scope for the poor man

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by savagelover, Jan 10, 2013.


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  1. Frank in the Laurels

    Frank in the Laurels Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking that something also must be very different from the model that I'm talking about compared to the one that is sold by the company today. I bought two of them that were on the clearance table back in the mid-90's..all my shooting buddies laughed when I told them what I bought and they were $149.00 at Grice's gun shoppe..sad part is there were 4 or 5 other ones that sat there for months before they were all gone.. I wish now that I should have bought them all... I also am amazed at the repeatability and clearness for $149.00
     
  2. libertyman777

    libertyman777 Well-Known Member

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    John,

    My recommendation will take you to the top of your price but the scopes are hands down the best value for the money. Look at the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44. CameralandNY has open box specials for $279 and many times you can find then used on the boards for $300 with BDC or Mildot retices.

    Take a serious look at the open box Vortex.

    God Bless,

    Paul
     
  3. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    I looked and did not see anything called open box...Maybe I am not understanding what you mean by this..They are nice scopes..I appreciate your information about them...John
     
  4. wiiicgun

    wiiicgun Active Member

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    I think hands down the Vortex is your best bet; just have to sacrifice your wish to have 24+ mag. You'll be very pleased, it's a good scope!
     
  5. yorke-1

    yorke-1 Well-Known Member

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    What about a Weaver T36? I've had a few and I've never paid more than $300 for one. They're great for target of varmint work. The downside is the limited field of view.

    Andrew
     
  6. libertyman777

    libertyman777 Well-Known Member

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    Here's a link. Vortex - Camera Land NY

    They may not use that term per se, it's just what came to mind. I have a 6.5-20x50 Mildot that I found used at snipershide for $350 shipped IIRC and I love it.

    Paul
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Perhaps you meant demo (display items). The only thing I don't like the Viper line is its eye relief (3.1-3.3").

    The newly redesigned Crossfire II 6-18x44 is within your price range (Vortex - Camera Land NY) and has 3.7-4.3" of eye relief (Vortex Optics - Crossfire II 6-18x44 AO V-Plex)



    Good luck!
     
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  8. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    I sure appreciate all your replies and suggestions..

    It has givin me a lot to go on and study on...Only thing
    I think I really would like is the fine cross hair as these
    targets have a small bulls eye,,and the dot covers it..

    Tomorrow I have to go see the heart doctor,so I aint
    gonna do anything until I find out what he has to say..

    Again I really appreciate your replies...John
     
  9. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    tomorrow I go in for the heart catherization to see what is going on with this old bastard....Buy the good Lord willing I am still gonna be looking at the scopes you guys mentioned....Thanks again...John
     
  10. libertyman777

    libertyman777 Well-Known Member

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    I hope so to John. Nothing is more important than what you're facing. I'll pray but above all remember, Jesus is the final answer.

    See you in a few days!!

    Paul
     
  11. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Paul...
     
  12. 17Fireball

    17Fireball Well-Known Member

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    I heard only good things about Mueller scopes but never tried one.
     
  13. biff's reloading

    biff's reloading Well-Known Member

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    hope its good news on the heart.

    i really love my nikon buckmasters 6-18. living in NW PA, its hard to justify a scope higher than a 6x low setting, so the big glass was ruled out of my choice. 18x with this clear glass and the 1/8" clicks makes 600+yd much easier shooting than id ever imagined. it might be a little high in price, but if i was looking at spending 250 bucks on a scope, id be watching classifieds for a better quality used piece than a mediocre new one. but thats my opinion is all:D
     
  14. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    Well..Back from the heart catherizian..This is the scond one I have had and it's the first time they went in thru my wrist..And it had to be the right on at that..Oh well..Got a pretty positive report.so now they want me to go see a lung doctor...

    Maybe too many stupid years of smoking..I go there on Monday....

    But on a more happier note,my boys bought me a new scope....

    Yep It's a Weaver T-36 I was really surprised at that...I guess I ought
    to be able to see the target as well as bullet holes with it...

    Guess I will let you know about the next Doctor appointment if you
    interested...Thanks John