Need advice on Scope, Mount & Rings

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by BullBarrel, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. BullBarrel

    BullBarrel New Member

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    Hi, I'm just starting out with distance target shooting. I have a Savage 10FP on order but I'm not sure which make of Base, Rings and Scope to get. I keep reading that quality counts when it comes to the Scope, Mount and Rings. I'm not looking to spend a fortune so something that is middle of the road price wise is what I am looking for. Any suggestions would be welcomed!
     
  2. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    My two cents would be look into the vortex viper pst line If you want a mill or moa scope. I purchased one for my 300 win mag, so far I really like it and seems to be fine for me. It didn't break my budget and seems to have great reviews.
     

  3. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    The viper is a very good scope at a great price. I like Seekins rings and bases. Great features, great quality, good prices.
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to LRH and enjoy!

    If you put a dollar amount on your budget (i.e. under a $1,000), you'll get better suggestions for your consideration.

    Good luck!
     
  5. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Burris XTR Rings, EGW base 20MOA, Weaver Tactical 5-20, Viper PST, Falcon Menace, Bushnell 6-24 4200 Elite Tactical, Nikon Monarch, Millet LRS.... depends on what you are looking for. Any of the above optics will serve you well.
     
  6. diriel

    diriel Well-Known Member

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    +1 to what liltank said,

    I would add Burris Signature Zee Rings in weaver style, and an EGW Weaver style base.

    For scope you might also look at the super sniper 3x9, it is a pretty solid scope for the money. Lots of good suggestions on scopes so far.

    Gary
     
  7. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    Here are my three suggestions.
    First, lowest cost, Bushy 3200 10x mil-dot. Discontinued, but you can find used for about $150. Good reviews. Works. I have one on the way.
    Second, Buckmaster 4.5-14 mil-dot. Used for about $225. I have two. work great, I crank the crap out of the turrets, and it works. Good optics at low cost.
    Third, Viper. Hard to beat. $400 to $900 depending on model. Great optics, even better customer service. Great reviews. A PST FFP will be my next scope.
    Try to get your hands on them all and decide for yourself. Something will trip your trigger.