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90% of the performance, half the price?

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90% of the performance, half the price?

I understand that between $1000-2000 dollars, Nightforce probably rules the roost, and I really DO want a Nightforce, but right now, I have to find a way to be more cost effective.

I have a new 7mm WSM coming, (thanks to Joel Russo), and I need a scope that gives me 90% of what the Nightforces do, but I want it to cost no more than $1000, preferably not more than $750.

It must be at least a 5-20 power, and preferably 6-24. My eyes are getting old.

I know, I know, you get what you pay for, but there has to be a limit somewhere, and right now, that is mine!

As the price approaches $1000, I think I would just as soon say "forget it" I'll save a while longer and get the NF.

BUT....I have a long range shoot coming in April, and I want to have the Rifle and scope ready, and there is NO WAY I can come up with NF money by then.

So lend a hand, lend some experience and wisdom, and help me out!!!

Bill
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    Re: 90% of the performance, half the price?

    For $750 or under and 6-24 magnification with good glass and reliable clicks, I would say S-3 Sightron.
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    I vote SIII I have read a lot on them and that is what I have settled on
    going to order one at the end of the mounth.
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    Re: 90% of the performance, half the price?

    Take a look at the Clearidge Ultra 5.5x22.5x50 from the Optics Zone, well worth the price.

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    Re: 90% of the performance, half the price?

    Your criteria screams Sightron SIII 6-24X50!!!!
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    Re: 90% of the performance, half the price?

    The Sightron SIII was high on my list, I'm glad to hear others like it too! Is it available with target type turrets, or only covered?

    Keep 'em coming guys!!

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    Re: 90% of the performance, half the price?

    I've had a Sightron sIII 6-24X50 for a few years now and it has performed great. It has been on a 6BR and a 338 Lapua Improved and has held zero and tracks well. So far -No problems. Glass is very clear
    It also has a lifetime warranty and customer service is awesome.
    Make sure you get a 20 moa base if you want to shoot to 1000yds since it doesn't have the adjustment range of a NF.
    They have target turrets with screw on covers.

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