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Recommend me a scope #7617490 09/27/19 02:55 AM
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I’m looking for something that starts relatively low like 3-6x and will magnify up to 20+ has a good fine reticle with mill or moa hash marks and is second focal plane with a side paralax adjustment knob.
For under or around $400

I want it to be a solid performer in terms of repeating and tracking as it will be ran up and down a lot.
This is for a rim fire so as long as it will focus at 25 yards I’m good..

I have been looking around a lot and can find first focal plane everything but, the fact the cross hairs magnify drive me insane and you can’t see the very small targets because the crosshairs cover them up.

I’ve looked at Athelon, busnell, and Nikon just haven’t found everything I’m wanting.

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I haven’t seen a scope with 20X magnification that I’d care to own in your price range.

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You missed the Midway sale on the Bushnell Forge. That's about the only one I've seen that would fit all your parameters, OP.


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Burris maybe

Re: Recommend me a scope [Re: booradley] #7617715 09/27/19 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by booradley
I haven’t seen a scope with 20X magnification that I’d care to own in your price range.


This.

Just because a scope goes up to 20X, does not mean it will remain clear enough to USE 20X.


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Re: Recommend me a scope [Re: tabjlr] #7618316 09/28/19 12:14 AM
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Yeah, it’s for a rimfire rifle so kinda wanna keep the price low..
It’s a hard thing to find, I have a couple night force scopes and they are both dedicated to rifles.

Totally understand on the clarity, especially over about 18x

Just seems like everything is ffp, I did see that Nikon x1000 or whichever model it is, has any had one what does it repeat?

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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by booradley
I haven’t seen a scope with 20X magnification that I’d care to own in your price range.


This.

Just because a scope goes up to 20X, does not mean it will remain clear enough to USE 20X.


Agreed, learned my lesson the hard way. I got a Millet years ago with a giant 56mm lens and up to 25x. First of all, it was just really not that clear past 20x. even at that magnification being ok quality, the scope still had other issues.

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Originally Posted by tabjlr
Yeah, it’s for a rimfire rifle so kinda wanna keep the price low..
It’s a hard thing to find, I have a couple night force scopes and they are both dedicated to rifles.

Totally understand on the clarity, especially over about 18x

Just seems like everything is ffp, I did see that Nikon x1000 or whichever model it is, has any had one what does it repeat?


Change your scope mounting system so that no scope is "dedicated" to any rifle.

When Kyle had his rimfire match at my place, I put a NF ATACR on top of a $300 Savage MK II.


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Originally Posted by FiremanJG
Originally Posted by tabjlr
Yeah, it’s for a rimfire rifle so kinda wanna keep the price low..
It’s a hard thing to find, I have a couple night force scopes and they are both dedicated to rifles.

Totally understand on the clarity, especially over about 18x

Just seems like everything is ffp, I did see that Nikon x1000 or whichever model it is, has any had one what does it repeat?


Change your scope mounting system so that no scope is "dedicated" to any rifle.

When Kyle had his rimfire match at my place, I put a NF ATACR on top of a $300 Savage MK II.


That $300 savage is a really nice rifle!


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Swfa 3-15 is closest I know off with some quality


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Shot it again this weekend.

My brother has a Nikon Black FX1000 on a Rem 700 LR in 30-06. He has had it for two years and been happy with it. I shot it this weekend side by side to my SWFA 5-20HD and I gotta say I still really like the Nikon, clarity compares well to the SS. I think its still more than your stated 400, but is more wallet friendly than many of the others.

I like my swfa, but if I find myself looking for another scope I will give the Nikon a try.


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you said you looked at Athlon and wanted SFP but, this is about the best deal going for the price. Its slightly over your budget but not by much.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018816323?pid=863101


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sold out


Possible option? https://cameralandny.com/shop/brand...0136-fec4-00163e90e196?variation=1891758


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3-18, $399 today while supply lasts, parallax down to 25. https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1021738119?pid=237682


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