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Old 11-03-2012, 2:59 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 11-03-2012, 4:00 PM
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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.
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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).

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Old 11-03-2012, 7:56 PM
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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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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
How long have you been using those rings? Have you had any problems with them? Would you purchase them again?
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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.
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Love the Hawke 10x tac30
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