In the 1k or under, 6-24 category, I would look at a Sightron SIII. I have three of them, all on magnums, and all have held up fine over time. My first one is still on my 300wm and has seen a lot of rounds and hunted in some rough country. They are made in Japan and the glass is great.
+2 to this. I had 3 of them as well. Just recently let one go in the classifieds here (SIII 8-32x56) that was on my .300 Win Mag and replaced it with a Trijicon for no other reason than to try something different with a little more magnification. Currently have a Sightron SIII 8-32x56 on my .243 bench rifle (MOA-2 reticle...great for target work/not so great for hunting IMO) and a Sightron SIII 6-24x50 atop the 6.5 Creed (narrow duplex reticle). They’re built like a tank, track great and like @dfanonymous said have great L.O.W (Light Optical Works) Japanese glass.+1 to this. Sightron scopes are hard to beat for the price!
If you go with Sightron I’d recommend the ‘newer’ models that have the zero-stop option.Sounds like SWFA and Sightron are pretty promising!
Regardless which direction you go, give Doug at Cameraland a call. They're a site sponsor, very very knowledgeable staff, and you will most likely get a deal you won't find elsewhere and great service! They also have a reticle page with all the different offerings from each manufacturer that is very helpful.Wow it's tremendous I got so many recommendations on scopes I've never even considered!
Nice to open up my horizons!
Thank you all for your feedback. I will do some more research on these. Sounds like SWFA and Sightron are pretty promising!
Will do. Good looking out for the community members!Regardless which direction you go, give Doug at Cameraland a call. They're a site sponsor, very very knowledgeable staff, and you will most likely get a deal you won't find elsewhere and great service! They also have a reticle page with all the different offerings from each manufacturer that is very helpful.
Bought a HMR-PRO in 300 WM. Have an “older” 4.5X14X50 Luppy on top. Does a Fine job and love the Firearm.Hey there,
Long time shooter, but just getting my first bolt gun for hunting season (and some 500+ yard shooting for fun)
Picked up a Bergara B-14 HMR in .300 WM
My question revolves around my scope choice. I understand there are a plethora of great scopes to be had in the $700-1,000 range, particularly from Vortex such as the Razor, Strike Eagle, or Viper PST Gen 2. All around 5-24x50.
My biggest concern when reading/watching reviews, however, is that most of them have 200-400 rounds fired out of a 6.5 Creedmoore or a .308, and not a cannon like the .300 WM. These copes withstanding the recoil is my concern.
My question is this: Are there any scopes in the sub $1k price point that have a history of doing better on high recoil-impulse rifles than others?
Just in my short time researching, I'm finding that these scopes are ALL subject to bad batches, and that the whole "Made in Phillipines" vs. "Made in China" doesn't actually translate to better or worse QC. Doesn't help the Strike Eagle is so new either from a history comparison perspective either.
Thoughts/opinions (other than the "gitchu a $2,400 NF") are appreciated!