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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Glock20 10mm, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    GT brain trust... got a question for you. It's been a while since I have purchase or even messed with rifle scopes so my knowledge is very rusty and dated.

    I have a Savage .270Win L/H bolt action that I pick up in 10 days (gee like 3 weeks waiting for it to get here isn't long enough!?) and of course it has no iron sights but it drilled and tapped for a scope.

    My question is what is a good scope, 3x9 40 is what I am looking for. The rifle was only $485.00 so I don't really want to spend more on the scope than I did for the rifle. I remember Leopold was the best you could get with Bushnell coming up behind them. But I am finding a lot of other manufactures out there and quite frankly...

    I am a bit overwhelmed. Also if they have paralax relief (I think that is what I mean) that would be nice. I was thinking about using a red-dot or some other type of system but I think a standard scope would be the correct choice.

    So edumacate me please!:wavey:

    I will post a couple I am looking at for your input as well...

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=699191

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productnumber=614413

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=579365

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=944215
     
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  2. 23skidoo

    23skidoo Deceased

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    The Bausch and Lomb Elite 3200 series are very close to the Leupold Vari XII in eye relief and are cheaper to boot. Both companies stand behind their products in my experience with a slight edge going to Leupold. They're more expensive so they should have the edge.

    When you're browsing scopes look into the darkest corner of the shop and see how much detail you can read with the different scopes. That is how you seperate the wheat from the chaff.
     

  3. southernshooter

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    Many people will say a scope under 500 dollars is junk etc. After buying a rifle I was never able to buy an expensive scope. I usually get something like a bushnell or similar, 3x9 x40. $160 dollar scope on sale for $98.00 - $120. Something like that. Always worked fine for me for hunting or benchrest in decent light.
     
  4. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    WoW, you are rusty!

    I exclusivly use Nikon. They have 3 qualities of glass.

    The mid range one compares to leupold IMOP(About $100 cheaper for the same quality, A lot of hunters agree). Plus, the Nikons reticle "glows" orange at dusk.

    Great scope for the money, I think I paid around $200. for mine and I love it. Life time warranty too.

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    Dr. House is right Nikon makes a fantastic scope for the price.
     
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    Zeiss, Victory Diavari 6-24x72 T. This scope has been a good one for me.....
     
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    General rule i go by is the scope should cost as much as the gun.....

    I like vortex viper series, the cost is low but Value is awsome

    I love my leupold vx III 6.5x20x40 AO on my .22-250.... it was well worth the $575 i paid for it USED.....



    Alex
     
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    I have a Nikon ProStaff 3-9X40 and I'm real happy with it. The optics are great and the crosshairs will split a 2" target dot in 4 pieces at 200 yards. If I were to buy another one though I would buy a Burris. Made in the USA and a lifetime transferrable warranty. I recently sold my Dad's Burris pistol scope on Ebay for 30 bucks less than he paid for it 2 years ago. He went with a rifle setup and has another Burris and is very pleased with it.
     
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    I had a Leupold 6.5x20x40 laying around a few years ago and sent it to Cecil Tucker and had him make it a 18x45, Love that scope....
     
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    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    burris=tasco..................dont think i have to explain.
     
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    Check out Redfield. They were recently bought by Leupold.
     
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    A 3-9 or 4-12 is adequate for your choice of a .270
    A 40mm bell allows you to mount the scope low,
    ..just like what we all enjoy with Glock sights!
    Leupold, Nikon, and Bushnell have awesome scopes in your price range.
     
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    I own a Tasco. Not even close.
     
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    yeah I have a tasco world class 3-9x50 on my .17HMR and its AWSOME at getting cats, squirrels and such....


    Alex
     
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    18x45 power? starts at 18 on the zoom and ends at 45?


    Alex
     
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    Simmons scopes run about $100 and work fine IMO. I have one on a .308 rifle and I am able to get 2 inch groups at 100 yard, good enough for deer hunting.
     
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    The basic rule of riflescopes: a $100 scope IS ten times better than a $10 scope, but a $1000 scope is NOT ten times better than a $100 scope. HH
     
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    Yes, He does great work....
     
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    Maybe not ten times better, but close. But I will say, there are plenty of Leupolds in the $400 to $600 range that will do about anything that needs doing--------no need in spending a $1000. And like has already been noted, if you only have $150 to $200 in the budget you CAN'T BEAT the Nikon Prostaff or Buckmasters.
     
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    Nikon is hard to beat. I would suggest looking at the BDC model if you are hunting open country with .270. They are a little more expensive but not too much so.:wavey: