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Old 12-13-2013, 01:55 AM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

Yea, I have a couple of Mueller 4-12x40 Diamondbacks, they are a smaller in size which I like for my CZ rifles...
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:52 AM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

Absolute best buy in a scope right now: Nikon 6-18X Buckmaster @ Midway USA. $229 for multi-plex reticle, a little more for the BDC and dot FCH. I have the mil-dot model and it's a very good scope for the money; side focus to boot! Good glass; only gripe would be the restricted "tunnel vision" sensation, but no deal-breaker for an all-around good/very good package.
Still had some left last time I checked.
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:31 PM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

The Nikon Buckmaster 6-18 does have significant loss of sight picture with a very small movement of the head.

However, it has 1/8 minute clicks, sunshade, and a scope cover. I went with the mil-dot version which I prefer, but not sure if they are still available.

Chuck
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:02 PM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

I ment that to be the Vortex Diamond-Back 4-12x40, if you looking for a smaller frame scope for around 200.00 on sale..
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:39 PM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

I have shot a bunch of prairie dogs using a Cooper 57 M LVT 17 HMR rifle with a Burris 4.5 -14 AO Full Field II scope. I like the scope set at 14 X . I m not up on current brand scopes but I would not go over 16 X power scope for a 17 HMR rifle. At 50 yards the field of view is somewhat limited.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:29 AM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

Sightron S-III with the LRMOA reticle. I like the 8-32x56. I would rather have the power if I decide to need it than not have it at all.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:50 PM
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Re: varmint scope suggestions

Thumbs. did you mean MILLET scopes? They are owned buy Bushnell now and all made in China but are good "medium quality" scopes.

My favorite Millet scopes have mil-mil reticles. I may put one on my new Ruger American 22-250 rifle.

Burris has much more expensive XTR II scopes that are mil-mil.

Personally I will now only buy mil-mil scopes after using my Bushnell ERS 3.5-21 X50 scope with H 59 reticle.
MOA is a thing of the past for me.
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