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What's the best VALUE in scopes?

 
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

I've hunted those woods & agree the vast majority of shots will be under 75 yards. Still, once in a while, a 300-400 yard will present itself and you should be ready.

For what you are doing I would recommend you go with either a Bushnell or a Nikon Monarch scope. Both are reliable with decent glass and companies that stand behind them. If either fails you will get it fixed or replaced for free.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

I just stole my Dad's Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40 mildot...... Sold. I've convinced him to buy a Redfield 3-9x50.

Free scope for me!!!!!!
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:02 AM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

+1 for Nikon buckmaster. I own a 3x9 mounted on my big game rifle and a 6x18 mounted on my varmint rifle. In my opinion the buckmaster scopes are a great value and a quality optic.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:41 AM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

Nikon..! And you dont need that BDC stuff cluttering up the scope. Straight ( forget what Nikon called theirs..??) cross hairs and zero'd in for 1" high at 100 your only a few inches low at 300.

I put one of those Nikons on a 22-250 walking varminter I have here....and glad I did too. ( I took one of those POS Redfields OFF that
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:02 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

I've heard a lot of great reviews on the SS scopes from SWFA. Maybe someone who has one can weigh in.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:44 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

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I just purchased a Savage 111 in .270 win as a "carrying rifle". I need some glass on it, but I don't want to spend a lot ($350 or so max). I hunt the thick hardwoods of eastern pa and 90% of my shots are well within 100 yards. Once and a while, a 200 yard opportunity presents itself.

I want an optic that it between 2 or 3 on the low end, and 9 to 12 on the high end. Needs to have clear glass, objective under 44mm (1" or 30mm tube).

I was thinking about either a 3-9x40 Weaver Grand Slam Tactical from Midway, a Nikon Monarch 2-10x44 with the BDC reticle, or something from Vortex. Id like i e able to shoot a little diatance, hence my liking of the BDC and turrets on the Monarch. also, "2 power" is best for my close range shots. I'd love a PST 2.5-10 or SS 3-9, but can't afford them.

I'm looking for suggestions for my price range. Anyone?
Ive never owned one...but what what I see and play with at the store....Id have to think that Weaver makes some pretty decent stuff!!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: What's the best VALUE in scopes?

Natchez has a Weaver classic extreme scope sale going on now.
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