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Remington 700 but no scope...

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by Kona, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Kona


    Mar 22, 2009
    Im getting the Remington 700 SPS for hunting/ target fun! However, I know NOTHING about scopes except how to sight one in. What would you guys recomend for a scope on this? Im not sure how far I will typically be shooting yet but dont let that stop you from posting your favorite scope! Any info/ opinions you guys have for me, please dont hold back! :wavey:

    Its going to be in .308- Just an FYI!
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2009


    Feb 1, 2006
    S.A. TEXAS
    leupold vx lll 4.5 x 14 should cover just about everything.

  3. gunsnhoses


    Jan 30, 2008
    Nikon in your favorite flavor. I might suggest a Buckmaster in 4-12x50 as an awesome start!
  4. farley45


    Feb 23, 2009
    Depends on how much you want to spend.

    You could get a nice Leupold or Nikon.

    Or, you could get a Simmons or Bushnell.

    There are many choices out there, so I would suggest setting a price range and go from there. Go down to the store and look through a bunch and see which looks best to you.

    I put less expensive scopes on my rifles, generally Simmons or Bushnell, because I use them to hunt primarily and they get used and abused sometimes. That and I have seen just as many deer taken with a Simmons or Bushnell as with a high dollar scope. A fancy scope is nice, but it is just like anything else involved with shooting, much of it is the shooter and not the equipment.
  5. 1985 4Runner

    1985 4Runner Agitator

    May 27, 2006
    Gulf Coast MS
    Yes it does. :supergrin:



    Remington 700 SPS 30.06 with Leupold 4.5x14x50
  6. mstirton


    May 21, 2002
    Manchaca, TX
    Too many scopes out there without you narrowing down a price range.
    >$700: if you are spending this much you would already know more about scopes than me
    $400-600: Leupold VX3, Nikon Monarch, Bushnell 4200
    $200-300: Nikon Team Primos, Burris FF2, Bushnell 3200, Sightron S2
    *Since you have a pretty nice rifle I assume you will be looking in the above categories.
    $100: Simmons Aetec
    less: Tasco, BSA, paper towel role with needles stuck through the top and sides to form cross-hair,...

    Best deal and what I would get if I needed another scope: 2.5-10X50 Riflescope FireFly Reticle Matte
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009
  7. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

    Jan 20, 2004
    Alaska, again (for now)
    I'm going to guess since you bought an SPS, you're on a budget, and trying to stay cheap, while staying with quality.

    Leupold VX-II or III 3-9x40mm would be a perfect choice. Not the most powerful, or newest, but its a solid, affordable choice.
  8. remlap

    remlap Senior Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    northern CT.
    Go with anything Leupold you won't regret it.
  9. paperairplane


    Oct 5, 2008
    midway has the nikon buckmaster 6-18*40 on sale for $299 - I just ordered one for my spanking new 700 SPS tactical in 308
  10. Lotta good scopes out there, lotta junk too.
    Stay with a good brand name with a warranty that will stand behind
    their product.
    I am partial to Leupold's. I never had a reason to go to high in
    magnification. 3x9 fits me fine. I have had several VX-2 3x9's
    over the years, but I will spend the little extra and am going with
    Leupold's VX-3 model soon. Lifetime warranty. Made in USA. Good luck.
  11. cmspeedy


    Apr 24, 2007
    here, now
    Nikon and sightron on mine. Sightron has a VERY good rep amongst bench rest shooters and they are a demanding bunch. The SIII is awesome and can be had for about $600. Not trying to start a war, but it has superior glass to the Leopolds and it's tracking is amazing - returns to zero every time.
  12. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
  13. This for sure.
  14. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

    Jun 12, 2009
    As several have said, you would never regret having a Leupold. If this is within your budget, get it. If not, the Niikon Buckmasters series is a great alternative at substantially less cost. My personal experience would be too stay away from the "under $100" scopes---they will eventually disappoint you, and maybe at the worst possible time. Good luck!!
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2010