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#6767797 - 05/18/17 12:15 PM Want to upgrade..
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Registered: 09/25/16
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Loc: Irving, TX
Savage Axis came with a Bushnell 3-9x40mm but looking at getting something with a little more magnification and that will perform better in lower light situations. Don't have the money to spend much on one but open to suggestions.

Saw Academy has the Nikon Buckmaster II 4-12x40mm for $120 instead of $150 right now. Any thoughts on that scope or others that would be a decent upgrade for a good price?
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#6768133 - 05/18/17 06:45 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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The Nikon will be an upgrade but I don't think you will be all that much happier. I'd save some more and wait for a deal.

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#6768169 - 05/18/17 07:11 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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Registered: 09/25/16
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Loc: Irving, TX
How much are you talking? Don't have a whole lot to spend.
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#6768215 - 05/18/17 07:45 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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Save your money and don't buy crap

You'll need new rings also

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#6768247 - 05/18/17 08:18 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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Any suggestions on what crap is and what it isn't? Also rings brother in-law?
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#6768253 - 05/18/17 08:27 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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How much money do you want to spend will help everybody guide you? Have much magnification do you like ?

Sometimes settling isn't the best answer and saving a little longer may benefit you. An old used one might be better than new. First we need a $ to work with.

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#6768254 - 05/18/17 08:28 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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A Leupold VX1 4-12x40 can be had for about $250. VX2 4-12x40 for about $350.

Just FYI.
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#6768258 - 05/18/17 08:31 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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Loc: Irving, TX
No more than $250. I'm not looking for anything fancy. Just a little more than what I've got. Up to 14 or 15 mag. would be good since my eyes aren't great. Just trying to get an idea.
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#6768259 - 05/18/17 08:32 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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Loc: Irving, TX
If I sacrifice some magnification for quality of low light visibility, I'll take it.
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#6768277 - 05/18/17 08:48 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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Good or better glass will trump those extra numbers on mag from a cheap scope.

Now that a $ is given you should get some better answers. Next week is a holiday weekend, watch for sales
If you don't have the coin yet wait a couple more months.. you still have some time for deer season

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#6768296 - 05/18/17 09:00 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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DryFire, save your money for a while and get something that will be worth it.
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#6768384 - 05/18/17 10:44 PM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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The next time that you get a chance, why don't you drift in to your closest Cabelas and see what they've got hidden away in the bargain cave? You can look through them all and then make the price / quality decision. They'll let you look through the scopes outside in natural light if you ask. The bargain cave can be hit or miss, but I've done well there over the past few years.
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#6768530 - 05/19/17 08:28 AM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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You can buy an old stock Weaver Grand Slam 3-10x40 for $149 on Amazon. I got an email from Natchez yesterday. They have Bushnell 3500 3-9x40demos for $128 and 4500 2.5-10x40 demos for $210. I'd buy the Weaver and never look back. It's not the latest and greatest but it's a nice proven/reliable scope. All are light years ahead of what came on the gun and better than what you were looking at.


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#6768583 - 05/19/17 09:29 AM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
I have a Leupold VX3 4.5-14x40 CDS (still has the turret card) that I'd make you a pretty good deal on. It's been mounted but never fired.

It's this exact scope:
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/911594...x-reticle-matte
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#6768596 - 05/19/17 09:39 AM Re: Want to upgrade.. [Re: DryFire]
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Loc: Justin, TX
Minox ZV 3 4.5-14x44 for $129.99 at Camera Land. No tax, free shipping. What distance are you shooting? A quality 3-9 scope will get you further than a less expensive scope with more magnification.
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