Looking for Scope Suggestions for my Kimber Montana .257 Robts

DurwoodDurwood Senior MemberPosts: 970 Senior Member
I had a Swarovski 3-9x36 AV on this rifle for 3 years. It seemed like a good fit, but I really never liked it was well as my Swaro 3-10x42 and I had an opportunity to sell it for a good bit more than I gave for...so it's gone. (I bought it on close out when the Z3 came out)

Anyway, I'm looking for suggestions in a good 3-9x scope in the $400 range. Budget won't allow anymore this year. I'm not a Leupold fan, but I have considered the new VX-3 2.5-8x36. I'm really more interested in the new Zeiss Terra 3-9x42, but there are not many reviews out there.

Any good suggestions for this naked rifle

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,778 Senior Member
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 857 Senior Member
    They don't appear to be that popular here but I have several Weaver Grandslams on various rifles and they just flat out work
    Natchez has a special on the 3x10x40 with the ballistic reticle at the moment for 279USD I believe
    I bought one, arrived ij the post last week, they go for 850NZD over here
    I'm more impressed with the tracking on those than the 2 VX3 leupys I have , well one vx3 and one VX111.
    Admittedly they are at the lower end compared to what you had, if you wish something more expensive I have a mulitude of suggestions.
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,578 Senior Member
    I like Burris & Redfield.

    JAY
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 857 Senior Member
    the burris Elite 3x9 wouldn't be a bad choice .
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  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/151443/burris-timberline-rifle-scope-3-9x-32mm-ballistic-plex-reticle-matte

    I really like the Burris Timberline compact scopes. I don't have the one linked above, I have the 4.5-14X32AO. It goes great on the little rifle I have it on.
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  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    I do like Burris scopes and I have checked out the Leupold VX-2 Ultralights as well. Thanks for not overshooting the budget so far...still thinking:cool2:
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,018 Senior Member
    Durwood wrote: »
    I do like Burris scopes and I have checked out the Leupold VX-2 Ultralights as well. Thanks for not overshooting the budget so far...still thinking:cool2:
    is overshooting it by $1.09 allowed?
    if so.
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/756436/sightron-sii-big-sky-rifle-scope-3-9x-42mm-duplex-reticle-matte
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  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Yep, knitepoet, Sightrons are on my list as well:up:

    The thing is...I really like the European style "fast focus" oculars as on Swaro, Kahles, Zeiss, Burris etc.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,599 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »

    I have one of these in the safe. Got rid of the .22 hornet it was on, kept the scope for future use.
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 857 Senior Member
    I have one more suggestion for your Naked 257 montana
    You could send it to me
    It's not as hard to do as it appears and the price I'd put in your bank account would be good.
    Just saying.
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  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Well, ojr, you could send me a Schmidt and Bender...just sayin':drool2:
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 857 Senior Member
    :yikes:
    Hmm. Maybe not this time.
    Beaut rifle though, and not availble here.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,100 Senior Member
    Not used a S-II enough to give a comment and it is a fixed 36x.
    Which Burris are you interested in?
    Durwood wrote: »
    Yep, knitepoet, Sightrons are on my list as well:up:

    The thing is...I really like the European style "fast focus" oculars as on Swaro, Kahles, Zeiss, Burris etc.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    I have never been a big Leupold fan either, but i put a VX-2 on my Colt mostly due to weight and I have been very happy with it. It is only 2oz or so heavier then the UL series VX-2 but 100$ cheaper. Although, iffin it was me and that gun.....I probably would go for the 2-7 Leupold UL. I would have done that myself but it would not fit my scope rings

    The Weaver 40/44 is also a very crisp scope and fairly light as well. Not sure if weight is a big deal, just mho that a 5 1/2lbs rifle shouldn't wear a 1lbs+ scope, especially in a light kicker like the Bob
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Well, I ended up going with the new Zeiss Terra 3x in 3-9x42. It's all sighted in and ready. The new Terra is smaller than the old Conquest 3-9x40. I'm quite pleased with it so far. It seems to be as good or nearly as good optically as the former Zeiss Conquest which is well known to be a heck of a scope.
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,930 Senior Member
    Durwood wrote: »
    I had a Swarovski 3-9x36 AV on this rifle for 3 years. It seemed like a good fit, but I really never liked it was well as my Swaro 3-10x42 and I had an opportunity to sell it for a good bit more than I gave for...so it's gone. (I bought it on close out when the Z3 came out)

    Anyway, I'm looking for suggestions in a good 3-9x scope in the $400 range. Budget won't allow anymore this year. I'm not a Leupold fan, but I have considered the new VX-3 2.5-8x36. I'm really more interested in the new Zeiss Terra 3-9x42, but there are not many reviews out there.

    Any good suggestions for this naked rifle

    bd1ad070-0139-4d87-889f-bf458f2ceaca_zps810d6423.jpg

    I'm really impressed with my one Vortex scope. However, mine is the lower line Diamondback, which I paid just under $200 for and is a 4-12x40. But I have heard the more upscale Viper line is really clear. And I think you can get something in 3-9 or 3-10 for around $400. But the difference between my lowly Diamondback and other scopes in its price range tell me that Vortex has some good things going on.
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