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#6774984 - 05/25/17 07:03 PM Scope for .243
FishFrank Offline
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Registered: 08/06/10
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I have narrowed my choices to these three scopes for a .243:
- Leupold VX1 3x9x40 $165....this was to my eye the clearest in this price range at Academy. Could tell no difference in the store between it and a VX2.
-Bushnell Elite 3500 3x9x40 $169 with 25% rebate. Have not found one to look through but have a 3200 and have been satisfied. Have used warranty one time on binoculars and they were awesome in my experience.
-The old style Weaver Grand Slam 2x10x40 reduced to $150. Have read nothing but good reviews but have not found one to look through.
Just looking for opinions on these three to help with the decision.

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#6775029 - 05/25/17 07:41 PM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
duckhunter175 Offline
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Registered: 04/15/17
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Loc: DFW
Can't go wrong with a Gold Ring.

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#6775035 - 05/25/17 07:47 PM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
Erny Offline
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Any of those are good inexpensive scopes. You said you like the Leo why not go with that? As a bonus it's made in the USA.

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#6775059 - 05/25/17 08:04 PM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
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Go with what you like. The Opinions will go everywhere. Of those I'd choose the vx1 or save and spend a little more on better.

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#6775071 - 05/25/17 08:08 PM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
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VX1 is a great choice. You picked three of the best in that price range. Maybe the three best.
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#6775123 - 05/25/17 08:50 PM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
rickym Offline
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I agree with the vx1 up
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#6775214 - 05/25/17 11:11 PM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
FishFrank Offline
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I like the VX1 and the price. But the Bushnell would be in the $120 neighborhood after rebate. This model Grand Slam used to go for $400 back in the day and was considered on par with higher end scopes. So its all got me flip flopping.

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#6775297 - 05/26/17 07:16 AM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
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The Grand Slam is allot of scope for that price.

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#6775309 - 05/26/17 07:27 AM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
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Grand Slam. 2-10 is better than 3-9, and it's the most scope for the money.
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#6775384 - 05/26/17 08:54 AM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
FishFrank Offline
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That is kind of my thinking too. I was hoping someone would talk me into the Weaver. What will i do with my free time once i buy one? I love to research things to death before i buy.

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#6775409 - 05/26/17 09:07 AM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
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Well, the ammunition to use should keep you occupied on the research front. It's the biggest topic on the THF. smile
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#6775449 - 05/26/17 09:45 AM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
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Originally Posted By: FishFrank
That is kind of my thinking too. I was hoping someone would talk me into the Weaver. What will i do with my free time once i buy one? I love to research things to death before i buy.


You can join the rest of us in arguing which is more effective, the .308 or the .30-06. Or maybe it was whether the .25-06 was better than the .270. Or maybe it was whether the 6.5 Creedmoor was better than a .270. Or maybe it was why the 7mm-08 was better than the 6.5 Creedmoor.

Anyway, you get the point.

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#6775460 - 05/26/17 09:52 AM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
FishFrank Offline
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Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 12
Yeah i have been creeping here for over a decade. Maybe i should start arguing with you guys

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#6775638 - 05/26/17 12:28 PM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
Wilhunt Offline
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All good scopes, grand Slam is interesting.

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#6775666 - 05/26/17 01:01 PM Re: Scope for .243 [Re: FishFrank]
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Originally Posted By: FishFrank
Yeah i have been creeping here for over a decade. Maybe i should start arguing with you guys


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