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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tlfreek, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I am looking at buying a rifle scope but have no idea what I am looking at. I see that the price range on these things vary greatly.

    I am not a hunter but want something I can target shoot with (338). i do not need or want all the bells and whistles, but I would like something that is easy and good for a novice to use - simple is better here.

    is there anything that fits this request around say 300 bucks?:thumbup:
     
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    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    bwells Longview Member

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    +1 for the vx-II. Leupold's have good glass, good eye relief, a good warranty, and they're made in the U.S. I've got a VX-II on my 300WM and I've used it on pronghorn in dwindling light at 290 yards, and elk in heavy rain at a little over 300 yards.

    In the last three years I've put about 500 rounds through that rifle, and the scope has never lost zero. Compared to the Zeiss that my brother has, I can't tell a difference in glass quality.

    If you're only going to be target shooting, you may want a higher top end depending on the ranges you're shooting at.
     
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    orduckhunter Springfield, OR Member

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    another vote for the leupy

    but, I have to say, you don't often hear of a guy just target shooting with a 338

    I suppose you can see your hits a lot easier with that big hole ;)
     
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    +1 leupold
     
  7. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I am very fond of Leupold also, but just bought one the new Redfields, made by Leupold and think its a winner. Only $169 3x9 40 mm. Accu-rectile. Put it on a Rem 30-06.
     
  8. accurateone

    accurateone Eastern Washington Member

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    Have Kahles, Swarovski, Leupold, Nikon, Tasco etc...
    FOR The money.... Leupold. Try your Local WalMart,, seriously. They carry a Leupold 4 x 12 power for the Mid $200's. or a 2 x 7 for CQB for under $150
    A1:thumbup:
     
  9. tlfreek

    tlfreek Vancouver WA Active Member

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    Perfect - thanks for all the responses. I have direction now.

    yup target shooting with a 338? I got the gun super cheap and I like firing it. I just need some good control over my rounds and I'll be good to go. who knows maybe I'll hunt with it later.
     
  10. ehunter

    ehunter Hilllsboro Oregon Member

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    Another vote for Leupold they are a local company. VXII is a a great scope for the money.
     
  11. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    If you get a scope that is 10x or greater, get one with parallax adjustment. Many of the newer low end scopes have a fixed parallax setting. Leupold sets their low end 4-12x and the Redfield 4-12x parallax to zero at 150 yds. Nikon sets theirs at 100.
    No problem on deer or elk, but lacking for load workup and target shooting.
    If you stay below 10x it's not nearly as important.
     
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    fry pacific north west Active Member

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    i like the burris ffII way better than a vxII. its brighter in low light and has a b drop comp 3X9 for 200 bucks.

    check out bear basin outfitters in kali. they have fair prices and ship same day.
     
  13. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    ...and another vote for Leupold - I have four of them on various rifles and a handgun. Never any problem at all.

    And if there ever should be, they are just a Max-ride away to Beaverton.......

    tac
    Supporter of the Cape Meares Lighthouse Restoration Fund
     
  14. svg4

    svg4 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am a Leupold fan. My main scope is a Leupold, but I have more than one gun and can not afford to do that on each gun. I would like to put in a good word for Vortex. I have bought two Crossfires from the Vortex guy at the Gun Show.($169). I am completely happy with the clarity and reticle system. I put one on my .270 and have shot it at the range out to 300 yards. If you would like to look through both, message me and I will meet you at Tri-County and you can look through both. It is the easiest and best way to make a decision.