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Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 #7525354 06/02/19 10:48 PM
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That I can sell quickly (after 1 use) if needed and get most of my money back???????

needs to be able to be accurate for a prairie dog shoot on a .22 Creed


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Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: Buzzsaw] #7525530 06/03/19 01:41 AM
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First I say seriously?

If you have good light for the hunt look at Falcon Menace. No first hand experience but Iíve heard good things about them except low light performance.

Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: Buzzsaw] #7525605 06/03/19 03:41 AM
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yea i know bang


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Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: Buzzsaw] #7525708 06/03/19 12:07 PM
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When is said hunt?

Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: Buzzsaw] #7525758 06/03/19 01:16 PM
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Fixed power SS

I got a 12X from an individual for $250. It is clear, will hold zero, has a damn good reticle, and will dial what you tell it to.


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Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: FiremanJG] #7525781 06/03/19 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Fixed power SS

I got a 12X from an individual for $250. It is clear, will hold zero, has a damn good reticle, and will dial what you tell it to.



The obvious choice. Not sure why I overlooked it to start with.

Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: Buzzsaw] #7525839 06/03/19 02:29 PM
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great idea.

Here's the deal. I have the .22 Creedmoor being built, the new reamer has FINALLY shipped to the gunsmith. All other parts are on hand, so, gun should be done in a few weeks.

My friend at Europtics, (I call him a friend cuz Ive bought allot from him and he treats me right). sold me the Nightforce SHV 5-20X50 a few months ago. I never unwrapped it, just left it in the safe.

Of course, Nightforce introduces their new NX8 and of course, I wanted one.

SO

My guy said he would send ,me a return label for the SHV and credit it towards a new NX8 !! I did it


BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

the NX8 wont be here till early July and he said "thats a maybe" this is when they should begin showing up at dealers. I'm #11 in line.



This means, My "complete" rig might not be ready for my prairie dog shoot JUly 12th.

I could rob the 6.5-20 Leupold off my daughters 7mm-08 (no turrets) or, take the Z6 Swaro off my 6.5 Creed but (Jason, dont say it) the Swaro has a BT turret. Or take the Leupy 4.5-14X40 off my little Remington 5R .223 but thats my go to dog gun.

SOOOOOOOOO

I'm looking for a decent scope to start with, the SWFA S.S. sounds good. I'm shopping now. Is SWFA the only place to get them? Hate paying tax, and rather take a whippin than drive to Red Oak


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Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: Buzzsaw] #7525863 06/03/19 03:00 PM
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Buzz, I have a brand new SWFA 10X I'd sell you. Located in Frisco and no sales tax! PM if interested.

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Buzz I have a new LRHS 4.5x18 that you are welcome to use till your scope comes in, just PM me.

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SS 10X, 12X, 16X all would be good choices. The 16X if you're good at leaving both eyes open, getting your scope on target. I shot prairie dogs 7 years straight. Didn't use 20X all that often, and didnt dial all that often, either. Laser it, hold elevation and wind, shoot, repeat, repeat for 800 rounds.


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Donít know anything about lucid but the guy on the 22 comp thread just had his crap the bed on him.

Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: Buzzsaw] #7525983 06/03/19 05:11 PM
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Buzz - I've got a Vortex PST MOA SFP 6-24x....you want to borrow it until yours comes in? It's currently sitting on a Tikka Varmint .223 1:8 that I'm fixing to sell.

No reason to buy a dang scope you have 2 offers now for loaners.


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Originally Posted by Judd
Buzz - I've got a Vortex PST MOA SFP 6-24x....you want to borrow it until yours comes in? It's currently sitting on a Tikka Varmint .223 1:8 that I'm fixing to sell.

No reason to buy a dang scope you have 2 offers now for loaners.



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Awe crap...I forgot to look at that. Dang it....I had forgotten you told me it was tough to mess with. I'll look at that tonite.


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Buzz, you're more than welcome to use my extra NXS but I has smart people turrets and a reticle.

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I'll let you borrow my red dot.


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Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: Buzzsaw] #7528386 06/06/19 12:25 PM
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Athlon Argos BTR 6-25. FFP 30mm very solid dials that track accurately. I picked one up for 318.00.

I'm really shocked at the build quality and glass for the money.


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Re: Best 30mm LR scope for under $400 [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #7528389 06/06/19 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Pitchfork Predator
Athlon Argos BTR 6-25. FFP 30mm very solid dials that track accurately. I picked one up for 318.00.

I'm really shocked at the build quality and glass for the money.


The Argos BTR is an excellent scope. Have you read this review posted on another forum

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