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Old 03-07-2013, 04:43 AM   #11
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I suppose you own a "ruggedized" 10/22? If your rifle does not stand up to your reckless use and abuse the scope will not matter any way. The first rule of the rifleman is to care for his arms first.

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I suppose you own a "ruggedized" 10/22? If your rifle does not stand up to your reckless use and abuse the scope will not matter any way. The first rule of the rifleman is to care for his arms first.
Hehe no i take care of my things very well but id also like for it to be able to take a beating if it had too. Accidents do happen and i do not plan on buying more than one scope i plan on putting the scope on other rifles down the road so if its ruggedized and i take care of it, it should be able to last a lifetime get what im saying? Instead of buying a non ruggedized scope and have it last for like 4-5years and drop it once and have the glass shatter everywhere that would really suck id rather pay more money for a good scope that you buy once instead of buying a 250$ scope every 4-5 years haha so what scope are out there?
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How much are you willing to spend?

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Less then 650&

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Less then 650&
You can get many damned good scopes in the $ 500-$650 range. Look at the top end Nikons and Leupolds.
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I don't think they make a ruggiderized scope. They might have a rubber coating on the outside but all scopes are prone to break when a gun gets dropped or falls down. Scopes that cost more might be stronger and use better metal, optic and hardware but they can break or get tweeked if you drop your gun just right. Thats why when carring your rifle you always protect the scope. Before I bought a scope I would buy the gun which it will go on. One scope doesn't fot all guns.

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I don't think they make a ruggiderized scope. They might have a rubber coating on the outside but all scopes are prone to break when a gun gets dropped or falls down. Scopes that cost more might be stronger and use better metal, optic and hardware but they can break or get tweeked if you drop your gun just right. Thats why when carring your rifle you always protect the scope. Before I bought a scope I would buy the gun which it will go on. One scope doesn't fot all guns.
You can break an M-1 Abrams. But that doesn't make them fragile. a Leupold or Nikon, or better yet a Nigghtforce will take quite a bit of punishment.
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My Marlin 1895 in 45/70 eats scopes with my full house loads without being dropped or abused. After some thought, what do I need a scope for a 150 yard gun anyway? I think we became "scope crazy" for a time. Would I ditch the scope on my 700BDL in .243WCF? Hell no, but that rifle isn't strictly used in thick bush country like my Nort WI

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I rather spend a 1000 dollars on a good scope, then a 1000 dollars replacing crappy scopes. The really sad part is you would still have a 200 dollar scope!

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My Marlin 1895 in 45/70 eats scopes with my full house loads without being dropped or abused. After some thought, what do I need a scope for a 150 yard gun anyway? I think we became "scope crazy" for a time. Would I ditch the scope on my 700BDL in .243WCF? Hell no, but that rifle isn't strictly used in thick bush country like my Nort WI

What kind of scopes??? My Winchester Model 70 in .375 H&H Magnum has the same Weatherby 4X it has 55 years ago. Kicks a helluva lot harder than a .45-70.
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