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Old February 5, 2013, 12:26 AM   #26
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Does anyone have any suggestions as far as a scope is concerned?
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Old February 5, 2013, 03:10 AM   #27
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Old February 5, 2013, 04:23 PM   #28
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For a suggestion on the scope it would help greatly if you told of the amount you can afford to spend. Scopes can go from you get what you pay for $49.95 cheapo to scopes you would have to take out a loan on your house to afford. Also what it will be used for, and how often it will be used are big factors.

If it is for pure hunting, and maybe the occasional paper punching to confirm sight in. A $200 to $400 dollar scope will fill your needs.

I have bought the cheap scopes that have served their purpouse well. I have a good varmint/target scope on my Savage. I paid $150 or so for it. It has worked quite well. If you do your homework you will find some lower priced scopes that will do everthing a scope costing at least twice that will, just not quite as clear of a picture.
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Old February 6, 2013, 01:08 AM   #29
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I came across the Nikon below while browsing Optics Planet. Anyone have any feedback on the quality. I know Nikon's reputation for producing quality lenses. How does this scope fare? $300 dollar scope for almost half the price?

http://www.opticsplanet.com/nikon-4-...6324-6325.html
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Old February 6, 2013, 01:12 AM   #30
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Nikon ProStaff scopes are pretty good. They have the one with the BDC reticle for $169, I would get that one if you are going to get a Nikon.
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Old February 6, 2013, 01:25 AM   #31
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How can I be sure that I will be able to mount it on the X Bolt? Also what height would be recommended to mount it? Low... medium?
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Old February 6, 2013, 01:42 AM   #32
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the prostaff will have no problems on an xbolt. the height that you choose should be whatever is most comfortable for you that will not interfere with operation(which is just about any commercially available rings). if you have to smash your cheek into the stock to see through the scope then it's too low. if your chin has to rest on top of the cheek rest then it's too high, you want a nice medium somewhere and sadly the only way to know for sure is trial and error. if you take it to be professionally mounted some shops will let you try a number of ring heights before mounting and only charge you for the ones you pick.
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Old February 15, 2013, 03:41 AM   #33
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For all who are interested ... Now to put it all together
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