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#6081624 - 12/13/15 03:11 PM Scope upgrade
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Recently got a Remington 770... Comes with a Busnell 3-9x40mm... Going to upgrade the scope not a fan of it. Any suggestions of what scope to get without breaking the bank??
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#6081902 - 12/13/15 05:46 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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Leupold VX-2
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#6082000 - 12/13/15 06:37 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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I have a Bushnell Elite 3-9x40mm and a Leupold VX2 3-9x40mm and the Leupold is much clearer and sharper -- and an added bonus is about 3/4" more eye relief (not really necessary unless your rifle is a magnum).
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#6083537 - 12/14/15 02:08 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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I'd like to clarify about the "clarity and sharpness". I'm not so sure it is that, but for some reason it is much easier to get a full sight picture with the Leupold, so you can get on game much faster.
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#6091431 - 12/18/15 06:00 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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Nikon Buckmasters
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#6091673 - 12/18/15 09:59 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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I agree, look at Nikon. I've heard Redfield makes a decent scope too
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#6091706 - 12/18/15 10:35 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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I think, for that gun, a Redfield will do you mighty fine. They are a best bang for your buck in the ~$150-200 range.
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#6091725 - 12/18/15 10:53 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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I like the Nikon prostaff, moreso than the Redfield

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#6092174 - 12/19/15 11:57 AM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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I wouldn't Nikon at all especially some of the ones mentioned.

Minimum vx2 leupold or maybe into some of the viper line of vortex. You might also check out some of the camera land specials on a minox or meopta

Make sure you get good bases and rings

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#6092193 - 12/19/15 12:14 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I wouldn't Nikon at all especially some of the ones mentioned.

Minimum vx2 leupold or maybe into some of the viper line of vortex. You might also check out some of the camera land specials on a minox or meopta

Make sure you get good bases and rings

For a 770?
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#6092195 - 12/19/15 12:18 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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I wasn't going to comment on the gun. I will bite my tongue

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#6092220 - 12/19/15 12:44 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: fonzie]
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Cameraland had a Minox ZV-3 3-9x40 Mino-Plex or BDC Reticle Riflescope for $99 until just the other day. Sold out, or it might have been a decent alternative.

I'm with BIL on Leupold, though. You can find the older Vari-X II 3-9x40s for around $150 and sometimes less if you're willing to tolerate cosmetic shortcomings. The glass is good, they're tough and reliable, and the warranty is still forever. You won't find a better $150 scope.
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#6092320 - 12/19/15 02:31 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I wouldn't Nikon at all especially some of the ones mentioned.

Minimum vx2 leupold or maybe into some of the viper line of vortex. You might also check out some of the camera land specials on a minox or meopta

Make sure you get good bases and rings


Why is Nikon so bad that you would want a Vortex?
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#6092531 - 12/19/15 05:55 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I wasn't going to comment on the gun. I will bite my tongue

My mission here was to match the gun and scope. Not everybody can afford, or need, the latest greatest boom stick. A 770 with a Redfield 3-9x40, and some range time, should serve a very good purpose for killing hogs and deer in Texas under 200yds. Hence, the suggestion I made for the scope.
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#6092701 - 12/19/15 08:18 PM Re: Scope upgrade [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I wouldn't Nikon at all especially some of the ones mentioned.

Minimum vx2 leupold or maybe into some of the viper line of vortex. You might also check out some of the camera land specials on a minox or meopta

Make sure you get good bases and rings


Why is Nikon so bad that you would want a Vortex?


Good question, for my $ will go with Nikon over Leupold VX III or below any day of the week. Only have one Minox but it is holding up good so far.
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