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Unread 08-07-2014, 05:35 PM
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Re: 200dollar scope

I would use it for hunting on my Ruger M77 270. I don't want fixed power because I live in Wyoming. Hunting here is up close trees and brush to rolling prairie and long shots. I was looking at a Nikko Sterling Target Master 4-16x44mm.
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    Unread 08-07-2014, 07:26 PM
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    Re: 200dollar scope

    Nikon prostaff 4 x 12. Might do the job. I have had a few Nikon's. And they all worked.
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    Unread 08-07-2014, 10:33 PM
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    Re: 200dollar scope

    This one's just over $200

    Nikon Prostaff Rifle Scope 4-12x 40mm Mil-Dot Reticle Matte
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    Unread 08-08-2014, 05:48 AM
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    Re: 200dollar scope

    If you find one that's any good, let me know, I'll but 5 of them!!
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    Unread 08-08-2014, 07:53 AM
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    Re: 200dollar scope

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    I would use it for hunting on my Ruger M77 270. I don't want fixed power because I live in Wyoming. Hunting here is up close trees and brush to rolling prairie and long shots. I was looking at a Nikko Sterling Target Master 4-16x44mm.
    Why wouldn't a 10x fixed be any good out here in the west?? I've got two of the elite 3200 10x on my 270's and they are just fine. Fixed power scopes are rather underappreciated. You can get better glass for the money at lower magnification, and your cost is also lower if it is fixed x.
    You buy cheap, you get cheap... I wouldn't touch a Nikko Sterling from what I've seen of them in the local stores. Better to buy a truglow ....then at least when you need to turn it into a hammer when it fails you aren't out as much. Another option for a hammer is the whitetail classic series at midway... Actually usable for a couple of years usually at a bit over $100 ....
    Simmons Whitetail Classic Rifle Scope 6.5-20x 50mm Adjustable
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    Unread 08-08-2014, 02:52 PM
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    Re: 200dollar scope

    Nikon prostaff series are the best bang for the buck. I have three and none have failed me. The can take bumps, water proof, fog proof, clear glass, and repeatable adjustments, although, very limited by the 1 inch tube. The mildot versions will put them past the $200.00 mark though. You can leave the caps off of them and they have finger adjustable turrets. You have some options now though...SWFA 10x, Bushnell 10x, Nikon Prostaff, and then the redfields which I believe are made in the USA by leupold (dont qoute me on that though).
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    Unread 08-09-2014, 12:31 AM
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    Re: 200dollar scope

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    Nikon prostaff series are the best bang for the buck. I have three and none have failed me. The can take bumps, water proof, fog proof, clear glass, and repeatable adjustments, although, very limited by the 1 inch tube. The mildot versions will put them past the $200.00 mark though. You can leave the caps off of them and they have finger adjustable turrets. You have some options now though...SWFA 10x, Bushnell 10x, Nikon Prostaff, and then the redfields which I believe are made in the USA by leupold (dont qoute me on that though).
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