best tac scope <$300

nvr2far

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im starting out, getting tired of outs hooting my Browning Longtrac .270 and removing the caps to adjust elevation so i sold it to get "the set up" with a $1000 budget, and the Remington vs Savage debate, Remington SPS Tac. has won me.but optics are still in question,so i need advice, looking at around $300 for scope(no fixed power).
 

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Just asking, but are you saying you sold your scope because you were tired of taking off the caps to adjust? Why not just leave them off?

$300...new???...Tactical...reliable...kinda screams Nikon Buckmaster (4.5-14 or 6-18) with mildot. But it does have those pesky turret caps (that can be left off).
 

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Welcome to LRH and enjoy!

I too agree with Bravo 4 ... esp. the cap issue. But let me stir up the pot a little, if you've gun with Savage, you'll have more $$$ for a better choice in $copes. :D:rolleyes::)
 

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Welcome to LRH and enjoy!

I too agree with Bravo 4 ... esp. the cap issue. But let me stir up the pot a little, if you've gun with Savage, you'll have more $$$ for a better choice in $copes. :D:rolleyes::)
I too agree with Bravo 4... esp. the cap issue. But let me stir down the pot a little, if he would have gone with a Savage and he could shooot the moon ,then he would have still had Just a savage:D

Remington all the waaaaay:)

Bigbuck
 

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nvr2far,
Like the others said, just leave the caps in the truck. Look at the Nikon BuckMaster. I have the 6-18 with target dot mounted on my .300WinMag and it is precise to at least 650yds. I have not shot it any farther, yet. Midway frequently has them on sale.
If you get the Nikon, they come with two sets of knobs. One set fits nicely under the screw on caps, the other set is bigger and does not. They even provide the allen wrench! JohnnyK.
 

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I also almost went with the Nikon but I got to looking and with the 1/8th click you have like 5MOA per rev I think, the WOTAC has 15 MOA in one spin, 30mm tube with 50mm Obj for just over 300 bones with dead accurate tracking. The WOtac is MOA/MOA or MILL/MOA.
 

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Nokon makes some pretty good scopes for less than you'd expect.
Just don't buy an Osprey International. I bought one at a gunshow and parts started to fall off of it. They won't give your money back so they just keep sending you *** scopes until you give up.
 

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Try the Leapers accushot. I have a couple for shooting squirrels and they are really clear for the money. Cheaper than dirt has them as well as Midway.
My brother had one on his Sendoro 300 win mag for a couple years waiting for enough money for a Nightforce. He shot some really good groups and it didn't ever seem to loose zero even with the recoil of the 300.
 

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For just a pinch more you could get a used Falcon Menace w/ Front Focal Plane. Pretty good optics and positive clicks on adjustments. Side Focus and mil-line reticle. Seems like the obvious choice for a good scope on a budget.
Or any used Nikon with their reliability and great customer service.
 

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I have a Falcon Menace and believe it to be pretty darn good considering all you get for the money. I didn't bring it up because 1/3 the price over his budget doesn't seem like a pinch to me.
 

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No contest to argue about a new Falcon. But they can be had for $350 used if you're patient. I'm upgrading soon and I'll have one for sale for that price here in the next week or so. 4-14x44, ML16 Ret., mil/mil etc....
 

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I too agree with Bravo 4... esp. the cap issue. But let me stir down the pot a little, if he would have gone with a Savage and he could shooot the moon ,then he would have still had Just a savage:D

Remington all the waaaaay:)

Bigbuck
Maybe so, but they kick arse ....

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Savage rocks!

Thanks for playing. :)
 

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Yep the Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40 (target dot) would be the way to go. I also own the 4.5-14x40 (mil-dot). I like the 6-18 even with the 1/8 inch click. I can get 50.1 MOA up and 9 MOA below my zero. My 300WSM has 20MOA base and 10MOA in the rings (Burris signature Z rings). That is with a 200 yard zero. You actually get 6 MOA per rotation. Clicks are very repeatable to zero.

Another to look at would be the 5-15x40. It is reasonably priced. Glass is good and so far it is proving itself as a good scope.

Tank
 

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