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Help picking out new scope
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Bushmaster
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Now if only he could find his way home....

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

What I can never understand is those that will purchase a rifle with the intent of being the most accurate/consistent as possible then put a budget scope on it !!!

I've seen guys spend hard earned cash (upwards of a grand)on a good rifle then complain about it never giving thought to their new on sale scope they got a great deal on at Wal-mart for only $89 ....sometimes they pay the extra $50 to upgrade to the better one.
wtf Give me a break !!!


My advise is to put your money into a good scope.......spending more on it than the gun isn't such a stupid idea as some seem to think.
You might even find your cheap/inexpensive rifle is better than what you thought.

If need be hold off and save a little longer....you'll be happier in the long run !!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
Now if only he could find his way home....

yup !!! lots of people giving directions and all lead to the same place .......... don't remember it being this hot all the time !!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Pretty much agree with chambered, and I will no longer buy a rifle scope combo, just the rifle please I'll find my own crappy scope.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Happy day for you Chambered buddy!

Great...widen the doorways for the new and inflated 221 cranium!

I think we agrreed on a point here too!
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What I've found/My advice (FWIW)? :
If you plan on running glass only, no back-up sights, invest in premium stuff that goes on sale, the very best you can afford, plus 100$- end of story there for a lot of reasons. A big game/long range hunt requires the best gear you can afford and easilly the object most prone to failure/damage is your scope. Also- invest in preimum rings and bases- stuff that's bomb-proof steel.



Although on the flip side I just got a rifle with a scope- yeh aint a top shelf one but the price was right and it let me get on the range ASAP. After two boxes of 168gr Fed GMM it was still drilling holes on a 6" swinger @ 300y. Not bad for a 90$ 16x hunk of junk that came with the gun!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

ITD Sask? I could have sworn it was Alberta but my memory isn't my strongest attribute. They were good to deal with and I have them on my "trusted" list.

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