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Favorite scope #7350657 11/16/18 09:45 PM
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Under $300. Iím shopping new and used rifles, and will be buying new glass with a $300 budget. Iím currently leaning towards Nikon prostaff 5or7, or the Leupold freedom, wanted to see if you guys had any other ideas. What would you buy with a $300 budget and why that one over the others. All suggestions welcome.
Looking for 2.5-15 in almost any configuration.


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Re: Favorite scope [Re: rickym] #7350759 11/16/18 11:19 PM
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Nikon in that range for m. I own quite a few Nikons and have never had an issue with one. I would check Cameraland and SWFA and see what they might have as well

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I agree with Nikon to meet all your criteria.

For my money at $300 max Iíd buy a fixed power FX series Leupold. I prefer clarity over magnification when hunting hence my choice. Others are just the opposite.

The Prostaff 7 only benefit over the 5 is it allows more elevation to be dialed. I say if youíre not trying to long range hunt (500+ imo) then donít spend the extra money on the 7. Itís the same glass.

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$300 is a small budget for a 3-15 scope. I think you probably need to up the budget or go with a 3-9.


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I have one Minox that so far so goos that is 3-15 that I got from Cameraland for 300 but it does not have AO so above 10 parallax can be an issue

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Re: Favorite scope [Re: scottfromdallas] #7351035 11/17/18 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by scottfromdallas
$300 is a small budget for a 3-15 scope. I think you probably need to up the budget or go with a 3-9.


It doesnít have to be 3-15, just some where in that range. 2.5-10,3-9,4-12


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Good hunting leases are like good bird dogs. You donít have them forever, but they leave wonderful memories.

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Leupold vx3 4.5-14 or 3.5-10. Look hard you can find one at your price point


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Burris makes fine optics. Worth a look.

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Burris makes fine optics. Worth a look.

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Settled on a Nikon PROSTAFF 5 2.5-10x40, academy has them on clearance for $172


Originally Posted by Grizz
Wingshooting is like sex for me - I love doing it but I'm just not that good at it.

Originally Posted by Nogalus Prairie
Good hunting leases are like good bird dogs. You donít have them forever, but they leave wonderful memories.

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Burris fullfield II, thank me later.


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