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$300-$350 Budget , need advice

Old 02-18-2010, 04:47 PM
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I've been hunting deer and hogs for ten years. I just purchased a tikka t3 .308 Hunter , and am seeking a above average, solid, scope. I have been searching this forum and am confused on what to buy. I am seeking advice on the best overall rifle scope preferably up to 12 power. Im pretty confident in my ability to shoot up to around 400 yards ethically , and I believe the accuracy of the t3 will allow me to when needed. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:03 PM
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In that price range try the Bushnell 4200 Elite.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:19 PM
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^ im looking for a 12 power though...
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:16 PM
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Burris Fullfield II is my favorite scope I've used. I have, however, read a lot of great things about the Vortex scopes. I wouldn't hesitate to go for a Vortex Diamond back or even the higher end one. I can't think of the name for it right now though. I'm not sure if my next scope will be a Vortex or another Burris. I love the Burris and know I love it and it has the reputation to back it up. However, the reviews of the Vortex are just amazing. I would also check out the Bushnell Elite 4200 however, I'm not sure if it's what I'd end up with or not. I think Amazon did have a really good deal on them for like $250 but I think it was a 3x9 one. I'm not sure if they still have that deal going on or not.


These scopes are all cheaper than what you plan to spend but it's a great write up about them. Worth checking out.
http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=21176
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:15 AM
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I'd seriously look at the Vortex scopes. A 4-12 X 40 Diamondback with dead-hold BDC reticle with A.O is right at $300. If you want to step up a notch, look at the Viper 4-12 X 40 with dead-hold BDC reticle (and side focus). It is right at $400. Personally, I'd get the Viper between those two. It's a dandy. Another great scope is the Zeiss Conquest (3-9 X 40). Cabelas has them for $399.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:43 AM
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:03 PM
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Thankyou for the help everyone!
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:38 PM
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If you want an extremely tough clear optic I would go for a fixed power 10x super sniper scope. They are $300 but they are fantastic I have 2 of them on my go to guns. You will really like the scope, just read one of the million reviews there on the scope it speaks for itself. I am interested in trying Vortex as well, I have their binos and they are great.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:51 PM
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My experience with scopes in that price range ... I second Timber Cruiser, Elite 4200. $300 for 3x9-40 mm. Buddy of mine got a new one off e-bay last week for $260.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:03 PM
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A few more ideas;


http://www.chuckhawks.com/scopes_price_class.htm



And then here's even a few more;


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



I use Burris Signature Select.

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