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ok, i need a 200-400 good scope..

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by noob_shooter, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. noob_shooter

    noob_shooter member

    probably will grab me a rem 700 in 26" heavy barrel in .308 soon. Need help choosing scope. Gonna be shooting no more than 300 yards since that's the max at the outdoor ranges here..

    Okay, i will admit.. I've always be a cheap guy when it comes to scopes. Most expensive ever was $100.. :D Time for me to step up a bit..

  2. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    nikon buckmaster in 4.5-14x is your answer.

    if you want to wait until this afternoon, i'll give you a range report on a new redfield 4-12 w/ accu-reticle (or whatever it is called), however a heavy barrel gun should have 14x or more magnification...

    LEVRLOVR Well-Known Member

    Weaver Grand Slam 3x10x40.
  4. cottonmouth

    cottonmouth Well-Known Member

    3-9x40 VXII Leupold.

  5. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    What for? Hunting...target...plinking? Anything from a Zeiss Conquest 4x & 3-9x to a Sightron S-II and a few S-II Big Sky, Vortex Diamondback and some Viper, Nikon Buckmaster and most Monarch, or Bushnell Elite 3200 a few 4200 is within your budget. Need to know more details of what you're looking for.

    Don't forget to have a budget for good rings and mounts as well.

  6. noob_shooter

    noob_shooter member

    thanks.. i'm a noob when it comes to the more expensive scopes. haha. Mainly going to use it for hunting and target shooting.

    i haven't decided yet but doing some research now... i already have some 1" metal burris rings or whatever you call them..
  7. 7.62 Nato

    7.62 Nato Well-Known Member

    I'm in the same situation with a 700P in .308 that I've already purchased. I want to replace the scope that came with it with a variable power i can use out to 600 yds. +. I'm watching for used, quality scopes to upgrade with less out of pocket cost.
  8. noob_shooter

    noob_shooter member

    it looks like the 2 of us will be paying @ least 300 for a decent scope...

    Gun = $700 roughly

    scope = $300

    = = $900 + ammos and stuff = 1000+
  9. airbus300

    airbus300 Active Member

    swfa has the Nikon Team Primos 3x9x40 for $199
    it is a rebadged Nikon Monarch with the bdc
    great scope for the money
  10. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Well-Known Member

    Burris Fullfield II or Vortex Diamondback would be my top two choices. Actually the Bushnell Elite 4200 would be right up there with them too as would the Nikon Team Primos. I think you will be well off with any of those 4.
  11. dls56

    dls56 Active Member

    I have a Nitrex 3X9 TR1 on my M70 300WM and highly recommend them: http://www.nitrexoptics.com/products/riflescopes/default.aspx
    You get some nice glass, it's built in Japan not China, a tough no frills scope that is a great value IMO. I do have many Leupold (made in the U.S.A.) and like them also. The Nitrex is close to my Zeiss Conquest for low light application which is when many of my most important shots are taken.
  12. 7.62 Nato

    7.62 Nato Well-Known Member

    Yeah that $400 is about what I'm looking at. But I think I'll get more scope for the money by going with used or someplace discount like Optics Planet. I already have someone interested in the scope I have on it. If he comes up with something I like I'll trade even. Or we can make up the difference with ammo or accessories.

    I've been looking into reloading for a while. I've reloaded .223s that I'm very happy with. I'm looking forward to doing some .308. I have an assortment of bullets and powders to try out. Just waiting for the weather to change to get out and try them.
  13. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Well-Known Member

    In that case my later recommendations above (excluding the Zeiss) would be a good start. I would highly recommend the Sightron and Vortex, but both Nikon and Bushnell are also very good values.

  14. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Well-Known Member

    Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40, best scope out there for $200. I have one on my mini-14, the brightness and clarity are very impressive.
  15. That's a long range target rifle. Get a Weaver T-Series fixed power on that budget. Hunt with something else. You need to pick one use for that beast, IMO.

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