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oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
Down South
Member since Oct 2012
12595 posts

scope suggestion?

for my 7mm-08 im the $150-225 range?
looking for something in 4-12
nikon prostaff? have several and like them
leupold rifleman? have one and its good
redfield revenge?
redfield revolution?
hawke? "think has one with illuminated recticle"
vortex?
others?

which has best glass? best in low light? whats some suggestions/opinions.. looking to order one in the next couple weeks. Thanks


SaDaTayMoses
LSU Fan
Da Platte
Member since Oct 2005
2462 posts

re: scope suggestion?
Pick whatever brand you like. Just don't have to spend a whole bunch on the scope.
I like redfield for the lower-middle class scope.


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weagle99
Delaware Fan
Member since Nov 2011
14516 posts

re: scope suggestion?
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whats some suggestions/opinions.


Find / save some more money and get a more expensive scope with more capability. Good glass makes all the difference between getting out of the stand early or getting a trophy. I recommend an entry level Zeiss or Kahles.

My rule of thumb: Scope should cost as much as the rifle it is mounted on. Preferably more.


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007mag
LSU Fan
Death Valley, Sec. 408
Member since Dec 2011
2137 posts

re: scope suggestion?
I use Leupold only and my brother uses Nikon only we both think our brand is the best. Have owned a Redfield in the 80's and it was junk I actually upgraded to a Tasco.


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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
9513 posts

re: scope suggestion?
I have two Nikon Buckmasters and I think they are great scopes especially for the money.

Yes, there are better scopes out there but for the amount if time I deer hunt they are fine. Now if it were an big money elk or moose hunt, if spend more but for local deer hunting with shots in the 100-300 yd range they are fine.


DeepSouthSportsman
LSU Fan
frick Bama
Member since Jul 2012
3989 posts

re: scope suggestion?
Can't go wrong with Nikon for money that you want to spend.


Rize
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
2091 posts

re: scope suggestion?
Find a used Nikon monarch, that will be our best bet for yor price range.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42169 posts

re: scope suggestion?
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leupold rifleman


That's my suggestion in that price range.

I'm a shameless leupold blow hard though.


Thomas Magnum
Hawaii Fan
Robin's Nest
Member since Aug 2010
621 posts

re: scope suggestion?
I agree on the Rifleman, but the Redfields are made by Leupold now so they should be fine too.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
42169 posts

re: scope suggestion?
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Nikon


I have a $200ish nikon on my .30-30 and I hate it. It's got the "looking through a tube" effect big time, if that makes any sense.


TutHillTiger
LSU Fan
Mississippi Alabama
Member since Sep 2010
9760 posts

re: scope suggestion?
I have two Nikon Buckmasters and I think they are great scopes especially for the money.

This, I have them on my kids guns and they are really great for the price


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Judge Smails
LA-Monroe Fan
Native Son of NELA
Member since Mar 2008
4782 posts

re: scope suggestion?
I own a Redfield and now own a Nikon Prostaff. I picked up the Prostaff for my new 17 WSM. The Prostaff was actually cheaper than the Redfield. All that being said I would take a previous poster's advice and save a little more dough if I were putting a scope on a big game rifle.


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
2948 posts

re: scope suggestion?
Oleyeller,
Of the scopes you've mentioned, I have personal experience w/ the Nikon Prostaff and Leupold. I've been very happy w/ both of these. I don't have any of the new Redfield's, but a friend has bought a couple. He's been very pleased w/ them, as well. I've read good reviews Hawke (I considered one for a varmint gun) as well as Vortex scopes, as well.

Going the used route is also a good idea, as mentioned by an earlier poster. Keep an eye on internet gun/hunting forums. I've also saved some $$$ through the years buying factory refurbished scopes from Natchez


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