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Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by safedman, Feb 10, 2012.
Leuapold is just tooo pricey for the name.
Any other suggestions. Looking in the 4.5 to 14 range
This is what I have on my bolt action .308. It's been very good to me.
I have the same brand but a lower power and objective on my LR-308.
I have a low-end Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire on my AR-45 (458SOCOM) hog gun.
I could not pass up the scope for the money.
Vortex 6-24x50 Crossfire Rifle Scope
The Vortex fit and finish is excellent, the warranty* is unequaled and shooting with it I rarely use the high power, I am very happy so-far.
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Sightron SII Big Sky,and Sightron SIII scopes are excellent optics as well as the Weaver Super Slam line.
The Vortex Viper has a good following,as well as the Viper PST for a more $$$,but the Sightrons are better optically,IMO.
Without knowing how much you are wanting to spend,it's hard to suggest a scope.I tend to stay in the $500-1000 range with my optics.
You get what you pay for in optics,99% of the time.
You can get some great deals on scopes if you spend the time looking.I have bought several higher priced scopes used for about half of what they sold for new.
There are also several discontinued models on sale at different sites for great deals.
Let's not forget about Leupold's "new" little brother, the Redfield Revolution in 4-12x40. Great optics and tough scope for the price. Won't get A/O for the price, but still outstanding for what you get. For even cheaper costs, Simmons 44Magnum scopes are also good.
Leupold Mark 4 3.5x10x50 illuminated TMR reticle or mildot if you prefer.
Shop this one around as you may find it for less.
That Burris looks right up my alley. I just can not see paying $1400 for a scope if I am not LEO or compeating in gun challenges.
I would like clarity, solid internals to handle recoil and clear optics. Must have looked at 500 scopes
I just put a Burris Fullfield II E1(4.5x14x42) on my .308 and I can't say enough good things about it. I still like a lot of other brands but I'll probably go with Burris from now on. It's been a long time since I've been that impressed with a scope.
Don't get me wrong I like Burris,I have the 3-12x50 Tactical OD green but the scope is heavy as a cinder block.
I think that's part of what I love about it? It's built like a brick s#!* house. I think if I dropped my gun from a tree the scope would break the gun. That's what I want from a scope.
The Premier line of scopes from Swift Optics represents a good balance between quality and value. Give them a look.
if you want a Burris you can't beat this deal and it comes with a spotter free
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budget would be nice to know. i have a cheapo mueller on my LR308 while i save for a good optic.
the SWFA line is really good. i have a SS 10x for my remington. their customer service is awesome too. i had a problem with the elevation turret on mine, so i sent it back and they replaced it for free with their newer 10x version with mil/mil turrets.
for my LR308, i've narrowed it down to 3 scopes:
SS 3-15x for $699: http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-15x42-Tactical-Rifle-Scope-P62238.aspx
Weaver 3-1x for $760: http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-15x50-Tactical-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P55482.aspx
Burris 3-15x: http://swfa.com/Burris-3-15x50-XTR-II-34mm-Rifle-Scope-P68067.aspx
i want something with a lot of adjustment in it so i dont have to buy a canted scope base. the weaver has the most out of all of those if i remember right. i've narrowed it down to the weaver and SS scope, but i cant decide for sure yet.
Solid performers in a budget that I have found include Nikon in their Buckmaster line (very good glass, solid internals). Bushnell in their Elite Series. Redfield. I have not bought any of the Vortex optics, but several of my friends and relatives have them and swear by them.
I have the Bushnell Elite 6-24x40mm for long range shooting on sale at Natchez for 360.00 reg 780.00 good luck O by the way I do like my scope
Like Doc said, It's hard to beat the Nikon Buckmaster for the money. I have 1 on my LR308 and love it!
I've never understood the differences in scopes. I have an old Bushell 3x9 on my late 60s vintage Model 70 which is probably as old as the rifle and it is still crystal clear with no fogging. It has seen a lot of service over the years with my cousin hunting with it on horseback all through Montana, Oregon and Idaho.
I also have a fairly low end Redfield 2x7 (under $300) on another rifle and it too has clear as a bell optics. I also realize that I don't have the experience in long range scoped shooting as do most of you gents. Perhaps if I did the differences in a $300 scope and a $1000 one would be more apparent.
A couple of weeks ago while in Wisconsin I fired my friend's DPMS .308 and it was sweet. He had a Nikon scope on it that cost about a grand he said.
If he paid $1k for a Nikon scope, he really got screwed!