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Norcalkid 11-03-2012 3:59 PM

10X fixed for learning ???
 
Hey, got a few more questions here. I am looking for a learning/budget/value scope. I have been shooting my whole life but never really with scopes. Anyway I am looking for something I can learn with on a LR308. I am really considering a fixed power scope. I shoot a lot but only at 2 ranges. The one closest to my house is 50-200 and the other is up to 400m. So I am assuming 99% of my shooting with this gun will be 100-400m. I am also just getting into reloading so will be playing around W/ different loads. Will a 10X scope be ideal for this type of shooting (I donít hunt)? My only real want as of now is mil/mil. My budget is >$400 W/rings. I have been looking at the SWFA SS10X42($300). Do you guys think this would be a good budget/quality compromise based on the type of shooting I plan to do? Would you suggest I go another route?

Also, any ideas on good value rings? I honestly havenít even looked yet.

HK Dave 11-03-2012 5:00 PM

The SWFA 10x will serve you well.

Try to find some used or like new nightforce, seekins, aadland rings.

If you must buy new... i hear TPS is decent, but i'd personally spend the extra $20-30 for one of the previously mentioned set of rings.

LCU1670 11-03-2012 5:05 PM

I use the SWFA 10X, works fine for me. Ring wise, I like my stuff to hold zero, so I use STEEL rings. Mine are Nightforce, I think I paid around $100+ for mine. I like my rings to be as low as possible, I got the mediums. Just barely had clearance (save the receipt incase you have to return them).

Good luck!:D

bruce_ventura 11-03-2012 8:56 PM

A 10X scope will work fine. I have a Bushnell Elite 10X40 and a SS 16X50. The Bushnell has better optics. The glare in the Super Sniper is worse than average.
You don't need to spend a lot on rings if the scope tube is either 1" or 30 mm. This guide lists several good choices for less than $50/pair:
http://www.highpoweroptics.com/ring-...uide-i-91.html


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10rounds 11-03-2012 10:18 PM

Does any of the SWFA 10x models have an adjustable parallax? Unless I missed it, I didn't see it being mentioned on their web site for their 10x models.

LCU1670 11-04-2012 7:52 AM

Yes!
 
Yes it does.

CSACANNONEER 11-04-2012 8:10 AM

For paper punching, the 10x SS will be fine. I used to carry one to matches, as a back up, but never had to use it. For hunting, I would recommend a 3x9, 4x12 or a fixed 4x though.

dieselpower 11-04-2012 8:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruce_ventura (Post 9649257)
A 10X scope will work fine. I have a Bushnell Elite 10X40 and a SS 16X50. The Bushnell has better optics. The glare in the Super Sniper is worse than average.
You don't need to spend a lot on rings if the scope tube is either 1" or 30 mm. This guide lists several good choices for less than $50/pair:
http://www.highpoweroptics.com/ring-...uide-i-91.html


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good advice here...

Norcalkid 11-04-2012 1:11 PM

Thanks for all the help. Guna give it a few days to think about it. Got everything ordered but the optics. Even a Harris bipod.

Sailormilan2 11-04-2012 6:43 PM

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/950...-reticle-matte


http://www.bushnell.com/Bushnell/med...ter-rebate.pdf


$50 off at Midway, Bushnell rebate is $75 off. You get the scope for half price. Rebate ends the 15th of Nov.

Pete1979 11-04-2012 10:16 PM

Bushnell 3200 10x in Leupold PRW rings sitting on a 1 piece Weaver base. Total investment of about $300.00. The SWFA 10x is also an excellent scope for the money, the Bushnell does not have paralax adjustment but I've never needed it.
Rifle and Dog are optional.
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/...pphpNAbHBQ.jpg

LOW2000 11-04-2012 10:57 PM

I have a SS 10x42 in a LaRue SPR series mount. It is about $100 over what you're looking at spending, but the flexibility is worth it for me.

Also, unless you are shooting at the same distance 100% of the time, I would opt for an adjustable parallax scope and get in the habit of checking parallax each and every time you lay your head down behind a scope.

Norcalkid 11-05-2012 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sailormilan2 (Post 9654429)
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/950...-reticle-matte


http://www.bushnell.com/Bushnell/med...ter-rebate.pdf


$50 off at Midway, Bushnell rebate is $75 off. You get the scope for half price. Rebate ends the 15th of Nov.

Thanks, Bushnell rebate is expired, had to purchase by 10/31 and be post marked 11/15. I think I'll hold out a couple weeks and see if anything else good turns up on a Black Friday deal.

Norcalkid 11-05-2012 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pete1979 (Post 9655889)
Bushnell 3200 10x in Leupold PRW rings sitting on a 1 piece Weaver base. Total investment of about $300.00. The SWFA 10x is also an excellent scope for the money, the Bushnell does not have paralax adjustment but I've never needed it.
Rifle and Dog are optional.
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/...pphpNAbHBQ.jpg

How long have you been using those rings? Have you had any problems with them? Would you purchase them again?

DirtyDave 11-05-2012 6:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norcalkid (Post 9658466)
How long have you been using those rings? Have you had any problems with them? Would you purchase them again?

I have been using the Leupold PRW and QRW rings for a few years now in both 1" and 30mm. They are solid and I like the look of them.

j4strngr 11-14-2012 11:34 PM

Love the Hawke 10x tac30


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