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best scope preferrably under 300 for a 30-06 including good eye relief and great light transmission with good clarity

Question by flatcreekbowhunter. Uploaded on December 07, 2009

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from kyle wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Sightron!!!!!!

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

LEUPOLD,BURRIS,WEAVER,REDFIELD THERE IS ALOT OF COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE GOOD QUALITY SCOPES IN THAT PRICE RANGE..I LIKE LEUPOLD...GLASSMAN

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from TNhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

i have Nikon scopes on all my hunting guns, I have grown to love them, the Buckmaster line is designed for rifles, shockproof, fogproof, clear and holds accurate.I can't understand how any swarskri or leoupold could possibly be worth the extra hundreds they cost if they all meet this criteria.

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from northernmndeerhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

You can't go wrong with Leupold or Nikon scopes. Both make an excellent reliable product for your price range. I own scopes of each brand. I can't say which one I prefer....they both seem to perform equally. :)

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from jestr1 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Leupold is a great brand. I have an old bushnell on my brush gun that I love. Has great eye relief. Best thing to do is to go to a sports shop and play with them and see for your eyes which one you like best. Youll have a good amount of chices for that price.

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from NolanOsborne wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

bushnells are pretty solid, great warranty too

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Nikon Buckmaster or Monarch series, Sightron S-II series, or Bushnell Elite 3200 or 4200 (not any cheap Bushnell's). Pay a few bucks more and buy a (maybe used) Leupold VX-II or VX-III, not the VX-I or Rifleman.

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from IanS wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Leupold FX II 4 x 33. I have one on my Tikka T3 270 and it is awsome. It has everything you have asked for.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Why did one of you nimrods give IanS a -1? I thought he posted an intelligent answer. I gave him a +1.

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Whats wrong with the Rifleman by Luepold it is one of there cheaper scopes but i have one on my muzzleloader and it does great.Holds its zero year after year great clarity at dusk..Never let me down but the Bushnell i had on there before would almost always lose it zero half way though muzzy season??What has been your experience with them??...GLASSMAN

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I have a Bushnell banner scope that has been banged around a bit, and been on three different rifles, one of them an air rifle. That didn't break the bank, and the "Dawn & Dusk" series has good light-gathering. After a decade of good use, I now have a second one in the mil-dot.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Leupold, nikon or Bushnell. I have both Leupold and Bushnell on my guns with Leupold being my favorite. I wonder how the Bushnell Elite with it's rainguard lens coating works, sound like a great idea.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

GLASSMAN73

There is nothing wrong with the Leupold Rifleman series scopes. I just don't think they are a best value. With 1/2 MOA friction stops (not click detents) and lens coatings inferior to the VX-II, I don't think it is that much of a better buy. For just a few dollars more, you can get a better scope from Leupold. IMHO, it is a cheaper "price point" scope to compete with cheaper scopes at the discount stores.

Certainly if it suits you just fine, then it's performance is more than adequate adequate. Personally, I would buy that before any Simmons or Tasco. No experience with Barska, etc.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

WAM thanks for pointing out IanS -1 !

A +1 for him!!

For a scope under $300 I would check out the Sightron line. I have a 3x9x42 on my 25-06 and it's everything as my Leupold VariX II with the performance of a VariX III

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, I love Leupold and I have two, but why pay more when Sightron gives you a better warranty and bigger bang for the buck!!

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

RIGHT, I GOTCHA.. NO I THOUGH YOU KNEW OF A PARTICULAR DEFECT OR SOMETHING...GLASSMAN

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I have a VX-III ON MY WEATHERBY AND I'M NOT FOND OF SPENDING 600.00 BUCKS ON A RIFLE SCOPE.I'M NOT FAMILURE WITH SIGHTRON I'LL CHECK THEM OUT NOT..GLASSMAN

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I have an older Vari-X III on one rifle and honestly I can't tell the difference between it and the 3 newer VX-II's that I have on other rifles. My Sightron S-II 3-9x42 is every bit as bright as these tired eyes can see.

As I posted on another thread, my son has a 10 year old Swift 4X compact on his Savage 99 that is as good as anything else for use on his deer gun. It has been a good scope and has not shifted zero one bit over many hunts and range time. He is also not the most gentle person on equipment either....

There are some god scopes out there. It just seems like to me that Leupold is very consistent in putting out a quality product. But look out, Redfield is now being made in Oregon under Leupold ownership!

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

How did that N O T get at the end of my reply?????

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I heard that some place in here recently. I have a Redfield on my 110 and its always been a good scope.Never had any problems..That gun cost 250.00 bucks from a pawn shop like 20 years ago and I'd say for the money it's been the best investment I've ever made..Alittle camo a sling and some good ammo and she has put the deer down time after time...Covered alot of ground with that gun and I would be useing it still but my wife bought me a weatherby about 5 years ago for Chistmas ..GOD BLESS HER...

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I bought my son a used Savage 110 synthetic 7mm Rem Mag on GunsAmerica a few years ago for $200. I know why they sold it; the scope base drillings were misaligned! After a little fixing and shimming on that job, I mounted a 2-7x Redfield Widefield on it that I recently had returned from refurb from Redfield. He really likes that scope. That is one accurate rifle and the scope has held zero for 7 years or so. Load up with a 160 grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw or Speer Mag-Tip and it's venison on the table!

