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Old 05-22-2013, 08:18 PM
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Honestly man, you aren't going to find a "good scope" out to 1000 yards for 200 bucks. I'm not trying to sound like a know it all but if you're punching paper you can still keep looking around but if you're shooting at animals you owe it to them to find something better for ethical kills. I don't know of any scope under 200$ I'd shoot out to 500 yards to be honest.

Another thing to that drives me and alot of other guys crazy You obviously are going to sink a good bit of money into a long range rifle. Why do that and put 200$ piece of glass atop it? Its like buying a brand new Ferrari and putting the cheapest bargain tires you can find for it.

Best thing, do like I did when I was younger. If you have 200 now, be patient put it away and save about another 300 and you should be able to find a decent LR scope for 500 bucks.
I agree it would be the best, but i'm itching to put some down range. What about $300 what kind of scope then? I have a nikon 3-9x40 on my gun now. its fine but lacking in magnification. i'm gonna need a 6-24 or 8-32 for what I wanna do. Just let me know if you know of any around $300
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:29 PM
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Re: Budget setup

I'm telling you, for the money you wanna spend, the Konus M-30 for $350 is the best in its price range, and will allow you to put some down-range. You can spend $400+ and get the Millett LRS, and the prices go up from there...
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:35 PM
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I'm telling you, for the money you wanna spend, the Konus M-30 for $350 is the best in its price range, and will allow you to put some down-range. You can spend $400+ and get the Millett LRS, and the prices go up from there...
I have the 6.5-25x44 M30 and I too am very pleased. IIRC, I paid $320 for it brand new in July 2010. It started on my Savage 111F in .300 Win Mag with 100+ of 200, 208, and 210 grainers and now sits on top of my .270 AI (for now) with 100+ of 150, 165, and 175 grainers ... no problem thus far.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:05 AM
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Re: Budget setup

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I'm telling you, for the money you wanna spend, the Konus M-30 for $350 is the best in its price range, and will allow you to put some down-range. You can spend $400+ and get the Millett LRS, and the prices go up from there...
I hear ya, well It's gonna be between the Konus m30 6-25x44 or the Swft Premier 6-24x50 most likely. Both are $250-$350 range and a buddy of mine has been shooting a swift for years, (I didn't know till now), and I will have to decide. Any of you compared the two?
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:28 PM
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Re: Budget setup

Never shot a Swift, so I can't give a comparison.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:34 AM
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Re: Budget setup

The Swift Premier sucks. I have one that sits on an H & R Ultra .223 single shot for whacking ground squirrels and crows. Other than that, I wouldn't trust repeatablity and clarity is that of a BSA...
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:45 AM
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Re: Budget setup

Something like this:

Nikon Prostaff Rifle Scope 4-12x 40mm Mil-Dot Reticle Matte

If you watch the classifieds you may be able to find a Buckmaster 4.5-14 w/mildot for around the $200 mark.

Nikon's glass is much better than it's price implies, and they have a great warranty. For the money they are tough to beat.
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