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Thanks for all the imput on low recoil rifle. I was in Academy this past week end and picked up Marlin xl7 .243. They had there last one marked down to $229.00 so i had to get it.
My question is scope choice. I am looking at 3-4 different ones:

Redfield Revolution
Leupold rifleman
Nikon Pro staff
Sightron S1

All are 3x9x44-44 and are priced from $130-199. Is one better than the other, or should i save a little more money and buy a better quality scope.

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Sabstang
 

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Thanks for all the imput on low recoil rifle. I was in Academy this past week end and picked up Marlin xl7 .243. They had there last one marked down to $229.00 so i had to get it.
My question is scope choice. I am looking at 3-4 different ones:

Redfield Revolution
Leupold rifleman
Nikon Pro staff
Sightron S1

All are 3x9x40-44 and are priced from $130-199. Is one better than the other, or should i save a little more money and buy a better quality scope.

Thanks

Sabstang
(any info on ammo selection would be helpful)
 
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the redfield is newly out i believe so there might not be much in the way of reviews from the woods. the rifleman is the bottom of line for leupold. I don't own a prostaff but the word is they are a good scope for the money. sightron i thought was more into the ar type sighting systems but i might be mistaken.

my personal opinion is get the best glass you can afford, even if it means saving for a while to get to that $400 range.

ammo is going to be what shoots best through your rifle, but i would try hornady 100gr light mags. it shoots well through my 243, as does the 90gr hornady. hornady isn't the only good bullet out there but its my first stop.
 

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Good advice from ronn. If your stuck in the 130-200 range for glass you cant go wrong with the nikon or the leupold. I have used both and cant complain about either one.
 

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I put a Leupold rifleman on my TC triumph. In the price range you are in you can't go wrong with leupold. I agree with ronn on the new Redfields, we need some field reports on them to get an idea on their quality.
 

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From the list I would opt for the Nikon Prostaff. They run about $140-160. Search Gunbroker and you may be able to land one for $90-100. I have 3 of them and they're good quality glass for the price.
 

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Go with the Luepold. you may pay extra for it but you will be happy with it.

As for ammo, I don't know about .243, but I like Hornady in my 7mm 08
 

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The new Redfield is made for you....

You are the perfect person that Leopold is looking at with the new Redfield line. They state online that you get a lifetime warranty, and remember that it is fully owned by leopold. You don't have to be concerned about whether they will be around in 5 years. The online clip that I watched said they are focusing on the ~150.xx dollar market with the new American made Redfield line. I have read reports from buyers reporting horror stories on getting other manufactures to support their products. Saying that I just bought a Nikon African Monark scope, so I didn't follow my own advise. I would compare two scopes at a time, and compare by looking through them outside the store not inside with the floresent lights. If they have a problem with you walking ourside to compare them find another store.
 
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