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1-4x scope recommendation for 243

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by mainecoon, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. mainecoon

    mainecoon Member

    I'm looking for a 1-4x scope for a 243 bolt. This would be for deer and for target shooting at 300 yards or less. Would like to spend under $500. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. soloban

    soloban New Member

    If you are willing to go 2-7x the Redfield 2-7x is a great scope for the price. I have one on my K-31.
  3. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner New Member

    If you are looking for a 1-4.....really depends on the reticle that you are looking for.

    Take a look at the 1-4 in the vortex pst rifle scopeline if you are looking for an moa or mil based reticle.

    Leupold would be where I would look for a more traditional hunting scope.
  4. helotaxi

    helotaxi New Member

    I have a Bushnell Elite 1.25-4x24 and a Nikon Monarch African in a similar mag range. Neither are "true 1x" but it doesn't bother me for either one. Both have excellent glass and are well built and tough. In both cases I'm wishing that I'd bought more than one of each at the prices that I paid. Both use a German #4 reticule. The Bushnell is illuminated. I like a basic reticule rather than one of the tacticool combo ranging/CQB/zombie eradication things that don't really suit my purpose in a low power scope.

    Just personal preference, but I like a little more magnification available on the top end for a hunting scope. All my hunting rifle scopes have a bottom end of 2-2.5x and go up to 7, 10 and 16x depending on the rifle and its intended primary use and cartridge that the rifle is chambered in. Dial it down to low power for stalking and dial it up if a longer shot is required. 2x worked just fine on a close up deer at around 25yds this year.
  5. KC.45

    KC.45 New Member

    I will echo what was said above and take a look at the vortex viper pst. I have owned one for a few months and in the price range you have they are tough to beat.
  6. jmr40

    jmr40 Active Member

    Leupold. The VX-2 is about $300.

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