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Optic for 243 Rifle #8451583 11/17/21 07:42 PM
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I am in the market for a hunting optic for a 243 rifle. Its budget model rifle. This rifle will be used for Whitetail, Coyotes and Hogs. Max shot distance will be 350 yards. I have a budge of $500 to $600. I would appreciate any advice on optics you believe would be appropriate for this set up.

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There are great SFP hunting scopes from Sightron, Athlon, Hawke, Meopta and GPO well within your price range. Please give us a call, 516-217-1000, to discuss what would be best for you


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We have a Nikon 4-12 on my sons and it is great.


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Do you know what model?

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I always recommend the Trijicon in that price range. I like the Mil-Square. You can use the .5 mill increments as hold overs.

Made in Japan. Good lightweight basic scope with illumination.



https://www.eurooptic.com/Trijicon-...1-in-Matte-Black-Riflescope-2900042.aspx





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I absolutely love scope with 2.5-10x magnification range for the purposes u listed.

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I would look for something in 2.5-15 or 3-15 range. SWFA, Burris, Athlon, etc all have good options in that price range. I personally like SFP for hunting but have several FFP that work great. I love all my SWFA 3-15X42 SFP. Great reticle that’s not to busy.

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3-15 or 3-18 is perfect for almost every hunting rifle. My 243 will be wearing a Burris in 3-15 soon. Max shot being 300 yards.


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Have four 243's. A Leopold VX2 3x9x40 is all you need. 100 yrd zero. Learn hold over at 200-300 yards an you're good.

I'm not a long range shooter, just a hunter. Get as close as you can. You'll put more meat in the cooler that way.


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Over the years I’ve concluded that I usually have way more magnification than I need. I would much rather hunt with a 2-10 than a 5-25.

Last year I killed a doe at 50 ish with a 5-20. It was definitely less than ideal.

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I've been looking at the Primary Arms slx 4-14 x 44 Orion reticle. Its a hunting reticle that has ranging within the reticle. Has anyone had any experience with this reticle? I know its BDC is calculated for 308,30-06 but I like the ranging feature.

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Originally Posted by Msutribe44
I've been looking at the Primary Arms slx 4-14 x 44 Orion reticle. Its a hunting reticle that has ranging within the reticle. Has anyone had any experience with this reticle? I know its BDC is calculated for 308,30-06 but I like the ranging feature.


I have experience. In opinion, the reticle is too small at the lower power range. I think it's too small below 7 power. If it had illumination, it would be much better.





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Originally Posted by skinnerback
Have four 243's. A Leopold VX2 3x9x40 is all you need. 100 yrd zero. Learn hold over at 200-300 yards an you're good.

I'm not a long range shooter, just a hunter. Get as close as you can. You'll put more meat in the cooler that way.




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