View Full Version : Glass for a Savage Axis

June 13, 2012, 12:37 PM
I recently won a Savage Axis .223 in a Raffle and I am looking for some constructive input for glass to pair it with. My budget is $250 and I will be using this rifle as a range rifle/ varmint rifle. I am currently leaning towards the BSA sweet .223 6-18 x40. I currently have a BSA sweet .22 on my Savage Mark 2 FV and I love it but I am open to other suggestions. My budget is a hard limit because I don't really want to put $400+ worth of glass on a $300 rifle that will not see very heavy use. Thanks in advance for any advise.

June 13, 2012, 12:58 PM
want to put $400+ worth of glass on a $300 rifle that will not see very heavy use.

You may chose to use the better scope later on a better rifle. There are sevaral $200 scopes that are decent. The Redfield, Nikon, Burris and Vortex lines all make scopes selling right at $200 that are not junk. Dip much below that and there is nothing I'd recommend. With a $250 budget I'd either buy one of the $200 scopes suggested, or find a way to squeeze another $50 into my budget.

A Leupold VX-2 is probably the most scope made for the dollar. They run right at $300. You could spend $600 and get a marginally better scope. Anything priced at $250 would only be about 1/2 the scope and no better than the $200 scopes.

June 13, 2012, 01:54 PM

Most scope for the money available IMHO.

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Brian Pfleuger
June 13, 2012, 01:56 PM
Varmint scope for around $200?

Mueller Eradicator 8.5-25

For the money, I've seen NOTHING better.

June 14, 2012, 11:43 PM
I'll agree on the Mueller but remember. If weight is important those large scopes get HEAVY.

June 16, 2012, 05:00 PM
I would put a weaver grand slam 3-10 X40