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ron12301 08-14-2010 07:16 PM

should I buy this scope ?
Hi, today I stopped in a local gunshop and they had a kahles helia cl 3-9x42 plex reticle scope. The sticker on it was $625 and the owner offered it to me for $550. I looked on the net and this seems to be a decent price as the cheapest price I can find is $599. I prefer to buy local if I can. I would like some feedback from you all on this as I am somewhat up in the air about it. If I buy this scope it will be mounted on a savage model 14, 22-250 that I currently have a mueller hybrid 3-9 on. I am sure I would see a big difference, but should I wait and buy something with a higher top end magnification or is this a deal I should jump on ? thanks for your help.

ronl 08-17-2010 11:52 AM

What are you using the rifle for, varmint hunting?

ron12301 08-17-2010 08:19 PM

Some varmint hunting, mostly to control groundhogs in my hayfields. we do have some coyotes moving into our area, I would consider them fair game also. I do a little paper punching now and again too. I should add that most of the shots I take are in the 100 to 300 yd range. I would like to eventually spend time at a range where I could get some practice at making longer shots, maybe to 600 yds. thanks for your interest.

cpttango30 08-17-2010 09:02 PM

I would look at getting a scope with a little more power. Ron what part of maryland are you in? I may be able to drive up and put a real hurting on your hog population....

Both of my Ground hog rifles have high power scopes on them. Do you need a 6.5-20 or 6-24x like I have on mine. No not really but it sure does make hitting them grass guzzlers at 400 yards a lot easier.

stalkingbear 08-17-2010 09:57 PM

While there's no question of the scope's quality or it being a good deal, I'd personally hold off for something with more magnification like tango posted. At least get something like a 4x-16x and you'll still have low power for close or moving shots, and higher power for groundhogs.

ron12301 08-18-2010 12:36 AM

Thanks folks for weighing in on this. I think maybe I'll take your advice and wait a bit, but I have to say I am very much tempted by this deal. Tango, I am up here in scenic but economically depressed western Maryland (Cumberland area). If I ever need help thinning the "hog" herd I sure know who to turn to! thanks again, much appreciated.

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