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Old 10-03-2010, 05:14 AM
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help with scope

im loooking for advice i just bought a 308 sps remmington and need to get a scope for hunting deer i have only ever had a..22 so i have no idea were to start in chooseing a scope . any advice?
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:52 AM
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Re: help with scope

Well a bit depends on you budget, and the distance you plan to shoot.

On a general purpose hunting gun up to LRH

Budget Nikon Buckmaster 3x9
That scope has pretty good turrets and would make a decent 500 yard hunting scope, just lacks paralax adjustments. Can be had in balistic plex or BDC.

Middle Leupold vx-3 with the cds turret system in a 4x14, Or a Nikon Monarch


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Old 10-03-2010, 03:17 PM
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Re: help with scope

Don't forget to look over Redfield.. there price is nice as well.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:37 PM
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Re: help with scope

I would go with either the Redfield 3-9x50 or 4-12x40 with accurange reticle. The price on the Redfield is very appealing and I hear they are manufactured in the Leupold factory. They come with a lifetime warranty same as leupold...
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:08 AM
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Re: help with scope

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I would go with either the Redfield 3-9x50 or 4-12x40 with accurange reticle. The price on the Redfield is very appealing and I hear they are manufactured in the Leupold factory. They come with a lifetime warranty same as leupold...
Another vote for the Redfield. Did comparison with Nikon, both are good scopes but for my old eyes and style of hunting /shooting, Redfield is my preference.



Price is not too shabby either.

(C&P - excerpt from an article)

The original Denver, Colorado based Redfield shut down in 1998 after a string of environmental problems. The Redfield name is now owned by former competitor Leupold, the name was passed around from optics company to optics company for the past decade. For a while they were essentially higher end Weaver scopes, made in Japan.

For 2010 Leupold has reintroduced Redfield scopes in the new Revolution lineup, re-using some old Redfield terminology like Illuminator to describe the lenses. The new scopes are one piece, the MSRP is quite close to the selling price (unlike Leupold's VX-III scopes), and they are priced in the same range as Leupold's VX-I scopes. Lenses are multicoated, not fully multicoated, meaning a combination Multicoated lens or lenses (usually the external ones) and single coated. One unique Redfield feature is the Accu-Range Reticle, for ranging and lost distance shooting. Leupold is offering a lifetime warrany on their Redfield optics products (but not Electronics). Time will tell if these are good scopes, but they now come from a company with a solid reputation for both products and service.


The 2010 introductory lineup consists of 2-7x33mm, 3-9x40mm, 3-9x50mm, and 4-12x40mm scopes.


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Old 10-12-2010, 01:18 AM
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Re: help with scope

can the redfield hold up to the recoil of a 300 win mag like the leupold can?
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:34 PM
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Yep, they can handle recoil quite well, remember Redfield is out of the Leupold stable.
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