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Need scope and rings advice.......

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SJG26, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. SJG26

    SJG26 member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Eastern PA - Berks/Lehigh Valley
    Just got a Savage Cabelas Model 114-N. American Classic in 30-06 - will be my 1st deer-rifle. Price was wicked nice! Bout a 20-in barrell w/ Accutrigger

    So.........I'm thinking a 3x9-40 - Either the Zeiss Conquest family or a Leupold Mark III.

    If it were you--------best choice for the $$$$-----and a good base/rings recommendation is appreciated.
  2. redneck2

    redneck2 Mentor

    Dec 25, 2002
    Northern Indiana
    Jeez...you're doing something wrong. The post is supposed to be "what's the best scope I can get for $1.50"...

    rant off....

    Either should be great. Actually, I'd also look at Burris. Their Black Diamond series is about as good as it gets for less than 1k. I've got Burris, Leupold, B&L, and Weaver. Lately there have been some screaming deals on Burris scopes on e-bay.

    I like Burris Zee rings because they've got 2-piece inserts that float and align with the scope body. Never could warm up to the Weaver mounts. They just look cheesy after seeing the Burris or Leupold mounts.

    I'd STRONGLY suggest Butler Creek flip caps. I've got them on maybe 8-10 of my scopes. They are the program for deer hunting. Keeps the lenses from getting dirty, rain or or snow covered, or scratched.
  3. DnPRK

    DnPRK Active Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    LA, CA
    kenfarrell.com has one piece steel mounts. I like Leupold QRW rings (they're steel too) and can be removed and replaced without an appreciable shift in zero.
  4. The Deer Hunter

    The Deer Hunter Senior Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    Chairborne HQ, MA :(
    I have a Thompson Center "Hakwen Hunter" on my .22WMR. It was originally designed for my black powder built, which I decided didn't need the scope as I don't shoot it much.

    The scope is, IIRC, 1.5-5x40mm with a 1" tube. Its marketed as "recoil proof" and costs about $120. Very good quality, and picks up light real well.

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