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Posted: 1/4/2010 10:27:39 AM
I finally got my 6.8 running recently, but it's got a cheap Simmons scope I had laying around on it. The glass isn't great and won't do what I want. I'd like to see what this rifle can do and I'd like some good glass on it, but due to budget constraints my budget tops out at about $300 and would be better around $200. I wouldn't mind a scope w/ mil dots if I can get it in my budget. I may use this rifle for deer next year so it'd have to be something suitable for that. I was thinking a 3-9 scope, but I'm open to other ideas. Who makes a good scope that's underpriced for what you're getting? I'm not looking for cheap. I want good glass and good reliability.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 10:39:16 AM
I would check out our Diamondback line. The 3-9x40 with the BDC reticle would work well. It sells for about $199.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-diamondback-3-9x40-riflescope-dead-hold-bdc-reticle





If you have any questions just let me know. Thanks!

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Posted: 1/4/2010 11:00:57 AM
The Vortex mentioned above looks pretty good. Some others you may want to look at are the Leupold VX 1 or Nikon Buckmaster, both for a little more than $200. Also, the Nikon Prostaff and the new Redfield start at around $130 or a little more.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 11:42:51 AM
i think this is still the best bang for your buck, i have one on my AR10 and its stood up to one hell of a beating

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P499.aspx
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Posted: 1/4/2010 11:46:03 AM
I have had good luck with Mueller..

I have the APV and like it and have looked at others (not shot).
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Posted: 1/4/2010 12:24:39 PM
Check the Millet DMS from SWFA, I just got one and its pretty nice, dont get the their mount/scope deal, the mount is from burris and its junk.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 12:31:10 PM
Check with EA Brown...he generally has some nice scopes for easy money...and usually has something on clearance for under 300.00 that is usually pretty good.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 12:57:07 PM
Check out SIGHTRON's catalog. Very good stuff for very little dosh.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 2:36:35 PM
Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Check the Millet DMS from SWFA, I just got one and its pretty nice, dont get the their mount/scope deal, the mount is from burris and its junk.


I have a DMS, and I think it's a pretty poor optic, but I like my Burris PEPR mount - it's well made and sturdy. Experiences vary!
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Posted: 1/4/2010 5:12:47 PM
You might check out the Burris Fullfield II line.

The one I bought was a 2-7x35. It didn't have mildots, but does have compensation lines similar to the ones showed on that Vortex above. You should be able to find them for under $200, depending on what power. They have a wide range of different magnifications. I was very pleased with it for the price.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 6:02:29 PM
Originally Posted By VortexSam:
I would check out our Diamondback line. The 3-9x40 with the BDC reticle would work well. It sells for about $199.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-diamondback-3-9x40-riflescope-dead-hold-bdc-reticle

http://www.vortexoptics.com/admin/includes/thumbnail_generator.php?size=large&img=dbk_3-9x40_bdc_f-t.jpg

http://www.vortexoptics.com/uploads/ret_deadhold_bdc.jpg

If you have any questions just let me know. Thanks!

-Sam

Hey Sam, how do these scopes hold up to center fire rifles, like a 7mm magnum?

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Posted: 1/4/2010 6:15:35 PM
Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Check the Millet DMS from SWFA, I just got one and its pretty nice, dont get the their mount/scope deal, the mount is from burris and its junk.


I have a Millet DMS-1 as well. Got it for my 6.8 upper. Works very really well. Got mine at Big River Tactical.

I also have an ACOG, compared to the glass on that, its just okay. $200 vs $1200 is a big difference, but again, the $200 optic did the job.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 6:26:32 PM
Bushnell 3200
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Posted: 1/4/2010 6:59:48 PM
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Bushnell 3200


This is cheap as I will go now, they are nice scopes for the money.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 7:17:55 PM
Leupold Rifleman from walmart like 200 bucks. and the best repair replacement I have ever witnessed. If you can squeeze out a little more cash get the VX-II yopu will never have to buy another scope they will fix it free for any reason no questions asked.

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Posted: 1/4/2010 7:38:01 PM
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Originally Posted By Yak9:
Check out SIGHTRON's catalog. Very good stuff for very little dosh.


Something like this?

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=291505


The reviews look good for the money.

