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#5996224 - 10/27/15 07:03 AM New rifle scope
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I am in the market for a scope for a new rifle built by Derrick. I's .308 Rem 700. Intended use is hunting, muley and Elk. I'm not made of money, so it needs to be affordable. Where I am is not easy to put hands on to compare. Shot distance would not be overly long, max maybe 300yds. I'm not married to a brand, have Bushnell, Nikon and Leupold.
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#5996261 - 10/27/15 07:41 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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If you want to save money and 300 is your max range, I would get a fixed SWFA scope in Mil/Mil, either 6 or 10 power. They are 300 dollars or so.

Otherwise, I would search of a used FFP scope so if you want to do long range shooting down the road you can. Used. I have bought 3 Vortex Viper PST FFP scopes around the 700 dollar mark and I love them for hunting.
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#5996347 - 10/27/15 08:29 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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Originally Posted By: BassCat'99
I am in the market for a scope for a new rifle built by Derrick. I's .308 Rem 700. Intended use is hunting, muley and Elk. I'm not made of money, so it needs to be affordable. Where I am is not easy to put hands on to compare. Shot distance would not be overly long, max maybe 300yds. I'm not married to a brand, have Bushnell, Nikon and Leupold.


If you aren't pushing past 300-400 yards. I'd pick a scope with lifetime warranty and save the receipt. As technology changes so does scope prices and performance. I'd look at luppy, vortex and (not a fan of Nikon but they now offer lifetime warranty)

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#5996404 - 10/27/15 09:01 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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I'd go with Minox like this one http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/minox.pl?page=minox_66420 the open box at $450 is a lot of scope for the money. It's also available in 1 inch saving $20.
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#5996422 - 10/27/15 09:12 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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I hunted with a fixed 6 for quite a few years, and shot deer and coyotes out past 300, so certainly a 6 power will do. But, if you like shooting paper at 100, a 3-12 will let you see the bullet holes in the target, and a 4.5-14 will let you see them better. And, a Burris FFII 4.5-14 (of which I have a couple) is $300, and that's quite a nice scope unless you need turrets.

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#5996449 - 10/27/15 09:22 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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http://www.cameralandny.com/optics2/meopta.pl?page=meopta541800

You will not do any better than this for the money. I have 3 of them.

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#5996452 - 10/27/15 09:22 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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I've still got the Bushy Elite for sale...
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#5996461 - 10/27/15 09:24 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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Midway had Zeiss Conquest referbs for $600 ish. Lot of scope for the money if you like what they've got.
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#5996549 - 10/27/15 10:06 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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http://www.cameralandny.com/optics2/meopta.pl?page=meopta541800

Cameraland.com has a great deal on a Meopta MeoPro 3.5x10x44 for 349.99. No Tax or shipping. Very good glass for the money!!! Good Luck with your choice, Baker
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#5996555 - 10/27/15 10:11 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I've still got the Bushy Elite for sale...


Dang, I bought a Vortex FFP in August. Wish I would have known you were selling this!

That scope for $700 won't be for sale long.


Edited by Gone to Texas (10/27/15 10:12 AM)
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#5996577 - 10/27/15 10:23 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I've still got the Bushy Elite for sale...


I'm not a fan of the company, but that is actually a very very good scope. Thankfully the Bausch & Lomb foundation it was created on, didn't change much.
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#5996663 - 10/27/15 11:18 AM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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Well, I threw out the mention of that $300 Burris thinking that the OP wanted to keep the cost down, and again I'll say that it's a lot of scope for the money. Now...if ya want to spend more than that, and the use is mostly hunting, I really like my Leupold VX3 4.5-14x40 with the Varmint Hunter reticle. Great scope. And I'm really fond of the Vortex Viper 4-16x50 PST FFP on my 260. The more I use that Vortex, the more I like it. I'm on the second year with the Vortex and the POI hasn't moved even a teensy bit. With the Leupold, same deal, but more years. They are always set right where they should be.

For me, the good news is the bad news. The wife just asked me what I want for Christmas, and that's right after she bought a purse for more money than her first car cost, and I just don't need a new scope. Here's my big opening, but I like what I have and just don't need an upgrade. Dang!

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#5999474 - 10/28/15 09:01 PM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
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Redfield revenge is also a good choice

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#6000643 - 10/29/15 03:23 PM Re: New rifle scope [Re: BassCat'99]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Meopta!!!
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#6000664 - 10/29/15 03:37 PM Re: New rifle scope [Re: TxHunter80]
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Originally Posted By: TxHunter80
http://www.cameralandny.com/optics2/meopta.pl?page=meopta541800

You will not do any better than this for the money. I have 3 of them.


I bought one too and am very satisfied. The scope appears identical, even right down to the turrets, to the Zeiss Conquest. The scope has nice low-light performance, and the large, forgiving eye box makes me think that most of the Meopta components are interchangeable with Conquest. But I don't know this as fact.

I DO KNOW that it will meet your stated needs in spades. If you ever get into long range shooting, you can always budget for a proper LR scope at that time.
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