First focal plane scope advice needed

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Luckoverskill, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Luckoverskill

    Luckoverskill New Member

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    I need to get a new scope for my remington 700 30-06. Have been thinking of trying a first focal plane scope. Would like to stay under $500 if possible. Any advice on brands and reticle style would be appreciated. I want this gun to be versatile for close in or long range shots on a variety of game. Thanks.
     
  2. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    I think you need to either adjust your budget, or adjust your needs. Quality ffp scopes do not sell for 500 even used
     

  3. Luckoverskill

    Luckoverskill New Member

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    Thanks
     
  4. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Hay there is a Horus vision raptor in the for sale section right now for 500$ It fits the bill and its 50% off retail. I need you to buy it so I don't have to look at it anymore cause I ant got no cash to buy it.
     
  5. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    I've had a FFP Falcon for several years. It was on a 7mm Mag for several hundred rounds, a .308 AR for several hundred rounds, and is now on my son's .308 bolt gun. I have dialed the turrets up and down hundreds of times with no issues. So far I've got my $400 worth out of it.
     
  6. Luckoverskill

    Luckoverskill New Member

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    Thanks.
     
  7. dust

    dust Well-Known Member

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    Primary Arms, Falcon Menace, and MidwayUSA special BSA 4-14 FFP are your only choices that I know of.
     
  8. Scot E

    Scot E Well-Known Member

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    SWFA's SS 3-9 is $599 but would fit the bill nicely and is a really good way to get info FFP as it is tough as nails, has very repeatable turrets and has a pretty decent reticle to boot. On an '06 it is all the power you need for LR shooting IMO.

    Also, don't forget a fixed power scope as an options too. You can learn the concepts of FFP but get into a scope for much cheaper. Bushnells 10x and SWFA has a bunch of them.

    Also, the used section here and on the hide is a good place to find good used scopes for a great price. You have to be patient but there are some great deals there. Just do me a favor and look at the post counts on some for sale items. I love how guys will have 3 posts and want you to trust them with your money! Most are trustworthy but there are some scams out there and it seems even more here.

    HTH,





    Scot E.