90% of the performance, half the price?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by bwaites, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    I understand that between $1000-2000 dollars, Nightforce probably rules the roost, and I really DO want a Nightforce, but right now, I have to find a way to be more cost effective.

    I have a new 7mm WSM coming, (thanks to Joel Russo), and I need a scope that gives me 90% of what the Nightforces do, but I want it to cost no more than $1000, preferably not more than $750.

    It must be at least a 5-20 power, and preferably 6-24. My eyes are getting old.

    I know, I know, you get what you pay for, but there has to be a limit somewhere, and right now, that is mine!

    As the price approaches $1000, I think I would just as soon say "forget it" I'll save a while longer and get the NF.

    BUT....I have a long range shoot coming in April, and I want to have the Rifle and scope ready, and there is NO WAY I can come up with NF money by then.

    So lend a hand, lend some experience and wisdom, and help me out!!!

    Bill
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    For $750 or under and 6-24 magnification with good glass and reliable clicks, I would say S-3 Sightron.
     

  3. Nape.270

    Nape.270 Well-Known Member

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    I vote SIII I have read a lot on them and that is what I have settled on
    going to order one at the end of the mounth.
     
  4. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at the Clearidge Ultra 5.5x22.5x50 from the Optics Zone, well worth the price.

    Chris
     
  5. topwater225

    topwater225 Well-Known Member

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    Your criteria screams Sightron SIII 6-24X50!!!!
     
  6. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    The Sightron SIII was high on my list, I'm glad to hear others like it too! Is it available with target type turrets, or only covered?

    Keep 'em coming guys!!

    Bill
     
  7. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    I've had a Sightron sIII 6-24X50 for a few years now and it has performed great. It has been on a 6BR and a 338 Lapua Improved and has held zero and tracks well. So far -No problems. Glass is very clear
    It also has a lifetime warranty and customer service is awesome.
    Make sure you get a 20 moa base if you want to shoot to 1000yds since it doesn't have the adjustment range of a NF.
    They have target turrets with screw on covers.
     
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  8. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!!! Joel has installed a 20moa base, so I'm just trying to figure out the scope! Everyone has been a big help!!
     
  9. BIG MICK

    BIG MICK Active Member

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    6x24 x 50 bushnell 4200 elite easily the best 0f the jap scopes only downside is it needs a bit more elevation adjustment 20 moa rail and its great ,they have been in the optics game way before sightron was ever dreamt up.
     
  10. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Big Mick, I've looked at the Bushnell Elites, also. I like them, but have heard some complaints of tracking issues.

    I like to support those who support the site, so who is my best Sightron dealer?
     
  11. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    $600.....Clearidge optics. In my eyes well worth the money. I'd put them right in line with Zeiss glass. Not to mention Jon is a sponser here.
     
  12. Magnumdude

    Magnumdude Well-Known Member

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    $600 for a Zeiss scope! Wow!
     
  13. dmgreene

    dmgreene Well-Known Member

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    What about the Nikon Monarch 6x24? There used to be a lot of talk on here about the Nikon's but I haven't heard much lately. I haven't had any experience with them myself but the ones that I have looked through looked pretty good but I don't know how good they are mechanically. Price is in the $500 range.

    David
     
  14. BIG MICK

    BIG MICK Active Member

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    Yeh i dont think you will go wrong with any of the scopes mentioned dont know anything about clearidge optics, havent seen them in this country yet. I had the bushnell on my 300 rum it was flawless very clear glass. Sold that rifle complete to a mate now built an edge bought the same scope for it cheers mick.