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Rifle scope quality on the $250 range #7053228
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I'm looking for a scope in the 14-16x max, 42mm or 44mm in the $250 range. I have had luck so far with Vortex, but I have read where some think that there might be some better options available.
I would appreciate any input on this.
And yes, per my wife, 250 is the limit.
Thanks again.

Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053234
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What are you going to do with the scope?

Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053237
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Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 4.5-14x44mm Mil Dot | $261

Redfield Revolution 4-12x40mm Accu-Range | $220

Vortex Crossfire II 4-16x50mm AO BDC | $279

Weaver V16 4-16x42mm | $295


849552 Weaver, 40/44 Riflescope, 6.5-20x44 Adjustable Objective Matte Varminter $200


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053238
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Nikon prostaff would get my vote


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053239
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Hunting mainly.

Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053246
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Burris Fullfield II. One of my favorites. I have 2.


You should give some serious thought to thanking your lucky stars your from Texas.
Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053247
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Athlon Talos or Midas line of scopes

Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053271
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Nikon Coyote Special Rifle Scope
4.5-14x 40mm
Side Focus
BDC Predator Reticle
Matte

Excellent condition no ring marks. $150 FIRM.

http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/7052875/FS_Nikon_Coyote_Special#Post7052875


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053304
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Nikon Prostaff for me.


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053319
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Thank you guys.
I appreciate this.

Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: eneat1119] #7053351
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Originally Posted By: eneat1119
Athlon Talos or Midas line of scopes


I have a talos 1-4. It has shockingly nice glass.


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053446
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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7053460
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At that price point I don' think I would go with 14x-16X. I don't think your glass quality will be very good at that magnification. Probably be much better with 9x-10X max power.

I have one of these. It's a 3-10 mil dot, SFP, mil turrets. Made in Japan. Glass is good for the price point.


Savage Grand Slam Tactical


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: scottfromdallas] #7053750
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
I have one of these. It's a 3-10 mil dot, SFP, mil turrets. Made in Japan. Glass is good for the price point.


Savage Grand Slam Tactical

I had to click the link to see what a Savage Grand Slam was... grin


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: winner] #7053760
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Originally Posted By: winner
Burris Fullfield II. One of my favorites. I have 2.


+1. Tough as nails.


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7054415
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I really wanted to get Vortex's Diamondback Tactical but went this route solely based on the glass quality (at that price point, of course)

Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7054706
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Prostaff - agreed

Probably the best glass in that price range for a hunting scope.

Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7054709
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I have a Prostaff 7 ($350ish I believe) and an Athlon talos btr $189 and the athlon glass is way clearer. But the Prostaff is really solid too. I think a few years from now athlon will have the market share that vortex did 2 years ago.


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: llbts1] #7055417
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I am curious about the Athlon line. I need to find a carrier and check some of those out.

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I am curious about the Athlon line. I need to find a carrier and check some of those out.


Iím ordering my second this week. Iím getting a Neos which is the cheapest line they offer for a custom 10/22 Iím doing. Iíll likely be getting an Argos BTR in the coming months.


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Gonna check out the Athlon

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I like the Burris Fullfield in that price range

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I like the Burris Fullfield in that price range


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Re: Rifle scope quality on the $250 range [Re: scottfromdallas] #7056087
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Originally Posted By: scottfromdallas
At that price point I don' think I would go with 14x-16X. I don't think your glass quality will be very good at that magnification. Probably be much better with 9x-10X max power.


This.


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Originally Posted By: Texasteach
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Burris Fullfield II. One of my favorites. I have 2.


+1. Tough as nails.


Me too



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