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I'm wanting to put a new scope on my Tikka 308.  Does the Meopro 3-9x40mm have an advantage over the Leupold VX-3i 3.5-10x40mm?  My Signature rings actually give me plenty of room for the VX-3i 3.5-10x50mm as well, so that one isn't out of the equation either.  I used this rifle for whitetail hunting so the ability to see in low light is important to me.  I like the eye relief on Leupolds, but with a light kicking 308 that really shouldn't be a big issue.

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I can't really answer that question but I did want to say that I really liked the older 3X9X42 Mepro with German #4. I thought that reticle was a great low light reticle. The thick portion of the #4 extended so close to the center that you could use it to aim even if it got so dark that you lost the thin inner portion. The inner portion was fine enough for precise target shooting. Just a great #4 IMHO.
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I'd stick with the standard duplex or Z plex either way. I'm just too much a creature of habit :)  Hopefully someone will chime in who's used or tested both lines. 
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When choosing between scopes with similar quality glass, reticle choice is the big difference. Avoiding reticles designed to work better in low light is unnecessarily handicapping yourself. However, if your choice is which you happen to like better rather than what is more effective, then you'll have to look through and pick whichever suits your fancy. Low light performance is quantifiable. Whimsy is not.
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O.k. I guess nobody has experience with both.
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During legal shooting hours I like the Meo better. Sometimes I stay in my stand way past and the coatings on my vx3i helps my old eyes. Your eyes may be different so it may not hold true for you

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http://swfa.com/optics/browse/riflescopes/trijicon-2-5-12-5x42-accupoint-30mm-rifle-scope-1.html

Trijicon 2.5-12.5x42 AccuPoint 30mm Rifle Scope

Matte, MOA-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot

I would pick one of the Trijicon scopes.  One thing that you need to realize is that if you dial the power down to 6x or lower in low light it will make the image brighter. I think the illuminated reticle helps in low light and the mil dot will give a means of holding over for longer distances just run a ballistic program in mil   http://www.jbmballistics.com/cgi-bin/jbmtraj_drift-5.1.cgi

You can range find with the mil dot and use it for known distance hold over when you know how many mils the bullet drops at a specific distance. nice glass on these scopes also.


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For my own used, I just can't see putting big money into a rifle scope with a limited life due to the tritium used.
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"For my own use" I meant. I can't figure out how to edit the posts here.

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When the tritium goes, send it back to Trijicon for service. It's not a big deal.
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Still, it's just not what I want. I like a plain duplex style crosshair for hunting.
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You're pretty set on a plain duplex, so just get that. The Leupold will be fine. I might suggest the heavy duplex, or post and duplex for low light, but I don't think you would like it.
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I have a Leupold 50mm VX-III with a heavy duplex on a AR I use for varmints in low light. It works well for that purpose, but I do like the regular duplex a bit better for general use.  I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something great with the Meopro, but will probably just stick with the Leupold then.
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It's been my experience that 99% of the time when comparing scopes in the same price range the difference isn't going to be optical quality. In the same price range mostly the difference is in features such as reticles, turrets, eye relief, weight, and such. About the only exception is when a model is being closed out and replaced by a newer model and is drastically discounted from what it was previously.
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I was always a huge fan of Leupold, and I still have a few dozen of them.  But since I tried my first Meopta, I've bought several more. I like them better for low light. 
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