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alex818
08-29-2011, 11:54 PM
My budget is around $300 to $350 and the scope is intended for big game hunting out to about 300 yards on a .300 Win Mag rifle. I'm guessing any of these should handle the recoil. I'm leaning towards the Weaver because of the higher magnification. Thoughts/Suggestions?

http://www.opticsplanet.net/weaver-rifle-scopes-v16-16x42.html

http://www.opticsplanet.net/burris-45-14x42mm-fullfield-ii-rifle-scope.html

http://www.opticsplanet.net/nikon-riflescope-buckmasters-4-14x40.html

negolien
08-30-2011, 7:04 AM
I own the buckmaster mildot and it's not a bad optic.

Papa "J"
08-30-2011, 7:30 AM
None of them...for that money I would go with a Leupold VXII 3-9x40.

I have one on my 300 win mag. Plus leupold has great customer service and warranty

freonr22
08-30-2011, 7:54 AM
http://www.samplelist.com/Riflescopes-C4.aspx#Nikon

specifically

http://www.samplelist.com/Nikon-4-16x42-Monarch-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-B-P3186.aspx

SPL14509 Nikon 4-16x42 Monarch Rifle Scope DEMO-B
8422, Matte, BDC, 1"
$319.95

NytWolf
08-30-2011, 8:12 AM
Of those 3, I would go with the Burris. If you could bump your budget up just a little, I would go with a Vortex Viper.

None of them...for that money I would go with a Leupold VXII 3-9x40.

I have one on my 300 win mag. Plus leupold has great customer service and warranty

OP wants higher mag for his scope. 3x-9x just won't do it.

Not to knock on you, but IMO, Leupy's are overrated and overpriced. People just get hyped up about them cause they haven't looked through a better scope. If you get a chance, compare a Burris scope and a Leupold scope of same price range side-by-side. I'm not saying that a Burris is a top-of-the-line scope -- what I am saying is, you pay less.

True that the Leupold customer service and warranty is great, but then again, what American-made scope manufacturer's isn't nowadays?

Papa "J"
08-30-2011, 8:21 AM
it doesnt really state if the OP wants a higher magnification....he just chose those 3 scopes. Depends on how you read into his post.

http://www.nightgalaxy.com/leupold-vx-ii-riflescopes.html

1st website I pulled up has the scope well within the $$$$ range for the OP and with a little research I am sure he could find even a better deal..

I can shoot 1 moa with my set up all day long.

All I did was make an additional suggestion.

wbrosha
08-30-2011, 8:29 AM
+1 for the Vortex Viper great optic for the price and great customer service!!

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
08-30-2011, 10:03 AM
go with nikon...

sk8804
08-30-2011, 4:55 PM
I love my nikon 4.5-14

ADAM
08-30-2011, 5:21 PM
399.00 zeiss conquest 3x9x40 end of story.DONT WAIST YOUR MONEY ON HI MAGNIFICATION 3X9X40 IS MORE THEN YOU WILL EVER NEED

MTG Firearms
08-30-2011, 5:51 PM
+1 for the Vortex Viper great optic for the price and great customer service!!

I second this. I've been amazed on how clear and durable these optics are.

ElvenSoul
08-30-2011, 5:57 PM
As I understand it most big hunters don't like big magy scopes...they want 1-4, 1-6, 1-8, or 2-10.

Fjold
08-30-2011, 6:10 PM
I own the Burris FFII and the Weaver V16 and I prefer the Burris, better glass and I like the varminter reticle (even for big game).

Depending on where you are hunting I might drop down to the 3-9X to get the wider field of view at lower powers. On my 300 and 7 mm Mags I used 3-9X Leupolds and on my 375 H&H I use a 2.5-8X or a 1-5X Leupold.

Pthfndr
08-30-2011, 6:41 PM
I own the Burris FFII and the Weaver V16 and I prefer the Burris, better glass and I like the varminter reticle (even for big game).

Depending on where you are hunting I might drop down to the 3-9X to get the wider field of view at lower powers. On my 300 and 7 mm Mags I used 3-9X Leupolds and on my 375 H&H I use a 2.5-8X or a 1-5X Leupold.

^^^

Op, listen to Frank, the guy who hunted big game. http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=447196 You don't need very high magnification to shoot big game, especially if it's only out to 300 yards.

Here's a pic of steel turkey silhouettes at 420 yards (385 meters) on 7x through a Vortex 2x-7x. Good field of view and easy to center on. Big game would be MUCH bigger.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/Pthfndr/Vortex%20Viper2x-7x/Image4.jpg

alex818
08-31-2011, 1:51 PM
Thank you all for your great responses!

Part of the reason I'm leaning towards higher magnification scopes is versatility. The idea was that If I go with a 4-16x42 scope I can hunt using the lower magnifications (4 through 9 lets say) and for some long range shooting or sighting in at the range I can switch over to the higher magnifications. Does it make sense to do this?

While I was waiting for your responses I had submitted a request for a price match on the Nikon Monarch 4-16x42 with BDC reticle. They approved the price match at $370 Shipped for a brand new one. Isn't this a pretty good deal? I've been reading that the Monarch models are pretty nice. I have not purchased the scope yet by the way, I just have the approval for that price.