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Disproportionate Scopes and Rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TechBrute, Jul 10, 2010.

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  1. TechBrute

    TechBrute Member

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    I've seen $1200 rifles with $50 scopes, and I'm considering putting an $800 Leupold EFR scope on a $200 Savage rimfire. What's your most disproportionate setup? What's the worst you've seen?
     
  2. opie4386

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    mine was pretty even 50 dollar scope on a 60 dollar Mosin nagant 91/30 AND IT WORKED GREAT!
     
  3. PCCUSNRET

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    I've got a $30 NcStar Extended Eye Relief scope on a $200 Swiss K-31. I tried a $200 Leupold Extended Eye Relief Scope on this rifle but just couldn't get it to focus properly with my glasses on.
     
  4. DasFriek

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    Acog on a Raven .25

    J/k but id like to see it done anyhow.
     
  5. General Geoff

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    $600 red dot on a hacked-up Mosin Nagant

    sorry, no pictures :(
     
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    Disproportionate is easy to attain and when it comes to optics, I would rather err on the side of quality than crap. I have a $450 S&W M&P 15-22 with a $660 Aimpoint red dot and a $1600 Gen II NV scope, plus several other features including $60 bipod, $35 Solarforce IR light, $180 Surefire white light, $8 sling.

    It has been my experience (and I know there are exceptions) that poor optics can turn a very good gun into one with unreliable POA/POI relationships but that a quality optic can help a shooter get the most from the gun and the best part is that a quality optic can be moved between platforms over a long service life.
     
  7. Dionysusigma

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    Once had a 6-24x50 NCStar on a chopped (not by me) Swede Mauser.

    [​IMG]

    Got the greatest groups of my life (so far) with that rifle. :)
     
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    Rem 700 in 7mm RM, with a 3-9 x 30 Tasco $30.00 Wal-Mart special

    I also had an Eotech on a M48 Mauser, but I took it off cause it looked ridiculous
     
  9. Badlander

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    I have seen A Swarovsky on A Marlin lever action. Looked good to me.
     
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    I really have no problem with putting high dollar scopes on relatively inexpensive guns. Had a Leupold VXIII on my $100 Remington 597 for a while.

    My $200 Old Model Single Six wears a set of $220 claro walnut grips on a $100 retrofitted XR3 grip frame and rides in $200 worth of leather.
     
  11. Maverick223

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    I recently ploped a Nikon Monarch 3-10x42mm on a commercial Mauser that I picked up for $200.00, but that is destined for a re-barrel, thus bringing up the cost of the rifle. I have a Kahles CL 2-7x36mm scope waiting on a Marlin 1895, and a Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x44AO waiting on a new Savage .17HMR. I consider all of those fairly mismatched, but I would rather have nice optics than outstanding rifles with poor quality optics.

    :)
     
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  12. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Better an expensive scope on a cheap gun than a cheap scope on an expensive gun.

    You can never go wrong getting the best glass you can afford-----while a cheap rifle might just shoot circles around the expensive one.
     
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