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best 24x bang for the buck suggestions please

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Re: best 24x bang for the buck suggestions please

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how's the clarity on the sightron at the higher magnification? This rifle will be used for groundhog hunting, so that is kind of important to me. I've used a cheap konus pro 6-24 on my 223 for years, and for the range you get with 55gr 223 loads, it works out ok. that is until you see a chuck run into the taller grass or brush, and know he's probably standing up watching you, but the scope isn't clear enough to tell Mr. groundhog from rocks, shadows, and clumps of tilled field dirt.
The Sightron SIII is the best glass you will find under $1000. With the 6-24 or 8-32 sighron SIII you will be able to put the crosshairs on a 1 inch target at 500 yards. I have the SII Big Sky 6-24 and the SIII 8-32 and both a excellent scopes.

Do some research on the SIII, a lot of benchrest shooters are using them at 1000 yards and comparing the glass to the Nightforce scopes
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    Re: best 24x bang for the buck suggestions please

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    The Sightron SIII is the best glass you will find under $1000. With the 6-24 or 8-32 sighron SIII you will be able to put the crosshairs on a 1 inch target at 500 yards. I have the SII Big Sky 6-24 and the SIII 8-32 and both a excellent scopes.

    Do some research on the SIII, a lot of benchrest shooters are using them at 1000 yards and comparing the glass to the Nightforce scopes
    +1 I got my 10-50 specifically for 600 and 1000 yard F-Class, and even at 50X it is very clear, i have no doubt the lower magnification models are just as good.

    Lots of guys are using the SIII because it provides great quality for people who cant afford Nightforce orther top end scopes
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    Re: best 24x bang for the buck suggestions please

    The best bang for the buck on a 24x scope is a Bausch & Lomb 6-24. They are a no frills scope. I've been using them since the mid 90's. I have 2 now. I have them on varmint rifles. One of them, the one I bought in the mid 90's has been to South Dakota almost every year since 95. It has no problem "resolving" prairie dogs at 890 yards, that's the farthest I've shot them with a 220 weatherby rocket. It's killed ground hogs here in Pa out to about 750 yds, in the dark shadows or in the open fields no problems seeing them. It's a great scope for the money. If you watch fleabay you can get them $275-$350. I also own Nightforce, leupold and March rifle scopes and a Swaro spotting scope. I have gotten to play with a lot of scopes over the years and I still feel that the B&L for a varmint rifle is the best bang for the buck.
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    Re: best 24x bang for the buck suggestions please

    Thanks for the info, any suggestions for a website with a good price on the Sidewinder?
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    At $590 retail price the Rudolph V1 6-24x50mm with the T3 reticle is excellent value for money!

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    Re: best 24x bang for the buck suggestions please

    Hello everyone, I'm a newbie here and this is my first forum too. So I'm a little nervous.
    The reason I'm here is to learn about long range hunting and shooting. I have a Tikka
    T3 300 WM with a Redfield 4-12X40 scope. I hate this scope. I also reload with my Redding T-7 Turret, and I'm trying to find the perfect load for this rifle.
    My question is what is the right scope for about $ 1,600.00 to put on my T# so I can do both long range hunting and some bench shots? I'm only 5'-4" and about 125lbs. so I want to keep the weight down. Any comments would be welcome. Thank you.
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