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Need help w/Scope selection

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Unread 01-16-2003, 06:56 AM
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Re: Need help w/Scope selection

S1--for applications similar to what nwcook describes plus deer and antelope to 400 yards or so, what would you recommend between the Weaver Grand Slam 6-20 and the Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24 for a 25-06? Do the target turrets on the Elite give it an advantage, or increase it, if it already had one? [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Unread 01-16-2003, 10:42 AM
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Re: Need help w/Scope selection

It won't take long to see my liking for Bausch&Lomb Elite scopes. The 6X24 4200, or 4000 if you can find them, provide excellent optics, reliable and repeatable turrents, excellent customer service, and very reasonable pricing.

For the "short" range stuff, this is an excellent scope. The scope only has 26min of elevation adjustment so you may have to use Burris Sig rings to adjust. Chances are you won't have to do anything.

Burris would be my next choice but since most models do not come with turrents, aftermarket ones would have to be added. For a few, they will add turrents to almost any scope at the factory. My recent experience with Burris Customer service was very good.

Don't be afraid to consider used in good condition. All of the larger, reputable companies offer lifetime warranties even if you are not the orig. owner. This way you can afford an "expensive" scope and know that if anything goes wrong, it will be serviced for free. In general, used scopes are half their retail price.

So you could buy a "$800 to 900 scope retail" and stay within your budget. Definitely look for target turrents with 1/4 MOA adjusments. The 1/8 MOA may be a little fine for your distances.

Enjoy your new toy...

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Unread 01-16-2003, 07:07 PM
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You should easily be able to find a Leupold 4.5-14x40AO Tactical Duplex (target knobs) in your price range. They usually run around $375-$450 used in good shape. That would be my choice in your price range.
Here's a link to the best price on a new one--It's lower than you think...$485.00----- roduct_Code=LEU49207&Category_Code=scopesleu

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Unread 01-17-2003, 12:59 AM
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Unread 01-22-2003, 07:01 PM
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Re: Need help w/Scope selection

Thanks. I had just finished researching that model today and liked what I read. That's a great price and I have raised my spending limits due to all the posts I read about investing now in better optics to start with.
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