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Old 11-30-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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I have a friend with a Nikon Buckmaster 6-18X40 and it's a really nice scope. Clearly brighter than an el cheapo version I have used in the past. I believe he has it on a .243 but it never loses zero. Around $400 as well.

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Why don't you tell us about the rifle. Is it just a sporter or is it more like a medium to heavy barrelled target rifle. What do you refer to as long range? Are you planning to compete or just plink?

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ST 44 asked some basic questions. You'll find on cheaper scopes the Mil-dot just clutters things. Why a 20x ???

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Keep it below $1250 and you get a few nice options.

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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.
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