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Old 01-17-2007, 06:50 PM
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Re: Good starter scope

The Leupold Rifleman I have tracks true and they are cheap,

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Old 01-17-2007, 11:47 PM
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Re: Good starter scope

Emphatically dissagree on the rifleman. They will not track accurately. At least mine didn't. I think a Nikon Buckmaster 3-9 will run about 200. The 4.5-14 about 289. They track well.
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:16 AM
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Re: Good starter scope

Ditto what Kirby said.

I have SSs in 10 and 16X. I find the quick focus diopter thinger very helpful also. It's pretty much a must have for these ol' eyes. Not all scopes have it.

They track very very well. But the turrets need to be cleaned and re siliconed when you first get it otherwise the clicks are stiff. I recleaned and siliconed mine again @ 4 below zero.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:32 PM
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Re: Good starter scope

Nikon Buckmaster line. I have yet to see anything track as well as these scopes that costs less then $700 dollars. You could probably find one on ebay or some other websites close to what you can spend. If you can I would get the 4.5-14x40mm. Do not even bother with the bushnell elite. I have had a few they do not seem to track well at all.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:06 PM
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Re: Good starter scope

Can you absolutly say the Muller will track? I would love to try one in the 25 power version but I don't want to throw 220 of a good scope down the drain. I have read all about them and they say they are Guaranteed for about everything for life.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:20 AM
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Re: Good starter scope

well i can say that all of them i have and my friends have track great that's a total of six 8.5x25x50. i have my 223 zero at 200 and shoot out to 600 all the time the only time my scope has been off was after i turned it the wrong way. after i found out what i did i turn it back down to my 200 zero and it was still on that was a total of three up and three down the mueller has a lot moa in it as well. go over to savage shooters.com and look up the reviews on it there great. i think you will be real happy with one of them i know i have been [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-10-2007, 04:09 PM
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Re: Good starter scope

If you are not against a used scope. Keep an eye on Ebay. I just bought a Weaver Tactical 4.5-14x44 for $225. They are very highly regarded and have a FFP reticle.
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