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Old August 8, 2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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Best scope, spotting scope, and rangefinder?

I am wondering what is the best scope for my .308 savage rifle that I'm getting. I have looked into swarovski but don't know about them still. I am looking into other scopes such as leupold and I found another brand called us optics but overall I'm new scopes and language such as parallax (which I just figured out). Any help will be appreciated. I also of course need help finding scope mounts, rangefinder, and spotting scope. Thanks!
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Old August 8, 2011, 07:03 PM   #2
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What type of shooting are you doing, targets? hunting? what type?

Lots of options.

Leupold, Zeiss are nice. Burris is great on a tighter budget
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Old August 8, 2011, 07:06 PM   #3
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The nikon buckmaster I have is clear stay away from leupold their glass is CRAP!also on range finder redfield is good but your limeted to under 500 yards and its 225!
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Old September 12, 2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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Best Scope, Spotting Scope, Rangefinder

As far as the best scope, most would agree on Schmidt and Bender, Premier, US Optics, Nightforce, Zeiss/Henzoldt, Swarovski, I have the Swarovski 1x6 and it is a great scope, most of these scopes will cost you in the $2000 plus or minus ball park, although you can get by with a scope costing $200 to $300, I also have Leupold, Redfield, Burris etc.

Spotting scopes probably the three most popular considered to be best, Swarovski, Zeiss, Leica.

Rangefinders probably the Swarovski first and then the Leica, I have the Leica 1600's.

Once again you can get by with cheaper spotting scopes and rangefinders.

Check out the web there are all kinds of reviews out there!
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Old September 12, 2011, 08:45 PM   #5
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Scope: Burris
spotting / range scope: Burris, kowa, bushnell spacemaster
range finder: Cannot help on that one

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Old September 12, 2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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I love my Swarovski. VERY clear.
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Old September 12, 2011, 09:57 PM   #7
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Well if money is no object, I think PH/CB is spot on with his recommendations.

I have looked through a friend's Schmidt & Bender and it was amazing........
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Old September 13, 2011, 10:36 AM   #8
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There are lots of "best" out there. Leupold, Zeiss, Nikon just to name a few. It really depends on what you want out of your scope and what you are willing to pay. A Swarovski is a great scope, but if you are going to hunt deer at 100 yards or less, a Nikon Monarch will do the job for a lot less money.
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Old September 13, 2011, 02:34 PM   #9
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The spotting scope I bought is a 77mm Kowa Proimar with flourite lense.I was watching the moons of Jupiter two nights ago,in town with a near full moon.Unless mirage is bad,.22 bullet holes in an orange/white sight in target are visible at 300 yds.On a very good day,once,I was able to see 30 cal holes in the black of a standard target at 500 yds.I am not saying Kowa is best,but,for my money,it is worth looking at.
I have never regretted buying a Leupold VX3.I have regretted buying other scopes.
I do not doubt a Swaroski will be better,but for the money,my Leica rangefinder is pretty good.
I do not know how the product line is today,but long ago I bought Brunton's top line Eterna 10x by 50 mm binoculars.They are amazing.
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