Originally Posted by Squawk
Looking for a good scope for long range target shooting for my .308 Bolt Action rifle. Want something that I can zoom to at least 20 max magnification. Preferably Mil-dot reticule. Like to keep it around $500.
Well you can find some cheap not worth a crap scopes for around $500,or you can save a little more money and get a decent scope that you'll be able to use,and be happy with.
Good quality glass cost money,and you'll need around $750+ to get into a decent Long Range scope.
Two good entry level Long range scopes would be the Sightron SIII series,or the Vortex Viper PST series.
The Sightron has better glass,tracking,and more Elevation/Windage adjustment.The Vortex has a few extras that Sightron doesn't offer like first focal plane reticle,and a Zero stop turret.
I prefer the Sightron over the Vortex.