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#6162232 - 01/30/16 12:33 PM Need help scoping a J.C. Higgins Model 50.
GunsUpHunter Offline
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Registered: 08/18/10
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Loc: DFW
I have a J.C. Higgins Model 50 30-06 that was my grandfathers and I'm looking to put a scope on it. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for a scope for it.
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#6162237 - 01/30/16 12:35 PM Re: Need help scoping a J.C. Higgins Model 50. [Re: GunsUpHunter]
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What's your plan for the rifle?
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#6162273 - 01/30/16 01:14 PM Re: Need help scoping a J.C. Higgins Model 50. [Re: GunsUpHunter]
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Loc: Bridgeport, Tx
You may already know this but here is some info on your gun.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/j_c_higgins_50.htm
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#6162287 - 01/30/16 01:24 PM Re: Need help scoping a J.C. Higgins Model 50. [Re: GunsUpHunter]
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I have a Nikon Buckmasters on my .270 Win. Model 50.

Great rifles, I like mine. FN Mauser is pretty darned accurate. Changed out to a Bold trigger years ago. I see it kinda like a pre-64 CRF Model 70. cheers
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#6162530 - 01/30/16 05:50 PM Re: Need help scoping a J.C. Higgins Model 50. [Re: Tff caribou]
GunsUpHunter Offline
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Registered: 08/18/10
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
What's your plan for the rifle?


I dunno. Filling the gap between my 270 and 7mm. My son might have to shoot it soon for a nalgi hunt. I'm kinda leaning toward a Leopold VX-2 3-9X40mm. I've got no experience with this scope. I've just read it's versatile and good quality.
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#6162675 - 01/30/16 07:37 PM Re: Need help scoping a J.C. Higgins Model 50. [Re: GunsUpHunter]
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Your choice (VX-2) is as good as any. What's your $$ comfort level?
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#6162796 - 01/30/16 08:43 PM Re: Need help scoping a J.C. Higgins Model 50. [Re: GunsUpHunter]
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$400-$500ish or so.
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#6162801 - 01/30/16 08:45 PM Re: Need help scoping a J.C. Higgins Model 50. [Re: poisonivie]
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Registered: 08/18/10
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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
You may already know this but here is some info on your gun.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/j_c_higgins_50.htm


Hehe I researched the crap out of it as soon as I inherited it. smile
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#6163130 - 01/31/16 09:20 AM Re: Need help scoping a J.C. Higgins Model 50. [Re: GunsUpHunter]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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I am a big fan of Leupold scopes, but I prefer 4x12 on a high powered rifle.

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