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Old 03-05-2019, 12:16 PM
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Forgot to mention. Let us know what you decide on and how it works. Now is like a golden age for glass. There should be some real surprised critters in Montana before you're done.
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Old 03-05-2019, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by CalHunter View Post
Forgot to mention. Let us know what you decide on and how it works. Now is like a golden age for glass. There should be some real surprised critters in Montana before you're done.
That is certainly true. Many great options at very reasonable prices.

The same can be said for value priced rifles. They won't be as nice as the better options out there, but a hunter can get a good rifle and scope and hunt anything in this continent for under $800.

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Old 03-05-2019, 02:28 PM
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Hey,
I would like to say "sorry" for the last post and I was just venting and upset with myself for not conveying a little more info than I did.
I don't get into the depth of some things as I should and have people misunderstand what I'm trying to say which is on ME.
Was and am basically wanting to improve my optics as I know the scope my brother had mounted for me was more of a memory of him thing than it was anything else.
My son after we hunted last yr. told me I really needed to upgrade which I plan to do, just trying to figure out which scope to go with.
He just mounted a Nikon Black on his Browning 7mm, but I would prefer not to spend that much seeing as I'm not working and have a set income now.
I will look into the Leupold and a few others and what you all to know I really do appreciate you in put on this post.
Thanks,
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I am going to throw a full wild ball idea for you, as I really get sentimentalist value on things, and to the point I have rifles that are older and I leave AS IS< just due to this reason, they are perfect to em AS IS!

have you thought about just buying a whole new rifle and scope
and before you think this is a SUPER costly deal, I get being on a budget and all
BUT there are decent rifle packages out there, that come with a rifle and a scope on them that can be had for less than or darn near $600 bucks
Rem ADL packages
Mossberg ,, HOWA, and many other rifle makers sell them, you find more of these deals near DEER hunting season at chain sporting good chain stores
but they do have sales on the YR round
NOW you will not be getting the greatest and or most accurate rifles with all the HIGH end parts
BUT< odds are they will be everything your current rifle /scope is and a LOT more

getting you a better scope, and whole new rifle, and you can keep your old one AS IS< for the memories it has AS Is!

Call this food for thought or??
But odds are IF it was , this is the road I would travel down
sentimental value has , worth to me,, more than having the greatest and greatest ???
and again, this can be done in in price range!
OR heck, odds are you can get an even BETTER higher end USED rifle scope for your price range if your willing to go to some gun shops and look!

Its almost IMPOSSIBLE for the average person to AFFORD to shoot out a barrel n a modern rifle(can be done, but few ever do)
and most used guns gets sold for a LOT less than new one's and honestly have very little wrong with them, minus some minor wear and tear marks
most ALL gun shops, place LITTLE value on used scopes, so you can many times get a very high end scope ON a used rifle for a heck of a deal!
be a tad harder getting the exact caliber you want, but not impossible
7 mm mags were and are still very common calibers in used rifles in most areas!

not to add more confusion to things here
but something maybe you should really consider!

here are a few examples I found real fast!

here is a ruger all american(varmit,but can work great on deer and even elk, can be had in a .308 for 619 new?

https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting/...rifle/p/p53052

rem .270 for under 400 with a scope

https://brickseek.com/walmart-invent...r?sku=19480515

savage scope and rifle oin .308
$499
https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...10sb308wnxxvgu

or a savage with a better scope, in 30/06+- or .308, and have a scope with a designed to help to shoot farther!

$ 550

https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...11trphyhntrrif
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:20 AM
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Check out Cameraland optics they always have scopes on sale. Right now they have a Meopta 3 x 9 x 42 on sale $250 off.

I have ave one of their 6x18x50 scopes on my varmint rifle and it’s definitely high end.
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:58 PM
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Hey My Friends,
You guys and my wife are going to put me in the poor house. LOL
Well, long story short took my rifle in to a gunsmith I know and asked him about the scope, told him it was good to about 225yds. and after that it was guess work which is why I've stayed at @ 150-200 yds. when hunting, couldn't believe it he laughed at me as I was telling him about it. HE'S COOL.
He kept the gun and will be checking it out for me.
Now about you guys taking me to the poor house, looked at a few scopes Leupold, Nikon, Sig, Sightron and Burris. I liked a few but what a difference between those and that POS I have LOL, Wife liked the Sightron STrac and the Siii so did I but WTF Burris and NIkon OK Sig Tango 4 not there but the 6 was very nice but not much for FOV.
Still can't seem to like the prices but the wife says get the one I want so she doesn't have to listen to me say I should have gotten that_ _ _ scope instead of this one. my problem I know, and its's just the way I am.
Thanks again for putting up with me.
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:19 PM
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Buy once cry once.

Most hunting seasons are several months away still. If you need to take a few months to save up the amount you need.

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Old 03-07-2019, 09:04 PM
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I thought your budget was $600+/-. Most of the scopes suggested are well within that limit.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:40 AM
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Looks like you want a scope with tall turrets to dial distance. They are very popular now, most notably among the "tacticool" crowd and younger fellows. Optics is one of those areas where nobody else can tell you what to get because all of our eyes are different. It is kind of like trying on boots to see what feels comfortable.

Good luck with your choice.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:58 AM
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I agree buy once dry once, only go around once
if you can swing it, get what you want and not look back saying I SHOULD HAVE!
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:36 AM
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Okay hardrock, what did you buy? Sounds like your wife opened your budget up a bit.
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