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Old 09-04-2012, 04:09 AM   #1
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Need some advice regarding these two scopes for my 300 WM.....like the DOA reticle but have herd the sightron optics are best for this price range.....

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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Had a Bushnell elite 4200 6-24x40mm Great scope for the money. Though it pales in comparison to my Sightron SIII 8-32x56mm.

Brighter optics
Brighter
Better edge to edge clarity
Better repatability
More adjustment range windage and elevation.
Tougher
Better dial markings.

You are talking about a $450 scope vs a $900 scope.

It also depends on what level of bushnell and Sightron you are talking about? I am assuming you want high end because you are talking long range.

What two Specific scopes are you looking at?

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Shoot with a very very experienced shooter that owns some nice rifles and appreciates good optics. He is one of my fellow shooters, that I'd bother to consult on optics for a rifle. Fact one, he owns no Bushnell scopes and will not buy one. Fact two, he does own the Sightron SIII scope mentioned in the prior post and very much likes it. He considers it one (if not the best) of his best scopes (trust me, he has some nice ones) and it was purchased specifically for a custom rifle he had built to use on our 600 yd range. He sold one of his shotguns that helped put him in some national Hall of Fame for competition clays and skeet to buy the scope.

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Thanks guys....it looks like Sightron all the way...am looking at SIII...tossing up between the 24x or the 32x .....

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It all depends on which scope your looking at,and for what type of shooting.
Bushnell makes some nice scopes in their upper tier scopes,and the glass is great for hunting,along with some ballistic reticles if that's what you like.

Now I'm a big Sightron fan,and have 4 Sightron SIII 6-24x50 scopes on my LR guns,and I also have a SII 4-16x42 that's for sale in the classified ads here.It's a great scope,but I decided to put a better scope on one of my varmint rifles.
The SIII series scopes are very hard to beat unless you spend at least twice the price that they are.Their glass is excellent,as is the tracking,repeatability,and they have all of the adjustment range that you'll ever need.

The only cons to a Sightron SIII is the lack of reticle choices,and they don't offer a FFP reticle.
But I do like their Mil-dot and MOA-2 reticles,and I really don't care what focal plane the reticle is in,I'm very good with math,and I already know the ballistics of all of my loads,so windage is all I need to work out when shooting long range.

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Thanks Tx.....I'm keen on the Mildot, probably in 8-24....hopefully it wont dominate the sight picture for those long range 400m plus shots we take on large animals we take in the Outback here in Australia.....The Scope will come from the US as your prices are far better....I have a price from the Rifle Scope Store....anyone else you could recommend for a new Sightron?

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Buy the most pricey optic you cab afford.

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I'm a little late to the party but +1 for the Sightron SIII. Have a 6-24x50LRMD on my .308 Tikka. I don't think it'll dominate the sight picture too bad @ 400m.

Here's a picture through my scope @ 300m with 24x


For reference you can just see the targets in this picture

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Wow...Aleksi...that's exactly the kind of sight picture I'm looking for.....Any ideas what I should pay for one....$850....?

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Glad I could help. No idea what they go for in the US, paid 1000$ for mine here in Finland.

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