rifle scopes

rifle scopes

PostBy: robb On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:05 pm

OK, not sure if this a place to begin this discussion but here goes>>>I am buying a new hunting scope. I currently have a 300 Weatherby Mag I hunt with. Thinking of getting a Leupold VX3 3-9 power. What scope do you guys like best?
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Re: rifle scopes

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:12 pm

I have a leupold 3x9/40 on my 338 win. mag, they are a good choice. I started with a weaver on it, last one years ago made in the usa, lasted about 2 boxes of shells and the recoil took it apart.
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PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:26 pm

leupold, unless you want to spend more...
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PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:39 pm

Hi robb,
For the money the Leupold VX-3 is hard to beat. I have a VX-3 3.5-10x40mm CDS on a Custom Mauser 98 chamberd in .375 Hawk. This rifle launches 250 grain Sierra Game Kings @ 2,700 fps. The Leupold holds its zero even with the heavy recoil from the .375.

A scope that I like just as much and is in the same price range is The Burris Signature Series 3x-10x-40 with the Balistic plex reticle and Posi- Lock. The Burris is made in the USA and is just as tuff as the Leupold. This Scope I have mounted on a Winchester Model 70 in 7mm WSM.

Both scopes are strong, Very Clear and will stand up to the recoil of the .338 Win Mag. or the .300 Weatherby Magnum.
Your best bet is to look through both scopes in a low light setting.... :idea:

Good luck, PC 12
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PostBy: robb On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:46 pm

Awesome guys...I love to hunt and shoot as well as talk about it. I reload my own shells and own many rifles of which I reload them all...it is fun. My father bought a Bushnell Banner series scope he put on his 300 win mag...WOW very impressive and very clear for the money. He needed a quick scope for it for hunting season...the Redfield he was trying out couldn't take the recoil (it was the new brand under Leupold). My father has a VX-II on the 35 Whelen we built together...man o man tack driver.
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PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:35 pm

A little off the subject,my grandfather had a .270, nothing special, just the fact it was his. He sold it to a dealer years ago so no one would fight over having it. I just wish I would of known at the time, I would of went to the dealer and bought it. I did ask him if he would sell me his shotgun, which he did after asking my aunt and uncle. Just something to pass down the line when my son is old enough to hunt. I wish he would of given the rifle to my aunt or uncle, at least it would be in the family.
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PostBy: robb On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:57 pm

AA>>I know what you mean....We all agreed (my dad, sister, me, cousins, uncles, and aunts) our guns would NEVER leave the family. My most prized possesion is a 1952 Marlin 35 cal lever action with the original Boyt lether case. My Grandfather owned (who I never met died before I was born) it bought it brande new for get this>>>>$56! I am going to have a guy in Texas build a custom display case so I can display it. I am buying back the first gun I ever owned I swapped it to my uncle (he is a gun dealer in Northern PA) for Remington model 721 .270 for my dad. He had one before and loved it....think dad was little down when he found out how I got it....what we arent telling him is I am buying the Mossberg Model 1500 .270 back....With hunting season over (dont have a flintlock yet) I am anxious to get my new scope and start shooting...funny I never feel the cold when I am shooting with my family and friends....
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PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:02 pm

Guy in work said that the Swarowskis (spelling) are within the top 2-3 unless you want to go Military.
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PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:13 pm

The Leupold VX-3 3-10x 40mm wholesale price start in the $410. range. Also Leupold has a lifetime warranty.. They stand behind the products that they build!!! Also used leupold optics hold their value if you ever sell the scope.
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PostBy: sperry On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:15 pm

good thinking!!
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PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:22 pm

I have a Leupold scope 3x9 x 50. I can see clearly out to 250 yrds in the open field with just the stars shining. I like how they come with a scope cleaning brush :)
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PostBy: pvolcko On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:01 pm

I like the Nikon scopes personally. Less money than the Leupold and very good quality.
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PostBy: robb On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:23 pm

PC>Noticed you were from maine? Where abouts? I used to hunt up there for moose and white-tail

PVOLKO>>I looked today at prices...Nikon buckmaster is cheaper, Burris is comparable.....My Uncle has the Monarch gold with the side focus...very nice, but $709!!! A lot of people love the Nikon scopes.....For the longest time I used Simmons before they went to crap. I have an old A-Tech 4-12 that was good once upon a time, but I want something new...

I grew up around Willimsport PA and a lot of people in the 80s used Tasco, Weaver (the old with the brss guts), and Bushnell....
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PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:26 pm

Uglysquirrel wrote:Guy in work said that the Swarowskis (spelling) are within the top 2-3 unless you want to go Military.



Like I said, unless you want to spend more... my Leupold got me many dog kills..
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PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:42 pm

robb wrote:PC>Noticed you were from maine? Where abouts? I used to hunt up there for moose and white-tail


Hi robb, I live in the Mid Coast area, 1-1/4 hours east of Portland and about an hour south of Augusta.
We have a Fish & Game club one mile down the road from our house with a 100 yard range. 8-)
Also over in Damariscotta, The lincoln County rifle range is very good with 100-200-300yard range. :)
I spend lots of time handloading...22 "K" Hornet, .223 Remington, 7mm WSM, .375 Hawk ( a wildcat based on an improved .30-'06 case) and last but not least .45 Colt, the best pistol catridge of all time. ;)

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