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Scope for Varmint Gun

 
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:59 PM
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Scope for Varmint Gun

I just got a new 204 Ruger Remington rifle I'd like to use on groundhogs. I'd also like to plink on the target range with it. I plan to shoot out to 400-500 yards with the gun.

I'd like to get a scope for under $1000. I'd like to have an adjustible, say 6.5-20 power with a 40-50 mm Objective, probably a 30mm tube. Multi Turrets would also be good.

Does anyone have any recommendations on scope and/or supplier? RIght now I'm considering:

Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20 50mm, Rapid z Varmint
Leupold VX-3 6.5-20 50mm Varmint Hunter
Nikon Monarch 6-24SF 50mm

I'd also like to consider the Burris line, but not sure what would fit in this category.
Right now I'm leaning towards the Zeiss.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:24 PM
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I would get the Leupold 6.5x20x50mm LRT scope. Very nice and very clear optics.

What bullets are you planning on using in your 204? I saw a guy at our local range using a 204 Ruger. He was using the 32grn V-Max and he was making awesome hits on ground squirrels out to 400 yards.

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Old 05-03-2008, 06:48 PM
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the Leupold 6.5x20x50mm LRT scope.

the Leupold 6.5x20x50mm LRT scope. - I see this scope out there for about $1125, which is over my limit of $1000.

Any other ideas?

BTW, I'm looking to star with the 39 gr bullet in my new 204.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:36 PM
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Sightron makes some very fine optics and at a very reasonable price. They have a SII 6.5-20 x 50 side paralax 1" tube and a SIII 6-24 x 50 side paralax 30mm tube. I'm a dealer in these scopes, e-mail me if your interested in some prices. They do have a new line of long range scopes coming out soon too. You can check out their website to see what all they offer.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:14 PM
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Take a look here at the best budget optic around the Nikon Buckmasters. Midway has the 6-18X 40mm SF Mil-Dot on sale at $310 shipped to my door. The MD is cald for 12X so if used at 18 the subtensions will be 33% less. Scope looks great so far and it gets good reviews. Comes with a sunshade and addtl. set of tapered turrets.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:33 AM
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If your only going to be shooting out to 400 to 500 yards, I would go with the 4.5x14x50mm instead. I believe it will be under $1000.00. I think there running about $950. This will be pleanty of scope for shots out to 400 and 500 yards. You can also get on e-bay and find some really good deals on scopes over there. Also, check out 6mmBR.com classifieds section. You can find some pretty good deals on that site as well as BenchrestCentral.com.

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Old 05-04-2008, 08:41 AM
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Try the Leupold VX-III 6.5-20x40mm side foucs Long Range with the varmint hunters reticle. If you like you can have them put the turrets on for 100 bucks. I have one on my 204 & 223 shooting dogs out to 50 is no prob!
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