Optic recommendation

Discussion in 'Ammunition, Accessories & Gear' started by camelmanky, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. camelmanky

    camelmanky Member

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    I've never shot my rifles with an optic. Most are old Remington .22s. But I just picked up a 541 T HB that can only be shot with an optic......so what do you guys recommended.

    What should I look for when comparing different optics ?

    $500 is my limit on price

    Thanks
    Greg
     
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    Got-R-Did Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on a spectacular rifle; they tend to shoot equal to the 40X
    with ammo they like. Your budget opens a world of really good glass currently
    available. Likewise there are lots of slightly used scopes that pop up frequently
    on sites like Rimfire Central and Accurate Shooter/6mmBR.com.
    You may want an EFR (Extended Focal Range) model for shooting under 25 yds.
    Leupold makes both a 3-9X40 and a 6-20X40 I believe, but I would advise the
    the higher power range variable. You can't hit what you can't resolve. If it will
    become a field/walking gun, then perhaps the lower power variable option
    would be preferable.
    I have a 6-18X40 on one of my 40Xs (HB) and I would like a 24X or greater upper magnification for better resolution of my targets.
    There are many other scopes for half our budget that would also serve you well.
    Please share images of your treasure for us to drool over.:facelick:
    Cheers,
    Got-R-Did.
     
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    TopGun New Member

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    Sounds like you will have a beautiful setup once you slap some quality glass on that bad boy!
     
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  4. 42769vette

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    Price is a big factor in proper optics selection, but purpose is just as important. The best optic in the 500 dollar price range will be completely different on a squirrel rifle than it will a long range target rifle.

    What ranges do you intend to shoot it? That rifle is capable of Long range rimfire which is some of the most fun, and best training you will ever have shooting, but it requires a scope with a ton of internal travel.
     
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    Thanks Vette, im more interested in target. Not for hunting

    Thanks
    Greg
     
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    What ranges? That will help me determine your Internal travel requirements. A 50 yard group shooter gets a different scope than a 400 yd steel shooter.

    I know I ask a lot of question's, but with buying a scope its best to get it 100% perfect the first time.
     
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    200 and in. Don't have a 400 yrs spot on the farm. Thanks so much for your help!
     
  8. 42769vette

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    Anytime sir

    If your not intending on shooting past 300 yds, and you are mainly a target shooter (I take that as you are a group shooter) you should email me about the Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44. They are currently on sale priced at 325. I know you were looking for a more expensive scope, but these are typically a GREAT deal at 429.
    http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-6-5-20x44-pa-riflescope-dead-hold-bdc-reticle


    You don't NEED 20x of zoom, but its not a bad thing for a target shooter to have a little extra zoom. If it was a hunting rifle I would look elsewhere because 6.5x would be a lot of zoom to find a squirrel up in a tree at 25 yds while its jumping around, but that's not you. If you felt you needed a lower zoom scope you might look at the Vortex Diamondback HP. With the sale price they are a little more money, but they come in 4-16, and 3-12 zoom ranges. Both options have PA, which you will find very helpful.

    My contact info is

    [email protected]

    765-580-0986
     
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    Hi everyone. I joined here to ask your advice.
    I'm looking to buy a scope but I don't know which one to choose in this review I found from searching the net.
    Can anyone help me out on which one is the best among the list?Thanks.
    Review for Gun Optics
     
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    dannyr3_8 Well-Known Member

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    i have a nikon monark that i love it is 5-20x50 and clear as crystal
     
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    DDgunslinger Well-Known Member

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    Check out Vortex... best bang for the buck glass out there.
     
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    Got-R-Did Well-Known Member

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    Daddy2Kids; DD is spot on!
    As the Original Poster of this thread clarified his parameters of use, you too need to give more details as to the end use of your optic choice. The review you linked has many low end scopes, and I'm not familiar with many of them.
    I just bought a Vortex 1-6 Strike Eagle for the Farm rifle in Wayne Co.
    Caught it used for 2/3 rds of Cabela's asking price, and the gentleman allowed me to pay 1/2 of that up front and remainder when I got paid.
    I couldn't believe my good fortune.
    He had upgraded to a Razor and was happy to see the old S.E. go on a working rifle.
    Got-R-Did.
     
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    Another vote for Vortex, all that I've had and shot were immaculate and clear for the price.
     
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    I'd love to get a thermal scope for my SCAR but can't ever find anything even remotely affordable. Any ideas?
     
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    welcome to the sight bob maybe maybe you could drop by the intro section and let us know a bit about you
     
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