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Need help with what Scope to get

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Bigd6943, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    Ok so I don't know alot about what scope to get so if you all could help please go into detal. I need a scope that will be good at 300 yards but I also like to shoot 800+ about a 3rd of the time.
    I just don't know what to get. I would like to find a good used one or new for around $500. Do I want red dot, milspec, x hairs??????

    Thanks
    Donovan C
     
  2. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    For that kind of range you need the finest cross hair you can get, no red dot.

    Burris fullfield II
    Mueller Tac II

    are in that price range and I have had good experience with both those scopes.
     
  3. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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  4. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    My always dilemma. :laugh:

    For hunting I've settled on 2X7 because it's good for close up brush work and will also work at hunting distances in open country.

    For long range target there are too many choices in powers. Take your pick. If a scope is too powerful I have trouble holding it steady in the field, even with an improvised rest or a bipod. Bench rest is another deal.

    My worthless opinion is that a lot of guys choose a scope that's too powerful to be practical.

    I still like Leopold scopes, but that opinion started many years ago. Everyone has an opinion, right? :laugh:
     
  5. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    So do I need a 3-9x40mm or 3.5x10x56 or 8 by 32  by 50
     
  6. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    I will use it for tactical, bench shooting, And starting competion shooting
     
  7. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    I like my ACOG but out the 800 might be pushing it.
    You cant beat the SWFA Super Sniper Scopes for price and quality but I'd suggest this- It's a bit over your budget but it's both a tactical and a decent mid range scope:
    http://www.horusvision.com/talon.php
    What caliber and platform is this going on?
     
  8. fry

    fry pacific north west Active Member

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    years ago i put a signature series burris 8X32 on a bull barrel rem 223 and i really like it.
    the scope has target knobs, mil dot and b drop comp. i think they are running about six hundred these days at bear basin outfitters in kali.
     
  9. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Just for me, I couldn't use just one scope for "tactical" and also for shooting out to 800 yards.