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Sniper Scope?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dexter11, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. dexter11

    dexter11 Member

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    I have a Remington 700 Police edition. I'm looking at putting a good scope in the range of 400 dollars. I am looking closely at leupold and Nikon. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Yes, tell us whether you want to shoot itty bitty groups on paper, or merely hit gongs/pepper poppers and such (i.e. make a HIT within an 18x18 or 12x12 target as your goal).
     
  3. icebones

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    every rifle i own either has iron sights or a leupold. you just cant go wrong with 'em. the 3-9x40mm scopes have a fair price, and the 3-12x40 mils are too. every hunting rifle i won either has a 3-9, 3-12 or 3-18x leupold on 'em.
     
  4. dexter11

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    I want something that will give me hits on a human size target at around 500 yds
     
  5. killzone

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    $400? anything will do but..

    Dude, I own a 700P and I had the same thing going on for a while, spent around 400... I bought a SuperSniper scope for 300 and bases and rings..
    I shouldn't have. Just not a good deal. I've been saving for a NightForce scope and you can find them used aroud a grand or less.. I should have done that from the beginning.

    R O T ... your scope shoul cost more that the gun.... :banghead:
     
  6. MIL-DOT

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    thanks for the advice guys.
     
  8. Seafarer12

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    Personally I say buy American or Japanese. I have Leupolds and Weavers and they are worth the extra money. Better than anything out of China or the P.I.
     
  9. freonr22

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    any thoughts on an older Redfield anyone?

    they seem like a great bargain, but i am not a sniper. maybe like a 4-12? or 6x18? or are the new scopes really that much better in coatings? just thought i would throw my .02 and appreciate input
     
  10. Ridgerunner665

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    Leupold Mark 2 6-18x40mm scope mounted on Leupold Mark 4 bases and rings.

    The scope is just over $600, the bases and rings are another $230.

    Don't skimp on optics...that scope is a middle of the road scope, but it works really good for me.

    Be sure to mount whatever scope you get on 15 MOA bases...just in case you want to "stretch it" a bit.
     
  11. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    In that case, Super Sniper fixed 10x42, or fixed 16x42 - take your pick, and you'll have $100 left over for ammo.
     
  12. jerkface11

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    Aren't all Weavers chinese now?
     
  13. benzy2

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    The Nikon Philippine scopes are right about in line with the Japanese and American counterparts in the same price range. Thats about the only non Japan/American/European made scope I would buy today.

    I didn't think any Weavers were Chinese. I'm 99% sure they are all still made in Japan at the LOW plant.
     
  14. jerkface11

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    When my Japanese made Weaver target scope broke they refused to fix it and offered instead to sell me the newer chinese version at cost. I of course declined this non-deal.
     
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    Super Sniper 10x, and put the rest of the cash towards quality bases and rings.
     
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    Hey Killzone, what don't you like about the super sniper? I've heard mostly good things about them. I'm thinking about getting one myself.
     
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    The nikons I have seen just arent as clear as say a low end Leupold. I buy more used Leupolds than anything. They are the only ones I don't have a problem buying used since they will fix it no matter who the owner is. Most companies will only fix it if you are the original owner.

    As far as Weavers I just bought a classic 2x pistol scope new and it was made in Japan.
     
  18. killzone

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    Super Sniper..
    I think the glass quality stinks which is the most important thing to me. I had heared very impresive stories how awsome they are and what not. Not good.
    What is that glass Tasco? Good marketing and magic of word of mouth, that is all it.
     
  19. Marlin95

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    heres a good scope site but they are pretty pricey

    Night Force
     
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    Which model was it that you tried to replace and which model was it that you were offered?
     
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    I would also like to know the answer to that.

    Was this when Meade owned them?

    Thanks.
     
  22. blarney

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    Zeiss, nothing else compares. All you have to do is finance one for about 20 freakin years.
     
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    Somewhere on here are links to demigod, llc. This is Zak Smith's site. Dude wrote up a great deal on the types of scopes available to the marksman including MOA adjustments or Mil adjustments etc. There is a wealth of information.

    I am just a casual plinker for longer ranges, and nowhere near Zak or Hoser's level. However, I have found the IOR scopes to be a good value, with Schott (sic?) glass (used in the other high dollar scopes) clarity has to be seen to be appreciated.

    I bought the straight 6x "tactical" scope with the M9(?) reticle with the 1/2 Mil markings. It is a magnificent scope. The outside of the scope is sort of primitive, but the optics and the adjustments are top notch.
     
  24. Tarvis

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    If you want a good "sniper" style tactical scope, you'd better plan on spending more than $400. My 700P wears a Leupold Mark 4 and I couldn't be happier. If you skimp on the scope you will eventually replace it if you get serious about shooting that rifle.

    My vote is for a Leupold Mark 4 or a Nightforce.
     
  25. USSR

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    +1. I have a Leupold 3.5-10x40LR M3 on one, and a Leupold 6.5-20x50LR M1 on the other.

    Don
     
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