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Old 04-07-2010, 08:47 PM
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Mix n match scopes for my rifles dilema!

Hello everyone,

I have a bit of a scope delema. Here's what's going on:
I have 3 rifles, 2 scopes and $580 dollars to get a third one.
I am open to all suggestions such as sell X or Y and buy A B and C or just buy one or whatever mix an match you think is best.

Here is the intended uses for each rifle:

1. Custom .308win for casual F-class, practice, and medium range hunting (to 600yards).

2. Savage M116 300 win mag normal non-lr hunting rifle. For hunting in the woods in VA, not needed to shoot more than 400. Sort of my truck gun.

3. Custom 300 wby imp dedicated LR rifle for 600+ big game and varmints as far as I can spot them.

I have two scopes currently. A falcon menace 4-14x44 ffp mildot and a 1981 leupold vx-3 3.5-10x40 no turrets. Plus $580 set aside for a third scope.

I'm open to ANY suggestions. Am thinking about getting M1 turrets and maybe even a tmr reticle put in the vx-3 as it seems like a good match for my 300 win mag. If needs be the 300 win mag doesn't need a scope right now as it won't get much use for the next months, till some hog hunting in June.

Thanks for your help,
Oliver

also if your interested in buying the falcon, send me a pm with an offer.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:59 PM
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Re: Mix n match scopes for my rifles dilema!

You can probably buy bushnell 4200 elite tactical with your 580.00, I had one one 338 rum it was goor out to ~1300yds. I think it is a very goor scope for the money.

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Old 04-08-2010, 02:20 PM
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Re: Mix n match scopes for my rifles dilema!

Vintec,

I have also been looking into the bushnell 4200s, is the glass any different in the 3200s or just cheaper because of the smaller magnification range?
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:35 PM
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Re: Mix n match scopes for my rifles dilema!

im 75 years old and have been hunting long range exclusivly in the steep mountains of n.c. pa. for about 40 years.
you dont have a problem unless you think you do, or worse allow somebody else make you think that.
some of us drive to work in a b.m.w. and some of us make it there somehow in a used chevy.
thats not knocking the beemer, but you get my point.
last fall i thought i was having a problem with one of my 12x leupolds.
i hurredly went to a store and bought a new 4/16 nikon, 50mm side focus.
$485 in a store mind you. i also bought new rings for it and mounted it on a 20# 30x378.
what a great scope, and at a very good price.

since then ive bought another 12x leupold on ebay. looks like new, no ring marks, target knobs and a.o. for $315.
i now have 3 of those, so ask me how i like them.
by all means put the knobs on the 3.5x10 for less than $200.

if somebody wants to spend a thousand, or several thousand dollars for a better scope thats fine. but the fact is there are quite a few very good ones for far less. especially if your willing as i am to buy used.

remember this, just 20 years ago nobody ever even heard of some of the products many now think absolutly necessary to have. scopes are one of them. there have been very successful long range hunters for a helluva lot longer than that.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:52 PM
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Re: Mix n match scopes for my rifles dilema!

If your interested I know of a guy that is trying to sell 8-32X50 nikon monarch with BDC recticle for $550 and he is only about 1 1/2 hours from where you are located.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:40 PM
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Re: Mix n match scopes for my rifles dilema!

JMUPT,

thanks for the offer. Just looked at some specs and it looks like a nice scope. But 1/8moa clicks and only 20moa of internal adjustment are a deal breaker for me.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:48 PM
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Re: Mix n match scopes for my rifles dilema!

Fully understand, I just came across it the other day and seemed like a nice scope for a good price.
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