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advise on bolt action .223 scope

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by JO JO, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. JO JO

    JO JO Vancouver WA Active Member

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    advise on bolt action .223 scope needed , will be shooting under 350 yards and want to stay below
    $200 , looking at Nikon 3x9 and the Vortex Diamondback 2x7 x 35 also thinking of a fixed power too
    Thanks
     
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    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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  3. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a Leopold Pig Plex from Midway for $230.00 for my tiger mini 14. very clear and well worth the money I would definitely recommend this scope + you get the Leapold warranty a no brainier in my opinion.

    Stacy
     
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  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Take a look at Muellers offerings. I own three of them my son also has one of their scopes. Very good return on the money spent.
     
  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Leupold for Life.
     
  6. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    +1 on the Leupold. Either a Rifleman or VX-I for your price point. Better quality than both the nikon and vortex IMO.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Any of the AR scopes will work perfect for any 223/556 bolt gun.I put the Nikon m223 on my Mossberg MVP in 556.
     
  8. JO JO

    JO JO Vancouver WA Active Member

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    Would a 3x9 or a fixed power be preferred
     
  9. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    depends on the application! variable power is obviously more versatile, but the fixed power will give you the best field of view since its fixed.

    Personally, i would go variable.
     
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    Max713 Albany Active Member

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    Max713 Albany Active Member

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  12. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    "but the fixed power will give you the best field of view since its fixed"

    This is simply not true. Power and size of objectives determine field of view. Actually I don't think objective has much to do with it either. With binos it seems like the length of the barrels have more to do with it then objective size.
     
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