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Old 04-09-2013, 06:56 AM
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Re: Budget Scope Advice

heres my advice for a buget. Dont worry about the rings and bases. Weaver bases and rings my not bring oohs and awws from the high end guys but they get the job done. There plenty strong and stable for about any gun. As to a scope if I didnt have at least 200 bucks to spend id seriously consider looking for a used one. For 200 bucks your going to find used nikon monarchs, leupold vx2s and bushnell 4200s. All much better scopes then the ones your considering. Nice thing is that at least nikon and leupold have lifetime warantees even if you not the original buyer so its pretty hard to get stung buying used
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:00 AM
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Re: Budget Scope Advice

Bruce, I'd say that $325 to my door is max in price, but willing to do less if it's the right deal (as the house needs carpet, etc.) Hence, the E1 and Buckmaster are on the list. I'll patiently await your recommendation with this criteria (got to wait for funds to grow for a month or so anyway). I have a friend that has the Elite 10x40, and it is fairly good and I'd go there, but want variable as I'll be hunting with it as well.

Ed, no haven't been able to look at the Crossfire II. I'm hoping to be able to look at lots of these the last week of the month as I'll be in Boise for work.

LLoyd, my plan is to use weaver quad-loks on the bases and I'm looking for good used too. I've even seen some of the old VX-I on close out that could do.

My thanks to you all for the help, education, Nate.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:04 AM
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Re: Budget Scope Advice

Being poor has it's advantages. I don't waste much money. { I like to think that anyway}.
Last year I purchased a series 2 Vanguard in 300 win mag. Was under $500. Last month I bought a Vortex Crossfire 2 in 6-18x44, under $300. While both of these items are on the low end of the quality side of things, I am very happy with both. The rifle is a good accurate one, I consistently use it for 1000 yard gong shooting, and the scope is very clear and I like the hash-mark reticule. I also put a Rifle Basics trigger in it. At one pound pull, my abilities have increased dramatically. I got lucky and traded a box of primers for the trigger. { may have been a mistake, since everything is hard to get}. While the trigger is regarded as too light for hunting, after getting used to it, I am doing fine.

Opinions are held in hi esteem. I love mine.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:18 AM
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Re: Budget Scope Advice

Fred, I know I need to look at the Crossfire 2. Thanks for the input.

BTW, the great thing about the opinions is their quantity and costs! Seriously, I appreciate your input. Nate
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:33 AM
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Re: Budget Scope Advice

ntg, you are welcome. regarding my opinions, i'm a cranky old retired cop. I live alone in the desert with my buddy--an austrailian healer-- and my kitty.
when i'm in a good mood, I do try to be helpful.
the peckerwood thing with too many guns is my mantra.
seriously, I am very impressed with the Vortex. found it at sportsman's warehouse. $269.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:47 AM
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Fred, I'm glad I caught you on a good day! BTW, I can handle cops; work with them every day. There's a Sportsman's about half an hour from here. I'll be making a trip next week for various things.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:03 AM
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Re: Budget Scope Advice

ntg, glad you have a sense of hummer. Frankly, after being retired from the job almost 13 years, cops are generally a pain in the ass. They have a unique job. Few seem to get that little fact, and I do seem to forget it myself at times. After awhile, as a cop, you get tired of hanging around cops when off duty, and you can not afford many civilian friends, partly because when they see you, they instantly think they are or have done something unlawful. And they often are/do.
It's a fun, tragic, time consuming job, I am very glad I'm retired.
Now for breakfast.
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