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Old 08-20-2010, 03:11 AM   #11
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the proof is in the pudding. if it worked for me, why shouldnt i recomend it to someone else?

Mauser .308 caliber bolt action rifle. I built this gun for long range shooting. I bought an unused Argentina1935 action and fitted it with a Parker Hale 26 inch .308 bull barrel. It was pillar bedded and barrel free floated into a Bell and Carson composite stock. It has a Timney match trigger and is topped with a BSA mil-dot illuminated reticule 6-24 x 50mm scope. I used it to drop groundhogs at 500 yards and competed with it in several F-Class long range matches. It has zeroes for 100-1000 yards and is quite accurate. I have shot a 196 out of a possible 200 at 600 yards and a 184 out of 200 at 1000 using M852 Military Match ammo.
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I've got a couple Bushness 4x12 sportview scopes that work very well and are very inexpensive. Mine are on smaller rifles but my Father in law usews one on a Remington chambered in 30-06 and it's rock solid too. They are not always easy to find though.The Nikon's are really good ones as stated earlier.
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:26 AM   #13
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I have a couple of the Prohunter 6-18X40 SF scopes and I regularly use them on a couple of centerfire rifles I shoot regularly at range. Largest caliber with scope is a 30-06 and lots of rounds fired with scope and no problems. Optics not great, but decent and have no problems with clarity/focus and etc. Check Natchez shooters supply site for Prohunters....probably lowest priced ones on internet will be found there.

Another brand of scope available from Natchez at discounted prices are the Nitrex scopes. Nitrex is owned by ATK, who also owns Weaver scope company. I ordered a Nitrex TR2 model 3-15X44 SF two days ago. The TR2s are Weavers super slams models. Nitrex has a rebate of either $50 or $100 on TR one or TR2 models. So, with rebate I bought my scope for $218....from SWFA price would have been around $320. If I'd ordered the Weaver brand super slam...price is $440. So, peruse the Nitrex models at Natchez.

Another scope to consider is the Swift Premier model 669M, a 6-18X44 AO scope. You can find it for $125 (plus about $13 shipping) at Amazon.com......careful, two other companies listed on Amazon are selling the 669M for about $216 and SWFA sells it for $264. I have two of the $125 669M Swift scopes and its a darn good scope. Swift is an American company making optics product since 1920s and they make their own glass and Premier models have a lifetime warranty. Google Swift scope and read reviews and comments about Swift scopes. You'll be hard pressed to find anything negative about their scopes.
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Take a look in Opticsplanet.com. Great deals and free shipping. I buy through them all the time
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good glass on a budget, like others have said Nikon. My personal preference is Zeiss, they are affordable now as well with the conquest line.
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Any opinions on Redfields? Leupold's budget line; know someone who says his is very respectable for the price. Dunno what you guys call low cost (our prices never mesh with the "exchange rate" anyway) but a basic 3x9x40 4-plex goes for about $250 here. Gotta be budget in your money...
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3x9x40 or 50 less than $200. Have just purchased a Simmons Atec 4x14x50 for my Pro Hunter in 270. Cost $200 and free shipping.

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Default Scopes between 150 and 200

Riflescopes $150 - $200 FREE S&H Bushnell Riflescopes, Leupold Riflescopes, NightForce Riflescopes, Nikon Riflescopes, Trijicon Riflescopes.
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Received my Nitrex tr2 scope a couple of weeks ago and its an impressive scope with darn good optics.

Here is a Nitrex TR1 3x9 scope you should take a look at. Nitrex TR1s are basically same scope as a Weaver Grand Slam scope. Nitrex has a $50 rebate program at present and discounted price of this particular discontinued model makes it a bargain when you can buy a $320 retail priced scope for $120 plus shipping. SWFA presently selling same scope for $240.

Nitrex TR One 3-9x42mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish TrexPlex Reticle - Natchez Shooters Supplies TR One 3-9x42mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish TrexPlex Reticle
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