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1X6 Scope Recommendation #7608825 09/17/19 03:11 PM
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My daily carry on the ranch is a 1907 year model by serial number Winchester 30-30 Model 94 with a side mount 4X Bushnell Banner scope. It has served me well but with 70 year old eyes, I need to change. My shots are from 10 feet when my dogs bay a hog to 150 yards to shoot a coyote. The 4X has too much power at close range and I can't see if the dogs are out of the way enough for a shot and I don't want to kill one of my dogs accidently. My son has a Trijicon 1X6 on his AR. I liked it until he told me the price. Do any of you have a recommendation on a 1X6 brand of scope that is pretty good quality but not at a Trijicon price. This is a beater rifle that goes from ranch truck to ranch truck to Mule to 4 wheeler to my go to town truck so it needs to be quality enough to keep it's zero.

Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: oldrancher] #7608830 09/17/19 03:18 PM
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I would like for it to have a lighted reticle or dot to help me see better for a night shot. Some times the dogs will bay one at night and I have to get out of bed and either walk or drive to them to take care of business.

Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: oldrancher] #7608854 09/17/19 03:42 PM
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Vortex Strike Eagle; Palmetto State Armory was running a pretty good sale on the 1-8. Assume the same on the 1-6. I paid $299 for an illuminated 1-8 with a mount not that long ago and for what I bought it for it hits all of the marks you mentioned above.

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Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: oldrancher] #7608943 09/17/19 05:05 PM
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I don't like the reticle on the Vortex. I'd look at Leupold VX-R (1-4x) or VX-5HD (1-5x).

Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: oldrancher] #7608994 09/17/19 05:55 PM
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I have a Burris Rt6 that I’m pretty happy with. It’s 1-6 and has an illuminated reticle. I replaced a Vortex strike eagle with it and so far it’s better in every way.

Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: hilltop101] #7609006 09/17/19 06:10 PM
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What was wrong with the strike eagle that you replaced it with a Burris?

Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: oldrancher] #7609073 09/17/19 07:51 PM
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I didn't really care for the clarity of the glass. I feel like the clarity and contrast on the RT6 is much better. Having had both, the build quality seems better on the Burris as well.

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Burris rt6 is nice and so is the Athlon Midas BTR 1-6x24. Have two that I hog hunt with.

Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: oldrancher] #7609107 09/17/19 08:36 PM
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Strike Eagle 1x8 or 1x6



Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: oldrancher] #7610686 09/19/19 06:22 PM
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I will take a look at your recommendations Thank you for the responses.

Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: oldrancher] #7612225 09/21/19 02:02 PM
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I’d recommend the Burris as well.

One thing to keep in mind: most of these scopes mentioned have a 30mm tube. Idk how your current mount is set up, but they aren’t going to fit in your current 1” rings.


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I have 2 of these and a 3rd on the way

Burris Four X 1.5-6x42mm - 3P#4 E Dot Illuminated


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Vortex Strike Eagle

Re: 1X6 Scope Recommendation [Re: GLC] #7623943 10/04/19 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by GLC
Strike Eagle 1x8 or 1x6

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