optics between $300.00 -- $500.00

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by tac16, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. tac16

    tac16 New Member

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    Does anybody have suggestions on a good optic between $300.00 to $500.00? shooting .308 at ranges out to 900yds. like the bushnell elite series.
     
  2. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Also look at Falcon and Super Sniper. Both have much more adjustment.
     

  3. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    The SS is a good scope, I'd look at it.
     
  4. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I just got done sending back a Bushnell Elite 3200. All I heard was great things about them... mine did work pretty well for 20 shots.
     
  5. Iowaboy

    Iowaboy Well-Known Member

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    I'm impressed with my Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50. And now they even have a $50 rebate on them!
     
  6. Russ Hatch

    Russ Hatch Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the Viper.
     
  7. kansas45

    kansas45 Well-Known Member

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    Check here Wonders Optics I've been useing the 4-14X50 Wonders up to 600 yds & am very happy with it.
     
  8. rc2125

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    Very happy with the falcon 4-14 ffp I got a couple months back. Used about every weekend, up and down to 1k, works excellent!
     
  9. kansas45

    kansas45 Well-Known Member

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    rc2125, I've been thinking about a Falcon Menace 4.5-18x56 ML16 IR It is good to know that you like your Falcon so much.
     
  10. Topshot

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    Its the 900 yards part that makes your choice difficult for that much money.

    If you are going to dial up and down at all ranges between 100 yards and 900 yards then I think sooner or later you are going to have trouble with any scope in that price range.

    You will definately need to check your scope turret settings from what they read to what is true.

    I would sugest that you get a scope with some sort of ballistic type reticle and use it in combination with some standardised scope dial settings.

    I would pick scope settings of 10MOA, 20 MOA and 30MOA. Go to the 100 yard range and fire four groups on a large sheet of paper. One group on your zero setting then three more at the settings listed above.

    This exercise will calibrate these settings for field use. You can then use your ballistic reticle for ranges in between without using any other dial settings.

    There are two other advantages of using this method. One is that it can be easily repeated any time you are at the range, to confirm that your scope is still in calibration and the second is that it will check your rifle to see if any cant is present in your set up.

    When shooting the four groups, you may like to fire one shot at each setting, then go back to your zero setting and start again. You can repeat this three or five times depending on if you want three or five shot groups. Doing it this way will also check the repeatability of your scope.
     
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  11. Ring

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    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    "Ring" but the turrets were a bit "wobbly"


    You have got to be kidding me! They may have the best warranty on Earth but thats not the sort of scope that I would be recommending to anyone.
     
  13. Ring

    Ring Well-Known Member

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    by "wobble", i meen about 1mm of play, not a huge issue if it dont effect the zero, more of just a anoyance