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Optics Suggestions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ds92, Nov 8, 2008.

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Optics? Please show the model of the brand you chose!

  1. Leupold

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  2. Burris

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Nikon

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. Bushnell

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. Other (please specify)

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
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  1. ds92

    ds92 Member

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    What are your preferences for an affordable, durable, accurate scope for hunting with a centerfire rifle? (preferably >$300. the cheaper the better)?:confused:
     
  2. Shawnee

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    This is usually an oxymoron when it comes to rifle scopes.

    You can find a really nice leupold for around $300 or you could go with a used one like I did for around $200. That was a vari x III 2.5 x 8. Try the equipment exchange on ar15.com
     
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    Burris FFII
     
  5. CRITGIT

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    Don't overlook Weaver!

    CRITGIT
     
  6. hoghunting

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    Are you sure that is what you meant? > means greater than. Are you looking for a scope greater than or less than $300? There are many fine scopes greater than $300.
     
  7. CH47gunner

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    Nikon Buckmaster gets my vote.

    Bruce
     
  8. Ford

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    most of my scopes are in the less than $200 range. I think that Bushnell offers some great scopes in this price range.
    The Elite 3200 series can be had for under $200 and the Banner series is a great scope for under $100
     
  9. browningguy

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    Optical quality for the money in thi range I'd go with a Burris FFII, the 3-9 will run around $200 and the 4.5-14 around $300. Much better glass quality and coatings than the low end Leupold and Nikon offerings. Also look at the Bushnell 3200 in this price range, and the mid-range Pentax.

    I'm a big fan of the Nikon Monarch and Leupold VXIII, but the Nikon Prostaff and Leupold Rifleman do not live up to the reputation the companys command. There is a difference between buying a low priced scope, and a scope built down to a price.
     
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