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#6921971 - 10/16/17 06:53 AM $300 Dollar Hunting Scope
Gone to Texas Offline
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A friend of mine is getting a scope for his Tikka 243. He wants a 4-12 magnification scope. Honestly I haven't looked through or shot many scopes in the price range.

Does anyone have a recommendation? I've looked into Zeiss, Nikon, and Vortex. Main use of this scope is for hunting. Typical shot is 100 yards and max range is 300.

Thanks!
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#6921974 - 10/16/17 06:56 AM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
jhenderson Offline
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Zeiss in that price range I’d avoid. If I had to choose between those 3 I’d most likely go Nikon. Other thought would be watch swfa sample list may be able to pick up something a little better that way.

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#6922061 - 10/16/17 08:32 AM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
patriot07 Offline
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I'm a Nikon guy, but I think their low-end scopes leave something to be desired.

I'd look at a Vortex. A guy recently let me look through his crossfire model and I was really impressed for the $. You could even go a level above that for $300 I think. Diamondback HP maybe?

I have had a couple Prostaff scopes and they're just OK. I have no experience with Zeiss in that price range, but I'd be willing to bet the Vortex has better optics.

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#6922070 - 10/16/17 08:37 AM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
Jgraider Offline
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300 yard max? Leupy VX2.

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#6922083 - 10/16/17 08:49 AM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
syncerus Offline
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Why not see what's in your Cabela's bargain cave? There should be plenty of goodies in his price range and he can always walk away if there's nothing that he likes.
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#6922087 - 10/16/17 08:51 AM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Cabela's has a Burris MTAC on sale for $300. That would be my choice.

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#6922166 - 10/16/17 09:44 AM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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VX2 4-12x40 if he has to have 12x


Edited by TxHunter80 (10/16/17 09:54 AM)

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#6922384 - 10/16/17 12:30 PM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Burris
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#6922671 - 10/16/17 04:17 PM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I picked up a Strike Eagle in that Range a year or so back... then never used it - lol - I had a chance to get a ACOG for a reasonable price the week after and the SE's been collecting dust ever sense. I picked up a 300 Blackout upper recently and might zero that with the SE for day use later, but currently put on a predator thermal that I'm still playing around with.
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#6923703 - 10/17/17 12:53 PM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
Gone to Texas Offline
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Thanks for all the replies!

I love that Burris Scope. However, my buddy is not a fan of the mil-dot. He is pretty old school and wants a V-Plex.
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#6924251 - 10/17/17 09:03 PM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Leupold vx2 or 3

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#6925205 - 10/18/17 06:19 PM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
Dupi Offline
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Registered: 10/12/10
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Nikon Monarch

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#6925275 - 10/18/17 07:45 PM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Seen good reviews on the Minex (spelling), Camerland has them.

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#6928721 - 10/22/17 09:49 AM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Ziess Terra is a great scope in that range.
Funny how some on here say to stay away from it and go Nikon.
All Ziess Terra's are built in Japan where the. Ikon used to be built.
Now Nikon is built in China or Korea.

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#6928793 - 10/22/17 10:56 AM Re: $300 Dollar Hunting Scope [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I think that may have more to do with the Terra's disappointing low light performance. Not my experience, but what I've gleaned. No sense in reinventing the wheel.
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