Sold the AR, got a new bolt gun


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primalmu
January 12, 2013, 07:12 PM
So I sold the AR-15 that I built today (made ~$500 on the deal) and bought a new bolt action in .223 Rem. I decided on the Savage Model 10 Predator since I already love my Hog Hunter so much.

I've decided that the Nikon 4-12x40 BDC scope I had on the AR will be moved to this new bolt gun, and I'm going to upgrade the scope on my Hog Hunter to be a little more "tactical" and suitable for longer range shooting.

I'd like to get some suggestions on scopes costing $500 or less. I'd like a higher magnification range than the 4-12x40 Nikon, and would like target turrets so I don't have to unscrew the caps to make adjustments. An illuminated reticle would be nice, too.

I'm contemplating some of the scopes in the Vortex lineup.

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briansmithwins
January 12, 2013, 07:19 PM
If you only made $500 somebody got a heck of a deal.

What kind of ranges are you thinking of using the new glass at?

BSW

ACP
January 12, 2013, 07:48 PM
Nice!

I'm looking to sell one of my ARs right now.

The Savage Model 10 Varmint is a nice, nice rifle.

primalmu
January 12, 2013, 07:51 PM
Yea, if I had held out I probably could have gotten more for it. I built it for around $1000-1100 and sold it for $1600.

I'd like to be able to shoot out to 500 yards. A 24x scope might not be necessary for those yardages, so I might look at a higher quality, lower magnification scope.

SOUTHPAW
January 12, 2013, 08:09 PM
Yea, if I had held out I probably could have gotten more for it. I built it for around $1000-1100 and sold it for $1600.


Here in CT, today, you'd probably be able to unload a $1000 AR for about $2500-$3000 in a matter of seconds...

nastynatesfish
January 13, 2013, 01:44 AM
Ive got two vortex vipers ones a PA the other a WA. 6.5-20x44 cost 420 from joebobsoutfitters.com or about everyplace. Very nice, 30mm tube. Great warranty

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