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Reply #15 - Sep 21st, 2014 at 12:32pm
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K1W1 wrote on Sep 20th, 2014 at 9:04pm:
If you are considering the Leupy's, a couple of stockists have the FX-3 6x42 for $699.


That would be a good buy. Who stocks those in NZ for that price? I may be interested in one myself.
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Reply #16 - Sep 21st, 2014 at 1:36pm
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Thanks Gerry
I know swafa in the states did a mil / mil option through bushnell but to my knowledge I don't think you can get a mil / mil option in NZ, maybe wrong but Ive never seen one.
  
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Reply #17 - Sep 21st, 2014 at 1:45pm
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10-Ring. Check your PM's. Cheers-Graham.
  
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Reply #18 - Sep 21st, 2014 at 6:17pm
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katipo wrote on Sep 21st, 2014 at 1:36pm:
Thanks Gerry
I know swafa in the states did a mil / mil option through bushnell but to my knowledge I don't think you can get a mil / mil option in NZ, maybe wrong but Ive never seen one.


Well, there were some buyers in Sweden that got the mil/mil "option" - I bought the mil/moa used, got tired and bought a mil/mil, 10xHD, marked with the brand SWFA. Wink

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Re: under 500yd fixed power options
Reply #19 - Sep 21st, 2014 at 6:42pm
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10-Ring wrote on Sep 20th, 2014 at 11:57am:
Leupold FX-II 6x36.

You can get one for $585. Choice of reticles, lifetime transferrable warranty and good optics.

A scope that will last decades unlike most cheap Chinese made variables.



+ 1 the leupy 6x36 is a great little scope: light, compact, and good optics.  Don't know what the leupold custom shop would charge to fit a cds turret but it would be a good setup out to 500yd.  You could probably import one with a cds within your budget?

http://theopticzone.com/products-page/rifle-scopes/leupold/leupold-fxii-rifle-sc...

The fx3 6x42 would be better again but a bit of a step up in price.

Have heard good things about the bushnell elite 10x but would be a pain in the arse for any short range shots  Grin
  
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Reply #20 - Sep 24th, 2014 at 3:54pm
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Gerry Atric wrote on Sep 21st, 2014 at 8:40am:
katipo,

The Bushnell 10x came in both variants mil/mil and mil/moa.

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+1 get the mil/mil version. import it if you have to.


  
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Reply #21 - Sep 24th, 2014 at 9:58pm
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As a one rifle, one load, kill anything hunter I find the 6x42 Leupold suits me best.
  
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Reply #22 - Sep 24th, 2014 at 10:39pm
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I've just put together a do-all rig as well rem 600 in 7-08 topped with a weaver 6 x 42 still working on "the" load.
  

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Reply #23 - Sep 24th, 2014 at 10:47pm
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Reply #24 - Sep 25th, 2014 at 7:02am
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Gerry Atric wrote on Sep 19th, 2014 at 10:50pm:
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Old Tasco super snipers also had 1" tube 10x42
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They were all 30mm tubes, all the ones I've seen. I actually have the 16X version and they have very repeatable turrets and solidly built
  
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Re: under 500yd fixed power options
Reply #25 - Sep 25th, 2014 at 7:56am
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ChrisHB wrote on Sep 25th, 2014 at 7:02am:
Gerry Atric wrote on Sep 19th, 2014 at 10:50pm:
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Old Tasco super snipers also had 1" tube 10x42
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They were all 30mm tubes, all the ones I've seen. I actually have the 16X version and they have very repeatable turrets and solidly built


I stand corrected, I humbly crawl in the dirt.... Embarrassed
I read somewhere that the first SS ones where 1" and made the assumption that the fact was valid on all SS scopes, now when I back-track the info, I can´t find it again.
Either the article was insignificant or I have simply dreamt....or maybe I´m developing a mushy brain.

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Re: under 500yd fixed power options
Reply #26 - Sep 25th, 2014 at 11:43am
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4x fixed power. Best for all round conditions in New Zealand.
  
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Reply #27 - Sep 25th, 2014 at 12:59pm
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ChrisHB wrote on Sep 25th, 2014 at 7:02am:
Gerry Atric wrote on Sep 19th, 2014 at 10:50pm:
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Old Tasco super snipers also had 1" tube 10x42
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They were all 30mm tubes, all the ones I've seen. I actually have the 16X version and they have very repeatable turrets and solidly built

Chris - I used to know of the existence of one of these I think. Is this the same scope?
  
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