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Sold the AR, got a new bolt gun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by primalmu, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. primalmu

    primalmu Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Well-Known Member

    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?

  3. ACP

    ACP Well-Known Member


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

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

    primalmu Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

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

    nastynatesfish Well-Known Member


    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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