in the same price range as the VX-6 is the Vortex Viper PST line of optics. I would put them against the Leupold all day long.

    Of the three listed I would take the Leupold first. I have no first hand knowledge of the other two, just 2nd hand gossip. I like to go with what I know.
     
  18. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am speaking in regards to the comparison i did between the VX-6 1-6 and the Razor HD 1-6. The leupold is cheaper (which struck me as really odd considering the Vortex is made overseas) and a better optic in terms of craftsmanship and glass...IMHO.
     
  19. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    The Razor HD's are more expensive and your comment really surprise me. I'll need to check this out for myself. Gives me something to do next time I'm in Cabala's. :)
     
  20. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Just don't go blaming me if you buy something ;)