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