Help me pick a new scope.

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by HNDLDR, Jun 11, 2019.


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  1. HNDLDR

    HNDLDR Well-Known Member

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    I’m looking for variable power, first focal plain scope with a top end of 20x to 25x. It’s going to go on a X-bolt in 25-06. The rifle is used for hunting deer and coyotes, as far as my ability allows. This is my favorite rifle to shoot so it sees target use also. It will be used along side a sig Kilo 2400ABS.
    I want good repeatability in the adjustments. I’m trying to stay around $1000 mark. I’ve been looking at the Burris Veracity line and the Vortex Viper line but I’m completely open to your suggestions on your favorite. Don’t forget to tell me why they’re your favorite as I have limited experience buying this kind of optics and I have lots to learn.
     
  2. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Official LRH Sponsor

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    Have you considered the Athlon Ares ETR?
    FEATURES
    • ED Glass: Extra Low Dispersion glass significantly reduces chromatic aberration giving you an utmost bright and sharp image with true color reproduction.
    • Illuminated Reticle: The illuminated reticle provides greater visibility during dusk and dawn and other low ambient light environment.
    • First Focal Plane Reticle: First focal plane reticle stays valid at all power settings allowing you to fully utilize the specially designed reticle that shrinks or grows along with your target as you zoom in or out. The reticle offers quick target engagement at low power while offering precise holdover positions with finer details.
    • Etched Glass Reticle: Reticle etched on the glass that provides excellent backing support for complex reticle design and offers great durability and much higher shock resistance to recoil
    • Advanced Fully Multicoated: Fully Multicoated optics effectively reduces reflected light and increases the transmission of light giving you a brighter image than normal single coated lenses
    • XPL Coating: XPL Coating gives you an extra protection on the exterior lenses from dirt, oil and scratches or anything else mother nature can throw at you.
    • Precision Zero Stop System: The system allows you to lock down your zero position and dial back to it with a sharp and precise stop right at your zero mark even you are turning it in pitch-dark or blind folded.
    • Locking Windage Turret: This Locking Feature allows you to push down to lock the turret and pull up to turn. This feature prevents the windage knob from being turned accidentally and keeps your zero all the time.
    • High Precision Erector System: The high precision erector system processed by high precision CNC machine with +/- 0.0001mm tolerance level to provide you the most accurate power settings and smoothest magnification change
    • 6061 T6 Aluminum: The 6061T6 aircraft grade aluminum tube that has exceptional strength and superior mechanical integrity will protect these world class optics no matter what punishment you throw at it.
    • Exposed Tactical Direct Dial: Exposed Direct Dial Turrets for elevation and windage allow you to quickly make adjustment as you needed and engage your target within a blink of your eyes
    • One Piece Tube Construction: Heat treated one piece tube gives the scope extra strength over multi-piece tubes. A one piece tube also is better at keeping moisture out thus keeping your scope fog proof for the life of the product
    • Waterproof: Waterproof to protect the scope in the harshest weather conditions or if accidently submerged underwater
    • Fog proof: Fog proof to allow you to immediately engage your target when you take your rifle to cold ambient temperature from warm inside
    • Shockproof: Robust mechanical system with special designs on both control and erector system that give you the ultimate recoil resistance to withstand 1000G recoil for 1000 times.
    • Argon Purged: Argon Purging uses the inertia gas with bigger size molecules to purge any moisture out of the tube giving you better waterproofing and thermal stability.
    Please feel free to give us a call, 516-217-1000, to discuss it
    Doug
     
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  3. OhYtD

    OhYtD Well-Known Member

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    Athlon Optics Argos 6-24x50 Rifle
    Leupold VX-R 3-9x40 Patrol Rifle
    Bushnell Trophy Xtreme X30 2.5-15x50
    Nikon P-308 4-12x40 Riflescope

    Pick One.
     
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  4. fabricator21

    fabricator21 Well-Known Member

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    I put a veracity on my 243ai antelope rifle last year. I was not happy with the light gathering ability in low light conditions. IMO nothing beats a leupold.
     
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  5. HNDLDR

    HNDLDR Well-Known Member

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    Thank for your input on the Veracity. I too love leupolds and own a few. I just don’t know if I will find a leupold with the features I want and still be in my price range.
     
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  6. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Riton 6x24 FFP RTS-5 NIB scope for sale...really nice scope for the money. My daughter has one on her Target rifle. Glass is clear--it tracks good--and a a great warranty...I bought this with the Miltary discount and am passing it on $360--sorry for the shameless plug.

    https://www.ritonoptics.com/product/rt-s-mod-5-gen2-6-24x50ir-ffp/
     
  7. Sevy

    Sevy Well-Known Member

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    I recently got a sightron s3 LR in 6-24 and like it a lot. It tracks perfectly, good in low light, around 1000 bucks, relatively light. I would reccomend the illuminated reticle if you plan on shooting in lower light situations. The dot in the center gets a little hard to see.
     
  8. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    SWFA SS 5-20x50. Built like a tank, repeatable, tracking is great, glass is very good, good turrets, decent reticle, but is missing a feature of some other scopes like a zero stop.
     
  9. fabricator21

    fabricator21 Well-Known Member

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    If you don't mind a larger elevation knob I would take a look at the vx-3 lrp. Available in 20 or 25 power, front focal plane, zero stop and under $1000
     
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  10. HNDLDR

    HNDLDR Well-Known Member

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    I’m not familiar with that brand at all but I will check it out and m
     
  11. martinakl

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    WyoHunter1 Well-Known Member

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    If you can live without the ffp look at the Leupold VX5HD.
     
  13. Huntnaz

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    Nightforce shv
    Swfa ss
    Zeiss Conquest V4
    For repeatability those would be my first choices
     
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  14. 2C/1H

    2C/1H Well-Known Member

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    Athlon Cronus BTR get my vote

    I've got three and one for sale pm me if you're interested