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Need help choosing a scope please

 
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:41 PM
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Need help choosing a scope please

Not sure where to start so here goes.....I am shopping for a worthy scope for my remmy 700 .308 sps varmint. It hace a BC stock. This will be a target/hunting rifle....I am no pro and most likely wont be at the range more than 2x a month...Another big note is I live in Minn. Not alot of places to even make a 1000 yd shot. I would guess an average "long range " shot would be 6-800 yds....

I have read till my eyes are sore I know ya get what ya pay for ect....I am in the market for a (give or take) 6-24x50 Illum would be nice also.
1/4 moa adjustments. Mil dot or mildot equiv... Target turrets...
I have looked at most of the high end scopes leupold, burris, sightron.
I Guess I am looking for a dependable scope that will accomodate these needs in a cheaper price range. I am haveing a hard time with spending a 1000+ at this time...Ya I know ya get what ya pay for ..
I would like to get more into the 600-800 $ range, used is also an option.
Yep read back 6 pages in the classifieds.. lol...

I guess what im looking for is more options..different brands that will fit the needs.
I am sure there are a few other who are looking for similar...so this could be a good thread for many...
I will now thank everyone for thier replies Thanks guys (gals also)
If anyone has something for sale feel free to send a pm..

Thanks Dave
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:24 AM
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Re: Need help choosing a scope please

I would recommend taking a look at the Clearidge Ultra XP5 4.5-22.5x50. They are a great scope and in your budget.

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Old 03-04-2010, 06:05 PM
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Re: Need help choosing a scope please

I totally disagree with TheOpticZone on this one. If you will be useing the scope for hunting the lowest power setting on the scope is far more important than the top number. I would recomand the Leupold VX 111 in 3 1/2 x 10X with target knobs or if you don`t want to spend quite that much a VX11 in 3 x 9 would surve you well. I do run up to 25X scopes on some of my varmint rifles, but my big game rifles have nothing over the 3 1/2 x 10 Leupolds. Some even have 2 1/2 fixed scopes. AND, when in the field the scope should always be carried on the lowest power setting for close shots where you need all the firld of view you have to find the game fast. For the long shot you will have time to turn up the power. As for the brands of scopes I buy only Leupold. I started shooting scoped rifles in 1965 and over the years have had everything that was on the market, or at least befor 1990. That was when I started switching to all Leupold. The only problem I ever had with one was a 24X target scope that was on a 16 lb. gun that I dropped and the rifle landed on the bell of the scope. There may be other good scopes out there now, but I`ll probly never find them, unless Leupold goes belly up.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:26 PM
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Re: Need help choosing a scope please

Dave,

I have one of the 4.5x22.5 Clearidge Ultras, its one of the best "bang for the buck" scopes out there. There are others of coarse that are as good but you'd be hard pressed to find better.

I do just the opposite of Catfish, on my centerfires I have one 2.5x10, one 4.5x14.5, and three 6x20s, heck even my .22s have a min of 4 or better. I just don't have any trouble finding things at 4 or 6 power, and I sure do like 20x when shots get out there a ways.

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:43 PM
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Re: Need help choosing a scope please

Catfish,

I am not necessarily recommending the 4.5-22.5x50, but he was looking for a scope in the 6-24x range which is why I recommended that size.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:26 PM
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Re: Need help choosing a scope please

Easy guys ....lol..... I do have a marlin xl7 30.06 as my primary hunting rifle..This 308 is a .820 dia 26 inch barrel on a heavy b/c stock it wount be carried too far lol bout 10lb7oz minus scope and sling. however considering the optics are far better with better scopes higher power isnt needed due to better clarity....not to mention my average long shot might be 500 yds tho id like to think 800 tops.....Im building this more for tact. Either way in reality I could be just fine with a lower power even 16 would be great...4-16 ya ...tho there are similar variations of this power all worth considering....and yes lower can be better in closer quarters.....I

Btw guys great debate brings up good info there are alot of options to consider when buying a scope I am really likeing leupold mk4 and burris xtr as for my options as of now just trying to cover my bases there is so much info and little od it is in 1 place lol............my printer hates me....lmao..
THANKS guys.............. keep it up
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:05 PM
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Re: Need help choosing a scope please

Lonewolf,

First off, the scopes you listed at the "high end" scopes are NOT high end. They are kinda middle of the road. But with the budget you have, they are exactly where I would look. 3.5-10 or 4.5-14 leupolds are my choice. If you are really trying to save a buck, look for a used Leupold. Lifetime warranty. no questions asked.
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