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Old 06-17-2009, 05:51 PM
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what scope to buy

I am new to the sport.i am looking for a scope in the 300-400 price range.I will be installing this on a 243.I am looking for a scope with a regular retical and hand adjustable turrets that can go back to zero.around a 4-16 range power,tube size don't madder.any input would help.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:20 PM
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Re: what scope to buy

eric,
I recently bought a Nikon Buckmaster 6-18X40 for $315.00 out the door, and am well pleased with it. I have had zero problems dialing from 0-650 yds. So far it has maintained its zero while taking the abuse of my .300WinMag with stout 180-190gn loads. It can be had with the "regular" duplex reticle, comes with two sets of elevation/windage knobs, 4" sunshade and parallex adjustment on the side.
My .243 Win70 HVB has a Nikon Monarch 6.5-20X44 and my 7mmRM Rem700P has a Leupold VariX-III 4.5-14X40 and the BuckMaster is just as clear and as solid as these two are for a little less money.
MidwayUSA was running a sale on them for 299.99. May still be going on. JohnnyK.
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:41 PM
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In that price range the Nikon Monarch is the best I have found. I just got seven in yesterday and two of those are in 4-16 with duplex reticles. If you want one of those I will ship it to you for $345. They are all still in the factory sealed boxes. Most of my business was in Leupolds for years. Now it is Nikon Monarchs.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:58 AM
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Have you considered a Vortex?
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:59 AM
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Re: what scope to buy

From what I've read on the Vortex and my personal experience with Nikon I can't disagree with any one of these posts.

By the way welcome to LRH!
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:47 PM
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Re: what scope to buy

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I am new to the sport.i am looking for a scope in the 300-400 price range.I will be installing this on a 243.I am looking for a scope with a regular retical and hand adjustable turrets that can go back to zero.around a 4-16 range power,tube size don't madder.any input would help.
i would look at a leupold vx II in 6-18 with target knobs very good scope in that price range clear and comes in fine duplex or their ballistic reticle as well
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:47 PM
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Re: what scope to buy

Nikon Buckmaster 4-12x50 (have 1 on my 243, hasnt failed me)
nikon monarch 4-12x42
nikon Monarch 4-16x50 (Have 1 on my 7mag or 300 win mag, havent decided yet. AWESOME scope)
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