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32dEgReEs
04-19-2012, 8:36 PM
So today I just purchased a new Mossberg MVP for $480 before shipping to my FFL. This is the bare stock model with no scope or bi-pod as I am wanting to get my own scope for it. Only problem here is my only experience with bolt action rifles w/scopes are from using my father's and grandfathers for hunting when I was a teenager. I used to own an AR and AK before moving from Kansas to California but I always preferred the iron sights on those. So I was hoping for some input on a nice scope that isn't going to cost an arm and a leg while using my baby for a deposit.

AeroEngi
04-19-2012, 9:23 PM
What's your budget for the scope? How far do you wanna shoot?

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32dEgReEs
04-19-2012, 9:35 PM
I would prefer not much more than $250. And mainly 100yards maybe occasionally reaching out to 200-300yards. I know that price is on the low end but I have 2 expensive hobbies to fund, and paintball has already sacrificed just to get this rifle.

AeroEngi
04-19-2012, 9:40 PM
For less than $300, you can get a Millet TRS-1 or a Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40 mm with side parallax and mil-dot reticle. I highly recommend both scopes, especially the Nikon. I had one on my Remington 700p before I got a Leupold Mark 4 for it. Great little scope!

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Short Action Precision
04-19-2012, 9:40 PM
For that price range there is only one I would recommend. That is the Bushnell 3200 Fixed 10. Get it with matching Reticle and knobs(Mil/Mil).

32dEgReEs
04-19-2012, 9:51 PM
For that price range there is only one I would recommend. That is the Bushnell 3200 Fixed 10. Get it with matching Reticle and knobs(Mil/Mil).

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/950843/bushnell-elite-3200-tactical-rifle-scope-10x-40mm-1-10-mil-adjustments-mil-dot-reticle-matte

So Im assuming that is the scope you are recommending? If so that is very doable and looks to be a pretty nice scope.

Hamstur
04-19-2012, 10:07 PM
$199 is a good price but I would skip the Bushnell 3200 completely and turn toward the SWFA Super Sniper 10x42 Mil-Quad (http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53712.aspx) for $299.

Use the current SWFA promo code "2500" for $30 off (http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3255387&nt=2&page=1) and price drops to $269. The extra $70 buys you 30mm (vs 1") tube, better turrets, parallax adjustment, better glass and (generally agreed) better build.

Also, if you decide to upgrade later, the SWFA SS maintains a lot of value & will sell very fast.

The first time you decide to take your rifle out to 500 yards and realize parallax DOES matter on a 10x scope, you will appreciate having parallax adjustment.

freonr22
04-19-2012, 10:15 PM
Don't know if any of this info will be helpful in selecting your scope. Btw, I really liked my Nikon Monarch. Not in your price range , but overall Nikon is great glass.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=263710

Short Action Precision
04-19-2012, 10:21 PM
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/950843/bushnell-elite-3200-tactical-rifle-scope-10x-40mm-1-10-mil-adjustments-mil-dot-reticle-matte

So Im assuming that is the scope you are recommending? If so that is very doable and looks to be a pretty nice scope.

Yes that is the one. If looking for an economical set of rings look at the Burris tactical line as well. Decent rings for your price range.

32dEgReEs
04-19-2012, 10:27 PM
$199 is a good price but I would skip the Bushnell 3200 completely and turn toward the SWFA Super Sniper 10x42 Mil-Quad (http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53712.aspx) for $299.

Use the current SWFA promo code "2500" for $30 off (http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3255387&nt=2&page=1) and price drops to $269. The extra $70 buys you 30mm (vs 1") tube, better turrets, parallax adjustment, better glass and (generally agreed) better build.

Also, if you decide to upgrade later, the SWFA SS maintains a lot of value & will sell very fast.

The first time you decide to take your rifle out to 500 yards and realize parallax DOES matter on a 10x scope, you will appreciate having parallax adjustment.

Ya Im not really looking at shooting any further than 300 yards. This will primarily be used to shoot ground squirrels on some private land, and do target shooting mainly at 50-100 yards with the occasional 200-300 yards.

Yes that is the one. If looking for an economical set of rings look at the Burris tactical line as well. Decent rings for your price range.

Thanks. Im definitely going to be keeping the those in mind.

TheHammerOfTruth
04-19-2012, 11:10 PM
Look into the new Nikon "P" series scopes. Good glass for the money.

lrj812
04-20-2012, 4:56 AM
Redfield scopes Made in USA (Oregon) by Leupold. $200 will get a Made in USA scope that is exceptional. Put one on my Marlin XS7 with Leopold rings. For the total cost of the setup ($520) I couldn't be happier. 1/4" MOA clicks translate to 1/4" on paper, that was nice. I can consistently get a 3 shot 1 inch group at 100 Yds. My first Bolt action with Redfield scope setup gets an A+ especially considering the price.