Decent scope under $300

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  1. SixGun

    SixGun New Member

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    I just purchased a Savage 16FCSS 223 to hunt coyotes. I need a scope (4-16X50?) to mount on the gun, any recommendations?gun)
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Bushnell 3200 5-15x40 with tactical turrets. I really liked mine. Decent glass. Nice clicks.

    I'd also look around for a Weaver Grand Slam.
     

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    geargrinder...can you provide a link of some sort for your scope? I'm looking at the Bushnell website and sure can't seem to find it.
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Here is this scope # and specifications but not the picture they are showing. They have the wrong picture on it.

    Bushnell Outdoor Products





    Here is a picture of the scope on my Savage 112.

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  5. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

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    Burris Fullfield Tactical 4.5-14x42mm. Great scope!!

    Good Luck!!
     
  6. MTdogs

    MTdogs New Member

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    If you're just wanting to hunt coyotes with it, I would go with a 3-9 Leupold VX-II

    Go for the higher magnification if you plan to shoot prairie dogs at longer ranges
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at the Nikon Buckmaster series. I have two and love'em.

    Tank
     
  8. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    Whatever you do don't buy a centerpoint, every time I go hunting I have to rezero mine.
     
  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Ummmmmmmm I see a cheap tasco, bushnell or simmons in your future.:D Seriously you should maybe look into something else. I would hate to have to re-zero everytime I went out.

    Respectfully,
    Tank
     
  10. cabelas90

    cabelas90 Well-Known Member

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    Well it would be nice:rolleyes: but its usualy only 2 or 3 inches left or right key word there is only:D
     
  11. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    sixgun,
    I just bought a Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40 and I am impressed to say the least. I tried it out at 560yds on my 112BVSS in .300WM and it tracks great. I ran it up 7MOA (300yd zero), back .5MOA and put 3 180gn Ballistic Tips in 3.6". Not too shabby for a $300.00 scope and a $500.00 used rifle. I actually like it better than my Leupold Vari-X III that I have on my 700P in 7mmRM. It's a 4.5-14X40 and has heavy duplex. JohnnyK.
     
  12. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I have the 6-18X40 Buckmaster on my 300 wsm. It has the target dot. I like the turrrets on it as well. Nice little scopes.

    Tank
     
  13. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    liktank,
    Same scope (target dot) that I have and thinking about getting another! JohnnyK.
     
  14. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    +1 Me too!

    Have you maxed out the Elevation yet? Just wondering how far it will shoot.