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Old 11-17-2002, 06:51 PM
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I bought a Winchester model 70 in 7mm WSM and it came with a Simmons 8-point scope. I took it off and replaced it with a Bushnell 3-9x40 and didn't like it either. I'd like to keep the price under $150. This is not my primary deer rifle and will only use it when hunting where longer shots (100 yds plus) present themselves. Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 11-18-2002, 12:08 PM
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FOR $50 MORE LOOK AT THE NIKON BUCKMASTER SCOPE, IT HAS A LIFETIME WARRENTY, FOGPROOF, WATERPROOF, SHOCKPROOF. I HAVE IT IN 3-9X40 ON MY MUZZLELOADER, AND FOR $200 ITS A BRIGHT CRISP SCOPE.
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Old 11-27-2002, 10:11 PM
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I too have a buckmaster and it works fine on my 270, but I dont know which kind of Bushnell you have, but the trophy and only the trophy in that brand is a good scope. A trusted gunsmith and friend of mine will swear by em. hope that helps
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Old 12-04-2002, 02:59 AM
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I HAVE 2 BUSHNELL TROPHY SCOPES EACH 1.5x4, 1 ON A 20 GA SLUG GUN, THE OTHER ON MY 12GA SLUG GUN, BOTH GOOD SCOPES BUT NOT THE BEST, FRIEND TOO ALSO SAID THE SAME, HE HAS HIS OWN GUN SHOP. TROPHY SERIS BY BUSHNELL ARE GOOD SCOPES.
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Old 12-05-2002, 08:43 PM
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Have you ever thought about a Swift?

They have a full lifetime warranty and they are very quick about warranty work although they hardly ever need it. The gunshop i work at sells more of them than any other scope.

A 4-12x40AO sells for 149.99.
Go to a shop and compare a nikon, swift, and a couple others in your price range and get the one you like best.
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Old 12-15-2002, 12:54 AM
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leupold 3x9x40 vari x 1 $200.00 just about everywhere i have one on my 30-06 and beat that thing all around dropped it drove around all season in my gun boot on my atv and i shot it last hunt and it was dead on . as long as you tighten the base and rings down correctly and loc-tight them it will fire dead on every time.and it has a lifetime guarantee.
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Old 12-16-2002, 07:09 PM
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Bausch & Lomb has some good deals now on thier 3200 series scopes . I got a 3x9x50 for under $200.00 . Its a little over what you specified but well worth the difference.
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Old 12-16-2002, 08:59 PM
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My scope search has ended. At least til I buy yet another rifle. I was pressed for time in picking up the rifle I ordered ( Remington model 7400 in .270 win.) to get ready to leave for my hunting trip trip the next day, so I bought a Simmons Whitetail Classic 3.5-10X40 for $100 bucks plus tax at the dealer. It is as bright and crisp as any scope I've looked at so far. I bounced it around in a gun boot on my four wheeler for a couple of days and took a doe @ 88 paces exactly where I was aiming, so maybe it will hold up. Thanks for all the advice and input.
Oh yeah, I sold the Winchester 7mm WSM that I was originally looking for a scope for. We just weren't meant for each other.

"Fast is fine, but accurate is final". "Wild Bill" Hickok - 1869

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