Scope Suggestions

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by justgoto, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I bought an Bushnell Elite 3200 a week ago and sent it back after it went bad on the 20th shot. Everything about the scope was satisfactory for my 30-30 except the lifespan.

    So I have been trying to find a scope or sights that will get me further than my stock iron sights have, (400 yards,) and I really have no idea how good any of the scopes are, and I don't have any clue as to what most of the sights even are.

    I was thinking that $200 would get me a halfway functional scope but I am hoping $300 is going to do the trick now.

    Does anyone know of a durable scope for $300 or less?

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    And I would like it to have a 1" tube so I can use the new scope mounts I bought for it.
     
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  2. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    Weaver Grand Slam?

    I would rather have the mil dots and the large dials but I'm not finding them.
     

  3. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    Toughest for that price? I'd say a fixed Super Sniper.
     
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    jmason Well-Known Member

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    If you want a variable power look at the Nikon buckmasters you should be able to find the 6-18x for 300 or less. It's tough to beat in a variable power in that price range.
     
  5. baldhunter

    baldhunter Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't judge all Bushnell Elites by one bad scope.All brands of scopes can fail,some more than others.I have two 4200's and two 3200's and they have been holding up well on a 300WSM,7mag and two 270Win. rifles.I think they track well,have great clarity and hold zero as good as anything in their price range.I also have a Zeiss Conquest and I really cannot say it's any better than the Elites.
     
  6. lever-hed

    lever-hed Well-Known Member

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    Burris Fullfield II- or similar - this is a solid scope, it holds up well, has great glass, and will take a pounding, I’ve had mine for a year on a sporter class rifle that I get a lot of use out of,, actually over winter I was working at the range and had the Burris FF II, and it was low light, sun had been down for a while and the dark was beginning to cut any kind of range vision, but looking thru the Burris was like looking thru a tunnel of light, I swear the light collecting ability on this thing was excellent, I could still see bullet holes at 200.

    The Bushnell 3200 should also be good too, I’m not sure what went wrong, but I know 99.5 times out of 100 that scope is rock solid. Maybe if they would have replaced it I don’t think youda had a problem from there.. but Iknow what you mean, once it goes bad, you cant get the bad taste from your mouth.

    Check out Zeiss Conquest also, may run you a few extra bucks but it’s a good scope for the price.. also heard good things on the Sightron SII.. http://swfa.com/Sightron-SII-Riflescopes-C175.aspx

    Good luck
     
  7. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    When my refund check gets here I will just buy another 3200. I am not finding any information that lends me to believe $100 more is going to buy me durability.

    I hope it was a fluke. :/
     
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    fireroad Well-Known Member

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    For $350 a nikon Monarch 4-16x42SF has clearer glass and a lifetime warranty and a great reputation on this forum. Are they as tough as Luepold? Few scopes are, but I would be willing to bet they are much tougher than the 3200.
     
  9. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I just got done ordering the same scope. Everywhere I look that scope is doing wonderful things for it's owners.

    *crosses fingers*