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Another "What's a good scope?" thread

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by 1KPerDay, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Elder

    Jan 19, 2006
    Happy Valley, UT
    Forgive me; I'm new.:D

    I inherited my dad's custom-built .270. It was built (in the '50s or '60s) on a Springfield action, custom barrel, stock, etc. Really nice (if you don't mind a trigger break like a wet sponge) and a lot of history. HOWEVER, in my youthful curiosity when I was about 13, I twisted the rear scope cap off and touched the crosshairs (It's an old Burris or Bushnell 3X9 if I remember correctly). That, of course, left gunk and a little hair/lint fiber on the X, which I attempted to pull off, which...

    wait for it...

    snapped the crosshairs. I was sure my dad was going to pummel me into oblivion, but he forbore. Surprisingly, I was still able to hit milk jugs at 250 yards with the crosshairs snapped. However, I'd like to replace the scope. I know practically nothing about optics, other than some Internet rumors, so I thought I'd ask. My priorities are:

    -High quality
    -Reasonable price
    -Gloss black finish
    -Looks "traditional"; not huge or long (I'm already well-supplied in that area, wink wink:D )
    -Not battery-powered, night-sight, MP3 compatible :p or any other doo-dads

    Ideas? Thanks.
  2. Freelance Tax Collector

    Freelance Tax Collector Member

    Oct 13, 2005
  3. LAK

    LAK Senior Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    If it is Burris send the scope to Burris with your story. Tell the whole story and be truthful - they might fix it for free.

    Otherwise, or if it is a Bushnell, just buy another similar used Burris; anything goes wrong with it under normal use and Burris will fix or replace it for free.


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