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Old 04-23-2013, 02:05 AM   #11
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really depends on your budget. there are probably hundreds of scopes that fit that criteria, from one end of the price spectrum to the other.
Yeah I see. Well like I said my budget is about 800 but I honestly don't want to spend that much. I like the savage axis in 308 but I would like one with the accutrigger. My budget on a scope is about 250-300. So with that being said. What do you personally think? Could I get a nice leupold? Or even a redfield? I definitely don't want some cheap ass bushnell lol. I want something that I can put a range on.
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I have a Leupold, nice optics in looks and functionality. I also have a Nikon Monarch and that is worth looking at. Really clean glass, solid build,holds zero nicely and even though its personal preference I prefere it to the Leupold

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I would suggest the HOWA 1500 series of rifles. I have a couple of them and I love the way they shoot.

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Yeah I see. Well like I said my budget is about 800 but I honestly don't want to spend that much. I like the savage axis in 308 but I would like one with the accutrigger. My budget on a scope is about 250-300. So with that being said. What do you personally think? Could I get a nice leupold? Or even a redfield? I definitely don't want some cheap ass bushnell lol. I want something that I can put a range on.
try out MidwayUSA. i have bought from them many times in the past and are my #1 first choice when buying anything gun related. here's a link to their optics page for centefire rifles. they post reviews of the products they sell. you can narrow the search down by manufacteror, price or size of the scope.

http://www.midwayusa.com/find?sortby=1&itemsperpage=24&newcategorydimension id=11495
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Like Axxe, I like Marlin X rifles. Bought my third one a couple of weeks ago when I came across a 7mm08 for $300 in a LGS. Axis would probably be lower priced, but then you'll want to do something to improve the Axis trigger since it basically SUCKS. Extra cost of the Marlin is worth it for the adjustable trigger in it. But then, maybe spending another $100 for a Rifle Basix trigger for the Axis suits you.

Out of curiosity, just what will you be doing with the rifle most of the time....., for example, .deer hunting or shooting paper/targets? Helps also to know what distances you'll typically be shooting. These are basic questions for determining what scope you will need.

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Spend 300 on the rifle and the 800 on the optics. It's getting kinda hard to buy a bad rifle but you'll never know how good it is unless you have good glass.

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Like Axxe, I like Marlin X rifles. Bought my third one a couple of weeks ago when I came across a 7mm08 for $300 in a LGS. Axis would probably be lower priced, but then you'll want to do something to improve the Axis trigger since it basically SUCKS. Extra cost of the Marlin is worth it for the adjustable trigger in it. But then, maybe spending another $100 for a Rifle Basix trigger for the Axis suits you.

Out of curiosity, just what will you be doing with the rifle most of the time....., for example, .deer hunting or shooting paper/targets? Helps also to know what distances you'll typically be shooting. These are basic questions for determining what scope you will need.
Yeah I think I'm going to go with the Ruger American either in the standard or the compact. I was looking at the axis and I know the trigger job is crap. I'd rather spend 100 more for the American with their trigger job. It's kinda like the accutrigger. I will be using the rifle for all purposes. Hunting as well as target shooting. So I will need a scope for long distances (500m plus) something where I can compensate as well as DOPE it and make quick adjustments if I need.
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Also, what is the average height for scope mounts? In relation to the bottom of the scope to the top of the stock.

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I will be using the rifle for all purposes. Hunting as well as target shooting. So I will need a scope for long distances (500m plus) something where I can compensate as well as DOPE it and make quick adjustments if I need.
Finding a scope to accept 500m of dope from a 308 consistently for under 1000 dollars is pretty darn hard. The leupold VX tacticals do pretty good but the insides rattle apart after a while, usually around two years of long range (I'd say about 1200 rounds) most of my friends run these because the can't or don't want to drop the money on a Nightforce. For the price range you are looking at I would strongly suggest getting a Nikon buck master with the BDC reticle. Two of my hunting buddies have used these for 10 years with great success. I myself ran a buck master with a mil dot until I upgraded to a Meopta. The only drawback to these scopes is that the reticles are only correct at a particular magnification so if you plan on shooting in low light, where you have to turn the power down hold, over estimation becomes dicey at best. I think the glass in the Nikon is the best bang you can get for your buck (no pun intended) it is almost indistinguishable from the Leupold and usually around 100 dollars cheaper. Honestly though, now that I am looking through European glass I can't go back unless its to a Nightforce.
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