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Not too expensive scope?

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Unread 06-20-2007, 03:40 PM
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Not too expensive scope?

Long range, for me, is 500yds as that is the longest distance that I feel comfortable. I shoot a 280 Rem with a 26" barrel and 150BTs @a little under 3000fps. I am looking for a scope for under $200 that has repeatable clicks. I currently have a Simmons 44mag with target knobs. I would call it semi-repeatable. It might be off 1.5 or so in a 4" box @ 100yds. Please don't recommend more expensive scopes. I can't afdford them at thes time. If I can't find one for $200 or so I'll just have to wait. thanks for your help, capt david [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Unread 06-20-2007, 04:02 PM
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    Re: Not too expensive scope?

    Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40 under 200.00 and very reliable. Got mine from etronics for 165.00 including shipping.
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    Unread 06-20-2007, 04:32 PM
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    I'll keep that in mind. I guess I should have added that I would prefer a variable. capt david
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    Unread 06-20-2007, 07:12 PM
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    Re: Not too expensive scope?

    with a bit of looking you should be able to find a nikon buckmaster 4.5-14x40 for $200
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    Re: Not too expensive scope?

    +1 on the nikon,

    I had a 3-9 buckmaster and it was a very good scope.
    Now I have a monarch and it is excellent (more like $380 for that).
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    Re: Not too expensive scope?

    We are shooting prairie dogs, at 5-600 yard range with 204's and 223's with Nikko Stirling 6-24x56 platinum nighteater, extended mildots, & side focus...for $169 at cheaper than dirt.

    Just mounted another on a Remington 722 with a 243 varmint barrel...going to start on the 600-1000 yard prairie dogs.
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    Unread 06-21-2007, 03:33 PM
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    Re: Not too expensive scope?

    I have the Browning 8-24 MilDot from the link below for a couple of months now. Took it prairie dog shooting a few weeks ago came home and ordered another one.

    Here is my opinion for what it is worth:

    First impression is that it is a very good looking scope.

    Browning Logo and name are engraved on the scope, not put on with a decal.

    It has rubber grips on AO, turret caps and power ring.

    The fast focus eyepiece is stiff enough that you won't move it accidentally, the power adjustment moves easily and smoothly, the AO is a little stiffer so it won't move accidentally.

    Clicks are positive and solid, one of the few scopes that I have seen that when you click 1/4" the point of impact moves a 1/4" not a 1/2" or more!! This was verified on my 222 that shoots .25 groups.

    Took it through the power settings: 8X, 12X, 18X and 24X and all shots stayed inside a .5" at 100 yards.

    Crosshairs and dots are a nice size, not to large or to small.

    It's is as bright and clear as are the Bushnell Elites.

    All of the scope markings such as yards and power settings are a nice contrasting gold that makes them easy to read.

    I hope none of you believe me because I am going to get another one before they are gone.

    http://natchezss.com/brand.cfm?contentID...rodID=BH882732M
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