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SCOPE WARS! Best 4-16x50 Scope?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by glockbanger, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. glockbanger

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    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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  2. AK_Stick

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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.
     

  3. Cole125

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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.
     
  4. glockbanger

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    Preferably $300, Max $400
     
  5. ronin.45

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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.
     
  6. That's what I was thinking, just that I consider Svarowski superior to S&B, particularly in low light.
     
  7. AK_Stick

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    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.
     
  8. glockbanger

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    What do you think about a Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 with Side Focus for around $350?
     
  9. glock2740

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    Great scope for the money.
     
  10. 10mmbob

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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!
     
  11. glockbanger

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    For the Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 SF what reticle?

    BDC, Mildot, Nikoplex?
     
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  12. 10mmbob

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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.
     
  13. glockbanger

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    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?
     
  14. Cole125

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