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Default New scope for remington 5 r...

So I am looking for a new scope for a remington 5 r and am mulling a lot of things over. I've looked at everythi.g from primary arms ffp, to nikon, swfa, vortex viper, and many others. I have $700 MAX to spend on the optics alone. Please no recommendations on 1 k plus scopes as I just cant do it right now. I would like a 4-16 or 6.5-20 range. The more power, the better within reason but I would rather have quality glass overall. I would really also rather have variable, and not fixed power. Thanks a bunch.
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Default Bushnell 3-12X44 FFP G2DMR $736.00

A liitle lower in magnification than you wanted, but probably the best long range optic available in it's price range.


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definitely has the optical quality. I will have too look when im not on my phone
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Do you plan on shooting any type of matches with it? If so what types? I would suggest the Vortex Viper PST in SFP. Its a 6-24 with good glass and all the right features.
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Vortex Viper, Zeiss Conquest, and Nikon Monarch are excellent quality optics and some models run +/- $500.

Monarch:
http://www.amazon.com/Monarch-Rifles...+monarch+scope

Conquest:
http://www.amazon.com/Conquest-4-5-1...uest+4.5-14x50

Viper:
http://www.amazon.com/Vortex-Optics-...er+pst+4-16x50
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Only thing I dont like is the one inch tube on the nikon. I do like the vortex a lot though. That is probably what I will end up getting. Viper 6.5-20 x 44
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Do you plan on shooting any type of matches with it? If so what types? I would suggest the Vortex Viper PST in SFP. Its a 6-24 with good glass and all the right features.

No matches with it. There are just none to be had up here and I'm not going to drive 6-8 hours each way and stay overnight for a match. 2 kids under 2 years old and they come first right now. I'll mainly be going up in the hills with a couple buddies and shooting from hillside to hillside on mostly known distance targets. I would like to do some hiking and see if we couldn't get some ranging down and use some of the other features in the optics, but I don't think that would come first. I'm really liking the Vortex, but am trying to decide on a wide duplex vs mil-dot reticle. I don't like the idea of using mil-dots with MOA turrets, and I've heard thats a pain in the butt. I may step up the glass and get the PST 6-24x44 with the EBR MOA reticle. At least all things would be equal there even if the wife was a little pissed.
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The Vortex should hold it's value well compared to other entry-mid range optics due to their warranty once you decide to upgrade.
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Quick question, how would falcon menace glass compare to the vortex viper? I have never had the chance to look through the falcons. I am going to try finding an moa/moa setup, and it is limited in the 700 dollar range.
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Quick question, how would falcon menace glass compare to the vortex viper? I have never had the chance to look through the falcons. I am going to try finding an moa/moa setup, and it is limited in the 700 dollar range.
Go with the Vortex. Falcons knobs leave a lot to be desired.
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I will probably end up with the vortex as it is everything but ffp and will mainly be working targets at known distances. I have no need for ranging with a scope. I have a nice leica for that.
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https://www.primaryarms.com/Vortex_V...hs-4313-lr.htm

A little over budget

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Go with the Vortex. Falcons knobs leave a lot to be desired.
Just wondering about the optical quality. I have heard them being called dirty, to on par with a leupold mkIV
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Not as good as Vortex. I had a older model maybe 6-7 years old and it was not on par to the Vortex. The reticle was extremely thick. I saw a newer one and the reticle looked a little thinner but still not ideal. Are you think about it because its FFP?
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Because it is ffp, moa/moa, target turrets, internal elevation, and power range. If it had better glass, I would be all over it.
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I would pass on it. Why not SFP? If you are not doing match style shooting a SFP scope should work for you. The SFP Vortex Viper is right around $700-$750.
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I'm looking at the SFP Vortex PST 6-24x44 with the EBR MOA reticle for $749. I'm trying to do what I can to buck up and get that one although I'm hearing they have really hit and miss optics. I just heard such great things on the Falcon Menace, that it was hard to beat, so I was really giving a second thought to it.

There really are few companies who make a product actually worth a crap that has MOA/MOA turret/reticle systems much less FFP for anywhere near the price point of under $800 or so. Its amazing.

The Vortex sfp pst 6-24x44 with EBR MOA reticle seems to be my ticket but I've gotta come up with a couple things to sell before I drop the coin on that. I'd be missing rings or a base if I went ahead with that one. I was on a limited fund for this rifle, and I don't want to screw it up and piss off the wife.

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OK, that was me ranting for a monent. There is essentially ONE scope that would fit the bill in the price point looking. I just can't fork out another 600-1k on a scope right now with my chilluns at home. I can't justify it at this point in my life. I think I'm selling a shotgun, and going to buy a couple things that I'd rather have anyway.
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Bomb keep an eye open on the used market. The nice thing about a vortex is there is a lifetime warrenty on them and it transfers to who ever owns the scope. Vortex's CS is top notch.
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The one was the Vortex PST 6-24x44 SFP EBR MOA reticle, and will literally do everything I would want in a scope. No ranging which is a plus for me, and still be able to use the moa hash marks to measure other things at distance if needed. I think I just came up with my $300 to come across with it. ;D
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