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Is Leupold or Nikon a better scope? and if i am looking to put a scope on my Remingon 700 270, what size should i put on it in t

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    Is Leupold or Nikon a better scope? and if i am looking to put a scope on my Remingon 700 270, what size should i put on it in terms of magnification and objective size should i put on it?

  • #2
    A lot of factors come into play for that. How far are your farthest shots going to be for example.

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    • #3
      Although the 3-9x40mm is the more popular choice these days, I would prefer a 2-7x33mm.
      I am not a subscriber to the "more is better" school of thought on magnification.
      IMHO, the 4-12X and the 4-16X mostly appeal to beginners, except for those few 600-yard experts among us with tons of experience.

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      • #4
        I've had several of both and prefer the Nikon, strongly. I'd go for the 3.5 x 10 x 50 in the Monarch. I have three and love 'em.

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        • #5
          My personal experience. My personal choice.

          Unless you have some clandestine operation in mind, the Leupold 3-9x40mm is more than sufficient for any normal hunting applications. I have two. Both extremely accurate and reliable.

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          • #6
            I am partial to Nikons and I use 3X9X50 because in the dark timber where my stand is the 50MM gathers more light especially at dawn and at dusk and on overcast days. I have never had a Nikon let me down in over 40 years and I have abused some more than a person should.

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            • #7
              I'm Partial to Sightron Scopes, But if I had to pick between Nikon and Leupold, it would have to be Leupold for the long haul.

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              • #8
                3x9x40 Nikon has worked well for me and it has taken a beating over the years, but still shoots true.

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                • #9
                  There is alot of competition in the scope market and similar priced scopes are going to be pretty much the same. The thing to look at is warranty and customer service. Leupold service is very good. I do not know about Nikon. My buddies say Vortex has phenomenal customer service. Personally, I stick to Leupold because they have never failed me.

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                  • #10
                    I have been very impressed with the Nikon Prostaff on my Father-in-law's Weatherby, I use an older Bushnell and it has never failed me. As far as magnification I think that is more personal preference, I prefer a lower powered scope to make sure I can find a brown animal in a brown field.

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                    • #11
                      its like comparing apples and oranges, i have both i like both, for the money i like Nikon Prostaff that is my go to scope with i am buying a new rifle, there customer service is excellent.

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                      • #12
                        I think the higher end Leupolds are better than something in the same price range, but the lower end Leupolds aren't as comparable to something in the same price range. So, in simpler terms, what I'm trying to say is that a $500 Leupold will probaly be better than another $500 scope and a $200 Leupold won't be as good as another $200 scope.

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                        • #13
                          But I forgot to add, $300 and up is where Leupold gets better than the other brands.

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                          • #14
                            I have had very good luck with Nikons.

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                            • #15
                              Well I'm glad that's settled.
                              I have both and at the lower end of the spectrum I would go with Nikon. The Prostaff is a really good scope for the money. I do not have any of their higher end scopes but guys like Sarge sing their praises.
                              When I buy a higher end scope I usually go with Leupold and I love every one of them.
                              So at least you know you will get a good scope either way.
                              As far as size goes I would not go higher than 3x9. I usually buy 2x7x33-36 but just about all of my hunting is in thick woods.
                              Good luck whichever way you go!

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