Is this a good scope choice?


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prid93
January 31, 2011, 02:53 PM
I just recently picked up a used Savage Mk II FVT with williams peep sights. I love the peep sights and love shooting with iron sights in general, but I would also like a scope for this rifle...for my budget (less than 150)...is this a good scope choice?

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=341552

From what I have read I cant find many scopes that have had better said about them for the price.
Thanks for the help.

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prid93
January 31, 2011, 04:52 PM
Anyone have any experience with it?

Hunterdad
January 31, 2011, 05:16 PM
Vortex makes a great scope for the money.

Red Tornado
January 31, 2011, 06:51 PM
Sorry, I'm not familiar with Vortex.

As another possible option, Mueller makes a really good scope for the money and they've got a huge following at RFC. I'm really happy with the one I've got.
RT

Walkalong
January 31, 2011, 07:31 PM
The Vortex Viper 2-7 scopes (http://swfa.com/Vortex-Viper-Rifle-Scopes-C1410.aspx) are being closed out. The Viper is a much better scope than the Crossfire for a few dollars more at the sale price. I just bought a 6.5-20 Viper and a 2-7 (BDC reticle) Viper and am very happy with both of them.

From SWFA optics talk forum

2009 Riflescope Rating Scale



Leica ER, Swarovski Z6, Zeiss Victory



Kahles C - CL & CSX, Premier Reticle, Schmidt & Bender



Kahles KX, U.S. Optics, Swarovski PH & American Lightweight



Bushnell Elite 6500, Leupold VX-7, Nightforce NXS, IOR Valdada, Vortex Razor



Bushnell Elite 4200, Leupold VX-3, Nikon Monarch & Monarch X, Zeiss Conquest



Leupold Mark 4 VX III & VX-L, Meopta, Nikon Monarch Gold & Titanium, Sightron SIII & S2 Big Sky, Vortex Viper



Burris Black Diamond Signature Select XTR & Euro Diamond, Pentax Lightseeker, Trijicon Accupoint, Weaver Grand Slam



Bushnell Elite 3200, Leupold VX-II, Millet Tactical/Buck Gold, Nikko Stirling, Nikon Buckmaster, Sightron SI & SII, Vortex Crossfire & Diamondback, Super Sniper Fixed



Burris Fullfield II & Timberline, Leupold Rifleman & VX-I, Leatherwood, Mueller, Nikon ProStaff, Simmons

Barska, Sightmark, Swift, Truglo


BSA, Tasco, Yukon



ATN, Leapers, NcStar

prid93
January 31, 2011, 08:42 PM
RT - The Mueller I'm looking at seems to be great for the price.
http://www.gunkings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=297
But then in Walkalongs post the rating he has posted has Mueller way down near the bottom which makes me skeptical about the quality...hmmm

JMSUN
January 31, 2011, 08:53 PM
For I think about $35.00 more you could get this Redfield made by Leupold.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=219045
I'm no scope expert but I think it would be worth the extra $35.00.

madcratebuilder
February 1, 2011, 09:42 AM
RT - The Mueller I'm looking at seems to be great for the price.
http://www.gunkings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=297
But then in Walkalongs post the rating he has posted has Mueller way down near the bottom which makes me skeptical about the quality...hmmm
The Mueller APV is a very nice rimfire scope. If you check at rimfirecentral.com it's probably the most popular scope their. I've been using one for several years on a modded 10/22 and it's great, excellent repeatability and the AO is a must for rimfire. Mueller has a new Tactical APV with target turrets for an extra $20 or so.

kmcintosh78
February 1, 2011, 09:55 AM
I had issues with the crossfire line. Recital rotated after 5 shots.
I went with the Viper line and love it.
Vortex has the best customer service, based in Madison WI. Great guys.

chas08
February 1, 2011, 10:48 AM
For I think about $35.00 more you could get this Redfield made by Leupold.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=219045
I'm no scope expert but I think it would be worth the extra $35.00. I put one of these on a 336. I'm very pleased with it. It's a lot of scope for the money. Lifetime warranty could also be a good thing.

slowr1der
February 1, 2011, 01:02 PM
I like Vortex, but the Crossfire line is their cheapest line and just kind of cheap in general. Lots of guys have had them fail. Vortex does stand behind them though. I'd either step up to a Diamondback or better yet the Viper on clearance, or I'd go with something else if it was me. I think for the price of that scope you can probably do a little better. Another option to consider is the Nikon Prostaff's on clearance if you don't want to step up to the price of a clearance Viper.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Nikon-ProStaff-Riflescope/729045.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dnikon%2Bprostaff%26x%3D0%26y%3D0%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=nikon+prostaff&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

You can get the 2-7x32 Prostaff for $94.99 there. Or the 3-9x40 for $99.99

Another option is the Burris FFII's SWFA has on clearance right now. They had a 3-9x40 FFII for $119.95 or something, but I think they are sold out. Might be worth checking into though.

There are lots of great scopes on clearance right now, so you can get something that's a lot better than it normally would be for the price of the cheap scopes.

Sav .250
February 1, 2011, 01:04 PM
Change the name and it sounds like a lot of other scopes.

Skylerbone
February 1, 2011, 03:38 PM
You'll need to first decide at what distance you'll be shooting. Typically rimfire scopes are set with parallax adjusted for 50 yards. Centerfire scopes are usually set for 100 yards. If you choose a centerfire scope be sure to look for an AO or SF model if you plan on short range target shooting.

Vortex does have one of the best AND transferrable warranties in the business. Lifetime with no card to send in and no receipts to keep. If it says Vortex, they fix it.

prid93
February 1, 2011, 03:56 PM
Shooting distance will be anywhere from 25-100 yds...I highly doubt I will use this rifle for anything past 100. I'm kind of leaning towards either that Mueller or the vortex viper. For the Mueller: No real negative reviews, high power, AO, and $30 less. Is the Viper worth the extra $30 (which really isnt all that much extra).

snakeman
February 1, 2011, 04:00 PM
The vortex is probably good. That said if you want to save a little money and have a good scope for your .22 a barska ridgeline works wonders. The optics aren't the best but they hold zero and are clear enough for the ranges at which a .22 is normally used.

biggameballs
February 1, 2011, 04:49 PM
If you're going to buy a Vortex get the Viper line on closeout. At least get the diamondback.
SWFA has some Burris scopes on closeout for great prices too.

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