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#6512514 - 10/26/16 10:38 AM Best deer rifle scope for under $500?
SouthTXhunter07 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/13
Posts: 176
Loc: South TX, Carrizo Springs
I'm looking to upgrade my scope this year on my .280 rem deer rifle. What is the best scope for under $500? I don't shoot much past 250 yrds. My buddies suggest Vortex.
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#6512531 - 10/26/16 10:49 AM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
cheetah577 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/13
Posts: 187
Loc: Dallas, TX
Vortex Viper is a good scope in your price range.
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#6512542 - 10/26/16 10:53 AM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
Leupold vx-3i 3.5-10x40
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#6512551 - 10/26/16 10:57 AM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
SouthTXhunter07 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/13
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Loc: South TX, Carrizo Springs
which power and reticle would you recommend?
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#6512560 - 10/26/16 11:02 AM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
SouthTXhunter07 Offline
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I see cabelas has the vortex viper 2.5-10x44 on sale for $250. Would that be an big improvement from my old leupold scope that is about 12 yrs old?
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#6512661 - 10/26/16 11:52 AM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
postoak Offline
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What scope do you have on there now that you are looking to upgrade from?
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#6512665 - 10/26/16 11:53 AM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
cheetah577 Offline
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3-9x40mm would be my minimum. I like the BDC reticles. 2.5-10x44 will do!
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#6512793 - 10/26/16 12:47 PM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
SouthTXhunter07 Offline
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not sure, but I'll let you know when I get home. It's a very old leupold, passed down.
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#6512856 - 10/26/16 01:11 PM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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I would highly recommend a Meopta 3-10x44 over any vortex hunting scope, or a VX3 3.5-10x40, both with duplex reticles.

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#6512939 - 10/26/16 01:43 PM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Meopta

Sightron S-Tac

Nikon Pro Staff 7

Leupold VX3i


you will appreciate the higher magnification when the time comes, stick with simple du-plex or #4 reticle, perfect for hun ting at your range inside 300yrds.

best deals out there, read the reviews
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#6513334 - 10/26/16 04:43 PM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
George757 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/14
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Loc: Florida
On the high end, A leupold 4-12X VXR with illuminated dot...
https://www.natchezss.com/leupold-vx-r-riflescope-126306.html

A less expensive option is the Bushnell 3-12X with illuminated dot...
https://www.natchezss.com/bushnell-trophy-xlt-riflescope-151144.html

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#6513595 - 10/26/16 07:14 PM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
603Country Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5459
Loc: Central Texas
There are so many good scopes under $500, you will have a problem picking one. Note that Vortex and Leupold have great warranties. You want that.

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#6513680 - 10/26/16 08:11 PM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: SouthTXhunter07]
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Originally Posted By: SouthTXhunter07
I see cabelas has the vortex viper 2.5-10x44 on sale for $250. Would that be an big improvement from my old leupold scope that is about 12 yrs old?


Can you post a link? Seems like a deal
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#6513974 - 10/27/16 05:14 AM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: Jgraider]
booradley Offline
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Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 1979
Loc: Justin, TX
Originally Posted By: Jgraider
I would highly recommend a Meopta 3-10x44 over any vortex hunting scope, or a VX3 3.5-10x40, both with duplex reticles.


This, where they blow Vortex out of the water IMO is in low light. I have a Meopro and a VX-3 and for my eyes both are better than a Viper. Your eyes may tell you something different.
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#6514602 - 10/27/16 01:16 PM Re: Best deer rifle scope for under $500? [Re: Buzzsaw]
SouthTXhunter07 Offline
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Registered: 11/21/13
Posts: 176
Loc: South TX, Carrizo Springs
I'm hearing a lot about Meopta and Leupold...years past all you ever heard of was Leupold....is one better than the other and why?
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