help with scope

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Irish Gar, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Irish Gar

    Irish Gar New Member

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    im loooking for advice i just bought a 308 sps remmington and need to get a scope for hunting deer i have only ever had a..22 so i have no idea were to start in chooseing a scope . any advice?:rolleyes:
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Well a bit depends on you budget, and the distance you plan to shoot.

    On a general purpose hunting gun up to LRH

    Budget Nikon Buckmaster 3x9
    That scope has pretty good turrets and would make a decent 500 yard hunting scope, just lacks paralax adjustments. Can be had in balistic plex or BDC.

    Middle Leupold vx-3 with the cds turret system in a 4x14, Or a Nikon Monarch


    High NXS, buy one and you will have it for life and can upgrade what it sits on later in life.


    Higher s&b, swaro, and all the others over 2 bills.
     

  3. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget to look over Redfield.. there price is nice as well.
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  4. alex.sevilla.98

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    I would go with either the Redfield 3-9x50 or 4-12x40 with accurange reticle. The price on the Redfield is very appealing and I hear they are manufactured in the Leupold factory. They come with a lifetime warranty same as leupold...
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the Redfield. Did comparison with Nikon, both are good scopes but for my old eyes and style of hunting /shooting, Redfield is my preference.

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    Price is not too shabby either.

    (C&P - excerpt from an article)

    The original Denver, Colorado based Redfield shut down in 1998 after a string of environmental problems. The Redfield name is now owned by former competitor Leupold, the name was passed around from optics company to optics company for the past decade. For a while they were essentially higher end Weaver scopes, made in Japan.

    For 2010 Leupold has reintroduced Redfield scopes in the new Revolution lineup, re-using some old Redfield terminology like Illuminator to describe the lenses. The new scopes are one piece, the MSRP is quite close to the selling price (unlike Leupold's VX-III scopes), and they are priced in the same range as Leupold's VX-I scopes. Lenses are multicoated, not fully multicoated, meaning a combination Multicoated lens or lenses (usually the external ones) and single coated. One unique Redfield feature is the Accu-Range Reticle, for ranging and lost distance shooting. Leupold is offering a lifetime warrany on their Redfield optics products (but not Electronics). Time will tell if these are good scopes, but they now come from a company with a solid reputation for both products and service.


    The 2010 introductory lineup consists of 2-7x33mm, 3-9x40mm, 3-9x50mm, and 4-12x40mm scopes.


    Good luck!

    Ed
     
  6. bbradford71

    bbradford71 Member

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    can the redfield hold up to the recoil of a 300 win mag like the leupold can?
     
  7. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, they can handle recoil quite well, remember Redfield is out of the Leupold stable.
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  8. Irish Gar

    Irish Gar New Member

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    Thanks for the help with the scope everyone but my friend has bought me a leupold only problem i dont know which one it is as he bought it in the states and brought it home yesterday but he had to take all the packaging off or he would of had to pay tax in dublin so i have no idea what scope i have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:d
     
  9. bb204

    bb204 Well-Known Member

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    Look on the gold ring on the bell. It will be marked as to what it is.
     
  10. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

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    After about a dozen guinness they will all look the same anyway,cheers and good luck with your setup.
     
  11. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    The Scopes today are not like the ones back 20+ years ago. I use Burris and have had no problems, Nikon is another, along with pentex..The Redfield was good long ago and I am sure they are even better today..2x7x40, 4x40, 3x9x40..I like a large parelex, I hunt swamps I need the light.