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    Posted: December/20/2010 at 22:34
Ok guys I'm new here and need some help. Wanting to try a low power scope for whitetail deer hunting not sure what to go with. I hunt in Pa. in very wooded areas. Was thinking something like 1.5 x 6 x ? (36, 38, 40, 42, 44) I would like something decently clear, bright, with a large field of view and under $200.00. Before everyone starts laughing is there anything that meets those guidelines ? This will be mounted on a 30/30 336 marlin and also a tikka whitetail hunter deluxe 30-06 from time to time. All shots are less than 200 yards. Thanks for any info.
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Let me be the first of many to recommend the Vortex Viper 2-7x32, on close out sale for $169.  For that price, nothing really comes close.  I use mine on a .308 Sako in heavy woods.  The 2x gives me enough low power for a quick shot in cover, the 7x is plenty out to 200yds (for me that's a real far shot).
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+1, that is a great scope for the money.  
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http://www.opticstalk.com/major-savings-on-discontinued-close-out-burris_topic26571.html
 There are several soon to be discontinued Burris scopes at an incredible savings. The soon to be discontinued Viper 2-7x32 is also a fine choice I have one of them and like it. Dont have one of these Burris scopes yet but I have two of their pistol scopes that have been tough. I really like the 2-7 power  range for hunting  but a 1.5 to 6 is about the same thing.  You are on the right track. Honestly even a fixed 6 x 42  is an awesome choice for a hunting scope, that is what I hunted with today.   I can get onto something pretty close even at 6 power.

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With a price limit of under $200 you will not find anything close to the Vortex 2-7.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tman1965 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/21/2010 at 01:57
I have the Burris timberline 3-9x32 on a 336 30/30 and the vortex viper 2-7x32 on a 336 .35 remington.
I like both of them alot. I dont think you can go wrong with either one of these two.
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The only other scope I can think of would be:
I think the Viper is a bit more scope.
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  WELCOME to OT,nighthawk.

  I'll add a vote for the Viper.  I've got one and LIKE IT ALOT.  Also orderd one for a guy who doesn't seem too energized to come and get it so I may just keep it myself.  Yippee  If you want one you'd better act quick as I don't believe thre are many left ANYWHERE.

  
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UIF pretty much mirrors my thoughts in post #4. The fullfield 3x9 for $119 is a real deal IMHO and you could about get one for each of your rifles for not much more than your budget.
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Vortex Viper 2-7x32 (I like the C3 reticle) or Nitrex TR One 1.5-5x32 if you want something a little smaller and lower cost.  Both are in your price range and are great values.  I have the Vortex on a Savage 10ML and the Nitrex on a Marlin 336 and I like them both.
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I really like my 2x7 viper. Great scope for alot more money.
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At this time I have a ziess conquest 3 x 9 x 40 on the tikka. The ziess has a field of view of 34 ft at 100 yards on  3 power and I would really like something with a lot more. The areas I hunt it is really hard for me to get a shot off at deer running in the wooded areas. I have considered the following scopes.

swift premier  1.5 x 4.5 x 32 field of view @ 100 yards is  71 ft  $199.95   LT 96%   ER 3 inches
swift premier 2 x 7 x 40         "      "     "      "   "      "      "  60 ft  $199.95   LT 96%   ER 3 inches
truglo maxus XLE 1.5 x 6 x 44 "      "     "      "   "      "      "  57 ft  $99.95   LT ?   ER 5 inches
burris euro diamond 1.5 x 6 x 40 "      "     "   "     "     "   60 ft  $299.95  LT ? ER 4inches  30mm Tube
vortex viper 2 x 7 x 32   "    "      "       "        "        "        47 ft  $169.95   LT 95%   ER 4 inches
nikon monarch gold 1.5 x 6 x 42 "   "    "   "    "    " 64 ft  $500.00   LT 95%   ER 4 inches  30mm Tube
 
This is at the lowest power settings. I'm not sure if I want to go with a 30mm tube scope or not. I have thought about putting a set of mounts on both the tikka and the marlin and just switching the scope from one gun to the other, is this something that would be possible ? how does the burris and nikon compare ? Will I be happy with one of these scopes mounted on my gun instead of the ziess conquest ?
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30mm will give you more adjustment, not sure if you're really even gonna need it though.  it will also require another ring set, although it only makes sense to keep a set of rings for each scope, so you aren't screwing them on and off constantly.
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Well not sure at this time but was thinking I might be able to just put a set of rings on the burris /nikon and leave a set of bases on both the tikka and the marlin 336 and switch the scope back and forth or is this a no go ? also the burris/nikon are out of my price range at this time unless I would sell the ziess. Wich I'm not sure if that a good choice since I have never used a low powered scope. I was thinking with a larger field of view it would be easier to get on a runnning deer in the woods.
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  You can switch your scope around but it would of course require readjusting/sighting in each time. Therefore one rifle would not be set up to go if needed.
 
  I live and hunt in WV so I'm familiar with the conditions you deal with.  To date,I've not found a reticle faster for target aquisition than the Vortex C3 in the 2-7x32 Viper.  And although your specs show it as having the smallest fov of the ones listed I've not had a problem because of the 4" of e/r and noncritical head position.  Sell your Conquest?!?!?!  I wouldn't. 
 

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Vortex 2-7x32 Viper Rifle Scope
Stock # - VPRM02G4
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  • Versa-Plex C3
  • 1"
  • Discontinued closeout price
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Weight (oz): 13


Versa-Plex C3

Length (in): 11.3
Eye Relief (in): 4 - 3.7
Field ofView @ 100yds (ft): 46.7 - 13.4
Exit Pupil (mm): --
MOA: 1/4
Lens Coating: XR Coating
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  HOPE you can find one if you decide to go this route as they have been discontinued.
 
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I recently purchased the Vortex 2-7x32.  It was originally intended for my Browning BAR in 30-06 but will end of living on my Marlin Guide Gun.

I originally had the Guide Gun set up for a scout scope set up, but can't get comfortable with the Nikon Encore 2.5-8x28.

Low end on the Vortex is ideal for both eyes open fast shooting in the woods and the 7x magnification is more than enough to take it to 200 yards.

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Originally posted by Marine24 Marine24 wrote:

Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Welcome to The OT, Marine!
 
This is probably the most comprehensive Optics forum that I have come across that isn't stovepiped in to a particular discipline (tactical, long range hunting...etc).
 
Thanks for saying so. Thats one of the things I like best about this forum as well.
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