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Old 02-22-2021, 9:34 PM
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Default scope for 308... first timer here... be gentle

Got my Predator but I have mixed info on scope... Too much magnification, Field of View size? School me!

I want to spend under 350 with tax so I can reach past 500 yards and maybe touch a human silhouette at 1000!

I am between these:

CrossfireŽ II
6-18x44 AO
Dead-Hold BDC (MOA) Reticle | 1 inch Tube


CrossfireŽ II
4-12x50 AO
Dead-Hold BDC (MOA) Reticle | 1 inch Tube


Are these good?
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Old 02-22-2021, 9:40 PM
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call doug at cameraland and give him your budget.

https://cameralandny.com/
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:23 PM
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$350 range prolly a vortex diamondback tactical 4-16 or a swfa 10x
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:35 PM
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https://smile.amazon.com/Vortex-Opti...4062065&sr=8-1

I have a couple of these for sale but I want 300 you can probably get it cheaper from Amazon
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:01 PM
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I personally prefer a 30mm tube with a 50mm eye relief.
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Old 02-23-2021, 7:03 AM
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I would avoid buying a Chinese made optic if you can.
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Old 02-23-2021, 6:40 PM
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Yeah not gonna happen in his price range and requirements. USA made scopes are expensive
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Old 02-23-2021, 9:15 PM
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The SWFA SS 10X is built like a tank for 300.00. It has great glass, tracks excellent, rated for .50 cal, proven track record, lifetime guaranteed, and is very well suited for a .308 capabilities.
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SWFA for that price range.

But don't skimp on glass! Worth the investment

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Old 02-23-2021, 11:53 PM
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What are you going to be using the rifle for?? Range ? Hunting?


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Old 02-23-2021, 11:58 PM
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The sfwa is a nice scope with great turrets and pretty clear glass for the money.
Another one to Think about if you want a variable power scope is the primary arms 4-14 FFP. Good scope for a good price



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Old 02-24-2021, 7:05 AM
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Spend money on glass first, rifle second. If your scope doesn’t track or you can’t see your target, it doesn’t matter how good your rifle is, you won’t be hitting anything.

I second calling Greg at cameralandny or the folks at cstactical.

If you’re just starting our biggest bang for the buck are fixed 10x scopes by Swfa. Only swfa sells them. Best glass and turret tracking for the money. If you ever move up to bigger scopes after you’ve learned in the swfa, it’ll be easy to sell. It’s also one you won’t have to sell.

Buy cheap China optics and when it comes time to upgrade, you’ll get pennies on the dollar.

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Old 02-24-2021, 8:25 AM
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3rd on calling Cameraland or buying an SWFA 10X.
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Old 02-24-2021, 9:44 AM
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If you want to go American Riton optics have a fantastic warranty and glass quality.

https://ritonoptics.com/product-cate...s/riflescopes/

A bit on the heavy side but the glass quality is good
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Old 02-24-2021, 9:50 AM
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How about Redfield scopes?
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Old 02-24-2021, 10:27 AM
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I stay away from Chinese glass. But Japanese glass can be very good. $350 is not a lot of money for a scope. I'd save up for a little while.
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