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I bought a 4-16x42mm Sightron II for my .243 for coyotes, and now I'm looking for a scope for my new Tikka .204 Ruger.  With a maximum usable magnification of 14-16x (for me), what scope brand comes after the Swarovski (can't afford) and a Zeiss Conquest (doable maaaaybe)?
 
I would rather wait if I have to and get the best that I can afford rather than hurry up and buy something just to be able to shoot. Thanks.
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I hear ya! I had a compulsion buy on a CZ!7HMR and bought a crap scope (BSA SWEET 17) it won't hold zero no matter what I do. Anyway, I'm with you and shot it with open sites until i couls afford good glass.
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Welcome to the OT avid!
 
As far as scopes down from Swaro,might want to look at Moinox Z3#'s,SWFA SS10X,Bushnell Elite or the Vortex Viper close outs.All very good scopes for a reasonable price.
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There are some very good deals currently on Zeiss scopes listed on samplelist.com. The other side or back door of SWFA.  Big Smile
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All of my 204's have high power scopes (18-20X).  I shoot in wide open terrain and for the close stuff I have rimfires.  I just picked up a Leupold VX-3 6.5-20x40 (E.F.R.) and will probably end up on a 204 Ruger.  The neat thing about the EFR line is it can be focused @ 40' on 20x.  That could be handy in the right situation.
 
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Look at the BushnellElite 4200 series 6x24x40
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SPL12849 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5214309972, Matte, Rapiz Z 800, 1"
$599.95
I just bought one of these and they came direct from Zeiss to SWFA as a DEMO mine had one very light ring mark on it as if it was mounted on a display at a trade show they originally had a dozen of them the scope is in like new condition at a bargain price.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

SPL12849 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5214309972, Matte, Rapiz Z 800, 1"
$599.95
I just bought one of these and they came direct from Zeiss to SWFA as a DEMO mine had one very light ring mark on it as if it was mounted on a display at a trade show they originally had a dozen of them the scope is in like new condition at a bargain price.
 
+1.
That's a fantastic deal on a great scope.
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Conquest is a nice scope.

I would also take a good look at Minox ZA-5 3-15x50.

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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

SPL12849 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5214309972, Matte, Rapiz Z 800, 1"
$599.95
I just bought one of these and they came direct from Zeiss to SWFA as a DEMO mine had one very light ring mark on it as if it was mounted on a display at a trade show they originally had a dozen of them the scope is in like new condition at a bargain price.
 
I just wish Zeiss would put the Rapid Z Varmint reticles in 4.5-14x50 scope, I'd grab it in a minute.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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It looks like the zeiss has a side focus - but not sure.  How close can it focus? 
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I have one and will have to check to be sure but I want to say 50 yds.  At 4.5x it is clear pretty darn close so I dont think it will be a problem.  Not sure that the balistic reticles are not more trouble than just having a #4 and target knobs to dial in correction.   I thought Tikka stopped making the .204 in a T3 is this an older gun or did they start making them again?
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