Looking for Optics

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by fetch, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. fetch

    fetch Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    New to the sport and looking for a little info. I have a Remington 700 SPS Varmint in .308 and I need a scope. I don't have a large amount of cash so I will need to stay in the $300 - $400 range. I have a bushnell elite 3200 3-9x40, long story short, it will be returned to cabelas today or tomorrow.

    I am pretty open, don't have any brand favorites, would prefer something with a good warranty, and reliable. I would like to shoot (someday) out to 600 yard. Will primarily be used for target, deer and varmint hunting.

  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    I know what it's like to be in your shoes. I still am to be honest!:cool: Anyway here are a few that will work for ya. Of the list I have owned both Buckmasters (customer service is excellent at Nikon). The Falcon Menace I wanted really bad, but they were hard to come by 2.5yrs ago when they first came out. I currently own a Vortex Viper and love it. A buddy of mine has the Mueller and he really likes it. So those are the ones I would suggest. Other guys here have owned the Crossfire's and really enjoyed them, I just prefer the side focus vs. the front objective.

    Falcon Menace 4-14x44 Tactical 30mm Riflescope

    Nikon 4.5-14x40 Buckmaster Riflescope

    Nikon 6-18x40 Buckmaster Riflescope

    Vortex 8-32x50 Crossfire 30mm Rifle Scope

    Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire 30mm Rifle Scope

    Vortex 6.5-20x44 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope

    SWFA Mueller Riflescopes Mueller Tactical Riflescopes

    Bushnell 5-15x40 Elite 3200 Rifle Scope

  3. dickshuford

    dickshuford Active Member

    Apr 11, 2009
    I have The Nikon 6-18 Model 6476 mounted on a 243, 308 and a 270 all varmint rifles. I like um.
  4. Buano

    Buano Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I have a Leupold 6.5-20x40 long-range scope, gloss finish with the fine duplex reticle, along with the sun shade that I should sell since I already sold the rifle it was bought for. Although it was mounted, there is no way to tell from looking at it. Absolutely no marks on the body or the lenses. It has a lifetime transferable warranty. I know I have the box around here but couldn't find it last time I looked.

    If you are interested in a good scope for shooting those ranges (and farther), make me an offer.
  5. retyc

    retyc Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    I just recently bought the same rifle in 308. I purchased one of the SWFA super snipers in 16x and love it. Some folks don't like the fixed power, but the scope is a very good deal for the money.
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    I run a WOTac optic and find it excellent for the price range your in. Dials extremely well, love the reticule, it's stout built for sure and the warranty is as GTG as it gets. I really like mine a lot, it has some very unique features you won't find in other lower end stuff. Also like the Vortex stuff as well.

    WOTAC Rifle Scopes
  7. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    In your pricerange?...Vortex Viper 4-12. I have one on my 300 and, for the price, it a great scope. Nikon is worth looking at too. The other scopes like liltank recomended I don't own so I can't offer my opinion.
  8. Ark. Trapper

    Ark. Trapper Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    My vote is for one of the Vortex Vipers in the power range that suits your taste. I have the 6.5x20x44 Viper on my 25/300WSM and I love it. A friend has one on his 300RUM and he loves his too. These scopes are VERY clear and bright, as bright as any Nikon monarch I've looked thru. They track exactly where you dial them and the 30mm tube models, which is what I have, are built like a tank. I'm sure the 1" models are also very good scopes and I may get one soon to find out. Also Vortex has a unconditional unlimited, no questions asked warranty. Call all of the other companies mentioned and ask them if they offer that kind of warranty and see what they tell you! I'd buy a Vortex. I WILL be buying more of them myself!
  9. BIG MO

    BIG MO Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2009
    +1 on the Viper 6-24x44. Tough to beat for the $$$.