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So with the new law change, I was just wondering what optics most everyone was gonna start setting up for.
 

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Since I hunt multiple states on the ML and Utah is the only one that allows scopes I am staying with my peep sights.
 

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I will go with a 4x, or a 6.
Don't need a lot of magnifacation, and you get a lot better scope
For your money when you go with a set scope.
 

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I always hear about the great warranty of Vortex. And have heard just as many who had to use it. All quality optics have that warranty it's just never needed.
I have made my choice on a 2-7x33 leupold VX1 should be more than enough. And leupold PRW rings....Oh and it also has a lifetime warranty.

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Hey Spry, I heard a story when I was a kid that a guy had to use the Leupold warranty once........but that was in the late 70's. I have never been able to substantiate this claim.----SS
 

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My dad had a horse kick a rifle once, broke the bell right off the Leupold VX-II. Leupold said "send it in and we'll look at it", they sent back a fully refurbished scope. Leupold rocks... if you ever actually do need to use their warranty through no fault of your own.

As for Vortex, I got a scratch on the side of my new Razor spotting scope. I called them to see if they sold touch up paint. They said no, but sent it in and we'll repaint it for free. Seemed frivolous to me, but if thats the kind of service they are offering, I can see people sending things in more frequently for misc work.

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My old Vari X from the mid 70s on a 6mm rem, has been to hell and back...scratched and worn. But never has moved POI. Dropped my Swaro binos off a rock once in the middle of a extended hunt...Ohhh S*** no! Didn't even leave a mark was honestly amazed they still focused . I did find my old pair of bushnell custom compact binos from the early 80s floating in the bilge of my duck boat once. Sent them in to bushnell and in 6 days had a new pair for free. My other 3 leupolds have proved just as solid but only a decade of testing on them so far. Now we will start a new testing decade, But they all may out live me now.:(

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The coolest Leupolds are the ones where the blueing is so old they turn slightly purple. I have a couple like that... rock steady scopes!


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I had a Vortex 1.75-5 sitting around so I put it on my Encore. I'll see how I like it I guess. The power range seems about right in my way of thinking. It is very bright in low light and I think something in the 5-7 range should be about the max needed.
 

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For right now I have a 3-9x40 Vortex on my muzzy which I took off the 7mm. Figured if I was going to purchase a new scope I wanted to upgrade the 7mm to a 4-16x42 Vortex. I have been looking at Vortex's lower power scopes that max out at 7 power and may purchase one of them if I decide I want a smaller scope on the muzzy and think the 3-9 would be better off on another rifle.

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You should look at the Vortex 1x scope for your muzzy if your happy with 1x. Its way better then the TC scope. I see a bunch of Vortex 1x scopes on KSL for almost new prices but I think the prices will be dropping soon. I have the TC on my first muzzy and hunted with it for a few years then put the Vortex on the new muzzy and have to say the Vortex is a lot clearer and to me its not like looking through a toilet paper roll with cross hairs like the TC is.
 

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For right now I have a 3-9x40 Vortex on my muzzy which I took off the 7mm. Figured if I was going to purchase a new scope I wanted to upgrade the 7mm to a 4-16x42 Vortex. I have been looking at Vortex's lower power scopes that max out at 7 power and may purchase one of them if I decide I want a smaller scope on the muzzy and think the 3-9 would be better off on another rifle.

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You should look at the Vortex 1x scope for your muzzy if your happy with 1x. Its way better then the TC scope. I see a bunch of Vortex 1x scopes on KSL for almost new prices but I think the prices will be dropping soon. I have the TC on my first muzzy and hunted with it for a few years then put the Vortex on the new muzzy and have to say the Vortex is a lot clearer and to me its not like looking through a toilet paper roll with cross hairs like the TC is.
I'll stick with American made, I see better looking through toilet paper at my age.
 

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Ya well your loss.
Hate to tell you but the whole buy America thing was lost 30 years ago. Most of our groceries, clothes and health care products come from other countries. Heck even trees harvested in the USA are shipped to international waters where they are cut into boards and sold back to us. Problem now is that companies like WalMart that stock mostly foreign products also employee a bunch of American workers so its not like we can just stop imports and put millions out of work. Only entity that employees more American's then WalMart is the US Government. So while I agree buy American is best I have a hard time turning down quality products at reasonable prices when my kitchen cupboards, closets, automobiles, and anything else in my house contains things made in part or whole in a foreign country. I especially like the stuff that was made elsewhere but assembled in the USA, isn't this kind of like WalMart where they buy foreign products but employee Americans to sell it?

I know I degressed but I'm old enough to remember when Buy America was a big deal and that is all one heard about, didn't do any good back then and it sure isn't going to change now.
 

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I'll stick with better quality, better warranty, and happens to be American made which is a plus.------SS


Before you flip your lid, the warranty is the same but you never have to use it. That makes it better.-------SS
 
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