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Posted: 8/9/2013 12:47:38 PM
I just purchased a new savage b mag in 17 wsm and I'm looking to put a 6-24x50 scope on it cause I'm going to be using the gun to shoot woodchucks between 150 and 300 yards. The problem I'm finding is 6-24x 50 scopes are either 700 to 1000$ or 50 to 130 nothing in between I'm looking to buy a middle of the road 2 to 300 dollar scope but just can't seem to find one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted: 8/9/2013 1:34:38 PM
Be aware- a 50mm or larger bell necessitates very high rings which can mean an awkward cheeck-weld.

Anyway, here's a nice Weaver for ya-

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Posted: 8/9/2013 2:33:25 PM
if you can find an older Tasco World Class 6-24x44 with 1/8min dot and 1/8min clicks with AO... I had one on my STC 10/22 and later on my AR15 that I used to shoot clay birds at 500m with... very good scope for the money, and original price was around $180... Tasco still lists a 6-24x44 but I don't think it is the 1/8min dot version....
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Posted: 8/9/2013 2:47:07 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By donovansn585:
I just purchased a new savage b mag in 17 wsm and I'm looking to put a 6-24x50 scope on it cause I'm going to be using the gun to shoot woodchucks between 150 and 300 yards. The problem I'm finding is 6-24x 50 scopes are either 700 to 1000$ or 50 to 130 nothing in between I'm looking to buy a middle of the road 2 to 300 dollar scope but just can't seem to find one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.







Sightron makes a decent middle of the road scope in that mag range for about 450ish.
Sightron SII

The Burris Fullfield would be a decent choice, at about the same price, with a bit less magnification
Buris Fullfield

Bushnell Elites are a solid choice, as well. Again, roughly the same money
Bushnell Elite

Lastly, Vortex makes the Viper in a 6.5-20x44. This would be my choice. 30mm tube, side focus, etc....definitely best bang for the buck, in my opinion
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Posted: 8/9/2013 2:51:08 PM
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I know it is below your price range, and not 24x, but I have found the 6.5 - 20 x 50mm Simmons Whitetail Classic to be a very sturdy scope. I had it on my Swiss K31 (.308 power equivalent) for a long time before I decided to slimline my scoped swissie. I have it on my 10/22 now (trying to decide what ammo it likes best). The only negative I have found besides weight, is the short eye relief. It isn't terrible but I didn't like such short eye relief on my K31, but it is right at home on my lower recoil weapons. At least look at it on Whitetail classic at MidwayUSA to see if it would suit your needs, if not all your wants.

Steve

P.S. also available in Mildot, but I don't have one so I don't know how well it works. Mildot Simmons WTC
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Posted: 8/9/2013 3:19:55 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By GreenTalon:
it would suit your needs, if not all your wants.




I consider decent glass a need, not a want. Others differ.
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Posted: 8/9/2013 4:18:40 PM
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Good for you, now lets let the OP decide what his NEEDS are. You aren't getting "decent" glass for less than $300 in that magnification, no matter what YOU want. You can however get fairly decent construction. I like my Leupolds more than my Simmons, but they cost much more too. Besides, he's plinking woodchucks, not taking $15000 trophy deer on a $10000 guides hunt. If he was my advice would have been to spend much more on his glass.
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Posted: 8/9/2013 4:23:57 PM
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[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By GreenTalon:
Good for you, now lets let the OP decide what his NEEDS are. You aren't getting "decent" glass for less than $300 in that magnification, no matter what YOU want. You can however get fairly decent construction. I like my Leupolds more than my Simmons, but they cost much more too.



And not a single scope I listed, for example, was anywhere near $300. Every scope I listed has at least decent optical quality.
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Posted: 8/9/2013 4:30:27 PM
And if you read what OP was asking, he was looking for a $200-$300 scope not a starting at $400, and edging up to $500 scope. Yes I know that my suggestion didn't match exactly what OP was looking for either, but I think it was more in the spirit of what he was looking for.
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Posted: 8/9/2013 4:34:02 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By GreenTalon:
And if you read what OP was asking, he was looking for a $200-$300 scope not a starting at $400, and edging up to $500 scope. Yes I know that my suggestion didn't match exactly what OP was looking for either, but I think it was more in the spirit of what he was looking for.



