Originally Posted by Hunter12
Check out some of the new vortex scopes. Very good scope for the money. I have been a sworo fan forever but I am in the same boat as you with kids and I was looking for something with a better price. Good warranty and clear optics. I have the viper hs 4x16x44.
A buddy of mine recommended them as well. He's got a Viper PST on his custom rifle and loves it.
I've been looking at them and I think I'm set on the magnification. With a .260 Rem in a Model 7, as it is right now, I don't think I'd want to take shots longer than 500-600 yards until it's rebarreled to at least 22-24" for the extra velocity. As long as it will group at 1 MOA or less, I'd be comfortable with a 400-500 yard shot. 14-16x should be good for that range.
I'm wondering if I just stop fussing with it and buy the 4-16x42SF Monarch for $350. My problem isn't that I think I'm not getting enough magnification or sufficient quality in that scope, it's that I've never hunted/shot with any kind of quality glass and I don't have anything to compare it with to justify spending a couple hundred bucks on a scope.
I should probably just do it and thank myself later.
Just need to pick a reticle pattern since duplex, BDC, and mil dot are all available in that scope. Think the mil dot will be difficult to see when hunting a mix of woods and fields?