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Old 04-02-2010, 04:14 AM   #11
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Looks like I'll be looking for a different scope then, I wont touch BSA because of all the trouble I've had with them thus far. I may just have to shell out for a $400 scope, especially since I have to have more magnification than everyone else. When you might need a 9x I might need an 14x, 18x or even a 20x to see the samething as you are because of my vision. Kinda suuucks...

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Do you wear glasses? If so do you where them to shoot?

I have 2 Nikon Monarchs and swear by them. I have a 6.5-20x42mm and a 6-24x50mm.... These are both on varmint rifles so that is why they are so high powdered. Now these are $100+ out of the $400 price range but they are worth every penny extra you spend. I also have a Bushnell elite 4200 6-24x40mm It too is a $500 scope.

There are many on here that tell you you need a $1000+ piece of glass on top of your rifle I say you don't. I will prove them wrong on the range and in the field as well. There is a place for $1000 glass but I have no need for it right now.

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For around $300 (3x9) I've had great performance from Weaver Grand Slams--never an issue with any of them.

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You can get a Weaver V-16 (4x-16x-42mm) for 300$ or a little less. I have personal experience with them and they're decent scopes. The Weaver V-24 (6x-24x-42mm) are about the same price.

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I really like Nikon scopes. Take a look at the Nikon Team Primos. It's a promotional scope that is a Monarch in everything but name. I have one on my 1917 Eddystone and it's a great combination. here's a link:

Nikon Team Primos 3-9x40mm Riflescope with BDC Reticle 8435 FREE S&H 8435. Nikon Primos Riflescopes, Nikon Riflescopes.

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After reading the responses and further research (some older threads here and online), I bought a Weaver Grand Slam 2-10x40 (new) for $222.50 + $12.17 shipping (total $234.67).

I hope I made the right choice.

Thanks guys!!!

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Do you wear glasses? If so do you where them to shoot?

I have 2 Nikon Monarchs and swear by them. I have a 6.5-20x42mm and a 6-24x50mm.... These are both on varmint rifles so that is why they are so high powdered. Now these are $100+ out of the $400 price range but they are worth every penny extra you spend. I also have a Bushnell elite 4200 6-24x40mm It too is a $500 scope.

There are many on here that tell you you need a $1000+ piece of glass on top of your rifle I say you don't. I will prove them wrong on the range and in the field as well. There is a place for $1000 glass but I have no need for it right now.
Yes, I use glasses when I shoot, I need them in order to clear up what vision I do have beyond arms length. I have 20/200 vision. So what an average 20/20 vision person can read at 200 feet I cant see it too clearly and read it until I'm 20 feet from it.

I've come to the conclusion that when someone else needs a 3-9 scope I probably need a 6-20 scope or there-abouts.

What do you think of the quality on this scope--
Weaver 40/44 with 6.5-20x44mm Adjustable Objective Riflescope
Weaver 6.5-20 x 44mm AO 40/44 Riflescope FREE S&H 849550, 849552. Weaver 40/44 Riflescopes, Weaver Riflescopes.
It seems like a really good deal to me.
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I don't think you will be unhappy with that weaver.

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I don't think you will be unhappy with that weaver.
Is this addressed to me or Ruzai?

If it is for me, I expect that from you...being one of the influence (probably w/o knowing it) for making my choice. You posted a few endorsements a while back for Weaver Grand Slam
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Well Weaver has been making optics for some time now. I remember finding an ugly sight on my grandmother's Browning that turned out to be a Weaver Qwik Point, which was pretty much the same thing as a red-dot sight before red-dots were a dime-a-dozen.
As often as I see reviews for optics I never hear anything bad about Weaver, and all the bad is usually something that comes out because people dont like to be cheated out of their money too often ya know?
Its why this is pretty much the scope that I've settled on for now, unless I find one in a store that's just as reliable looking as this one for a slightly lower price.

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