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I also have Leupolds on the

I also have Leupolds on the three rifles I use the most and you can't beat them, especially their warranty if ever needed.  One is a 3x9x40 VXI on my Ruger M77 in 25-06, one is a 3x9x40 VXII on my pre 64 Model 70 in 30-06, and the other is an older straight 6 power on my Sako 30-06.

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I have had 3-9's my entire

I have had 3-9's my entire life (I grew up in S TX) and I will say that for the limited amount of elk hunting I have done so far I really like the 3-12 and 4-14 range.  I am far from an expert and maybe I just need to practice more and become a better shot, but I like having the extra power yet still getting the lower range if I have a close shot (I have not gotten within 200 yds on an elk yet though).

 

I have always had great results with Leupolds and Nikons, can't go wrong there.  I have a Vortex Viper on the way but cannot vouch for it, they do get great reviews though.

 

Just my $.02.

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Thanks for all the input... I

Thanks for all the input... I picked up a Leupold VX II 3-9x50 mm...

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Very nice looking rig, you

Very nice looking rig, you should be happy and get good results with the scope you chose. The only thing left is to get that bad boy sighted in. Let us know how your hunt goes.

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Now that I know you have that

Now that I know you have that Leupold I will make a couple suggestions.  Put the Leupold dual dovetail rings/bases on the rifle.  Also, if you can afford it, buy the more expensive Leupold screwin end covers/caps to protect the glass, rather than the cheaper ugly Butler Creek scope caps.  They really compliment the scope and I think they do a better job of protecting the lenses than the latter.  After you get it all put together, buy some Hornady Interbonds or similar type bonded bullet to shoot that big critter with.  Practice a lot and shoot that big one when he gives you the opportunity.  Good luck!!!

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+1 on the Leupold covers, I

+1 on the Leupold covers, I just put them on one of mine and they are far better than anything else out there. They are not cheap but niether is your scope. The dual dovetails is what I have on my Remington 700 and is a great set up but I prefer the DNZ mounts I mentioned earlier for the Tikka. Unless you have the Interlock rings which I doubt the factory ones are just not good enough in my opinion.

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