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Unread 08-07-2009, 11:31 PM
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quality budget glass??

Let me start off by saying that I am sorry if I have missed this in early post but have looked and not found what I am looking for. I am looking for some experienced views for a $500 or less scope for a 260 rem longest shot is 600yds. This scope will be used for hunting so I need something with good low light performance and most importantly repeatable POI. I know that alot of people would say to wait till I could afford a night force or something but I am married and Poor and would like to hunt with this rifle before I retire. I have looked at Vortex and some others but know that when you get into this price range that it can be a crap shoot so I would greatly appreciate any help on this. If only I would have won that nightforce give-away.
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Unread 08-08-2009, 12:00 AM
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Re: quality budget glass??

In that price range you are looking at either a Nikon Monarch or Bushnell Elite 4200, both of which have been discussed many times over on this forum. Both are great scopes with there own respective pluses and minuses. IMHO, going any lower in quality than these two scopes is a waste of money

Incidentally, I am in the same boat as you...looking for a scope to shoot my 260 rem out to 600 yrds as well. I settled on the Nikon Monarch 4-16x42SF with mil dot reticle (can be had under $350) because of all the great things I heard about it's clarity and generous eye relief. My problem is that I waited to long and now think I need something more than 16x for 600 yds...so I've started my search again.

Your third option would be to look for a used Leupold VX-III (not a VX-II or vari-x). If you watch ebay long enough you can snag one for a decent price.
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Unread 08-08-2009, 11:35 AM
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Re: quality budget glass??

I have heard a lot of great things about the super sniper, I will be putting one on my 300wm once I can scrape the money together
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