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Best Scope for around $300

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Old 10-23-2011, 11:03 AM
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Best Scope for around $300

I am looking for the best value on a scope for under $300. I will be shooting less than 600 yards with a 5.56/.223 caliber rifle. The scope will be used for target and hunting. Here are some of the ones I am considering:
Nikon Monarch UCC 3-9x40
Millett 4-16x50 Tactical Rifle scope
Leupold Vx-2 3-9x40 Mt Dpx
Leupold VX-II 2-7x33mm Rifle Scope
Burris 3X-9X-40mm Fullfield II Tactical Riflescopes
Leupold 3-9x50mm Rifleman Rifle Scope 58160
Nikon 6430 Buckmaster Scope 3-9x50
Weaver V-16 4-16 x 42 mm
Leatherwood / Hi-Lux Optics 4-16x50 ATR
However, I am open to any suggestions.

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Old 10-23-2011, 06:09 PM
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Re: Best Scope for around $300

Take a look at the Weaver Grand Slam Tactical 3-10x40. It is a Midway exclusive and they are on sale for $300.00 untill the 31st of October. I just recieved one for a rifle that I am putting together for my brother and may order another after looking at this one. Optics are clear with good eye relief and it does well in low light. The only thing that you may not like is the adjustments which are mil/mil. I personally like mil/mil as I have an easier time remembering my dope and the reticle and turret adjustments correspond. Just a thought.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:15 PM
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Re: Best Scope for around $300

Thank you TacRabbit, I will give it a look.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:50 PM
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Re: Best Scope for around $300

This may be more magnification than your after but if Cameraland is still selling the vortex viper 6.5-20x44 for $259 that would be tough to beat. I paid $400 for mine and still feel I got a lot of scope for the cash.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:20 PM
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Re: Best Scope for around $300

If you are talking about Cameras, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Rifle Scopes - Camera Land NY, then they do not appear to still be selling them for that much. However, I appreciate the info.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:35 AM
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Re: Best Scope for around $300

If you have your heart set on a variable - you have a lot of choices. I have a .223 that I put a straight 10X super sniper on that I bought used from this forum and since using it for 2 years I have ordered another one. They trac, have adequate optics and are tougher than you should treat a scope.

I know that SWFA is the distributor for them and for my 223 I don't need a variable when I only use it out to 600 yds.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:14 AM
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Re: Best Scope for around $300

Redfield is a good one.
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