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Old January 11, 2013, 08:25 PM   #26
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Old January 11, 2013, 08:43 PM   #27
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Nope. You can pick up used, torn up stuff cheap from rich people that dont know its under warranty. You can also pick up a lot of torn up stuff cheap that is not torn up.Got a lot of out of state hunters that hunt around me that sell stuff cheap. The problem is never them, its always their tools. Every time a deer gets missed, or hit and not found; something gets sold.
I bought a custom 700 25-06 in a custom (hand made) stock that is a $2k rifle for $400. "It wont hit s..t." It just needed cleaning. I cleaned copper out of the barrel for 3 days. Its now a 1/2 minute rifle.

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Old February 24, 2013, 08:03 AM   #28
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Well, I ended up with a Weaver Classic V 1-3x from Midway.

I would have preferred a 1-4x, but considering I will probably keep the scope set for 1x in most situations, it does not really matter.

I was amazed at how hard it is to find a low magnification scope with a one inch tube these days. I found plenty with 30mm tubes, most of which had busy reticles, but the pickings for a low power scope in one inch for centerfire rifles are pretty slim.
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Old February 24, 2013, 07:23 PM   #29
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Yeah, I have never been able to figure out why the vast majority of calibers that a low power scope are appropriate for require the amount of windage and elevation adjustment to necessitate a 30mm tube.
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Old February 26, 2013, 10:52 PM   #30
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i would not trust the vx1 either. I have a Ruger #1 in .35 Whelen that wears a a Leupold VX3 1.5-5x20 . This is the perfect scope for a relatively close range cartridge like the .35 or 9.3
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