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Old January 25, 2010, 08:30 AM   #1
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Good scope for $300 - $350?

I just bought a Remington .308 and am looking for the best scope I can get for $300 - $350. I'll be using the rifle mainly for target practice - 200 - 300 yards. I know that Leupold & Zeiss are good brands and, as a photographer, I know that Nikon usually has good optics.
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Old January 25, 2010, 11:09 AM   #2
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You don't say what magnification you desire but I'll toss out a couple of options that fit your budget.

Bushnell Elite 4200 in 3-9x40. Really a hunting scope but this is a heck of a bargain for a scope of this quality.

Weaver Grand Slam 6-20x40
. Grand Slams are outstanding scopes.

Bushnell Elite 3200 5-15x40 Tactical. An exceptional target scope for the money.

Weaver V16 or V24. Weaver V-Series scopes offer exceptinal quality at a bargain price.
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Old January 25, 2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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I agree with the Bushnell Elite scopes recommended by sholling. I had have an Elite 4000 6x24 scope on a Remington 700 bench rest gun that I've had for many years. My Elite was made when the line was manufactured by Bausch & Lomb, but I think they are still exactly the same now that they are being made by Bushnell. In fact, Bushnell added the rainguard feature when they took over the line.

One of my good friends has a bench rest gun similar to mine but he put a Leupold 6x24 scope on his that cost 3 times what the Elite cost. There have been many times thru the years where he couldn't shoot late in the day at our favorite range because stray sunlight was causing him sighting problems that I was not having with the Elite.

I'm not saying to look at 6x24 scopes because that would be overkill for a hunting rifle but the line has some nice scopes in the 3x9 or 3x10 range. Something like this: http://www.shopbushnell.com/detail/BSN+423944M

Good luck and good hunting
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Old January 25, 2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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Burris Fullfield II.under $300. unconditional lifetime warranty.EXCELLENT glass for the money.
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Old January 25, 2010, 06:01 PM   #5
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I just re-read your post and realized that you are going to use the 308 for target. When I saw the Rem gun in 308 I automatically assumed hunting. You should look for a higher power scope if you want to shoot out to 300 yds. That was precisely why I got the 6x24 to begin with. BUT - the higher power in the 4200 line would probably be above your budget price. Take a look at the 3200 in the higher powers - they might fit in to your price.

The only word of general advice I would give is not to go cheap on the glass. You can have a beautifully accurate rifle, but you may never appreciate it's accuracy with a cheap scope on it.
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Old January 25, 2010, 07:22 PM   #6
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scopes

Well there are a few more. Swift,Truglo,Simmons Aetec,Osprey, Redfeild thes are a few i use over the years .
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Old January 25, 2010, 08:44 PM   #7
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Konus M-30

KONUS M30 4.5-16X40 ILLUMINATOR/MILDOT
Manufactures Number: 7280

· 4.5X-16X - 40mm
· Engraved reticle technology
· Built-in anti-canting bubble system
· Locking fast focus ocular
· 45 degree offset illuminator switch
· Flip-Up lens caps
· True 30mm tube (throughout)
· Fully-multi coated hi-def optics
· Locking tactical turret knobs (resettable to zero)
· Mid-sized parallax wheel for easier adjustment and clear visual (down to 10 yards)
· Ultra Blue illumination for dark targets
· Precision 1/8 MOA adjustments
· Includes 4" sunshade

here is a pic of it on my 7mm rem mag SPS. $303 plus shipping on www.rrarms.com
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Old January 27, 2010, 07:17 PM   #8
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In that price range, I feel that a Nikon is a better choice than either a Leupold or a Zeiss. In fact, my last scope purchase was going to be either a Leupold or a Zeiss but I ended up with a Nikon Monarch. In that price point, I felt the Monarch was cleared and had greater light transmission than either of comp priced scopes I was looking at.
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Old January 27, 2010, 07:22 PM   #9
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Scope

You can get a nice used Zeiss in your price range and it will have the lifetime transferrable warranty.
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Old January 27, 2010, 08:18 PM   #10
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A vote for either a Bushnell 4200 or a leupold VX-II, both are excellent scopes for the money. The 3200 5-15x40 Bushnell is also a great choice.
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Old January 27, 2010, 11:06 PM   #11
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For punching paper @ 300 your going to want 16x min. Look for a used Bushnell 4200, grand slam, or monarch.
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Old January 28, 2010, 06:05 AM   #12
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Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40
Nikon Monarch 4-16x42
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Old January 28, 2010, 02:51 PM   #13
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Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40
Good scope.
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Old January 28, 2010, 04:52 PM   #14
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Any Leupold in that price range is a sure bet.
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Old January 28, 2010, 05:36 PM   #15
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I'd look for a Leupold VXII 4-12 or VXIII 4.5-14 (used) Not to hard to find the 4-12 in that price range, maybe a little cheaper. Little tougher, but out there are used 4.5-14's in that price range. Could even find a 6-18 if you kept your eyes open.

One of the best warranties and they'll hold their value
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Old January 31, 2010, 04:55 PM   #16
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I would go with the Leupold but that is just myself there are other nice ones out there. Good luck!
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Old February 4, 2010, 08:55 AM   #17
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Millett makes a decent one for the money 6-18x for around $325

http://www.millettsights.com/scopes/trs/

http://www.lg-outdoors.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SS_38974
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Old February 4, 2010, 10:14 AM   #18
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Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 goes for around $330, very good glass.
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Old February 4, 2010, 07:00 PM   #19
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I bought two of the ones Riggins 83 suggested last year. Both were the century limited addition. I think I paid about 350.00 each. They came with a custom knife, sheath, commerative coin, and it was in a retro tin. You can still get them for about the same price. Just for the little cost differnce the knife was worth it. They are both on Ruger No 1's now, and working great.
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