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Old 05-24-2013, 06:19 AM
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Re: Budget setup

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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.
I love nikon, but I need more magnification, so their price flies up!
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:20 AM
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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...
Which one do you have?
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:12 PM
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Re: Budget setup

I'll probably get chasted for this, but I have a Mueller APT on my rimfire. it's very repeatable. Clear enough, and 4-16x with mil-dot. 30mm tube with plenty of elevation, but I'll echo what these guys say and if you are going to shoot animals, save up. but this will get you started on paper. It's no vortex or leupold, but for $169 it's hard to beat. the people over at rimfire central love them, and for good reason. repeatable clicks, lots of adjustment, target knobs, and fairly clear. short of finding a real steal on a used scope, this is the best scope for the money with these features.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:43 AM
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Re: Budget setup

If you want to shoot out to 1,000 yds. you will need a scope that has repeatable turrets. You will also need a 20 MOA Picatinny rail to help you get more elevation in your scope.

You might plan on getting a Laser Rangefinder. Then learn to count your clicks for elevation and hold for wind.

By the way what caliber do you plan on shooting?

joseph
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:19 AM
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Re: Budget setup

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If you want to shoot out to 1,000 yds. you will need a scope that has repeatable turrets. You will also need a 20 MOA Picatinny rail to help you get more elevation in your scope.

You might plan on getting a Laser Rangefinder. Then learn to count your clicks for elevation and hold for wind.

By the way what caliber do you plan on shooting?

joseph
Depending on his scope, caliber, and how hot his handloads (if he reloads) are, he might not need a 20MOA rail. I had a 20MOA rail on my 700 5R .308 and I couldn't zero out at 100 yards. I had to shoot 4-5 Mils low just to hit the target at 100 yards b/c my scope was out of upward travel. So I swapped out to a 0MOA rail, and now I can 0 at 100 yards, and still have plenty of travel downward and out to 1000.

So, using a 20MOA recommendation as a genertic remedy is not always the proper antidote.


Also, to the OP, have you looked into the Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 with the target turrets. The turrets are VERY accurate and quite repeatable, and the glass is phenomenal. I use one on a different rifle than the one mentioned above, and it is an incredible scope for the money.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:33 AM
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Re: Budget setup

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If you want to shoot out to 1,000 yds. you will need a scope that has repeatable turrets. You will also need a 20 MOA Picatinny rail to help you get more elevation in your scope.

You might plan on getting a Laser Rangefinder. Then learn to count your clicks for elevation and hold for wind.

By the way what caliber do you plan on shooting?

joseph
Whoops forgot, I am shooting my dads rem 700 .270 win. It's not the best for longer range but whatever I guess haha. I will be shooting 150 gr hornadys when hunting. I think I will need that picatinny rail
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:39 AM
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Re: Budget setup

You could always rebarrel it to a .280 Ackley Improved and it WOULD be a long range contender......Literally, all you would have to do is a put a barrel chambered for .280 AI on it...Everything else fits, bolt & bolt face, floorplate, everything...

If you are looking for a picatinny rail, check out EGW (Evolution Gun Works). I use their rails exclusively. Len Backus, the proprietor of this site, also uses them, so you know they can't be junk.

http://www.egwguns.com/index.php
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