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Old 12-24-2010, 12:57 PM
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New Scope, Any suggestions?

Just found this forum while searching for info on scopes. So yes I,m new. I,m sure there are posts on the subject, but appreciate any views. I'm looking to buy a new scope for groundhog hunting. Shooting a 308 win. model 12 savage. Want to shoot out to 1000 yrds. $500 to $900 price range.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:06 PM
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Re: New Scope, Any suggestions?

A 10x is all that is needed for 1000 target. I would look at the vortex pst's in that
price range. Something in a 14x max power would suit me for groundhogs as they
are a bit bigger than our average Prairie dog.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:52 PM
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Re: New Scope, Any suggestions?

This is the Vortex Viper PST FFP MOA 6-24x50mm with a custom turret that I have and I love it. Its price is $899.95 + $115.oo custom turret which is in your budget. You don't have to get the custom turret, but I strongly suggest that you do. Range your target then turn turret to yardage and shoot. It is that easy.

Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

Field test: Vortex Viper 6-24x50mm PST MOA FFP scope. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

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Old 12-24-2010, 03:05 PM
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Re: New Scope, Any suggestions?

Loner, and Joseph

Thanks for the quick response. I'm very interested in the Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP. Was just on there site. Anyone else with any experience with Vortex?


Kevin
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:19 PM
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Re: New Scope, Any suggestions?

Snipercentral.com has a whole section devoted to scope reviews over last number of years, it is a good starting point. It has reticle picts,weight,etc. Once you narrow it down, someone here Im sure could answer guestions
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:40 PM
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Re: New Scope, Any suggestions?

For New to Intermediate Shooters, you can't go wrong with the Nitrex Two 3-15's that Natchez is selling.

I believe the model I have linked below also gets a 100.00 rebate until the end of December. 3-15X50

Same As the Weavers(same Company) that sell for much more.

Once they are gone, I would assume they will not be produced as the mothership wishes to go with Weaver name brand. So with rebate, you get the Weaver comparable scope for 200.00 bucks. That deal is smoking, and jsut so you know, I put my money where my mouth is and bought two.....Optics are good but not quite equal to my Zeiss Conquest. Turrets are acceptable. Not as good as the PST's supposedly but then they are not available. (apparantly starting to ship so they should start to trickle in) I also have Vortex scopes and like them as well. This is a short term opportunity, once the Nitrex 2's are gone r if you just can't pull the trigger on them I would vote Vortex Viper and if you can wait, the PST is looking sweet.

Nitrex TR Two 3-15X50mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish TrexPlex Reticle - Natchez Shooters Supplies
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:34 AM
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Re: New Scope, Any suggestions?

Do not overlook Nikon and Sightron scopes. They are both truly excellent glass that will save you a lot of cash over $900 scopes.

Check out this:
Sightron 4-16x42 $347.79

Nikon 6-18x40 $309.99

Just because you have the cash to blow, does not mean you should not be frugal and save some $$$ for ammo or reloading gear.

$900 would get some excellent glass and plenty of reloading supplies and gear.
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