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#6168056 - 02/03/16 02:17 PM Looking for new Scope
cjconley Offline
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Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 39
Loc: Forney Texas
Gonna be hunting a new lease with potential shots of 250-300 yards. Looking for any and all suggestions on a good scope. Will be shooting a .308.

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#6168094 - 02/03/16 02:37 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2125
Loc: Dallas, TX
It might help to know the rifle. Sticking a big scope on a light carry rifle is nasty and watching scope weight on a 12 lb rifle is pointless.
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#6168111 - 02/03/16 02:44 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
Gravytrain Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
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Loc: Rowlett, Tx
For hunting I love the Leupold vx3 2.5-8x36 fine duplex. The duplex should take you out close to 300 on the bottom hash mark on a 200y zero.

If you want something more versatile but only a little heavier, I like the Viper PST 2.5-10x44mm SFP.

Deep pockets, I like the vx6 line.


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#6168324 - 02/03/16 04:25 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
Sherpa Dog Offline
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Registered: 06/04/11
Posts: 213
Loc: NB, TX
Cjconley- How much are you willing to spend on optics? Depending on your shooting experience too, you might want to consider a range finder as well.
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#6168436 - 02/03/16 05:25 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: Sherpa Dog]
cjconley Offline
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Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 39
Loc: Forney Texas
Yes, definitely thought about range finder. I am very comfortable out to 200 yrds. Gonna need to stretch my comfort level out before start of season.

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#6168460 - 02/03/16 05:41 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
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How much money are you wanting to spend on the scope?

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#6168466 - 02/03/16 05:43 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: Brother in-law]
cjconley Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 04/21/13
Posts: 39
Loc: Forney Texas
around 200 - 300 tops

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#6168472 - 02/03/16 05:44 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
cabosandinh Offline
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1272
Loc: Dallas, TX
ZEISS Terra 4-12x50 with RZ8 reticle is not very expensive

has hashmarks for distance up to 800 yds

good for hunting and banging steel and still be under $600

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#6168512 - 02/03/16 06:01 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
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Zeiss terras really suck in low light. They are not the old conquest

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#6168565 - 02/03/16 06:34 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
Sherpa Dog Offline
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Registered: 06/04/11
Posts: 213
Loc: NB, TX
Leupold, Nikon, Burris, or Vortex are good scopes for the price. I lean towards larger objective lenses like 50mm, this allows for higher levels of light gathering in low illumination conditions. Sometimes stores will carry combo deals with scopes & rangefinders.
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#6168570 - 02/03/16 06:37 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5260
Loc: Central Texas
You can get a Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14 for $300. If there's a better scope at that price, I don't know what it is.

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#6168942 - 02/03/16 10:37 PM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
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#6169015 - 02/04/16 02:17 AM Re: Looking for new Scope [Re: cjconley]
booradley Offline
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Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 1905
Loc: Justin, TX
Look through several different brands in your price range and get the one you see best out of. I don't see the need to go above 9X-10X maximum magnification.
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