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Old 08-11-2015, 02:39 PM
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Looking to get a new scope for my Ruger 270 rifle. The one I have now is old & I don't like how you have to put your eye/face directly on the scope to see everything clear. The furthest I'll shoot with it is probably 250 to 200 yards.

What do you guys recommend?
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:49 PM
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3-9X sounds about right IMO.

Leupold, Bushnell, Burris, Vortex, Weaver, Redfield among others all would be good choices.


Take a look around here to get some ideas of what your money can buy.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/riflescopes.html

Use the filters on this site to assist you in weeding through the scopes you don't want.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:13 PM
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I like fixed power scopes, so for me it would be a Leupold FXII 6x36.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:33 PM
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Leupold VX-3 1.5x5x20mm
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:43 PM
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A fixed 6 power will do all that you need.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:11 PM
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What do you want to be able to see on the other end. If you're shooting 200yrds at prairie dogs, you need a different scope than you'd need to shoot deer at 200yrds, and equally different still than a scope you'd need for shooting IPSC torso style targets at 200yrds.

Following along that, what is your price range?

Here's something you might be interested in reading:

HNI Scopes & Sights Forum: 5 Best and Worst scopes by Price Range for 2015
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Old 08-12-2015, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Game Stalker View Post
Leupold VX-3 1.5x5x20mm

That'd be my choice, too. There seems to be a trend toward high-magnification scopes which I don't understand. They don't make the rifle more accurate and limit your field of view at close range.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jerry d View Post
I like fixed power scopes, so for me it would be a Leupold FXII 6x36.
What exactly is a fixed power scope?
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448 View Post
What do you want to be able to see on the other end. If you're shooting 200yrds at prairie dogs, you need a different scope than you'd need to shoot deer at 200yrds, and equally different still than a scope you'd need for shooting IPSC torso style targets at 200yrds.

Following along that, what is your price range?

Here's something you might be interested in reading:

HNI Scopes & Sights Forum: 5 Best and Worst scopes by Price Range for 2015
That post helped a lot. I actually have a Tasco scope on my 270 that I inherited. Now you see why I'm wanting to upgrade! My price range is no more than $300 & I'll be shooting deer with this rifle.
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by BrushyPines View Post
What exactly is a fixed power scope?
With a fixed power scope, you only get one magnification setting / choice (such as 4X or 6X). For your intended usage, a fixed would be fine. With a 4X for example, images at 100 yards will appear as though they are 25 yards distant. Fixed power scopes have fewer "parts" thus are considered, by many, as tougher, often have longer ER (eye relief) values and usually are lighter in weight.
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