Scope for rem 700 .270

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by shootinfool, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. shootinfool

    shootinfool New Member

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    Just bought a brand new remington 700 sps in a .270. I eas wondering what the best scope would be, price range is 250. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    Looks like you're sorta limited.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    my recommendation would be a nikon prostaff in 3-9x40 or 4-12x40 both can had for less than $250 including tax. very clear and well made scopes. walmart even carries here where i live in Texas. i have a 4-12x40 on a 25-06 and plan on another soon as an upgrade on my remington M700 in 270! i really am impressed with the nikons. another scope brand i started using about a year ago is Swift. they are very good scopes for the money and you could get one in your price range too. i have to go through my gun dealer to get them. or you can order them hrough Midway. good luck.
     
  4. shootinfool

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    Thanks axxe55. My grandfather is a gunsmith and has a lot of tascos laying around but i really wanted something better. Thanks.

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  5. Sniper03

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    Shootin, I hate to seem obnoxious. But you have fallen victim to the normal situation. You should spend the best money possible on optics and then buy a rifle to go with it. You can not shoot well what you can not see! The Nikon is good advise which was mentioned. And I like Nikon and they are good, but you need to get a good scope. Do not skimp on the scope you get! You have a good rifle and it and you deserves a good quality scope! And the bottom line how many scopes are you going to purchase for it! Logically ONE! So get the best you can buy. I am an avid Leupold Scope man but never has one let me down! More money yes! than others but more quality and more reliable/ YES!

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  6. smoooth308

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    Hey bud congrats on the new rifle! There a hoot to shoot. Just got myself a new remington 700 sps tactical in 308.
    You should really look into vortex optics. I picked one up for mine and it is amazingly clear in all power levels and has great eye relief all the way through which I couldn't say about some of the pricier scopes they had at the store. Mine is a 3.5-10x50 crossfire which is under the 200 mark. Looked at red field scopes which were almost 100 dollars more had good clarity but the eye relief sucked as you went through the power levels. Looked a nikons which were 350+ but in my opinion didn't have as good of clarity. I'm still learning but spend a lot of time reading others reviews and what to look for. That's my best advice, figure out what you want in your optic then go from there.

    And there is nothing like picking up 5 different scopes from different manufactures and comparing. Your eyes won't lie about what they like
     
  7. Gatoragn

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    In that price range, I would look at Burris and the new Redfields (made by Leupold).
     
  8. dks7895

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    Santa Claus brought me a Redfield Revolution 3-9x40 with Accu-Range reticle. I put it on my Marlin XS7 in 308. Very nice scope.
     
  9. shootinfool

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    Thanks everyone. I have a .260 that my grandfather made me, and it has a luepold scope on it. I think im just gonna switch it out and put it on the .270. Thanks guys.

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  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    nothing wrong with the leupold scopes, have had a couple over the years, very well made and clear scopes. but they are pricey.
     
  11. Muliemaster

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    Redfield scopes 100$ over what u paid??????? The 4x12 is only 229.90
     
  12. cbibb

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    Might want to check out weaver v-16 very clear and excellent glass around 280.00 might what to look at one also with side parallax nice when shooting dont have to reach up over the gun good luck
     
  13. jpattersonnh

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  14. Muliemaster

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    Weaver super slam with burris steel z rings an bases. The burris rings are the most recomended rings by gunsmiths
     
  15. elk-acholic

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    I recommend the vortex crossfire. They are clear and come with good warranty. They come with different ranges of zoom. If your in open country they come as high as 8-32x50. The crossfire is around $150-$300 I believe
     
  16. smoooth308

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    I'm with elk-aholic. I have a vortex crossfire 3.5-10x50 and It is very clear and has great eye relief. Highly recommend it for the money.
     
  17. Muliemaster

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    The viper is a better quality vortex scope the crossfire dosent have the fully multi coated lenses which is where the good get better, multi coated means at least one exterior lense is fully coated, fully means all lenses are multi coated. Fully equals more money yes but its worth it