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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TheHighRoadDude, Mar 22, 2010.

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  1. TheHighRoadDude

    TheHighRoadDude Member

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    Hello guys, and I must say looking around this forum looks great!

    For my Virgin Post on THR, I'd like to discuss what optics to put on my New bolt action rifle. I just ordered a new Savage 10fp for $550 :)

    The purposes of this rifle would be competing against my friends in the 250-600 Yard range. So what kind of optics would you guys suggest? Lets be reasonable on price..

    My first thought was this:http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...parentType=index&indexId=cat601233&hasJS=true

    Thanks
     
  2. lions

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    I don't think you can really go wrong with a Leupold. What magnification are you looking at? 3-9 or 4-12?

    You must know someone with some land, no other places to shoot out to 600 yards around Manhattan.

    Welcome to THR, neighbor!
     
  3. homers

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    At that price range you could also look at Bushnell 4200 3-9-40 for about $240. Nikon's got a few around $200.
     
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    Welcome to THR!

    I too am a fan of the 3200 and Nikon, but you can't go wrong. Make sure you post some pics when you get out to the range. :)
     
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    At those ranges I would get something with an adjustable objective. I don't have one, but people around here have said good things to say about Sightron.
     
  7. TheHighRoadDude

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    Yeah tell me about it! There are ZERO ranges around here.

    And yes I went to high school around this area, and quite a few of my buddies lived on farms with a lot of acres :)

    I was planning on going with the 3-9 with long range duplex. does anyone know what the "QDMA" is about?
     
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    You may want to re-rhink your choice is scopes for the distance you are talking about. Check this one out not terribly priced but clear and with mildots. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...parentType=index&indexId=cat601564&hasJS=true I have three of the Leupold rifleman scopes the 3-9x50's. Really pretty decent but at longer ranges the optics are not very clear. Something with a A/O will help. The Elite series by Bushnell are great scopes for the money.
     
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    Cabelas has a Zeiss Conquest 3-9x40mm for 399.99 & that's about as low as you'll see the variable power Conquests.
     
  10. JDGray

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    Welcome to THR!:)

    I'll also recommend the Bushnell 3200 line, I really like my 5-15x40 with AO. The Bushnell scopes are make in Japan, with great glass for the money. You'll like the 10FP! Mines been an impressive shooter.
     
  11. bobelk99

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    Welcome to the forums!

    You might want to consider buying a used Leupold on the forums. Just post a WTB and your specs, and watch the opportunities arise:D.
     
  12. lions

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    QDMA
    QDMA=Quality Deer Management Association

    From Leupold's site:
    Leupold will donate a portion of each sale to help further the group's efforts.
     
  13. TheHighRoadDude

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    Wow, what a great warranty right?
     
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