$800.00 bucks and not a cent more

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Iron Worker, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    What is better,Pentex 8x32 light seeker 30MM or Leapold 8.5 x 25 30MM.I have a B&L Elite 4200 6x24.At 500 yds squirrles look like dots.Now if its a cool day[no mirage] will Pentexes 32 power help me out? I've heard that one scope of 12 power is not the same as another scopes 12 power,is this true? Is there an "Industry standard"? [​IMG] Night Force man thats $1,400 bucks,forget it!!!!
     
  2. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    the benchrest nightforce is a great scope and cheaper.
     

  3. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Hey Kitcoltoutlaw I've never herd of a Night force scope for less than $1,000 [​IMG]
     
  4. D.P.

    D.P. Well-Known Member

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    Cheaper only $1,398! [​IMG] couldn't resist
     
  5. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with a IOR for that amount of cash.
    A used NF BR model may run around $800, but the cheapest I have ever seen online is about a grand, new...sakofan..But, Ive been wrong before. [​IMG]
     
  6. kidcoltoutlaw

    kidcoltoutlaw Well-Known Member

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    Iron Worker your right a little over 1,000 .hard to find even a used one.i have one on a 50 bmg and it works great.
     
  7. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

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    ...go with the Leupold 8.5-25x30mm...you'll be very impressed...
     
  8. lynn

    lynn Well-Known Member

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    Ironworker
    If you go to www.benchrest.com and click on the classifieds there is a 5.5-22 Nightforce for $900.
    Lynn
     
  9. Bluebeemer

    Bluebeemer Well-Known Member

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    Since i am always interested in a bargain on NF scopes, I went to the above website. What impressed me more than the NF, was the NIB Leupold 6.5-20 Vari-X III M1 Tactical for $792. I don't think you will miss the extra 5X on a quality scope like this. My problem with 32X is additional mirage and smaller exit pupil. My NF 8-32 is very seldom above 22X since this is where the NP1-RR reticle works. Good luck ... Mike
     
  10. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Good points about mirage and higher power settings, Mike...sakofan..
     
  11. Pete Lincoln

    Pete Lincoln Well-Known Member

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    now i am of the opinion that one should buy a decent scope, if you spend an extra $500 on a scope today you won't notice the cach missing out of your wallet in 8 months time but you will notice that you bought a chap scope every time you look through the thing. Having said that, take a look at the Zeiss Conquest line of scopes, they have a lot of features, great glass and are reasonably priced, the only disadvantage bieng the 1inch scope tube.
    Pete
     
  12. PvtJoker

    PvtJoker New Member

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    Has a Nightforce Benchrest (not NXS) 3.5-15X56 on sale right now for $749.00.