The Simmons is squarely in the $50-$130 range he stated he did not want, and I agree with him. Far better to save an extra $150, and get a good scope, than to settle for something cheap.
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Posted: 8/9/2013 4:42:27 PM
Keep your eyes peeled for an old used Leupy in Vari-X III 6.5-20x50 AO LR target fine duplex. Not the side focus version but an earlier AO with 30mm tube. Great scope which cost $500 new around 12yrs ago.
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Posted: 8/9/2013 4:45:15 PM
I agree with you, it is in the $50-130 range, I just disagree that it is in that QUALITY range. I believe it is better than the field in quality of construction which nearly all scopes in that range are sorely lacking in. Not that the glass is great, it's barely decent, but look thru it and you may be surprised. It is pretty clear, just doesn't transmit light nearly as well as Swarovski, Leupold, Kahles, etc. I probably shouldn't have been so flippant in my first reply to you, and I apologize for that. Have you at least looked thru the Simmons WTC? It not terrible, and terrific for the price.
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Posted: 8/9/2013 6:02:43 PM
Great advice guys I really appreciate it I definitely am going to research the Simmons and I really like the idea of the the used vari x II also. Thank you.
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Posted: 8/9/2013 6:30:48 PM
There's a gentleman on here that has a barska 10-40x50 for sale for 225 any thoughts
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Posted: 8/10/2013 12:32:59 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By donovansn585:
There's a gentleman on here that has a barska 10-40x50 for sale for 225 any thoughts



Junk. Way, way overpriced junk.
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Posted: 8/10/2013 12:40:52 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By donovansn585:
There's a gentleman on here that has a barska 10-40x50 for sale for 225 any thoughts


about 220 dollars over value
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Posted: 8/10/2013 1:41:34 AM
I bought a Bushnell Elite 4200 years ago for around $350-400. I can't imagine they are much more now.
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Posted: 8/10/2013 1:46:37 AM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By donovansn585:
There's a gentleman on here that has a barska 10-40x50 for sale for 225 any thoughts
Garbage, do not buy it. Even if you were considering one of them, that scope is less than $200 brand new. But really, don't buy a barska.
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Posted: 8/10/2013 3:26:12 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By Justin3:
Originally Posted By donovansn585:
There's a gentleman on here that has a barska 10-40x50 for sale for 225 any thoughts
Garbage, do not buy it. Even if you were considering one of them, that scope is less than $200 brand new. But really, don't buy a barska.

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Posted: 8/10/2013 3:29:39 PM
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Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50mm is a good choice and is around $400, that is if you can sway yourself to spend $100 more

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Posted: 8/10/2013 3:30:59 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
Originally Posted By Justin3:
Originally Posted By donovansn585:
There's a gentleman on here that has a barska 10-40x50 for sale for 225 any thoughts
Garbage, do not buy it. Even if you were considering one of them, that scope is less than $200 brand new. But really, don't buy a barska.



My barska scope when I was new to guns had the front lens fall out
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Posted: 8/13/2013 2:17:08 AM
The Mueller Eraticator (8.5-25X50) might work for you. I have one and am very satisfied with it. It has an illuminated dot with crosshairs reticle and costs around $230. Available in black and silver....

You can see an actual picture of the reticle on Muellers site-
http://muelleroptics.com/mu852550igr


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Posted: 8/13/2013 3:32:31 AM
Not to be rude but do you really feel you need a 24x for up to 300 yards? If so that is fine but you might have better luck going down to 14-16x. Also you may get a little better glass for your money with lower power scopes. Just my .02
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Posted: 8/13/2013 10:40:40 AM
I bought a Mueller APV for my bmag, It seems more than adequate for anything the rifle is capable of and it was only 130$.
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Posted: 8/13/2013 6:54:45 PM
[Jump To Reply]Originally Posted By 22caliberKIDD:
The Mueller Eraticator (8.5-25X50) might work for you. I have one and am very satisfied with it. It has an illuminated dot with crosshairs reticle and costs around $230. Available in black and silver....

You can see an actual picture of the reticle on Muellers site-
http://muelleroptics.com/mu852550igr




I was going to post that as well. Or this one too:

Mueller Scope
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Posted: 8/13/2013 8:09:45 PM
Allow me to suggest the Osprey brand of scopes via Optics Planet. I think I paid $265~ for my 10x40x50 & they have all sorts of power combo's. Osprey is ahead of others in their range due to using Japanese glass & NOT Chinese glass in their scopes. Makes a HUGE difference in visual quality.

For the record, I've got multiple Osprey scopes & the only other brand I own multiples of is Nikon.

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