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Long Range Optics on a Budget?

 
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:39 PM
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Long Range Optics on a Budget?

Since 1995 I have been using a Leupold Vari-X III Tactical 3.5-10 x 50mm, recently I have shimmed my base .028" to provide an additional 20 moa. That move got me out to 950 yards, but it seems that I will need to change to a 40mm objective in order to get more distance. Here lies my issue.

Does anybody know of a long range scope worth buying that is not $800 and up? Does anybody have an opinion on makes such as BSA or Barska?
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:17 PM
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Re: Long Range Optics on a Budget?

If your looking at Barska or BSA you should look at Wonder Optics, it would be a huge step up from the other two. It has 100MOA of elevation, if I remember right I have 70-80 MOA left with my rail shimmed 20MOA ish. 4-14, 30mm tube 50mm objective, $329 and a Lifetime warranty.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:56 PM
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Re: Long Range Optics on a Budget?

You might want to check out a Vortex Viper 6.5-20X. There are two models..one with a 44 mm front objective and one with a 50mm. I've seen a price for the 44mm at @ $399 and $499 for the 50mm. A very good friend of mine has the 50mm on his AR....it's an extremely nice scope for the $.

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Old 02-22-2010, 01:16 PM
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Re: Long Range Optics on a Budget?

Sightron SIII 6 X 24 X 50 with mil-dot reticle cost me $699 through Natchez shooters supply. Awesome scope for the price.

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Re: Long Range Optics on a Budget?

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Does anybody know of a long range scope worth buying that is not $800 and up? Does anybody have an opinion on makes such as BSA or Barska?
I have tried the BSA Platinum 36X and they are darn good for the money! crisp clear sight picture (edge to edge), paralux adjusts very good, tracking prescise. I was very impressed with how they preformed. No issues with losing zero, I use it for load development and like the value of an affordable 36X
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Re: Long Range Optics on a Budget?

I got a Millett LRS ( Long Range Scope ) 6-25x56 Illuminated Mildot Bar Reticle it is rated for a 50BMG and 338 Lapua with a brake ( most scopes will not stand the negative force of a brake, not even a spring airgun ) They also have some other powers that are 30mm tubes, this big beast is a 35mm tube and comes with a killer set of rings ( looks like Burris Extreme Tactical or Badger style) This scope has 140 MOA of elevation in it. It is big but it's crystal clear, etched glass reticle, side focus, includes big sunshade and flip up rubber caps for $459-479 depending on where you buy it. I talked to several suppliers and SWFA and others said that at first they had some returns but since Bushnell bought them out they had not had one returned and Bushnell really perfected it and a 50BMG scope, Rings, Caps, and sunshade delivered for under $500 is a REAL DEAL. I did not mention, mine is on a 338 Ultra Mag Custom.
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Re: Long Range Optics on a Budget?

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Sightron SIII 6 X 24 X 50 with mil-dot reticle cost me $699 through Natchez shooters supply. Awesome scope for the price.

AC Barnett
Another vote for the SIII 6-24x50 LRMD!

Another source is SWFA for $679.95

Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope

Good luck!

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