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slowngreen
02-11-2012, 6:28 PM
Thinking about getting a 30-06 or .308 here pretty soon for 5-800 yd target shooting. Prolly go cheaper and get a Savage Axis.

Any ways, what do you guys recomend for a scope with good view for that range? $250 or so budget too.
Have a 6-24x50 on my .22-250 right now and Im not happy with it at 200 yards. Its an NcStar I payed $100 for. Hoping for something way better.

Merc1138
02-11-2012, 6:33 PM
$250? That's a small budget for 500-800 yards... even spending double what you wasted on that ncstar... you'll still going to have the same problem.

clarity(brightness, focus, minimal errors and aberrations, etc.) is more important than magnification

slowngreen
02-11-2012, 6:38 PM
Hmmm was hoping that wouldnt be said lol. $4-500 range be alot better and get me something good?
Ive thought about just upgrading my .22-250 optics but I shoot with my dad who shoots a 30-06 and I figured a new gun would be better but a .22-250 should be fairly accurate up at that range too shouldnt it?

russ69
02-11-2012, 6:59 PM
...$4-500 range be alot better and get me something good?...

Do some research. Sniper Central is a good place to look.


....but a .22-250 should be fairly accurate up at that range too shouldnt it?

A 1/8 twist shooting a 80/90 grain bullet will do a good job but stock 22-250s are mostly 1/12 twist.

slowngreen
02-11-2012, 7:01 PM
Ok, I'll check over there too. Thanks

Bowhunter_619
02-11-2012, 7:28 PM
Redfield Revolution 4-12x40 can be had with that budget, quality scope for the price

slowngreen
02-11-2012, 9:45 PM
You guys know much about this one? Barska 40x50. Would it be lame for anything other than long range?
http://www.opticsplanet.net/barska-40x50-benchmark-riflescope-ac11196.html

I like the looks of the redfield too.

lrj812
02-11-2012, 10:04 PM
The Redfield scopes are nice. I just purchased a 3-9 40 to mount on my new Marlin XS7 stainless 7mm 08. Good clarity and brightness. Made in USA. I looked at Savage Axis, in the end the Marlin trigger sold me. Very nice hunting set up for less than $500. At that price point it's hard to beat.

Bowhunter_619
02-12-2012, 8:05 AM
check out samplelist.com also for some good deals on Redfields and many others. I'm pretty sure you can find something really nice within your budget.

therealnickb
02-12-2012, 8:21 AM
$250? Check out the Weaver line.

Iloveguns
02-12-2012, 9:30 AM
You guys know much about this one? Barska 40x50. Would it be lame for anything other than long range?
http://www.opticsplanet.net/barska-40x50-benchmark-riflescope-ac11196.html

I like the looks of the redfield too.

Lame period! Stay away from Barska. Same thing as a NC Star its junk. If $250 is your budget get the Bushnell 3200 fixed 10x. That will work and is in your budget. Anything else at that price range is junk.

b.faust
02-12-2012, 11:59 AM
Bushnell is great for the price. Some people complain about them, but the majority I think are happy with their purchase. A lot of Deer, Squirrel and other game have been brought down with Bushnell over the years. I have a 1964 Bushnell Banner on a rifle my grandfather gave me and it's still clear, holds a zero, etc etc.

The Leupold VX-2 gets good reviews as well, I think it's running about 260 for the 3-9 x40

I'd stay away from Barska, Ospray and as you found out NCstar:

You'd be better off cutting the ends of a bent beer can, duct taping two magnifying glasses to each end and drawing the reticle on with crayon.

freonr22
02-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Optics talk.com is useful in addition to sniper central

b.faust
02-12-2012, 12:18 PM
Optics talk.com is useful in addition to sniper central

You beat me to it:

http://www.snipercentral.com/scopereviews.htm

This is a good place to start.

slowngreen
02-12-2012, 2:17 PM
Thanks for all the comments guys.

Sicilian
02-13-2012, 1:23 AM
SWFA fixed power for $300 bucks.
Millett has some great glass too.
Like others have already said, Redfield, Bushnell, and Weaver
All of these options give you great glass for around $300 or less.
For a bolt-action hunting rifle I would suggest the Redfield Revolution. I think they have the best glass for the money. Optics Planet has one of the best deals for them - here (http://www.opticsplanet.net/redfield-revolution-3-9x40mm-riflescope-matte-finish-4-plex-accu-range-reticle.html)
Check out all of the reviews. $200 bucks and don't look back!
This is just my opinion.

slowngreen
02-16-2012, 7:31 PM
Hows the Bushnell Trophy 4-12x40 with the DOA 600 reticle?