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from northernmndeerhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

You can't go wrong with Leupold or Nikon scopes. Both make an excellent reliable product for your price range. I own scopes of each brand. I can't say which one I prefer....they both seem to perform equally. :)

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from IanS wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Leupold FX II 4 x 33. I have one on my Tikka T3 270 and it is awsome. It has everything you have asked for.

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

LEUPOLD,BURRIS,WEAVER,REDFIELD THERE IS ALOT OF COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE GOOD QUALITY SCOPES IN THAT PRICE RANGE..I LIKE LEUPOLD...GLASSMAN

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from kyle wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Sightron!!!!!!

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from TNhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

i have Nikon scopes on all my hunting guns, I have grown to love them, the Buckmaster line is designed for rifles, shockproof, fogproof, clear and holds accurate.I can't understand how any swarskri or leoupold could possibly be worth the extra hundreds they cost if they all meet this criteria.

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from jestr1 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Leupold is a great brand. I have an old bushnell on my brush gun that I love. Has great eye relief. Best thing to do is to go to a sports shop and play with them and see for your eyes which one you like best. Youll have a good amount of chices for that price.

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Whats wrong with the Rifleman by Luepold it is one of there cheaper scopes but i have one on my muzzleloader and it does great.Holds its zero year after year great clarity at dusk..Never let me down but the Bushnell i had on there before would almost always lose it zero half way though muzzy season??What has been your experience with them??...GLASSMAN

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Nikon Buckmaster or Monarch series, Sightron S-II series, or Bushnell Elite 3200 or 4200 (not any cheap Bushnell's). Pay a few bucks more and buy a (maybe used) Leupold VX-II or VX-III, not the VX-I or Rifleman.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Why did one of you nimrods give IanS a -1? I thought he posted an intelligent answer. I gave him a +1.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

GLASSMAN73

There is nothing wrong with the Leupold Rifleman series scopes. I just don't think they are a best value. With 1/2 MOA friction stops (not click detents) and lens coatings inferior to the VX-II, I don't think it is that much of a better buy. For just a few dollars more, you can get a better scope from Leupold. IMHO, it is a cheaper "price point" scope to compete with cheaper scopes at the discount stores.

Certainly if it suits you just fine, then it's performance is more than adequate adequate. Personally, I would buy that before any Simmons or Tasco. No experience with Barska, etc.

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from NolanOsborne wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

bushnells are pretty solid, great warranty too

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I have a Bushnell banner scope that has been banged around a bit, and been on three different rifles, one of them an air rifle. That didn't break the bank, and the "Dawn & Dusk" series has good light-gathering. After a decade of good use, I now have a second one in the mil-dot.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Leupold, nikon or Bushnell. I have both Leupold and Bushnell on my guns with Leupold being my favorite. I wonder how the Bushnell Elite with it's rainguard lens coating works, sound like a great idea.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

WAM thanks for pointing out IanS -1 !

A +1 for him!!

For a scope under $300 I would check out the Sightron line. I have a 3x9x42 on my 25-06 and it's everything as my Leupold VariX II with the performance of a VariX III

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, I love Leupold and I have two, but why pay more when Sightron gives you a better warranty and bigger bang for the buck!!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I have an older Vari-X III on one rifle and honestly I can't tell the difference between it and the 3 newer VX-II's that I have on other rifles. My Sightron S-II 3-9x42 is every bit as bright as these tired eyes can see.

As I posted on another thread, my son has a 10 year old Swift 4X compact on his Savage 99 that is as good as anything else for use on his deer gun. It has been a good scope and has not shifted zero one bit over many hunts and range time. He is also not the most gentle person on equipment either....

There are some god scopes out there. It just seems like to me that Leupold is very consistent in putting out a quality product. But look out, Redfield is now being made in Oregon under Leupold ownership!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I bought my son a used Savage 110 synthetic 7mm Rem Mag on GunsAmerica a few years ago for $200. I know why they sold it; the scope base drillings were misaligned! After a little fixing and shimming on that job, I mounted a 2-7x Redfield Widefield on it that I recently had returned from refurb from Redfield. He really likes that scope. That is one accurate rifle and the scope has held zero for 7 years or so. Load up with a 160 grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw or Speer Mag-Tip and it's venison on the table!

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

RIGHT, I GOTCHA.. NO I THOUGH YOU KNEW OF A PARTICULAR DEFECT OR SOMETHING...GLASSMAN

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I have a VX-III ON MY WEATHERBY AND I'M NOT FOND OF SPENDING 600.00 BUCKS ON A RIFLE SCOPE.I'M NOT FAMILURE WITH SIGHTRON I'LL CHECK THEM OUT NOT..GLASSMAN

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

How did that N O T get at the end of my reply?????

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I heard that some place in here recently. I have a Redfield on my 110 and its always been a good scope.Never had any problems..That gun cost 250.00 bucks from a pawn shop like 20 years ago and I'd say for the money it's been the best investment I've ever made..Alittle camo a sling and some good ammo and she has put the deer down time after time...Covered alot of ground with that gun and I would be useing it still but my wife bought me a weatherby about 5 years ago for Chistmas ..GOD BLESS HER...

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