Good Riflescopes for under $450

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by midnightmalloy, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    I want to see if there are any of you out there that can recomend a riflescope with target or tactical knobs that has a mildot reticle and is in the 4-16, 5-15 or 4.5-14 power range all for under $450? i prefer 40mm tubes but definatly under 50mm if possible. thanks for your help.
     
  2. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Nikon makes a good scope called a buckmaster that is 6.5x18 with target turrets and
    side focus that has the mill dot retical for arround $300.00+ and Burris makes some good
    tough scopes in that range ( 300 to 400.00).

    J E CUSTOM
     
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  4. Wildhog

    Wildhog Well-Known Member

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    I have a Clearidge ultra xp 4x14x40 AO I bought from Jon at optic zone. Very nice scope. Good glass, tracks good. I was told they are made in the Bushnell factory and have the 4200 glass in them. Very nice scope for a very good price. I really like mine.
     
  5. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    THANKS GUYS! ive been looking at a bushnell 3200 5-15x40 mil dot with target turrets. they are around $380. what do you think?
     
  6. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    you can get a Vortex Viper 6-20x44 scope right now for 400. that's with the mil-dot reticle. a target dot is 280 at swfa. have heard nothing but good things about these scopes.
     
  7. No Quarter

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  8. huffmanite

    huffmanite Well-Known Member

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    Agree with No Quarter on checking out the Nitrex TR2s at Natchez.....just type in Nitrex TR2 in their search box....they'll come up.

    Nitrex TR2 is same as Weaver Super Slam scope and the TR1 is a Grand Slam. Nitrex and Weaver both owned by ATK.

    Got a TR2 3-15X42 SF with target turrets a few weeks ago from Natchez. Total price after shipping and taking advantage of Nitrex $100 Rebate was $218. Heck of a price for a scope that Retailed for $575. Other reticles in this model are about $30 higher.

    Higher power Nitrex TR2 ($100 rebate) and TR1 ($50 rebate) scopes available. These Nitrex at Natchez are discontinued models with discounted prices.

    At private range I'm a member, I've had some serious experienced shooters/hunters who pretty much only buy Leopold, Burris, sightron, Zeiss and ect. view through my TR2 for their opinion on its glass and scope's features. none had a negative comment about scope, thought glass was very good.....comparable to any of their scopes. One guy summed up what rest of guys said about scope with words. "If this scope holds up, has no internal problems, then it is a heck of a scope for a heck of a price." Warranty on Nitrex is one year over the counter exchange.....life time warranty to buyer. If a problem with scope develops, it is sent to same place you'd send a Weaver.

    However, tube diameter on these scopes are 1 inch. Think only their Tactical scopes have a 30mm tube and none of these are discontinued.
     
  9. D.A.T.

    D.A.T. Well-Known Member

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    sir,
    you might look at the votex line as they are on sale,i have one and it rocks!i sold my leupold so i can get another one.also burris fullfield has some excellent scopes that are built tough have excellent light transmisson and a rock solid warrenty.bushnell CS sucks as their warrenty work.nikon buckmaster is also an excellent scope.
    jmho.good luck in your choice
     
  10. wyoming styer

    wyoming styer New Member

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    Try the SUPER SNIPER 16 power. 30mm tube rear or side focus, mill dot. I have four 16 power and two 20 power scopes and they are tough and track great! the 16 power seems a little more clear. They were a navy sniper contract scope that i understand tasco built useing parts from other scope makers. They run around 300.00 and mine have never failed me.
     
  11. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    Vortex Viper 6-20x44 scope at optics planet on special 279.00. Very happy with my viper.
     
  12. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    well i worked in the armory for naval special warfare for a while in the not to distant past and NEVER saw these scopes. all they were using were nightforce. they actually had a pile from the floor to my waist of "old" leupold mk-4 scopes that they were tossing out. just wanted to throw that in since it seems everyone wants to market that there products are used by navy seals or whatever. sorry it just hit a cord. i think i hear that all too much with all types of gear. thanks for the suggestion though i will chech it out. just dont believe everything you hear.
     
  13. wyoming styer

    wyoming styer New Member

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    midnight, i got these scopes from SWFA. log on to there sight and i believe they have the story of the super sniper there. i'm not a salesman i'm a retired postal worker.ha!:)