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Shopping for a LR scope in $500-$750 range

 
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:49 PM
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Shopping for a LR scope in $500-$750 range

I'll be looking for a variable scope for my Sako Finnbear 7mm Dakota. I was looking at the Leupold VX3 LR in 4.5-14 with maybe the B&C reticle. Using this as a reference, I was hoping the hive could suggest some other alternatives in the under $750 range.

Gloss finish would be a big plus if possible to match the Sako's beautiful bluing, but it's not critical. I can Duracoat in gloss if needed. Side focus preferred. Ballistic reticle preferred.

Rifle will be used for LR shooting and also elk hunting. Burris Signature rings for elevation.

I am not opposed to used optics to stay within budget, found one shop with Zeiss Conquest 2nds for around $760.
Bushnell 6500 2.5-16X with DOA for around $750
Nikon Monarch 4-16X for $500
Burris Fullfield II Tactical 4-16 for $450

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Old 06-16-2010, 03:01 PM
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Re: Shopping for a LR scope in $500-$750 range

Depending on how far your wanting to shoot I put a Leupold VX3 with the CDS system on a 7mm mag. and its dead nuts out to 800yds. I give 640.00 for mine but their down to about 595.00 now.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:31 PM
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Re: Shopping for a LR scope in $500-$750 range

Here take your pick:

SWFA Riflescopes Vortex Rifle Scopes Vortex Viper PST Rifle Scopes

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Old 06-17-2010, 07:18 PM
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Re: Shopping for a LR scope in $500-$750 range

There's also Clearidge Optics. They make a 4.5-22X50mm scope for around $650. Afraid they're matte finish, but available with a mil-dot reticle.

They're SFP and MOA dials with the mil reticle. So they don't conform to the latest trends in tacticool hardware. But a lot of us shot pretty well with those "handicaps" for a long time.
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:22 PM
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Re: Shopping for a LR scope in $500-$750 range

If your interested I have a Leupold Premier Series, Diamond coat lenses, side focus model #53490 w/4" sunshade, original box, manuals, like new condition, no dings, scratches nothing. Including shipping and insurance $699. New retailed for $1100. PM if interested.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:30 PM
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Re: Shopping for a LR scope in $500-$750 range

Just purchased a 4.5-14x50 Zeiss Conquest from the guys at Cameraland NY:
Zeiss Conquest Riflescope BLOWOUT SALE

5214909920 4.5-14X50 CONQUEST #20 RET $599.99

Target turrets which you can always swap with one from KI if you wish, and it's a better scope than a VX-3, at least in my side-by-side comparison. Normal retail is $300 more so it's a heck of a deal.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:48 PM
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Re: Shopping for a LR scope in $500-$750 range

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Just purchased a 4.5-14x50 Zeiss Conquest from the guys at Cameraland NY:
Zeiss Conquest Riflescope BLOWOUT SALE

5214909920 4.5-14X50 CONQUEST #20 RET $599.99

Target turrets which you can always swap with one from KI if you wish, and it's a better scope than a VX-3, at least in my side-by-side comparison. Normal retail is $300 more so it's a heck of a deal.
I hear you. The last few days I've been leaning strongly to a 4.5-14X50 Conquest with Z800 and maybe turrets. The 50mm has 50% more elevation built in. I'm cash poor right now and will have to put it on my wishlist, but I'd rather have the time to pick exactly what I want. I'm leaning towards buying 2. I have a .308 needing good glass too. I've been very pleased with a Conquest 3.5-10 on my main hunting rifle

Thanks for the comments folks.
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