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Recommend & sources: scope 4 Ruger American .30-06

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by cowboygraphics, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. cowboygraphics

    cowboygraphics Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Have pretty much decided on Ruger American in .30-06 for elk hunt this year. Watching here for one (or Remi 700 or ...?) or will get one at Bi-Mart.

    New they don't come with scopes. Several people have endorsed Nikon: good quality, optics and reasonable prices.

    Recommendations for this application and use?
    Also where to buy? Bi-Mart also OR are there other sources to recommend?
    Online or stay away from that option?
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Budget?
     
  3. cowboygraphics

    cowboygraphics Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Hi DieselScout,
    Was thinking <$200, which is probably towards low end on scopes.
     
  4. nwbobber

    nwbobber Longview, Wa. Active Member

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    I have had good luck with the Nikons, but I can't comment on current models. Have you considered Leupold? Their rifleman model is in your price range and has the lifetime warranty. I have had good luck with both companies for customer service, but Leupold is a bit more convenient.
     
  5. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Redfield 3-9.
     
  6. cowboygraphics

    cowboygraphics Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Thank you for input. Not knowing a lot about scopes, Leupold was one of my first thoughts: had heard of the warranty and support local business. One person that I asked, said "just ok" now days as quality and craftman had slipped in thier opinion and they recommended Nikon. So I turned here for more perspectives.
     
  7. cowboygraphics

    cowboygraphics Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Thanks - researching - one of the first things that came up in search was thier tag line: A NO-NONSENSE SCOPE FOR NO-NONSENSE HUNTERS :)
     
  8. Horses are delicious

    Horses are delicious Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I have multiple Redfields for hunting. Mounted on everything from .243 to .270 to 8mm Mauser. Leupold made, same warranty. Their "Revenge" line is made in the Philippines. Then again, so are some Nikons. I like the "Revolution" for durability and the "Revenge" for the AccuRange feature. Out the door for +/- $200. Good range of magnification for hunting purposes. BiMart carries them, so if you're in to pick up your rifle, might as well get rings and a scope at the same time if the budget allows. Never had to send one back for warranty work but have had to do this with Leupold Bino's.
     
  9. kukusya

    kukusya King County Wa Active Member

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    Vortex or Burris scopes have consistence accuracy but glass is not very clear.
    Nikons have pretty good clear glass.
     
  10. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    nikon buckmaster beats leupold rifleman and redfield in my opinion ive had all of them
     
  11. hillbilli

    hillbilli whidbey island New Member

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    I have a couple of the burris fullfields, and they have been good, and when i sent one in for warranty a few years back they were good about it. recommend either a 2-7, or a 3-9, with a nod towards the 2-7 if you are likely to be hunting in real close cover.. (the burris 2-7 fullfield can be found for 140 or so) Nikon has 3 differnt lines (grades) Prostaff/Buckmaster/Monarch... with corresponding prices. If you get a leopould, -if you're going to spend 200, I'd look around for a VX1, rather than a rifleman. The redfield will be less of course. dont think you'll go wrong with any of these..