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Got a Remington 700 BDL .270 now I need a scope

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by lionking, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. lionking

    lionking Member

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    Recently got this 700 .270 the scope on it now is a Simmons 3x9x40 but it no good the elevation doesn't work I tried to sight it in but was incapable of getting it done.

    Nice condition rifle as far as I can tell made in 1982 but difficult to say for certain Remington serial are kind of hard to verify. I hope I can get some decent groups out of it but that Simmons scope isn't helping.

    So this site says some good options like a Nikon Bushmaster , Vortex Diamondback, Vortex Viper. What do you think? Any suggestions. I am not a hunter so far, so I will just be firing a targets 100 yds to 200 yds usually though farther is always a possibilty in the future if I find a range.

    https://scopesreviews.com/best-scope-for-270-winchester/

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  2. joed

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    Beautiful rifle, same year as mine though mine is a .25-06 with heavy barrel.

    I'm partial to Leupold scopes. Never had a problem with any of them and they work well.
     
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  3. edwardware

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    The answer is, as usual, Leupold; used or new, your choice (forever warranty!). You can pay more, but it's hard to buy more value.
     
  4. LoonWulf

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    Nothing wrong with leupold, the vortex DBs are also pretty good. I'd avoid the new Nikon buckmasters, they are ok for the price but not as good comparatively to the low end leupys or.vortex, as the old prostaff.

    I'd honestly recommend a Burris FF2 over any other scope in the 200 price range.
     
  5. lionking

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    I was actually surprised by the price on that site for those scopes , they are cheaper than I thought thinking you get what you pay for, I am willing to spend more than that but to say a budget I would like to stay at $500 or less
     
  6. joed

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    My favorite hunting scopes were always the VX-2 in 4x12 power. They no longer make them and I'm not sure what has replaced them. They had excellent glass and were reasonably priced.
     
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    Leupold Vari-X II (VX-I) 3-9X40mm:

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  8. eastbank

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    I realy like the leupold 2.5x8 and have three of them on some of my hunting rifles, the longest shot was a one shot kill on a prong horn at 310 yards in Wyoming on a rem 7mm08.
     

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  9. redneck2

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    If I were shooting mainly target I would power up. There’s a reason high power shooters use 16 up to 36 power. I have a VX-3 4-14 on my CZ .22 and always keep it cranked up for target

    I would either get Leupold or Burris. Never used vortex and underwhelmed by Nikon

    If you look around you can get some screaming deals on scopes
     
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  10. cdb1

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    https://scopesreviews.com/best-scope-for-270-winchester/

    The above website was referenced recently, don’t remember if it was here or on another forum site. Don’t know any way to say it other than I believe Scopes Reviews is a huge joke and totally useless, from the little I’ve read on it.

    If you are wanting a scope in the price range of the ones you asked about my two choices would be a Minox ZV3 which can still be purchased here(https://www.natchezss.com/minox-zv3-rifle-scope-3-9x40mm-bdc-matte.html) or a Fullfield II.

    For me personally I’d go with eastbank’s recommendation.
     
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  11. lionking

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    Seems Leupold has a strong following I will certainly search out their line.
     
  12. Riomouse911

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    Another thumbs up for Leupold, they make great stuff.

    I love the BDL look, that .270 is a nice looking rifle!

    Stay safe!
     
  13. Skylerbone

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    My dad got a ridiculous deal on a Diamondback a while back, something like 60% off. I had a look through it, spoke to him, he had a look, the scope went back. It was typical glass quality for its price but eye relief was alarmingly lacking.

    In the price range of those you’ve mentioned I own Leupold, Minox, Sightron, and Nikon. That’s probably the order I would buy in as well if say $300 were my price cap and with the caveat that the Leupold is a VX-2 (discontinued but still readily available) or Mark AR. For short range paper with .308 I’d stick to 12X or less, especially if you don’t own a good rest or good bipod.

    I would also budget for good rings and mount as well. I have ARMS QD on my 700 but if I were buying today, TPS steel rings would be my top choice for heavy duty or Talley for a traditional look.
     
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  14. Ks5shooter

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    This.....
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...83553D1BD5D61BF51BD783553D1BD5D6&&FORM=VRDGAR
    https://www.leupold.com/scopes/compact-scopes/vx-r-4-12x40mm
    Can be had for $550
    3-9x40 mm $400
    My favorite for hunting ,have one of these on all my hunting rifles,slug gun, and muzzleloader....
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    The reticle I use for hunting with these scopes, can see the game with top heavy duplex not there but still precise.
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    Fire dot 4 ,comes with the above listed amazon offering.
     