( not sure how to make the link hot)

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Posted: 1/4/2010 7:46:51 PM
+1 for the Bushnell 3200 and Nikon Buckmaster.

Mueller is fine for an AR or a light kicker. They won't stand up to recoil. I know this first hand.

You can look at the Sample List to see if there is a good scope for sale.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 7:49:07 PM
Redfield 4-12x40
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Leupold bought them and started making them. They come with a lifetime warranty.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 8:54:16 PM

Originally Posted By rsop4life:
Originally Posted By VortexSam:
I would check out our Diamondback line. The 3-9x40 with the BDC reticle would work well. It sells for about $199.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-diamondback-3-9x40-riflescope-dead-hold-bdc-reticle

http://www.vortexoptics.com/admin/includes/thumbnail_generator.php?size=large&img=dbk_3-9x40_bdc_f-t.jpg

http://www.vortexoptics.com/uploads/ret_deadhold_bdc.jpg

If you have any questions just let me know. Thanks!

-Sam

Hey Sam, how do these scopes hold up to center fire rifles, like a 7mm magnum?


Just fine. They are designed for center fire rifles. A 7mm mag won't even phase the Diamondback.

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Posted: 1/4/2010 9:41:54 PM
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Originally Posted By ddp335:
Originally Posted By Yak9:
Check out SIGHTRON's catalog. Very good stuff for very little dosh.


Something like this?

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=291505


The reviews look good for the money.

( not sure how to make the link hot)





It's not a bad RDS. I have the Pride & Fowler version of same. Not a lot of choices in a 33mm mount, though.

But I was thinking more along the lines of the SII series from Sightron for the OP.

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Posted: 1/4/2010 9:49:13 PM
Originally Posted By jobob:
Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Check the Millet DMS from SWFA, I just got one and its pretty nice, dont get the their mount/scope deal, the mount is from burris and its junk.


I have a DMS, and I think it's a pretty poor optic, but I like my Burris PEPR mount - it's well made and sturdy. Experiences vary!


Compared to what. I have a DMS and I think for the money, it's OK for me. Why do you think it's a poor optic. My mount cost more than the optic, but it holds it's place. I bought a less expensive optic and I think I got my money's worth. Please explain.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 10:09:53 PM
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I will add my vote for a Vortex. I recently bought and am very impressed with the clarity in a scope that I paid less than $200 for. I bought the 2-7x35 from Optics Planet. Optics Planet sells the 3-9x40 with the BDC for $209.99 shipped. Enter coupon code efb5rc and get 5% off your order bringing it to $199.49 shipped.

I think you would be thoroughly impressed if you bought one. I was.


Oh yeah, I forgot to add a pic.


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Posted: 1/4/2010 10:28:50 PM
Vortex is worth a look. I got a Viper and I'm gonna get another when the new line comes out. I'm not gonna tell ya, I told ya so. Just take a look.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 10:50:23 PM
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Bushnell 3200


I have this scope and I love it .
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Posted: 1/5/2010 9:05:17 AM
What mount is that?
Originally Posted By bdawg998:
I will add my vote for a Vortex. I recently bought and am very impressed with the clarity in a scope that I paid less than $200 for. I bought the 2-7x35 from Optics Planet. Optics Planet sells the 3-9x40 with the BDC for $209.99 shipped. Enter coupon code efb5rc and get 5% off your order bringing it to $199.49 shipped.

I think you would be thoroughly impressed if you bought one. I was.


Oh yeah, I forgot to add a pic.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn183/bdawg998/PC200208.jpg


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Posted: 1/5/2010 9:18:40 AM
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Originally Posted By jhereg:
What mount is that?
Originally Posted By bdawg998:
I will add my vote for a Vortex. I recently bought and am very impressed with the clarity in a scope that I paid less than $200 for. I bought the 2-7x35 from Optics Planet. Optics Planet sells the 3-9x40 with the BDC for $209.99 shipped. Enter coupon code efb5rc and get 5% off your order bringing it to $199.49 shipped.

I think you would be thoroughly impressed if you bought one. I was.


Oh yeah, I forgot to add a pic.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn183/bdawg998/PC200208.jpg


Here's a link to help you pick a mount.

http://www.maxicon.com/guns/optics/one_piece/ar15_onepiece_mounts.htm

I'm partial to Larue and Armalite. YMMV.

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