Which is the best for a Kimber Montana. Is the new VXL gimmicky or is it really the new way of scopes? How great is the LPS vs. the other high end scopes such as Bender and Zeiss? I am loonig for something in a 3-10 or 14 56mm.
there is no one scope perfect for anyone but a 56mm is about usless unless you are hunting at night.
now if he wants me to tell him perfect, then the perfect scope is the 4.5-14x40mm Leupold LPS with 30mm tube, Schmitt&Bender way over priced for less quality.
Thanks for the advise Weather. I have a leupold now and like it. If the LPS is much better than my VXIII 50mm and I can save over $1000 by not going with Zeiss or Bender then I am game. I do not hunt at night but do sit in the stand until almost dark. I usually get into the stands about 5:00am as well. Will the 50mm sufice? I have felt that I could use a little bit more light throught he scope in the evening.... but you say that the 56mm is too big for the Kimber Montana.?
the 50mm would be about perfect if that is how you want to go, my dad has a 56mm objective on his one rifle and it is no brighter then the 50mm and adds extra weight you dont really need. as for to big for the Kimber Montana the rifle is designed to be a carrying gun which is lighter then most and the extra weight to light gathering is really not that great of an offset to justify one that big. the 56 was basicly built for the euopean hunter like in austria and germany where they do hunt at night so then it would be applicable in that situation.
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