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What scope do you recommend that has over 20x zoom?

 
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:50 AM
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What scope do you recommend that has over 20x zoom?

I'm looking for a scope to use only for the range out to 1000 yards. I have a scope that goes up to 14x and that's fine, but I'd like to be able to zoom out more since I'm trying to shoot out to 1000 yards. This scope will be a safe queen besides range use.

I'm sure this topic has been beat to death, but my searching skills aren't that good I guess because I didn't find any other topics like this.

I know all this comes down to how much $$ are you willing to spend. Well I don't mind spending more than $200 on a mueller, but I do mind spending $1000 for a leupold.

I'm looking for something in the middle, but above all I want something that works! I'm after function more than finish.

I want reasonably clear glass without getting cloudy when maxed out.
I want the click adjustments to be accurate.
The focusing stuff I don't really care about as long as the scope does focus.
Cosmetically I don't care what it looks like.
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:32 PM
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Re: What scope do you recommend that has over 20x zoom?

The Loopy is in the middle beter post what you are wanting to spend..
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:49 PM
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Re: What scope do you recommend that has over 20x zoom?

Ideally less than $400, but definately less than $500. It seems like after a certain price point it's hard to find good reviews on scopes. I like to read at least 4 or 5 reviews about a scope before buying one.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:43 AM
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Re: What scope do you recommend that has over 20x zoom?

I would recommend taking a look at the Clearidge Ultra XP5 3.4-22.5x50. It offers a lot of scope for the money. You can see some information at Clearidge Optics or www.theopticzone.com.
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:58 AM
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Re: What scope do you recommend that has over 20x zoom?

Teddy,
It's going to be pretty hard to find a quality scope with repeatability for dialing elevation to 1000yards for $400.00. While I have not had good luck with the Sightron S 2, I think you should look at the S 3 new model at $ 700.00 It is getting very good reveiws from those that are using them. I have looked thru this scope, and the glass was good. Others on this sight are using them and say they are repeatable.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:29 AM
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Re: What scope do you recommend that has over 20x zoom?

I should have mentioned this earlier, but the rifle this scope will be on has a 20MOA rail, so I'm not worried too much about the scope having enough elevation adjustment.

I stumbled across the super sniper 20X yesterday and gave that some thought, but I'd rather have a variable power scope. I'm going to keep thinking about it though because the super sniper scopes have a pretty good reputation from what I've heard.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:30 PM
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Re: What scope do you recommend that has over 20x zoom?

when i started to read your post, the Super Sniper was the only scope that came to mind. for 300 dollars, it IS the best value in scope optics. if it's not a hunting gun, why would you need a variable? the others mentioned are great scopes, but not in your projected budget. it's everything you described. glass is not top end but the repeatability is as good as it gets. this is what quite a few have stated on many reviews i have read about them. i don't have one yet, but plan to put one on my long range gun this summer.
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