.243 Win Scope??

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by firme67, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. firme67

    firme67 New Member

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    Looking for suggestions for a good scope (& magnification reccommendation) for my Savage BTH .243, gun will be used to hunt deer and coyote with shots up to 350 yds. I have a .223 Vanguard with a Nikon ProStaff 3x9-40 w/BDC that I really like. However, I would like a little higher quality scope for the .243. Up for consideration right now is the Nikon Monarchs & Redfield Revolutions. Would like to here all your ideas. Would like to keep scope/rings/mounts under $475. Thanks.
     
  2. 1bamashooter

    1bamashooter Well-Known Member

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    Vortex Viper.
     

  3. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    We have a winner
     
  4. jmoney

    jmoney Member

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    Im curious as to what mag range you guys would recommend for using a 243 out to maybe 450 yards max. I have a 243 that I use for deer and the optic is fixed mag, very old, and screaming for an update.
     
  5. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    It kind of depends on you minimum range, but 4-12 is a good place to start refining for your needs
     
  6. jmoney

    jmoney Member

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    typically, 50 yds is the closest I get
     
  7. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    I tend towards 4-16s. Seems just right for most things.
     
  8. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    look at the 2x10 monarch. The redfield isnt a step up from your prostaff. Another good choise would be a vx2 3x9 leupold. The 3x9 ziess conquests have been around lately on sale at about the same price and would be another good choise. Any of those can be found for around 300 bucks. Going to a 4x12 is a pretty big step up in cost and for 350 yard shooting at something the size of a coyote the extra power isnt needed. I have one vortex scope and its a 2x7 viper and it compares favorably to the leupold and nikons too. About any arguements between those brands is more based on personal predudice and brand loyalty then actual performance.