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I'm lookind to buy a new rifle scope. It will go on top of a Rem 300 ultra mag. The scopes I have in mind are Zeiss conquest 6.5-20x44, Swarovski 4-12x50, Leupold vx-lll 4.5-14x50LR or the Meopta 3-12x56. I'm want a scope that is clear and one that works great in low light condition. Any info would be great.
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   JB
No question - Swarovski. Better be willing to spend $2000 for a Swarovski that size though. If not a Swarovski, I would go Meopta, Zeiss then Leupold. In that order.
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for the money the meopta is the best one for the dollar
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   NWGriff
If you have the money get the Swarovski z6. I am going to get me one as soon as I can afford it.
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When every second counts ,, Night Force NXS 3.5X15X56 , has been there and done that for me ,, 5 minutes after legal light is over ,, i could look at a buck 100yds away on a food plot and count points like he was right infront of me ,, 1800 is what i paid for it ,, i love it . talk to the bench shoooters and see what they shoot. go to br.com or benchrest.com and ask.
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   300RUM
Swarovski may be out my price range but the Meopta is in the range.Thank ya'll for the info.
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   bigjim
For the money I would go with the Meopta. You may want to consider a smaller Meopta as the excess weight of the 56 is harder to keep on sight and to keep from moving in the rings with a recoil punisher like the 300 ultra. The extra weight of the scope plus the additional height needed on rings increases the leverage on rings and makes it harder to keep scope in tune unless you put some serious rings. I don't really see any noticeable difference on premium glass from 44 millimeter to 56 millimeter in light gathering. I think it has been hyped up as a sales pitch over the years and they get a lot more for a little more glass. Most premium brands in 42 or 50 will have you shooting later than legal in 40 or 44 or 50. Take a premium 40 and 50 millimeter to camp and verify for yourself in the evening on a field, virtually no discernable difference. I love Leupold for being tried and true and built in good old USA and keeping good POI but the glass is no where near Meopta, Zeiss or Swarovski. Just My 2 cents.
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   loupgarou
Check out midwayusa.com for some good deals. They have Swarovski scopes on sale right now for 150.00$ less than usual. I've got Zeiss and Leupold and both are great but the Zeiss is definately much brighter at dusk.
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All the scopes mentioned are very good. If you want the BEST, get a NightForce. Its tough, clear, and collects light well. Its what is being put on the top sniper system in the world, the cheytac system.

I have one, LOVE IT.
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I have 3 Ziess scopes, one on my 7mm a-bolt browning, one on my 300 win mag browning, and one on my weatherby 30-378 a-bolt. I made my decision after lots of careful research and what made my mind up ws when i started researching Zeiss, 94% of your hospitals and surgery centers use Zeiss optics in there operating rooms. Good Luck!!
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   grizzly01
I shoot a Sako 300 ultra mag and use a Zeiss 3.5x10x44. It gathers alot of light and is crystal clear and has never fogged up. I have used this rifle and scope from the Louisiana swamps all the way up to Alberta, Canada and have had absolutely no problem with this scope. The higher priced Swarovski scopes are made with Zeiss lenses anyway, so save some money.

Good luck

sako300ultramag
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   SHORT-MAG
300RUM,

I went to my local shop and looked through the Swarovski, Zeiss, Meopta, and Leupold. He let me take them all outside at dusk to look through them. I was partial to the Swarovski Z6 because he had one that was less than 6months old for a steal. The guy returned it for the Z6 illuminated recticle. Still I wanted to look through them all. I wound up with the Swarovski but HANDS DOWN for the money, you will not beat the Meopta 56. It to me was almost as clear as the Swarovski and I could hardly tell a difference against the rest- hope that helps!
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   killadaux
If you get the Meopta Meostar, take a look at the German #4 reticle.
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