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Old 11-09-2009, 03:06 PM   #11
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I use a Leupold VX3 4.5-14X40 with their Boone & Crockett Ballistic Aiming System Reticle for my .308 rifle. They have other reticle styles as well. Use it mostly for 200 to 500 yards. For 30-06 I think it would be great. It costs right at +/- $500.00. Check Midway for their price, it may be considerably less through them.

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When you find the scope you want, and before you buy, check out Opticsplanet.

Good prices and good customer service.

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People-the man said he wanted to spend 200$-NOT 500$. For around or less than 200$ you can get a 3x-9x Bushnell Elite 3200, Burris Fullfield 2, Nikon Buckmaster, or a Weaver V10 (2x-10x).

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For under $200, I'd go with the Nikon. I have a prostaff on my 30-06 and it holds a zero and is clear. I got it for around $150 a few years ago. When I was shopping around I liked the Nikon because it seemed to be the "clearest". If I needed another scope in the under $200 price range, I'd get another one.

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People-the man said he wanted to spend 200$-NOT 500$. For around or less than 200$ you can get a 3x-9x Bushnell Elite 3200, Burris Fullfield 2, Nikon Buckmaster, or a Weaver V10 (2x-10x).
Ooops! I scrolled past his post / reply too fast on price range and missed it. Also, I have somewhat of a fettish for VX3's.
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Take a look at a Nikon "Team Primus" scope. They're 3 - 9 x 40. They're a Monarch for around $200.-$250. It's essentially a $500 scope, so it's a screamin' deal. .

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Old 11-09-2009, 08:23 PM   #17
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thanks for the replies.

i'm definatly making a list and see what i can find at the local stores (we have a local cabela's outlet here)

What else will i need to mount the scope? can i re-use my current rings? does each scope come with rings? or will i have buy those as well?

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Buy a scope with the same diameter tube and you should be able to reuse the rings and mount. Rings and mounts can be very expensive.

Chances are that the current scope has a 1" tube. Just buy a scope with a 1" tube and you should be good to go.

Try and research the scope that's on it first, or let us know what it is and maybe somebody here can tell you the diameter. Most older scopes are 1", while many new one's diameters are in millimeters.

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i'll have to check the manufacturer when i get home and post some close up photos.

also going to have to take it down to a gun smith, as the ejector claw on the bolt has popped off, along with a very small spring?.

hopefully i can get that fixed and a new scope mounted and have a nice hunting rifle for under $400

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A Nikon Pro-Staff scope can be had for around $120-$150. and it's a great scope as well.

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