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Old 02-22-2012, 11:49 PM
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Re: Need a hunting scope recommendation

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.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:45 AM
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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?
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:10 PM
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I have too many choices...Monarch UCC scopes are on sale, 3.5-10x50, 2.5-10x42, 3-12x42SF, and 4-16x42SF are all within $50 of each other.

I'm used to a 3-9x40 cheapy and mostly have it on 3 or 4x I'm starting wonder if need anything more than a 10-12x out to 500 considering the ACOG is a fixed 4x and I shoot that at 500.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:22 PM
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I ordered the Monarch 3-12x42SF Nikoplex today and a set of Talley rings and base. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:52 PM
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Glassed some things that are 2 miles away and the clarity/crispness is unreal compared to what I've looked through before.
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:12 AM
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IMO,you WAY over scoped your rifle.You have a very good scope but w/ a 20''(carbine) barreled 260,a more compact scope would served the capabilities of that rifle just fine.Even a quality fix power scope like a 4x M8 would been a very good combo and weighed a bit less than your Nikon.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:47 PM
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All the Scopes recomended are of great quality no complaints here..
I have been using BURRIS for over 6 seasons and they have been great for the price.
They have never lost there zeros even setting for a few years in there cases.
This is my opinion, think long about the price and how often you shoot.
If I was shooting on days over 400yards just plinking my BURRIS has worked great.
or is this a week of Deer hunting and all you will be doing is one shot,
what is that one shot worth?
If you are shooting compition, I would say buy a NightForce and spend $2.000+
but you may be one of the guys that hunts one or two seasons. It the scope that
never looses it point of aim that you need. Mine have been beaten, droped,bumped and every night mare that nobody wants becaus they need to take a few shots just to see if it is still on.
Mine are still on, and will shoot just fine.
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