New scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by Franklin1995, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Franklin1995

    Franklin1995 New Member

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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

    Franklin
     
  2. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    In my opinion that would probably be about the best for the money
     

  3. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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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/89...ny-style-base-winchester-70-long-action-matte
     
  4. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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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.
     
  5. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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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.
     
  6. Franklin1995

    Franklin1995 New Member

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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.
     
  7. Franklin1995

    Franklin1995 New Member

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

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Out of the Butler Creek, etc, I kind of prefer the Vortex type covers the best. Let me find you a link

    brb
     
  9. Anna_Purna

    Anna_Purna New Member

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    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
  10. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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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!!!