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Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by pastorricks, Mar 22, 2011.
I have a model 700 Remington 22-250 that needs a scope. Any suggestions about a scope and mountings?
First of all what budget range are you looking at? Also I believe for varmint hunting you should get a variable power scope also. 4X12 for example. What type of terrain are you going to normally be hunting?
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Budget, I guess cheap. $200? Mostly shooting varmits on flat farm land.
For the money and for the quality I would suggest you look at the Simmons Predator Quest Scopes. They are 30mm tubes which provides you with great light gathering possibilities for lower light shooting in the evening and early morning. If you hunt coyotes this is a good thing! You would also need a set of Medium Height 30mm Rings and of course and the mount/s for your 700. The scopes run around $160+. That would give a little extra leave way for a set of good rings and a mount. They come in various variable power ranges. I was thinking possibly the 4.5X18 with 40mm Objective would be a good choice.
Great! The price fits. I'll look into this. Thank you very much!
I haven't read much about them on this forum, but I have two Nikko Sirling scopes and they are very good for the money. Should be in the price range that you are looking at. I agree with the other post about thle 30mm tube. I have that on my 4x16 on my .308 Howa and it shoots tight groups. Good luck.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll gather a little more info then to shopping! My wife hates that part.
Check out Burris before making a final call, they have a good balance of cost and quality. I have a Fullfield 3x9x40 that is very nice scope.
On sale right now at Cabela's for $179, regularly $239.00.
Look through on if you get a chance, I think you would be impressed.
3-9x really doesn't cut it for varmints.
You can get a Meuller 8.5-25x44mm Mueller 8.5-25x 44mm 1 inch AO Tactical Shock Proof Rifle Scope FREE S&H MT852544. Mueller Optics Tactical Riflescopes, Mueller Optics Riflescopes.
For the price these are great scopes.
Also look at the Bushnell Trophy XLT 4-12x40mm Bushnell Trophy XLT 4-12x40mm Matte Riflescope with DOA 600 or Multi-X Reticle 734120B, 734120 FREE S&H 734120, 734120B. Bushnell Trophy XLT Riflescopes, Bushnell Riflescopes.
Again a good scope for the money.
Nikon Prostaff 4-12x40mm Nikon 4-12x40mm ProStaff Matte Riflescopes FREE S&H 6324, 6728, 6729. Nikon Riflescopes.
Another good scope in this price range.
The one I would really look at is the Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50mm Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50 Mil Dot Reticle AO Riflescope FREE S&H CRF-450-AOHT, CRF-624-AOHT. Vortex Crossfire Riflescopes, Vortex Riflescopes.
For the price Vortex offer a lifetime warranty no matter if your the first or fourth owner. I have the crossfire 4-12x on my deer rifle and MY GOD it is bright and clear. It rivals many scopes that are twice as much.
Weavers 44-40 scope in 6.5-20x44mm would be another one to look at.
Weaver 6.5-20 x 44mm AO 40/44 Riflescope FREE S&H 849550, 849552. Weaver 40/44 Riflescopes, Weaver Riflescopes.
I have a Weaver 3x9x44, it does not meet the Burris in clarity. If I adjust the eyepiece for the best sight picture on the Weaver at the highest magnification, when I turn it back to the lowest it blurs slightly. My Burris is crystal clear, from 3 through 9.
Burris makes scopes in the range of magnifications listed above and definitely are worthy of consideration.
I have a 4x12 Nikon Prostaff scope IMO a good scope for the money. (You may want more upper end magnification depending on how far you expect to shoot). Right now Midway has a mildot Prostaff for around $165 plus about $10 shipping. SWFA still has the vortex 6x24x50 Crossfire scope for $99 listed on their site, I don't know about shipping cost. Good rings are very important, I use Burris signature Zee.
Gatoragn no one is saying Burris is crap.
I just didn't find any VARMINT style scopes in his price range.
Like I said a 3-9 doesn't cut it in the varmint fields. 4-12x is the lowest I would go and trying to hit a pdog, squirrel, ground hog at 400 yards with a 4-12x is a lot harder than you think.
I have 2 varmint rifles. One wears a 6.5-20x42mm Nikon Monarch and the other wears a 6-24x50mm Nikon Monarch SF. I know plenty of guys that are using 12-42x nightforce scopes on their varmint rifles. These guys are also building full custom gun on Kelbly and stiller bench rest actions and going for the 1000+ yard shots.
This is great! Thank you for the options. I'll definately have to do my research. I want to get the right scope the first time around.
Look into some of the BSA copes as well, I've bought several over the past few years and they've been great. I really like the side focus feature on the Contender and Catseye I recently put on my 22-magnum and 17HMR.
Contender at Cabela's, I put the 4-16x40 on my Excel Magnum rifle.
Catseye at Cabela's, I put the 6-24x44 on my 917V.
This seems like a good scope for the money, spec-wise, don't know much about Barska, but for the price I might pick one up myself. They have some other decent deals going on right now on their website. Here's the link:
4-16x50 IR Sniper Scope by Barska Green Ir mil-dot - Riflescope by BARSKA
I will say BSA and Barska are CRAP. I have one BSA it works OK on a rimfire. I had one of their PLATINUM target scopes and my .4" groups went to .9" and the only thing that changed was the scope. It didn't track at all 4 clicks would move you 1" one time 3" another and .5" after that. None of them held zero on a centerfire rifle.
Why would you waste money on a BSA or a Barska when for the same price you can buy quality scopes?
Anyone try Konus
Konus gets very good reviews. About $300 more or less. European glass