How much do you plan to spend on your next rifle scope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ejones338, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. ejones338

    ejones338 Well-Known Member

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    I would just like to get a feel for the number of people that are willing to drop a large amount of cash, verses the guys that get it done with a budget in mind.
     
  2. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Next scope for me: BUSHNELL ELITE 6500, 2.5X15.42 TACTICAL TURRETS, MIL DOT RETICLE. price $ 609 USD.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    What ever an NXS 5.5-22X56 plus, 20 MOA Rail and 2 sets of Nightforce mounts are going for. Seems like somewhere around $1700-$1800.
     
  4. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a NF, so I guess I know which camp that puts me in. :rolleyes:
     
  5. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    For rifles I have bought off the shelf (Remington 700's) I have spent $600 to $800 on the scope. I'm having a custom rifle built costing aprox. $3200 or so I am spending around $1600 for glass.
     
  6. ejones338

    ejones338 Well-Known Member

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    The nightforce is a B-E-A-utiful piece of work isn't it? I would certainly like a 5.5-22x56 NXS, but my wallet is to light right now.
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    As little as possible... but it must be good glass....
     
  8. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    I'll probably try one of the new VX-3's next. Then maybe an NF if I can afford it when that day comes. Clearly, just so I can be in the "cool kids camp":D.
     
  9. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Nothing, I plan on winning mine, a shiny new Swarovski Z5:D:D:rolleyes:

    Alright maybe thats a little optimistic, I try and spend as little as I can to get something that will do what I need. With that said , I'm pretty certain I'll never plunk down over $1000 for a scope (barring a lottery win) just to many things like college for the boys, retirement, and eating that get in the way.

    Chris
     
  10. ejones338

    ejones338 Well-Known Member

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    Retirement is a thing of the past isn't it? And that eating is a nasty habit that you should try quitting anyway.

    All kidding aside, I know what you mean. I make a pretty darn good living, but two kids a mortgage, etc.. You know the "responsibilities" do have to come first. Heck I'm young and trying to get my feet planted firm, so I will keep beating my head off the wall trying to find the cheaper, better scope.
     
  11. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, right at the moment my 401K would agree with that, keeping my fingers crossed though.:D

    That would probably do me some good too, at least for 10 or 15 lbs lightbulb could afford better optics:D

    Chris
     
  12. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    I have just purchased 3 VX 3's in thr last 2 months and very happy

    1 - 4.5-14 40 mm a/o Vm. reticle
    2- 4.5 - 14 40 mm Boone Cr. LR 30 mm tube sf
    Thought about the NF but don't like the weight.
    Mike
     
  13. esshup

    esshup Well-Known Member

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    When at Kirby's last year I shot a NF and a 10x Mark 4. I have a Swarovski 6x18-50 on my .257 Wby. I went with a NF 5.5x22-50 NSX Zero Stop NP1 reticle for the 7mm AM. The Mark 4 didn't have enough magnification to suit me, and the Swarovski's reticle is too thick plus it doesn't have as much adjustment as the NF. The Mark 4 was plenty good enough for 600-800 Yds, but hopefully I can stretch that a ways.