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Unread 06-08-2004, 07:53 PM
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best mid-range scope

looking for a quality scope for my 7 STW will use for hunt moslty up to 500 yards. may take out to 1000 just to play with but not very often. would like to keep the price under $450. considering a leupold VX-II 6-18 target. what do you guys reccommend.
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    Unread 06-08-2004, 09:03 PM
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    Re: best mid-range scope

    Gene,

    Check into Sightron, I bought a 4x16x42AO mildot this spring. I am real happy with it so far. It is very clear and crisp, every bit as clear as my Leupold Vari-X II Tactical. If something is wrong with your scope, any dealer will replace it. A 6x24x42 is in your price range, 4x16 is a little cheaper. Check out these guys. http://www.midwayusa.com/ebrowse.exe/browse

    Good luck

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    Unread 06-08-2004, 09:08 PM
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    Re: best mid-range scope

    i have been looking at the weaver V16 for around $290 ast SWFA.COM. what are some of your opinions on this scope?
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    Unread 06-08-2004, 09:20 PM
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    Re: best mid-range scope

    I've used the V16 quite a bit and like it.

    Consider the Grand Slam series as they feature the MicroTrak system which simply cannot be beat for repeatability. No need to load the cams with MicroTrak.

    My current favourite is Weaver's Tactical 4.5x14. MicroTrak, 44mm obj with shade, first plane mildot, target turrets.

    Damn tough scope with good glass. Tough to beat it at $500.

    Good luck on ya.
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    Unread 06-08-2004, 10:14 PM
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    Re: best mid-range scope

    I have used several Weaver scopes over the last 30 years and found them to be a very good scope for the money. A lot of folks really like the Bushnell elites too. Do a search and read the comments. Lastly, I have seen some pretty good deals go on ebay. Might be worth a look.
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    Unread 06-09-2004, 04:50 AM
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    Re: best mid-range scope

    Don't forget to consider the Nikon Monarch series. The 6.5-20x44 is an great scope and is priced under your $450.
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    Unread 06-09-2004, 03:25 PM
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    Re: best mid-range scope

    i have narrowed it down to these scopes:
    Leupold 6-18*40 AO target turrets fine duplex,
    Burris Fullfield 2 AO 6.5-20*50 target turrets fine plex,
    weaver V16 AO dual X,
    nikon monarch 6.5-20*44 AO target nikoplex

    What are your views on these scopes, i would like to know about glass quality, reliability on holding zero, etc.
    Thanks
    Gene Cole III

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