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View Poll Results: From these scope brands, which is best for money?

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  • Barra

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  • Bushnell

    12 8.63%
  • Nikon

    14 10.07%
  • Vortex

    24 17.27%
  • Leupold

    62 44.60%
  • Weaver

    9 6.47%
  • Burris

    18 12.95%
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Thread: Rifle scopes, the good, bad and ugly

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    Boolit Master Drm50's Avatar
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    When I started in early 60s I bought Weaver Ks. Mostly they held up and were cheaper than RF and Leuopld. I ended up with some RFs and Leupolds on trades. When Weaver sold I started buying Leupolds. Due to bad experiences with varibles I only buy straight powers. I have rifles that are 50yrs old that had a new Weaver K on them since. Still clear and holding 0.

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    I have one of the old Weaver K4 models on my old Winchester 72A rifle. It has been on there 40 years now. I have not needed to adjust the impact point on it since I first sighted it in.

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    +1 on the El Paso K Weavers. I have three K4, two K6, and a K10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    +1 on the El Paso K Weavers. I have three K4, two K6, and a K10

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    Ironically I recently obtained a Weaver K series 4x9x40. Ordered and installed full Weaver pic. base. Will sight in soon and post. Thank everybody for taking the time.


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    A couple of things to check.

    Rings tight?

    Base tight? Front base screws to long interfering/binding the bolt?

    Try some proven ammo that has worked in the past of try the ammo you have in another proven rifle.

    Do a box test with your scope once you get the rifle to print somewhat.

    Last few scopes (Leupold) I've picked up cheap at fun shows have gone back to the factory on the following Monday for a general check up service and reticle change.

    Since 308 is in short supply suddenly overnight, try a Fed 210M, 42.0 of I'M 4895 and a Sierra or Hornady 168. It generally shoots good in any 308 I've tried it in. Good luck running it down.

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    had 2 tascos fail on my 308 ,cross hairs broke on one started to rotate on the other.

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    I notice that a member just sold several Weaver K model scopes pretty quickly on S&S. Great minds think alike.......

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    All our working rifles here wear Leupolds. Mainly VX1 2-7's. They are priced right, the optics are good enough, and they stay where they're put. I don't know about the warranty, because in spite of years of hard use, we've never had to send one back.

    I don't expect scopes priced like a VX1 to perform like a Swarovski, so I have no complaints.

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    If your a scope shooter then put a good scope on it. A rifle is only as good as the glass you put on it. I learned long ago, buy once and be done with it. You might go through several low priced scopes before you have one that holds up.
    I favor the Shepherd Scope and the Springfield Armory, I have a second generation on one that is going on 30 years as well as the Shepherd, Redfield that is going on 50 years as well as a couple Weavers.
    If your a varmint hunter, the Shepherd and Springfield is tough to beat with the reticles they have for ranging if you know your target size.

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    Buying new I feel safe going with Leupold. It may not be the most expensive but more than enough, especially for off the rack rifles they are putting out now. I’ve a couple hi dollar German Scopes but I don’t think they are any better than Leupold, but they are 30yrs old too. Buying cheap glass is a waste of time and money.

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    I don't know if Springfield still offers this scope or not. It was designed for the M-14 7.62 caliber rifle shooting the 168 gr Sierra match king bullet.
    I use this on my 700 Rem Varmint Synthetic and use it for prairie dogs and when you bracket a dog it gets hit. The only problem with the 168 gr bullet it gets squarely around 800 yards so I use the 175 gr. I have tested this scope with the brackets out to a known 1000 yard target and you hold it on it gets hit without changing the elevation, just hold on and fire.

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    First, all scopes are something of a crap-shoot; all makers have a failure rate so none are absolutely reliable in every box. Thus, the important factor is how reliable is their warranty.

    Bushnell offers excellent value for the money. Some makers, like Bushnell, have multipul lines at very different price points. When I see posts complaining about Bushnell I suspect they are comparing a very low dollar Walmart "blister pack" Bushnell to others costing far more. I've not found anything to be "better" for normal hunter's than Bushnell's reasonably priced 3200/4200 scopes.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check