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    Posted: April/07/2018 at 11:41
 Looking to compare some 2-8 scopes. They are Weaver Grand Slam 2-8x36, Leupold VX-3i 2.5-8x36 and the Nikon Monarch 3 2-8x32. Any thoughts and comments are always greatly appreciated.
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If you can find it, a Zeiss Duralyt 2-8x42...
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I’ve had the VX3 for years and like it for a light weight hunting scope.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mike650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/11/2018 at 21:01
If you can find it Kahles 2-7x36 with 4a reticle.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote anweis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/11/2018 at 22:20
i love 2-8x32 scopes and i think that they have many advantages, if the optics and all else is right.
To begin with, a scope of that size is small and light and does not change too much the balance of a rifle and does not look like a 2 gallon pickle jar on top of a fine rifle. 
I have two such scopes: the Zeiss Conquest 2-8x32 which is amazing and my favorite scope. And the Nikon Monarch 3 2-8x32 which i also think that is excellent.
Mechanically and optically they are very good scopes. When i go hunting with them i never miss and do not wish that i had a bigger or fancier scope.
If you get a Nikon just get the Nikoplex reticle.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote probably Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/11/2018 at 22:52
Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

If you can find it Kahles 2-7x36 with 4a reticle.

I have one of those on a 223 ultralight 
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Originally posted by Scrumbag Scrumbag wrote:

If you can find it, a Zeiss Duralyt 2-8x42...

+1 I have one and it is fantastic. 
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There is a nice 2-8 x 42 Zeiss Conquest DL on the Sample List... $650
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You can get a new Swaro Z3 3-9x36 for $700, sometimes less.  They are outstanding scopes. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mike650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/18/2018 at 18:23

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

You can get a new Swaro Z3 3-9x36 for $700, sometimes less.  They are outstanding scopes. 


Great recommendation! Right up there with the Kahles in quality and optics at a great price for a model still currently being manufactured too with the added bonus of SONA support.  Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/18/2018 at 21:27
Vortex Razor HD LH 1.5-8x32.  It is on sale right now for $500.

That is as good a deal as you will find right around now.


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No Kahles 2-7x36 to be found.
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I too think smaller and lighter scopes have their place and can make a rifle look nice.
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 I would like to thank everyone who responded. I must admit that I purchased a Leupold VX-2 at a great close out price. 
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Thank you very much for the link. I just got off the phone with Brett at SWFA. He checked and found one left in stock. It is being shipped out as I write this message. Since I purchased the last one I was informed that the next shipment will be in two months. Thanks again Koshkin. By the way everyone the Leupold is still wrapped up in the box. I will be keeping it as a backup or maybe my nephew will want it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote koshkin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/03/2018 at 16:42
Originally posted by Whale Whale wrote:

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Thank you very much for the link. I just got off the phone with Brett at SWFA. He checked and found one left in stock. It is being shipped out as I write this message. Since I purchased the last one I was informed that the next shipment will be in two months. Thanks again Koshkin. By the way everyone the Leupold is still wrapped up in the box. I will be keeping it as a backup or maybe my nephew will want it.

I know this has been brought up before, but I make an excellent nephew if you ever feel like setting up some rifles for someone who actually appreciates it....

On a more serious note, let me know how you like the HD LH.  My 1.5-8x32 HD LH lives on a 458 SOCOM AR and seems to be very appropriate there.

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I will let you know when I receive it. I am sure that I will like it, as I do its bigger brother. I just don't remember seeing it when I ordered the 3-15x42. Again thank you very much because that was just too good of a deal to pass up. I will keep you in mind for adoption.
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Originally posted by Whale Whale wrote:

 Koshkin,
I will let you know when I receive it. I am sure that I will like it, as I do its bigger brother. I just don't remember seeing it when I ordered the 3-15x42. Again thank you very much because that was just too good of a deal to pass up. I will keep you in mind for adoption.
Charles

we need some pics!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote orane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2018 at 03:25
I have the Nikon Monarch 2-8x32 with BDC and would highly recommend it. If I had to dig for any cons, it would be the weight (not heavy by any means, but there are lighter options) and the absence of a mil/mil - turret/reticle option. With the BDC, it's a non-issue as I just use the holdovers, but I would have preferred mil turrets with a mildot reticle if it were available. I have several other scopes in the Monarch line and have been pleased with all of them.

I have no personal experience with any of the other options listed but have read/heard many good things about several of them.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

You can get a new Swaro Z3 3-9x36 for $700, sometimes less.  They are outstanding scopes. 

These are excellent scopes. I have 2...
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

Vortex Razor HD LH 1.5-8x32.  It is on sale right now for $500.

That is as good a deal as you will find right around now.


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And it's still available. 
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