a quality scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ishootkittens, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, im looking for a quality scope for under 350 dollars. I really want a 4-12X42,44, but nothing over 50. I have looked at some leupolds but damn they are expensive and I dont think that the Vx-i are a quality scope just from some of the reviews I have read. Any idea's on a good quality scope.

    i want to put it on a .270wsm so I want the kind of magnification to help me be accurate when i reach out and touch something!

    Thanks in advance guys!
     
  2. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    Your criteria screams NIKON. Most of which have limited adjustment but great optics. Bushnell's 3200 5-15x40 has the same limited adjustments.
     

  3. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    I was actually on their website and I really like their scopes... I dont really like the side focus tho... i dont want to be fooling around with the scope trying to get a clear picture when a deer goes walking right by...
     
  4. Code4

    Code4 Well-Known Member

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    The VX-1 and VX-11 are built with 47yo technology. Anything over 10x really needs an A.O.

    I bought a VXIIc 4-12x40 AO second hand from a prominent on-line trading company. Then sent it back to Leupold to fit click adjustment turrets and service the scope which cost less than US$100. Total cost was less than new. I have it on my .223.

    It maybe an option for you.
     
  5. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    sounds good too.. hmmm... for a .270wsm i definately want something that will allow me to see at 400 yards... i just dont think 10X is enough ya know! I guess I wil have to get an A.O. after all.. i just dont like a scope you have to twist 25 knobs before you can see what your shooting at!
     
  6. ScottB

    ScottB Well-Known Member

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    Got to say I really like the speed with a side focus optic over trying to twist the frontend objective to focus the optic. If you've never used this side focus feature before, I guess I can understand being scared(lack of a better word only) of it.

    Run down to the local gun shop and try one out before you try talking yourself out of one.......




    Scott
     
  7. bates132

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    i own several Nikons with side focus, and have NEVER had to adjust for a single shot. Just set it at about 200 yds, and make sure the eyepeice focused in and you wont have to touch it
     
  8. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    hmmm... your all probably right.. im just a little hesitant about buying one..I just dont want to have to adjust and adjust and adjust but I guess ill have to go on down to the gun store and take a look at one! Thanks fellas.. a nikon it is.
     
  9. Redtail204

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    Here is a great scope for the money they are on sale now but are going fast the 3-15x 50mm would be a perfect match for your 270WSM and you will get better use of low light with the 50mm objective over a 40mm. I just picked one up and have been very happy with its low light capabilities at dawn and dusk...very bright and clear. Better than the Nikon's I was looking at just prior to purchasing it.....

    For $209.00 how can you go wrong?

    Nitrex TR Two 3-15X50mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish TrexPlex Reticle - Natchez Shooters Supplies TR Two 3-15X50mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish TrexPlex Reticle
     
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  10. ishootkittens

    ishootkittens Well-Known Member

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    wow, buddy, you just made my decision that much harder. That is a nice scope and I love that its a weaver. Damnit!

    I really like the 40mm objective but that 50mm doesnt look as tacky as some as the other HUGE objective lenses.
     
  11. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    I personally like the side focus for the same reason you mention. I don't like moving the objective bell to focus or relieve parallax.