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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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  • #16
    chuckles,
    You are right you can't go wrong with any of the upper end scopes of the major manufactures. They have quality products. I may step on toes but I have learned from experience over the last 50+ years to stay away from TASCO, Simmons, Bushnell etc. I usually stay away from the lower end of any manufacture even Nikon and Leupold. I do have a 2 Nikon Prostaff's that I bought over 15 years ago and I use them on a .22 Hornet and a .223 that I throw around in my pickup and on my 4-wheeler. Both Nikon and Leupold advertise lifetime warranty. In over 40 years I haven't had a problem with any of my Nikon scopes to try their customer service but a friend of mine had a pair of binos fog up and they replaced them free of charge. I have heard good things about Leupold's customer service too. These are the only two scopes I would even consider putting on my rifles. I don't have the finances or the need to put Nightforce or Swarovski scopes on my rifles. I'm sure they would be nice. When working as an Officer I would say that in my neck of the woods about 98% of all scopes on the guns of deer hunters that I checked were 3X9X40. It seems like in the sporting goods stores here that is what you will find too about 98% 3X9X40 scopes. I'm sure that other areas of the country probably are different. I had an off brand scope(which I thought was a bargain) go bad on a pararie dog hunt in Montana and had to buy a new scope and found a Nikon Buckmaster 4X14X40 in the store out there . I wouldn't have found that in a store here.

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      I have both and like both. Each has several models that vary directly in quality as the price goes up or down. I consider Leupold to have superior optics in their models costing over $800. In both, the low cost scopes have limitations but may be fine for your intended use and budget.

      With rifles, accuracy is my primary concern followed by field of view and clarity so you can see your target and acquire it quickly. The Nikon Monarch is a high quality scope and anything at or above the Leupold VX III is a high quality scope. The VXIII and above are tops in accuracy and reliability.

      Magnification is up to you depending on your hunting conditions. For deep timber situations, 2-7x, 3-9x or 2.5-10x are great. I use the latter if I can. If you are hunting on open terrain at distances out to 400 yards and beyond I consider 4-14x or 4-16x to be good all around hunting magnifications. If you have an exceptionally accurate barrel and intend to hunt at very long range and varmint hunt/target shoot, a magnification in the range of 6-24x will suit you well. I use this magnification on all my varmint and long range rifles so I can see distinctly at 500-1000 yards.

      I like the Nikon BDC reticle. It allows you to aim precisely out to 600 yards which is within deer range for your .270 if you have an accurate barrel and are an accomplished marksman.

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