View Full Version : Scope advice, Howa 1500 .308, less than 500 yards shooting

April 12, 2009, 02:11 PM
Hello everyone.

I realized that I had posted some of these questions in my earlier thread about advice on a scope and mounts, etc.

I am about to be the owner of a new Howa 1500 Varminter Thumbhole in .308 (pick it up Friday) and I have decided on a Dednutz 1-piece mounting system. Now, after getting advice from several other members, was pretty set in getting a Weaver V-16 4-16x42.

But I'm wondering now if there is something comparable for under that price or in that similar price range (sub $300)?

I think the Weaver V-16 looks like a great scope and sounds like people really love it, but I just wanted to see if there was any other opinions out there.


April 12, 2009, 02:25 PM
Nikon Monarch, or, bushnell 4200

April 12, 2009, 06:12 PM
I own a Bushnell 4200, and a couple of Nikon Buckmasters. All are excellent scopes. In fact, I replaced the Leupold VC-I 4-12x40 on my Howa 1500 Thumbhole Varminter (.22-250), with a Nikon Buckmaster (6-18x40).

My Bushnell Elite 4200 is 8-32x40, and it resides on a Remington XR100, Thumbhole, singleshot, in .308.

Good luck.

April 12, 2009, 06:30 PM
Interesting thanks for the advice. Any reason why you would suggest those over the Weaver?

And how much do these Bushnell 4200 run?

April 12, 2009, 06:37 PM
And how much do these Bushnell 4200 run?

Check here (http://www.google.com/search?q=bushnell+4200&sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS245US245)

April 12, 2009, 07:55 PM
Nice scopes, but out of my price range. At least the 8-32x40 model.

April 13, 2009, 03:56 PM
Still looking, but my eye is still on the Weaver V-16 4-16x42.

Looked at the Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40, and for $50 more than the Weaver V-16, I'm not convinced that it's any better.

Still open to suggestions.