Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by wcwhitey, Jan 24, 2021.
this said I’m a sucker for a low mag compact scope
Me too; and if the Model 760 is of early fifties vintage they came with stock dimensions more appropriate for irons (mine wears a Williams "FoolProof" aperture rear sight) than for scopes-excessive drop to the comb makes craning your neck necessary to find the optical image.
Scope is a Leupold 2-7X.
Stock is not high comb and it works fine.
That is still true, but due to inflation decent quality now starts at $200.
These are about the least expensive I'd recommend.
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Burris has discontinued their FF-II scope, but if you look around they can still be found. They sold for $200 when in production, but sometimes bargains are out there. If you can find one it is at least as good as the low end Leupold, maybe better. I've seen this sell for closer to $150 occasionally.
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Most of my other scopes are Leupold, Burris or Nikon. Nikon has often provided the best value for me, but I'm admittedly no optics connoisseur. I'll even admit that I put cheap Barska scopes on a couple of my .22s.
Usually I purchase new optics through Optics Planet or (gasp) Amazon.
I’ve had a Leupold M-8 4 power on my Ruger 77 since the early 80s. It’s a nice compact scope. I’ve hunted in some harsh environments for many years and it has been totally trouble free and has always held its zero even having been banged around quite a bit. I’ve made shots up close in the dense timber and as far as 300 yards and the straight 4 power has worked to perfection. My dad had a 760 for many years, my brother has it now and dad always used Weaver tip-off mounts with various scopes. I remember once when I was young dad had to use the tip-off to kill a buck when his scope had fogged up. I’m not sure any of these items are still available. The 760 is a fine rifle.
And for an inexpensive but nice scope, I like my Vortex CrossfireII. They work well for me at a good value. They also make a 2-7x 32 I’ve been looking at that should be nice for one of these.
I know the "AR" looks kinda stupid on the side cap, but a black sharpie would fix that...
E bay is about the only place to find one now. Just a plain cross hair is all I want, can't stand the BDC scopes.
I have a early 1970's/late 60's 760 in .270. I put a Leupold Freedom 2-7 in Warne QD rings in case I follow a animal in a thick cedar thicket and shots will be under 25yds and fast. I think for a 760 platform this is a good power range. Not hunting squirrels with it.
If I was doing it again I would have a low power variable (1x-5x) of a reputable brand (Leopold, Meopta, etc..).
I've used a number of similar priced scopes, and I don't think you'll find anything with better glass, adjustments, lens coatings, and overall size/weight anywhere near its price range. It's a real nice package for a hunting rifle. At $200 it's practically a no-brainer.
That's what I put on my 760 .270. Very satisfied
Yup, but there’s no where to hang my glasses.
Vortex also makes wonderful binoculars...
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