Sub $900 Scope for hunting

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by pescado, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. pescado

    pescado Active Member

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    Hi guys greetings from New Zealand. I am travelling to the US in Sept. and am looking to bring a new scope home.

    It will be mounted on a Dakota 330 and used for hunting in open country and alpine areas for Tahr Chamois and Red deer out to 600m.

    It needs to be:
    30mm tube
    MRAD
    Max obj. 42-44mm
    Side parallax
    FFP
    Dialable uncapped elevation. capped wind ok
    3-15 or 4-16 power
    Under $900 new

    l am considering a Vortex Viper Gen II 3-15 and a Sig Tango4 4-16 which I can get under my price budget. Is there anything else I should consider?

    Thanks
     
  2. CaptnC

    CaptnC Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you need the SWFA 4x16 ffp scope. I have the SFP version...solid as a rock. Tracks great, good glass!
     
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  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Think Captn meant Swfa 3-15,
    I have a SFP one as well. I haven’t had it long but so far so good.
    Are you picking the rifle up here as well? As in you have export type of approval?
     
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  4. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    I really like my Sig Tango 4. It’s a FFP and MOA dev-l
     
  5. CaptnC

    CaptnC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Sir...your right I was thinking about the power range of one of my other scopes.

    SWFA 3x15 FFP 30MM tube...great scope
     
  6. pescado

    pescado Active Member

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    Thanks guys we dont get Swfa scopes here. It's in my price range so will look at it. I already have the rifle so don't have to jump through those hoops.
     
  7. the hunter

    the hunter Well-Known Member

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    Does it track good?
     
  8. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    So far so good. I have only had it for 2 months
     
  9. CaptnC

    CaptnC Well-Known Member

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    Hey Fish...I SWFA have three of them and they track perfect. The 3x15 is my newest so I have had it less than 6 months, but like the other two I have (fixed 16x) clicks are positive and on the money. They don' have a zero stop but you can get them on ebay for $20.00.
     
  10. Kerryt38

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    You might be able to find a Burris XTRII 3-15 in that price range. They area 34mm tube though.
     
  11. cummins cowboy

    cummins cowboy Well-Known Member

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    buy a freaking huskemaw, look around you can get them cheaper than retail. I just did a review on one.
     
  12. skeen

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    Any links to a good buy?
     
  13. CaptnC

    CaptnC Well-Known Member

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    They look like they function pretty good on "Best of the West" hunting show.

    Their entry level are reasonable.
     
  14. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Did they start making them in FFP now? Unless the OP changed his mind, it is one of his requirements. They seem to be a very nice scope and might have check them out on my next scope purchase.
     
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