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Old 06-05-2010, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default $500 and an about 20x scope

I need a better scope. Rifle is a varmint, target, paper puncher, and accuracy is paramount.

With a budget of about $500, and a few requirements, 20x, give or take, and an adjustable objective.

Thinking of a Leupold VX-II 6-18x, Nikon Monarchs 5-20x, Weaver T-series, etc.

Is there a scope I have overlooked? I've Googled this to hell and back and still think there may be a hidden gem out there.

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Old 06-06-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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For $500 you can get a Nikon Monarch 6-24x50mm on ebay. I know people don't like ebay a whole lot but hey. I would stay far far far away from Leupold VX-II line. The 6-18x40mm I had what junk pure and simple then when told it was not right they refused to fix it. Said 3 to 4" of eye relief change was normal for that scope.

I prefer Nikon over all others. Also look at Bushnells elite 3200 and 4200 scopes.

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Nikon 5-20x44 Monarch Riflescope DEMO-B

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can't go wrong with a nikon scope. they come with good warranty plans too

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Check out the Simmons 44mag scopes.
Simmons .44 MAG Side Parallax Adjustment Riflescope, Matte, MilDot Reticle 447703 FREE S&H 447703. Simmons Riflescopes.

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This is what sits on my CZ527. It has been replaced by Sightron with a new 50mm model. I love the scope. Price is very reasonable since it has been discontinued. Life time guarantee.
Sightron SII 6.5-20X42mm Rifle Scope Duplex - Natchez Shooters Supplies


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We have quit carrying the nikon scopes in our store as our distributor no longer carries them as they were informed Nikon is on the verge of bankruptcy, if that is true i would avoid one as the warranty will be worth zilch if your have trouble

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We have quit carrying the nikon scopes in our store as our distributor no longer carries them as they were informed Nikon is on the verge of bankruptcy, if that is true i would avoid one as the warranty will be worth zilch if your have trouble
Please post a link to this information. as I own plenty of nikons and may have to get rid of all of them if this is happening.

The only thing I see is that Nikon is buying a European 3d software company and they are leaving the film camera business all together.
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Well, THAT would suck....especially if the camera division is included.

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I cant confirm nor deny it, its just what i was told by our sales rep, i do however know that they have had difficulties financially over the past year or so due to circuit city and ritz as they both filed bankruptcy and owed nikon apppx 40 million.

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Check this one out by Viper Optics. http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-6-5-20x50-pa-riflescope-mil-dot-reticle

It's a 6-20X50mm with a 30mm tube. They have a deal going now for $499.00.

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