GUN WMD Help me find a new scope.

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  1. Alamo_Jake

    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    I need a new scope for my Remington 700 in 7mm Rem Mag. Been searching Midwayusa all day and reading reviews, here's what I'm looking for...

    Less than $200 (I'm on a budget).
    Able to zoom up to around 12x would be nice.
    Gotta be durable, most likely gonna be bouncing around in my jeep with me.

    Can any of you recommend something to me? Maybe what some of you guys are using on your big game rifles?
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Also, variable power zoom would be great.
     
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    Durable and less than $200 don't mix.
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    What do you think I'd have to spend?
     
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    The Bushnell is a good inexpensive one or you could get a Super Sniper in 10X.
     
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    rule of thumb for good optics is you can expect to spend a significant fraction of the gun's cost on the optics.
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    ok, well I don't have $500-600 on me right now and I'm trying to find a scope in time for a hunting trip in January. I might be able to save more from my next paycheck.

    What would you recommend?
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    fixed zoom I'm guessing? i may have to look into it.
     
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    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    The more "features" you add to a cheap scope, the more likely it's going to suck.

    I'd look for a used 3200 elite 10x, the old B&L equivalent, or maybe a Nikon Buckmaster 4.5x14. You might get lucky and find one of those used in your price range.

    Optics are a bad place to cheap out on, especially if you are spending $$ to go on a big hunt.
     
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    $300 bucks for a super sniper. You can't beat that.
     
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    Alamo_Jake Sorry I'm not sorry.

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    Looks like I may have to save up and just roll with what I have for now. I've got a really old 3-9x Bushnell but when I zoom in past 6x it becomes blurry and will not get back in focus.
     
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    For a hunting scope you can find good things for around 2-300 bucks.

    Look for a Nikon Buckmaster 3-9, those shouldnt be much more than $200 and you can even pick up Leupold VX-II 3-9 for mid $200s.

    Both should easily do what you want and give you a good solid scope for hunting purposes.

    Here are some examples.

    http://www.swfa.com/pc-6837-220-nikon-3-9x40-buckmaster-riflescope.aspx

    Just under $300 and you can get the Nikon with out to 14 power.

    http://www.swfa.com/pc-1885-220-nikon-45-14x40-buckmaster-riflescope.aspx

    Leupold for right around $300

    http://www.swfa.com/pc-3460-86-leupold-3-9x40-vx-ii-riflescope.aspx

    You dont need a sniper scope on a hunting rifle. A simple duplex reticle, 1" tube, 40mm objective lens, and you're good to go. Both the Nikon and Leupold will be solid scopes with very good optics for the money.
     
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    DO NOT get the Nikon BDC recticle, it sucks major balls
     
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    another option, which perhaps someone else will chime in and either say yes or no on this one, is the Mueller APV. granted it's the hotness as far at 10/22's go, but the website says it's ok for everything up to heavy magnum rifles (.375, .458). :dunno:

    Burris Fullfield II is also available in 3-9x for about $200 and it's not too shabby
     
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    I've actually never played with the Mueller, but have been put off because it's so damn big. Having a hubble-esq scope is one of those things that most have to go through, before they realize it sucks.

    FWIW, my favorite hunting glass is a Leupold VXIII 3.5x10x40, with M1 knobs from the custom shop. It's the friendliest glass I've played with, and you can score them <500 (scope $400, elevation only turret ~$100) if you shop around used.
     

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