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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 06:56 PM
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Notes on replacement scopes

I don't know your finances, but if you can afford it I would recommend that you plan on spending atleast 150.xx for your new scope. I agree that the new Redfield line of scopes are alot of scope for the money. I also think that you get alot of scope when you buy from Nikon. I personally have several Leopolds which I like but they are going to cost over 350.xx for the vari-x 3s. I also recently bought a Nikon African series that I like as much as my Leopolds but it's price was around 250.xx. For the extra 75-100 dollars over the cheap scopes you will get better lenses and better coatings on the lenses. This is not always obvious in the store but you will see it out in the woods. Another area where quality matters is in the scope adjustments. Better scopes do what you ask of them, two clicks in a direction actually will move your group in the direction selected and the amount selected. Another thing to think about is the scopes around 150.xx should not have a moving zero when you change the scope from say 3 to 9 power.

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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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thanks karl, yeah my budget is a little tight with my new baby boy (named hunter) of course. really appreciate all the help yall, thanks
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 09:21 PM
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If you're on a bit of a tight budget these Bushnell Trophy scopes are good. I've got the regular Bushnell Trophy 3-9x40 and I like it. I had it mounted on my .243 but I'm giving it to my dad to put on his 30-06. I paid $100 for it and its a good deal for a good scope.

Bushnell Trophy XLT Rifle Scope 3-9x 40mm Multi-X Reticle Matte - MidwayUSA
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 09:37 PM
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A new future hunter named Hunter...

Congradulations on the future hunter. I would recommend you try to buy the expensive toys now. In 18 years you get the pleasure of paying for college. I am in that mode for the first time this year. It isn't any fun...

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 10:28 PM
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e-bay has over 400 pages of scopes new and used, be patient and you'll find a good buy.
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