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Old 09-04-2012, 08:59 PM
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Nikon Buckmaster or Burris Fullfield II are both excellent scopes for a rifle like this, as would be a Leupold VX-1 or VX-II. A little more spendy... I own a few Buckmasters and many Burris's.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:16 PM
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Default Don't pass on the Redfields without checking them out

I talked a friend into buying one of the new Redfield 2x7 scopes for his Marlin XL7 he was putting together. He ended up being very happy with it. I would compare the Nikon and the Redfield and pick the one you like best. Their pricepoints will be close together. Redfields are made in Leopold's Oregon factory. They have a lifetime warrantee not that you will need it.
Does your SPS have a 22 inch or a 24 inch barrel? I think that they are putting 24 inch ones on the SPS, just curious... I saw a guy with a new SPS stainless in 308 last fall at the hunter sight-in. It was a great shooter.

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:52 PM
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24" barrel. I'll have both the Bushmaster and Redfield (the other one I was looking at) in hand before I lay the cash down so it will come down to what I feel at that time but if I can't decide it will be the bushmaster.

Not all Redfields are made in Oregon. The Revolutions are which is the one you are referring to (I think) but the Revenge is (or was at one point) made in the Philippines.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:08 AM
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Redfield scopes of the past were second to none, in fact they were the scope to be judged against. Leupold has by all measures has become the scope to be judged against. With that said, due to cost only, I have purchased a couple of Pentax scopes recently to install on rifles that needed a low budget scope and so far they have been exactly what I wanted for these projects. I think in the new mid-price range, 200-300, I would go to the Leupold line and know that the money was well spent. Burris makes a fine scope, pricey, but pretty good. I have also purchased a couple of the old Denver Redfield scopes that were used on e-bay between $100-160.00 knowing I was getting one heck of a good scope. Never overlook quality on the used market, sometimes the money spent will prove to be a great investment. Just like great old cars some things don't get better being new/modern. Go on e-bay and look at scopes and what's available you'll find great scopes at good prices, just do your homework. Don't get me wrong if I had a $1000.00 to spend on a scope that's where quality really begins, but most of us are not in that purchasing boat.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:05 PM
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For deer any thing will work just know what it will do and how good you can shoot in hunting conditions..243-25 06-270 or 30 cal. and up for elk size game.IMO. the previous 3 have about the same drop 308 and 30 06 a little more. 243 best for south deer size game- 25 06 $$ and harder to find a round your gun likes- 270 if not to much kick for you a flat shooting hard hitting and a little over kill energy out to 500 yrds... 243 energy out to 300 yrds more than anyone should be shooting and asking cal. gun ???? but you cant go wrong get what makes you smile.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:20 PM
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One of the reasons I went with a .308 is that my brother has a 30-06 and I wanted something different. I have a 30-30 lever action (iron sights only) which I'll use when I have little chance of taking a distance shot.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:52 PM
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I've picked up my rifle.

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:11 PM
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Default Sounds like it's time to start reloading in 308 and 3006

The nice thing is that the bullets, powder, and primers can all be the same for these two cartridges. If you get the urge to get into reloading this group can help you there too.

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:35 PM
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Reloading would probably have to wait until my daughter graduates. Right now I coach as well as instruct and of course attend her activities, etc. When she has moved on I'll cry a bit then be able to hunt and target shoot more.
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