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Unread 06-16-2003, 11:17 PM
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Re: I\'m new. Looking for opinions...

Your philosophy is a good one. I would suggest you look through as many scopes as possible. Brands like Bushnell Elite, Leupold, IOR, Burris, Nikon and Pentax are all excellent scopes. However, how the glass looks to you matters.

I wear glasses and find certain brands to work better for my eyes. I love the Bushnell Elite 4200 series of scopes and for my eyes are better then anything looked at so far. For some of my friends, they see through Leuppy better.

Upper end scopes all work well. The decision should balance price and what you see.

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Unread 06-26-2003, 12:22 PM
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Re: I\'m new. Looking for opinions...

I have to throw my .02 in with the Burris 4-16. If you shop around you can get one for $350ish. Spend the saved $ on bedding (or aftermarket pillar bedded stock) & trigger if you have it to part with. Savages can be remarkably accurate with a little TLC.
If (for some unknown reason) the 16x top end isn't high enough for you. Consider the Sightron 6-25. Optics are excelent and the price is in the same ball park. I got mine on sale for $300 a few months back and still can't believe the clarity compaired to even my Burris. .243 bullet holes @ 250 yards are easy to see if there's minimal mirrage.
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Unread 06-26-2003, 01:30 PM
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Re: I\'m new. Looking for opinions...

I recently bought the new Leupold VX2, 6-18, fine duplex, with target knobs. The scope was all of $430.00. They have multi coat 4 on the outside glass, which is a little improvement over the older VX2's. Mine works great. It is super clear, crisp, not to big, and tracks well. I dont think you could go wrong with whatever you choose, as long as its a good quality scope.
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