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Old 06-08-2012, 18:03   #1
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SCOPE WARS! Best 4-16x50 Scope?

What is the best mid-price Edit:≈4-16x45 scope?

Edit:I think the Nikon M-308 looks like a great choice, just looking for something a little cheaper. The scope will be going on a bolt action 308 rifle, maybe a browning A-bolt. One with a reticle tailored for 308 would be great.

Also, the Leupold VX-II 4-12x40 LR reticle looks like a great buy, but I'm not expert, so your opinions are appreciated. Is 4 power too great for hunting?

Thanks!

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Old 06-08-2012, 18:33   #2
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Define "mid priced"


What I think of as mid priced, probably isn't quite the same as you.


That said, Ziess, Leupold, Nightforce, US Optics, Schmidt and Bender all make good scopes for a reasonable ammount of money.
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Old 06-08-2012, 18:35   #3
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Need more info. I can suggest the Leupold Mark AR, as a good one.

Burris makes very nice reasonably prices scopes, also.
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Old 06-08-2012, 22:14   #4
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Define "mid priced"


What I think of as mid priced, probably isn't quite the same as you.


That said, Ziess, Leupold, Nightforce, US Optics, Schmidt and Bender all make good scopes for a reasonable ammount of money.
Preferably $300, Max $400
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Old 06-08-2012, 22:38   #5
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In your price range the Nikon Buckmaster is a solid scope. They come in 4.5-14 and 6-18. Includes side parallax and pretty good glass.

If you can go up to $600 the Vortex Viper PST is a really nice scope for the money. It has features of much more expensive scopes.

Obviously neither of these is a super top end sniper scope, but they are both very good pieces of equipment.
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Old 06-08-2012, 22:42   #6
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Define "mid priced"


What I think of as mid priced, probably isn't quite the same as you.


That said, Ziess, Leupold, Nightforce, US Optics, Schmidt and Bender all make good scopes for a reasonable ammount of money.
That's what I was thinking, just that I consider Svarowski superior to S&B, particularly in low light.
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That's what I was thinking, just that I consider Svarowski superior to S&B, particularly in low light.


I've shot through most.


I prefer the Loutec treated Ziess over all others. Then S&B, and then Swarvoski.


But they are all top quality scopes.


As for the OP, I don't know that you'll find any "decent" scopes in that range. The scope on my 22 cost more.


Save a couple extra days, and spend a little more to get a better scope, vs one that will likely plague you with issues. You will only ever be as accurate as your scope.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:21   #8
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What do you think about a Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 with Side Focus for around $350?
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:27   #9
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What do you think about a Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 with Side Focus for around $350?
Great scope for the money.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:33   #10
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The Nikon Monarch is a really good scope. For $350 it's a great scope! I've always believed that a great sciope on an inexpensive rifle is better than the other way around. Buy the Monarch!
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:48   #11
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For the Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 SF what reticle?

BDC, Mildot, Nikoplex?

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Old 06-09-2012, 11:02   #12
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I would say either the Nikoplex or the BDC. The Mildot IMO is a little "busy". They take a lot of practice to become proficient.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:15   #13
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I would say either the Nikoplex or the BDC. The Mildot IMO is a little "busy". They take a lot of practice to become proficient.
Yeah, if I'm getting a 16 power scope, I definitely need a reticle that helps long range. What are the guidelines for using the Mildot?
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Old 06-09-2012, 16:49   #14
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Preferably $300, Max $400
A good scope in that price range for a .308 bolt gun would be the Redfield Revolution Rifle Scope 4-12x

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/173...-reticle-matte

The magnification you will need depends on the range you are shooting, and even at 50 yards 4x is not too much.

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