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Hot Brass
06-27-2007, 9:09 PM
I have about $350 to spend. I want a Varmint scope that is at least 6-24x40, 6-24x50 would be nicer. This scope will replace a Simmons WTC that is in on my Savage 12fv .223.

What is the BEST scope in my price range?

PJA
06-28-2007, 1:53 AM
Take a look at Swift. I have an 8/32x50 on a Ruger #1V in 223 which has performed well.
Pete

AL14269
06-28-2007, 2:44 AM
The weaver V series rifle scopes are pretty good for the price. I think you can get their V24 6-24x42 for around $330. I own a couple V16's with the fine crosshairs and they are pretty hard to beat for the price.

xenophobe
06-28-2007, 1:44 PM
I have about $350 to spend. I want a Varmint scope that is at least 6-24x40, 6-24x50 would be nicer. This scope will replace a Simmons WTC that is in on my Savage 12fv .223.

What is the BEST scope in my price range?

So why do you think a 50mm would be better? Do you plan on shooting at night?

Keep the objective smaller so you can keep the centerline of the scope closer to the bore.

The higher you go in magnification and objective size for the same price, the crappier the glass gets...

thmpr
06-28-2007, 2:19 PM
One thing great about having a larger objective is having a larger exit pupil...

Hot Brass
06-28-2007, 3:08 PM
Thanks guys, I have a Weaver V16, I have a Swift 6-24x44? I want very clear optics if I can get them at my price. The wife says $450 MAX.

I looked through a friends Bush 4200, 6-24x40, man what glass. Clear and sharp. Really puts my WTC to shame.

What will $450 get me for a good varmint rig.

.22guy
06-28-2007, 3:33 PM
Well, you can get a Bushnell 4200 6-24x40 here: http://www.durhamoutdoorsupply.com/brand/bushnell/riflescope/scope/42-6242m.html

for 424 bucks shipped. (It says 395 on this screen but when you click on it to buy it, it says 424).

bwiese
06-28-2007, 3:59 PM
The Burris Fullfield II 6-20X50 is quite nice glass, esp for the price. Good tube, mechanism, reticles don't go cockeyed,

The Burris Signatures are even better.

Some Burris scopes have 'PosiLock' to guarantee mechanism doesn't drift - zero scope, lock it down.

There will be some good Nikons in your price range too.

Hot Brass
06-28-2007, 4:17 PM
Thanks guys for all the help.
.22 guy, I will order the 4200. :D

Wedge
06-28-2007, 5:28 PM
US OPTICS,the best! Money can buy

xenophobe
06-28-2007, 11:00 PM
One thing great about having a larger objective is having a larger exit pupil...

And I agree, having a larger exit pupil makes sighting the optic much easier, with much less eye strain.

However, raising the scope higher off the plane of the rifle bore, unless you have an adjustable or fixed cheekpiece to compensate, will end up giving you a much less consistent cheekweld, which is worse for accuracy than giving you a slightly less stressful view.

Also, the larger the objective, the less money you have to spend, the greater the optical distortion and the more likely that the glass will have the aperature stopped down to trick your eyes into believing the glass is actually better, and the fact that you'll have a cheaper overall scope, plus the fact that you'll have to deal with parallax at higher magnifications, makes purchasing a larger objective, higher magnification optic less desirable, IMO.

mr2.0
06-28-2007, 11:27 PM
US OPTICS,the best! Money can buy
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