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Truck gun optics advice #6972498
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Iím looking to buy 2 scopes, one for a 22-250 and one for a 300 win mag. These guns will primarily ride around in my truck and Iím a pretty big leupold fan but donít want to buy 2 more vx6 or vx5hd. Whatís some good clear scopes that can take a beating that I wonít have $1000 a piece in? Iím always riding around my buddies ranch and I will have shots ranging from 25 yards all the way out past my ability. Iíd sink bout $1000-1200 in for 2 scopes

Re: Truck gun optics advice [Re: EasyMoney] #6972522
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You're asking a lot at $500-$600 apiece for good glass, built tough, big zoom range, and reliable tracking. SWFA is doing 20% off Burris XTR II. You can get the 4-20 for $800. You'll be in $1600 for both and it would fulfill all your requirements. If your budget is firm, the SWFA 3-15 is on sale for $525 right now and is probably your only option. But 15x is short for a 300WM.

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Well I mean past my ability which is under 300-350 yards. Iíd spend a little more on the 300wm cause I have plans to take it and get it ďbuiltĒ so Iíd eventually have to put some nice glass on it. I believe in the buy once cry once. Iíve been curious bout the SWFA scopes I heard they are super tough but are they decent in the clarity department?

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Dang right they are. The SS 5-20 HD anyway. Pretty sure the SS 3-9 is the same glass quality.

Tough to come in on that budget, with tqo scopes.



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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Dang right they are. The SS 5-20 HD anyway. Pretty sure the SS 3-9 is the same glass quality.

Tough to come in on that budget, with tqo scopes.


I haven't seen the 5-20 but the SS 3-9 is an excellent scope. I bought one last year and just bought another. At $450, it's a steal.


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Well I came across a vortex viper HS 6-20x50 for under $300 brand new so Iím thinking Iíll put it on the 22-250 but Iím going to check out the SWFA for my 300wm. If I spend over $500 which would be a good SWFA scope for it? Mainly pigs and deer 25-300 yards.

Re: Truck gun optics advice [Re: EasyMoney] #6973496
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5-20 HD is their top of the line and worth the money if you can stretch your budget. $1300 new for non illuminated and on sale for 10% off right now I believe.

3-15 non-HD and 3-9 HD are your primary options past that. The 3-9 will have better optics. 3-15 has zoom you wonít need if youíre only going to 300. I think the 3-9 HD is a great value on sale right now for $450. I havenít personally looked through it. But if the HD glass in it is on par with the 5-20, itís definitely a good scope for the money.

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Well $1300 is something I could swing in the next few weeks once we are done buying Christmas presents for the family and my son. Iíll keep my eye on them. Since we are now in the price range of another vx6hd that I already have one of and a vx5hd has anyone been able to compare them side by side?

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Burris RT6. Excllent for close shots and enough power to go 400-500 yards. Plus, one scope will only set you back $325 or so.

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Originally Posted By: EasyMoney
Well $1300 is something I could swing in the next few weeks once we are done buying Christmas presents for the family and my son. I’ll keep my eye on them. Since we are now in the price range of another vx6hd that I already have one of and a vx5hd has anyone been able to compare them side by side?
Keep an eye on the SWFA Sample List if you're not going to take advantage of the sales today (cyber Monday).

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The HD Series wasnít showing to be on sale? Iíll look again but it was only the ss series

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Or is the SS FFP 3-15x42 a good one?

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The 3-9 HD was on sale for $450. Not sure if they have any left.

They had 10% off site-wide if I remember correctly. I think it shows up when you add the item(s) to your cart?

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Originally Posted By: EasyMoney
Or is the SS FFP 3-15x42 a good one?
The 3-15 is a great zoom range, but the optical clarity isn't on par with their HD series.

It's a very good value at $525 in my opinion, but at it's normal price of $700 I would start considering other options like a discounted Burris XTR II 3-15 or PST Gen 2 3-15.

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Ok. I appreciate the input Iíll see what I can come up with

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