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ghideon
05-01-2007, 6:38 AM
I need to replace the scope on my Savage 223 with something, erm, better. I'd like to keep it around $350 or under. I have a Bushnell Banner scope on my varmint AR, and that seems to work well. It's 6-18x50mm, and I'd like something similar for the Savage. If worse comes to worse, I'll just get another Banner.

xenophobe
05-01-2007, 6:52 AM
Leupold VX-I 4-12x40 $279 at swfa.com

Any more magnification gets harder to find critters, because your FOV on higher magnifications is much too small, IMO.

scootergmc
05-01-2007, 7:01 AM
Bushnell Elite 3200. Good bang for the buck.

atavuss
05-01-2007, 8:27 AM
a wee bit higher in cost than you mentioned but I am very happy with Bushnell's Elite 4200 series 6-24x40 on my .17HMR and 8-32x40 on my .204 Ruger. the higher magnification does make the FOV smaller as mentioned though.

Ironballs
05-01-2007, 8:35 AM
Tasco Super Sniper from SWFA $299
Simmons WhiteTail Classic $99

two great scopes offering way more than their price would suggest.

Budd
05-01-2007, 8:54 AM
Tasco Super Sniper from SWFA $299


Yes - 10x - 42mm objective. Mil-dot reticle.

Great service and polite people at swfa.com as well.

proraptor
05-01-2007, 9:17 AM
I do like the super sniper but most likely wouldnt use a fixed power scope for varmint hunting...Id look into a nikon buckmaster with adjustable power...they have really clear glass and are affordable..

xenophobe
05-01-2007, 9:55 AM
Yes - 10x - 42mm objective. Mil-dot reticle.

Great service and polite people at swfa.com as well.

Fixed power... not good for varmint hunting.

Mil-Dot.... too busy for varmint hunting.

Super Sniper? Low end 'tactical' scope. Hardly worth it for a varmint rig, IMO.


Ideally you want a target dot, or fine duplex for a varmint scope.

Sydwaiz
05-01-2007, 10:11 AM
Burris

mike452
05-02-2007, 12:06 AM
Nikon 6.5-20x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope $350

http://www.swfa.com/pc-6851-218-nikon-65-20x44-monarch-ucc-riflescope.aspx


The glass is better than anything at this price range.

ghideon
05-02-2007, 7:48 PM
Nikon 6.5-20x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope $350

http://www.swfa.com/pc-6851-218-nikon-65-20x44-monarch-ucc-riflescope.aspx


The glass is better than anything at this price range.

That's looks pretty nice, but I wouldn't want the BDC reticle. I'm leaning towards the Bushnell 3200 series. Thanks for the help everyone.

XeRoFuN
05-02-2007, 8:15 PM
A buddy of mine had a Burris 4.5-14 x 42 and it was nice! Clear lens and all. I believe it's this one for $329 (with dealer pricing, $349 without):

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=195229

Comes with a spotting scope as well.

Solidmch
05-05-2007, 6:26 AM
Nikon 6.5-20x44 Monarch UCC Riflescope $350

http://www.swfa.com/pc-6851-218-nikon-65-20x44-monarch-ucc-riflescope.aspx


The glass is better than anything at this price range.

+1 on the Nikon:)

Timberland
05-09-2007, 2:09 PM
...a Bushnell Banner scope on my varmint AR, and that seems to work well. It's 6-18x50mm, and I'd like something similar for the Savage. If worse comes to worse, I'll just get another Banner.

I have same scope on varmit Ar, I keep looking for a reason to change it, but it just seemes to do the job, Im just not shure how acurate the clicks are.

Hoop
05-20-2007, 1:39 PM
Where does everyone here go to varmit hunt anyways? I wasn't aware of anyplace in norcal to do it.

PistolPete75
05-31-2007, 8:08 PM
+1 on the Nikon:)

+2

I love my monarch

Hot Brass
06-12-2007, 8:27 AM
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Simmons WhiteTail Classic $99

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Thats what I use on my 12fv .223.