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    Posted: July/04/2018 at 15:04
I got a 10" 300blk. Currently wears ss classic 1-4. I bought a meopta meopro 3-9 with intentions of swapping it. I'm having trouble bringing myself to it. They both have pros and cons.
The sole purpose of gun is deer/pig gun, supersonic loads, In the woods and small fields of east Tennessee.
Please give opinion on which I should use and why.
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Tough Call but I'd go for the 3-9 for the bigger objective and light gathering. Also Meopta glass is good
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10 in  300 Blk  - so either this is a pistol build or a SBR build.  I would stay with the 1-4.  I have had deer come in at 50 yds and had a scope on 9x and had to dial the power down.
The 1-4 has a exit eye pupil size of 6mm at 4x which is pretty bright even with its 24mm objective.  Having the illuminated reticle is also helpful in low light or  fast action to get onto those hogs.

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What are your typical shooting distances and how thick are the area's you hunt in.
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The parts of Tennessee I hunted in had thick cover requiring quick shots. For that you would be better served with the 1-4.
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Point blank to 150. Longest I feel comfortable with this caliber. Most places 50 yards be longest shot. I've had deer come out on me close before   that 3x was to much to tell if I was looking front or back or middle. Which I why I got the 1-4.
But it's low light performance is not very good. The illum doesn't work in daylight, and where the entire diamond lights up, at twilight, the diamond can overwrite and takes away my ability to aim fine. If prefer just center dot illum.
Meopta better low light German 4 reticle. Better capability for those longer shots, but 98% prob just be on 3x. But it doesn't dial down to 1x. Swfa has throw lever, I like allot. I'm fine with that power range, and it's better for the purpose gun, but twilight it's pretty poor performer which around here that first or last 30 mins is your best shot at seeing deer.
I thought about going 3-9 with red dot at 45, but everyone says reddots have allot of problems at twilight too.
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Doesn’t sound like either of them is what u want.
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You can see a whole deer well enough for a sitting shot with 40' FOV at close range. If it is running, 60' is better. 

The classic answer is a 1.5-6x40. Nowadays, you can do 2-10x or thereabouts. I would do a search for a Weaver Grand Slam 2-8x. There may still be some available.

ETA: Red dots at best are the same as the naked eye. If you're interested in a red dot, you need one that turns down for night vision. Some are better than others about having a tint to the lens. An NV capable dot is better than a fiber optic post, but not as good as a quality low light scope. A decent low light scope will make the image appear brighter. 


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