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Unread 01-11-2003, 05:14 PM
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Need help w/Scope selection

Looking for advice on what scope to choose. I have a Howa 1500 in .223 w/heavy SS bull barrel and synthetic stock. Will be doing bench and varmit to 300yds w/occasional shots to 600.
What brand and type should I get. The shop I got the gun from is suggesting a Sightron mil dot 4.5x12 or 16 w/30mm lens.
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    Unread 01-11-2003, 07:44 PM
     
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    Re: Need help w/Scope selection

    Wayne--
    How much money do you want to spend on your scope?
    This is usually the deciding factor as with optics, you get what you pay for. I have a Leupold 4.5-14x50 on my .223 and it works well for the same purpose you mentioned.The Sightron is not a bad choice, in its price range---Weaver V series scopes are also good for the money. Chrck your budget and see what fits--then post a few for us mull over and give you the pros and cons ---the guys here won't steer you wrong....
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    Unread 01-15-2003, 08:46 PM
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    Re: Need help w/Scope selection

    would like to keep the price in the under $450 range.
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    Howa 1500 Thumbhole Varminter .223
    Thompson Center ProHunter 209x50 SS/RT camo
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    Unread 01-15-2003, 08:59 PM
     
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    Unread 01-15-2003, 09:00 PM
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    Re: Need help w/Scope selection

    looking at Burris Signature 4x-16x Model #200767, Leupold VarX-II 4-12, Sightron Mil dot SII 416x42MD, Tasco world class DWCP416X44

    Other suggestions welcomed for scopes under $500.
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    Howa 1500 Thumbhole Varminter .223
    Thompson Center ProHunter 209x50 SS/RT camo
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    Colt .38 police special
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    Unread 01-15-2003, 10:16 PM
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    Re: Need help w/Scope selection

    I like the Leopold 4.4-14x50 Chris has.
    Way too many problems with Burris customer service and quality problems for me to buy one right now.

    Natchezss has good prices on the Leopold too.
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