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Which 6-24x42 Scope for $400?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by rjk2475, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. rjk2475

    rjk2475 Well-Known Member

    i'm looking for a good scope(AO,clear,target turrets,repeatable)for a good shooting .22 rifle.
  2. Handi204

    Handi204 New Member

    6x24 scope

    I have a Burris Fullfield II 6x24x50 that was 399. shipped from opticsplanet it has been an execlent scope. I think they are still that price.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Do you shoot .22 benchrest competition??
    Or flies at 100 yards?
    Or what?

    Not being sarcastic, but many folks buy way too much scope for the intended use they want to use it for.

    Because they don't understand scopes, or the use they want to use it for.

    There are many pitfalls to buying too much power, unless you actually have a legitimate need for that much power.

  4. rjk2475

    rjk2475 Well-Known Member

    paper and plates out to 150 yds.
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I thought so.

    When I was 12-13, I killed jack rabbits in our wheat fields with a .22 and open sights at 150-200+ yards.

    You can do quite well on paper and plates out to 150 with a 4x, 2-7X, or 3-9x scope, and hold-over using the cross-hairs.

    No knobs to coon-finger, or dials to twitch.
    Just put the cross-hairs on it, hold over a little, and shoot the son of a --- AH, never mind.

    At 24X magnification, you will need a bi-pod, sandbags, or tree to lean on to cancel your heart beat and wobbles times 24X.

    Then you will be steady enough to hold solid on a 33 gal. garbage can lid, part of the time!!
    After you eventually find it through the small field of vision on that powerful a scope.

    Thats my story, and I'm sticking too it!

    150 yards divided by 24X magnification = 6.29 apparent yards = 18 apparent feet.
    You can spit a watermelon seed or flip a pebble flipper that far or more, without a scope!

    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012
  6. rjk2475

    rjk2475 Well-Known Member


    appreciate the info but could use alittle more. i've been using 16x at 50 feet and out. time for new scope & thinking about a good variable; so, i would like opinions on brands and models(weaver, bushnell, vortex, burris, etc). however, my eyeballs would like to have access to at least 16x(personal preference).

    all reviews much appreciated.
  7. 45crittergitter

    45crittergitter Well-Known Member

    I like the Bushnell Elite and the Weaver Grand Slam.
  8. idoono

    idoono Well-Known Member

    I have a Nikon 6X24 on my Remington 597 with target barrel. Great scope! You can shoot bottle caps at 100 yards. But RC is right, you can see your breathing and heartbeat move the scope.

  9. rjk2475

    rjk2475 Well-Known Member

    realize that. i usually see a figure eight but with a good trigger can time the shot.

    how about more info on the weaver grand slam. is this more of a hunting scope?
  10. hessy

    hessy Well-Known Member

    The best of what you describe would be Bushnell Elite 4200. Coincidentally, I have one for sale, in excellent condition.

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