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Old January 16, 2010, 01:03 PM   #1
flush5
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scope

just got a tikka 595 in 308 want to know what scope to mount on it with out spending over 250.00 would like it to be good.
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Old January 16, 2010, 01:53 PM   #2
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You're in Wisconsin, so I assume this is for hunting deer in the woods.
I like the Leupold VX-II 2-7x33mm, but it's $300
http://www.leupold.com/hunting-and-s...vx-ii-2-7x33mm

I haven't used it, but the Bushnell Elite 3200 2-7 x 32mm is about $180
http://www.bushnell.com/products/sco...e3200/322732M/

Rainguard sounds like a nice feature
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Old January 16, 2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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Tikkas are long action rifles and as much as I'd like to recommend a Nikon Monarch 2-8x32 I'm pretty sure the tube isn't long enough to mount on a Tikka.

First choice Bushnell Elite 4200 in 3-9x40 for $259. These are outstanding scopes that were made to give Bushnell's largest dealers a bargain priced version of their pricey premium 4200 scopes.

Second choice Nikon's Team Primos 3-9x40 for $200. This is essentially an older Monarch UCC rebadged as a Team Primos. Note these have a BDC reticle.

Both of the above are big steps up from Burris' Fullfield II, Nikon's Buckmaster, Bushnells 3200, or Leupold's VX-I, and perhaps a small step up from a VX-II.




My Tikka T3 Lite with a Nikon Team Primos in Talley Lightweight mounts (recommeded).
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Old January 16, 2010, 05:10 PM   #4
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That's a good point, did the Tikka come with rings? If so, can you measure ring spacing (outside-to-outside)? Most of the scope manufacturer give the max ring spacing in the specs.
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Old January 16, 2010, 10:50 PM   #5
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Tikka's factory rings are just awful. The two that I recommend are Talley Lightweight for medium length scopes and DedNutz for longer scopes.


Posted to illustrate a DedNutz mount on a Tikka T3 Lite. Note the scope's tube is quite long.


Talley Lightweight on a Tikka T3 Lite.
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