Re: Newbie needs scope help
I'd stick with Leupold, or Nikon, but be leary of Burris's optics. I still hear of people having problems with them and will keep on waiting to see what comes of them in the future. They have good glass, but Leupold and Nightforce have unparelled gurantees and service, and they stand behind it too. IOR, USO and Burris don't have my confidence YET! Great if they have Jay's and others confidence, cause I get to hear about how well they do in the future. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I'm no guinni pig though, work too hard for my money, sorry folks...
If you want to spend $3000 or more USO has the SN9, but I'm not jumpin out on that limb just yet either.
For about $1200 there's my favorite, the 5.5-22x56 Nightforce NXS with the NP-R2 reticle, which is quite the favorite around here and for good reason.
Another good one I'm told, is the Bushnell 4200, hard to beat for the price I hear.
If it were me, I'd opt for the lesser expensive Leupold VXIII with that new reticle they have out, the Boone and Crockett. Money well spent, and you'll always be able to sell it for a good price and upgrade later if you so desire. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
That's my 2 cents...