Best scope?


May 5, 2006, 11:36 AM
Im going to get a remington 700 sps chambered for .308 this summer and i'm trying to figure out what scope would be best to set on top of it. i'll probably be shooting between 50 and 100 yards most often, but may try for some farther shots. also i really dont want to spend much more than $200 on the scope. i realize that limits my options, but im a poor college student;)

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May 5, 2006, 12:22 PM
my favorite is leupold.
2-7x OR 3-9x
can catch them on sale at $179 - $199.

May 5, 2006, 12:28 PM
Bushnell 3200 Elite 10x mildot. $200. You can get it for as low as $150 if you have a C&R.

May 5, 2006, 12:31 PM
Leupold VX-I would be the choice at that price range, in my opinion.

Both the 2-7x33 and the 3-9x40 are within your price range.

Big question is whether or not you want to hunt with this package, or just target shoot?

Either would work well for hunting, but the 3-9x40 will have the edge for target shooting.


May 5, 2006, 01:04 PM
Bushnell 3200 Elite 10x mildot. $200. You can get it for as low as $150 if you have a C&R.

Ditto. The only scope I can heartily recommend for under $200.


May 5, 2006, 02:29 PM
Nikon Prostaff aint a bad scope either.
I have one nad have had Luppys, Nikon is just as clear

James NM
May 5, 2006, 02:42 PM
I really like my Burris Fullfield II 3.5 x 10. Right now you can get one for about $200.00 packaged with your choice of a free Burris spotting scope or compact binocular.

May 5, 2006, 02:47 PM
I have a Nikon 3-9x Buckmaster. Great scope for the money.

May 5, 2006, 05:00 PM
fellas... a fixed 10 is a really bad idea for a short range hunting rifle.

May 5, 2006, 06:34 PM
Burris Fullfield ll 3-9x40 with Ballistic Plex reticle. Very clear and bright optics, great scope. for around $160. Have one on a 300wsm and a 338wm, they can hold up to recoil.

May 5, 2006, 08:02 PM
Will let you know what I think of the Super Sniper 10x on my Rem 700 Tactical in 6.8 SPC. Scope should be here next week.

May 6, 2006, 12:55 AM
Bushnell Elite 3200

May 6, 2006, 01:07 AM
Mueller Sport Dot 3-940mm $170 + Shipping. I'll be hunting with one of these this fall.

Check it out.

May 6, 2006, 09:56 AM

ndh87 did not state that it was to be used for hunting. I assumed it would be for informal target shooting, but of course, a fixed 10x scope would not be good for hunting purposes.


May 6, 2006, 10:01 AM
yeah, you're right... but a remington sps is a sporter, and 50-100 yards is awfully close... so, i just deduced that.

May 6, 2006, 10:22 AM
After reading this again, I came to the conclusion..... that a red dot might do what you need. Fast target aquisistion, and lightweight.
Under $200.00 for a decent one ( ATN makes a fine one). No magnification.
I have one I use on my AR, I can hit a steel chicken with it at 200M.
Perhaps it would suit your needs too.
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May 6, 2006, 05:10 PM
Check out Swift Optics. They make a really underrated 3-9X42 for around $150 or so. But I think .308 is a bit big for plinking. .270 Win or .243 Win are cheaper to buy, allowing you to buy more and shoot more, and you'll still be able reach out and touch a deer at 300 yds or so.


The Hitman
May 6, 2006, 05:31 PM
Try In This Site Are Cheaper And Good... There Are Several Makes ...NcStar,Barska,Winchester,BSA,Simmons,Nikon.:cool:

30-06 lover
May 6, 2006, 08:05 PM
Every Nikon scope I have used I thought was damn good. I had a Prostaff on a 30-06 for over a year and it held true, and it was clear a crystal.

May 6, 2006, 08:53 PM
Nikon and Zeiss are the only two scope companies that make their own glass, I heard....
For $200, Nikon, Burris, Leopold, Bushell Elite 3200, Swift, are all in the same quality group....
The best way to check out a scope, I heard, is to go in the store, and look through them and try to read signs, and see how bright, clear and distortion free they are, in the middle of the lense and toword the outside of it, and buy that one. Make sure you look at the one you buy, and not the display model, in your final decision, the one you take out of the store might have defects....
The nice thing about scopes, is you can try them out in the store, by looking through them....
Now, if you can scrape up another $200, the Zeiss Conquest, is my choice....
Want to go inexpensive, the Tasco World Class, much improved since Meade (The new owners that also own Busnell, Redfield), which I bought for $30 a year ago, with a rebate.
With scopes, you get what you pay for them, there bargains out there, in price, but you have to decide if it worth it to upgrade to a better scope or not. The major brands have their lower quality scopes at around $200, and they are good scopes, but not the best. I have seen Nikon's at $129, and the new Leopold's 3x9 and 2x7 at $179, but their top of the line ones, will be brighter and clearer, costing 2 to 3 times as much. For a extra 5 minutes of hunting, is it worth it, maybe, but I don't like to shoot in the dark. For target, go with a 4x12, or 4x16, hunting 2x7, or 3x9, or see what you can get in 1.5x 5 or 6....a good brush scope.
The 308 is a good choice for a rifle, you will never have problems finding ammo, and the price will be reasonable, plus it has less kick than most in it's class.

May 7, 2006, 03:06 AM
i like the meopta, thei IOR, the bushy 3200's are very good and the new burris design , along with the others now designed by meade, may be the best designed scopes out there.

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