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Old 08-09-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I just bought my first rifle today and now I need to put a scope on it. I'll follow the format from the sticky to make things abit easier.


1. Price - under $200
2. Use - Hog/deer hunting. Messing around at the range.
3. Rifle - Marlin XL7
4. Caliber - .270
5. Variable or fixed power - variable


I think I've already decided on the Nikon ProStaff BDC 3-9x40mm. Seems like a very good scope for the price. My issue now is how to mount it. What rings should I get that will fit it and last? I'm not looking to buy the most expensive set, but I'm also not looking to buy the $5 set. I got a very good deal on the rifle so I've got some extra money for optics. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks

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Old 08-09-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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In my opinion that would probably be about the best for the money

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The only rings that I'll use anymore are Burris Signature Zee rings. They cost a little more,but are well worth the price.
With a 40mm objective you can use a low or medium ring set.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/416175/burris-1-signature-zee-weaver-style-rings-matte-medium

I'd also suggest getting a one piece base. From what I've read,a base for a Winchester 70 will bolt right on the XL7 action. This one would work great for your rifle-

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/894495/weaver-1-piece-extended-multi-slot-tactical-picatinny-style-base-winchester-70-long-action-matte

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Never owned the Burris Zee Signature Rings, which I know are very good from reviews. But, if wanting to stay cheap, while being good, look to either the Weaver Grand Slam or the Weaver Quad Locs. I used these Rings for Years with very good results.

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That Nikon ProStaff BDC 3-9x40mm is a great scope for under $200. I actually have 2 in stock right now and some of the Weaver Quad Lock rings and Burris Zee Signature Rings as well. If you want a nice scope on for your hog hunting and on a budget I think you've chosen wisely.

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Well I went to the store today, and I actually picked up a Nikon Monarch UCC 3-9x40mm. It's a $300 scope that I managed to steal for $163 after taxes. I'm very happy with it, and I can't wait to mount it on my rifle when i pick it up on Thursday.

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One thing I do want though are flip lens covers. Any suggestions on which ones will fit?

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One thing I do want though are flip lens covers. Any suggestions on which ones will fit?
Out of the Butler Creek, etc, I kind of prefer the Vortex type covers the best. Let me find you a link

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Check this sight out for the vortex, but there are better places to buy with free shipping

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-flip-cap-optic-cover-size-3-fc-3


And here is what they look like on a scope:



Instead of the hard plastic with the red button like Butler creek scope covers are, these are rubbery on the housing, with a plastic end cap.

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When I was living and hunting in Alaska I found only ONE scope cover which was capable of keeping my lens DRY and that is the Bikini covers. None of the others are water proof!
And they are quiet!!!

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