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Old 10-29-2013, 06:57 PM   #11
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Ok, any thoughts on a bushnell trophy 1x32 scope?

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Ok, any thoughts on a bushnell trophy 1x32 scope?
They are ok. I have one of the Bushnell TRS 25 red dots. Primary Arms has mounts for them that would allow you to use a magnifier in the future. Good little optic, and sometimes you can find them on sale or on amazon for under $100. It is smaller than the 1x32 that you are looking at, which will keep weight down as well as preserve some of the rail real estate.

I was once a young newly wed with a gun habit. I found that I just had to save a little longer sometimes to get what I wanted. (I learned teh hard way though by sometimes rushing into a budget item, only to replace it later when that money could have just been applyed to the later purchase/upgrade). I'm not calling you cheap by any means, just saying I've been where you are at.
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For $120-180 you can get into a Vortex Strikefire or Sparc. Both come with screw-in 2X magnifiers. They aren't great, but they're functional. The Vortex scopes themselves are excellent quality for the price, however.

For more magnification on a budget, I'd look at a traditional scope...Nikon's ProStaff series is pretty solid for $150 or so.
I have the strikefire, the 2x magnifier helps a little, but the farther out you get the more your 'dot' is going to obscure target center. At a couple hundred yards, the dot covers an area about 12x12 inches. So that's really where you will find your accuracy limitations IMHO
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I would rethink this. Holograph/Red Dot AND a Magnifier. After done you've spent around $300 for both, and may still not like one or the other.

Why not go with a nice 1-4x(?) or a 1-6x(?) Illuminated Scope and you have both a Illuminated Sight AND adjustable Magnification in one, for $300 or less. Bushnell Throwdown, Primary Arms, Leupold Hog, and a few others. Just use a QD Mount and you're back to Iron Sights or using another Dot Sight if needed, in a matter of Seconds.

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I would rethink this. Holograph/Red Dot AND a Magnifier. After done you've spent around $300 for both, and may still not like one or the other.

Why not go with a nice 1-4x(?) or a 1-6x(?) Illuminated Scope and you have both a Illuminated Sight AND adjustable Magnification in one, for $300 or less. Bushnell Throwdown, Primary Arms, Leupold Hog, and a few others. Just use a QD Mount and you're back to Iron Sights or using another Dot Sight if needed, in a matter of Seconds.

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You could get a quick detach mount for the Tru-glo that you already have and a scope with a quick detach mount, and swap as needed. Not fancy or expensive, but I've used a UTG mount (I know UTG has a reputation for making crap, but their little riser mount is cheap and has returned to zero on a rifle that I was experimenting with. Not a bad option for the Tru Glo that you have.
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Consider the Leupold Fire Dot 1.5-4x compact. It has a red dot in crosshairs. At 1.5x for all purposes it is a legit red dot sight. It is not cheap, especially on a LaRue QD mount, but does everything for me in one piece.

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Consider the Leupold Fire Dot 1.5-4x compact. It has a red dot in crosshairs. At 1.5x for all purposes it is a legit red dot sight. It is not cheap, especially on a LaRue QD mount, but does everything for me in one piece.
I had the V3 version of that scope on my Winchester 416 Rem Mag using QD mounts and it was an outstanding scope. Had that rifle for the grizzly hunt that got canceled and felt totally at ease going up against North America's biggest and baddest with that scope on that rifle. I would take another Leupold Fire Dot any day for any rifle.
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