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  15. Picher

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    Leupold scopes are excellent and they carry a transferable lifetime guarantee. I've only sent one to the factory for reconditioning and have about 5 of them. The equivalent to the 3-9X VX2 is about the best value in a scope. (Clarity is better than the VX1 and I had the opportunity to compare both when I ordered the VX1 for a neighbor and a VX2 for me at the same time.) Expect to pay about $300-$350 for a Leupold, from various on-line dealers. (Watch out for cheap Chinese copies.)

    Bushnell's higher-priced scopes are not bad, but if you can afford a mid-priced Leupold, do it.

    Cheaper scopes usually have weaker tubes, adjustment inaccuracies/failures, moisture leaks, poorer optics, darker images, and shorter eye-relief (I wouldn't use them on any rifle that recoils more than a .243 Win, nor on any rifle I'd take on a remote hunt).
     
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  16. Dr T

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    Leopolds are definitely good (and my 2.5-8 is the best hunting scope I own). However, they are pricey.

    For a lower priced alternative (and still very good) I would use a Redfield (a Leopold brand) or a Bushnell Elite. My new T/C Venture wears a Bushnell Elite 3200 that I got at Natchez Shooters Supply (https://outdoors.natchezss.com/products/optics-rifle-scopes) on closeout for about $200. (The reason it was on closeout was that it had Zombie Killer type graphics on the scope body. But the graphics on the outside did not appear to effect the optics on the inside. Natchez runs a number of deals like this).
     
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  17. cdb1

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    Oh come on, do you really expect us to believe that?
     
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  18. Skylerbone

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    I had one but got rid of it after only wanting to take head shots and a pervasive desire for brrrraaains! :rofl:

    Seriously speaking, I’d hold the Elite Series up quality-wise to Leupold, but if I remember correctly the warranty is somewhat limited vs. what has to be the best warranty in the industry (Leupold).
     
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  19. loose noose

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    I've got the Remington 700BDL Custom Deluxe in the .270 also, however I purchased mine in 1972 for a deer hunt in Arizona at the Triple J Ranch (Yavapai County Sheriff's Hunt) At that time I placed a Weaver 3X9 scope on it and proceeded to take the largest mule deer of the hunt 6X6. To this day it still is on that rifle, which has taken an elk, a few pronghorn, and several feral hogs. BTW I've only sighted it in when I went from 130 grain-150 grain Core-locked rounds and vice versa. About a year ago or so I took it out and shot it and noticed that the POA-POI had not changed. In fact I have about 3 other Weaver scopes, made at the time in the USA. Today however, I would go with Leopold, which I also have, as they are by far the most clear scopes on the market, and are still made here in the good ole USA.
     
  20. Slamfire

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    Cabelas discounted this 3 X 9 Marksman scope to $150.00 last Christmas. I put one on my Ruger #1.

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    The scope is clear, elevation knob is externally adjustable, which I like, it has this reticle, which I like.

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    I am not using the rifle for anything but paper punching, but everything seems pretty clear towards sunset.
     
  21. LoonWulf

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    Ive used Bushnells service a couple times, and even for a Millet branded scope they simply replaced it with no questions asked, the same for Nikon. Ive used leupolds service as well and they really are very good, and we probably have them to thank for the other optics companies coming on board with better customer service.
     
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  22. Driftertank

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    Vortex fanboy here. I have 4 Viper and one Diamondback scope in my safe, as well as 2 pair of Diamondback binos and a Ranger 1000. Mine have all been top-notch, never had any issues, have a friend who had a problem with a Crossfire II and a rangefinder, both replaced by Vortex free of charge with no questions asked. (the Crossfire was killed by his M1A, the rangefinder could only get a hit out too about 800yd) If your optic doesn't meet your expectations, they take care of you, in my experience.

    The Vipers have excellent glass, the Diamondback decent.

    Vortex has offered excellent features for the price point for many years....that said, they're becoming mainstream enough now that the prices are starting to get closer to established names of similar quality.

    That said, i'd never pooh-pooh a Leupold, and have seen some pretty decent offerings from Burris. Haven't used any Nikons personally, but they're generally well-regarded.
     
  23. Sniper66

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    I have a similar Rem 700 .270 and put on a Burris FullField II 4.5-14X 44mm. I got it cheap thru a buying club for $230. While I'm partial to Leupold, this is one of my best rigs.
     
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