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#5471548 - 12/11/14 02:08 PM Recommendation for .308 Scope
Light Foot

Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 34
All, my 15 yr old son is buying himself a new .308, probably Remington. I will buy him a scope. This rifle will be multi-purpose hunting. We deer and hog hunt east Texas (wooded) mostly and west Texas a few times a year. Yeah, I know, better caliber choices out there for intended use....... He's set on .308. Can ya'll give some recommendations for a descent scope for the intended application with price point that's around $300?

Thanks in advance,


#5471658 - 12/11/14 03:09 PM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: TXPOWER]
603Country Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 6149
Loc: Central Texas
Burris Fullfield II in 4.5-14x40. Great scope for the money, which is (last time I looked and last time I bought one) $300. Though if you are in the woods mostly, a FFII in 3-9 will be cheaper.

I've got Leupolds, Vortex, Bushnell, BSA, Weaver, and Burris. The Burris compares well to the Leupolds in terms of use in fading light, clear sharp glass, and overall usefulness.

#5472667 - 12/12/14 08:06 AM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: TXPOWER]
usdrscott Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/13/14
Posts: 345
Loc: TX - Texas
there are a lot of good scopes out there in the $300 range Leupold VX2 Nikon monarch 3 lower magnification and perhaps if your total budget is $300 with bases and rings a vortex diamondback. Each scope will be different to each eye that looks threw them
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."

#5472704 - 12/12/14 08:32 AM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: TXPOWER]
lglidewell Offline

Registered: 06/10/09
Posts: 1489
Loc: Caldwell, TX
My favorite caliber is .308, for $300 I'd get him a Zeiss Terra 3-9x40 or a Leupold. Both of those scopes will be better than anything else in the $300 range.

#5473943 - 12/12/14 09:51 PM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: TXPOWER]
Rluckie Offline

Registered: 11/07/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Collinsville, TX
I just picked up a Remington 700 SPS tactical .308 and put on a Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40 And so far I've been pleased with it. I paid right at $200 for it.

#5473993 - 12/12/14 10:26 PM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: TXPOWER]
Luke27 Offline

Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 241
Loc: Sweetwater, Texas
Love the Nikon prostaff 4x12x40 on my .308

#5474073 - 12/13/14 01:02 AM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: TXPOWER]
old03 Offline

Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 112
Loc: Hunt county Texas

#5498378 - 12/24/14 06:47 PM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: old03]
Nighteagle Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/17/12
Posts: 348
Loc: burleson, tx
I really like the leupy mark ar scopes. I have the 4-16. It's very clear and w mil dot reticle for this rifle will work real well. Ps .308 is a great fav

#5498625 - 12/24/14 09:26 PM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: TXPOWER]
Simple Searcher Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5891
Loc: Helotes, Hext
I have the Redfield Revenge 6-18 on my Remington VTR.
I am very happy with it. Clarity is great for a $225 scope. I generally don't use it on 18x, but it is nice to have when you need it.
More kills with it than I can remember. A few at 200-300 yards.
I love my .308, good choice.

"Man is still a hunter, still a simple searcher after meat..." Robert C. Ruark

#5499127 - 12/25/14 11:03 AM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: TXPOWER]
mason15 Offline

Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 108
Loc: Harris County
X2 Vortex Diamondback

#5499675 - 12/25/14 07:03 PM Re: Recommendation for .308 Scope [Re: TXPOWER]
eneat1119 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 02/22/12
Posts: 1247
The new Vortex Diamondback HPs ate awesome.


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