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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

2nd what pump says about cheap scopes, the only ones that have ever failed me cost under $100. however I have had good luck with fixed power scopes maybe the cheap + moving parts is a bad combo. not very many people I see at the range use a fixed but used M-8's are a bargain i like the 4x on my hunting rigs. A 30-06 of mine shoots nice groups with one also. .75" at 100 yrds. that is usually good enough way the heck out there.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

I would also check out swfa.com/. They have good deals and also a sample list of scopes that they have used for a project then sell at a reduced price.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:32 am    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

Just as I tought on the cheap stuff...

Slim- cool link, thank you.

I've looked a ton of glass. Simple and robust, that'll do. The 3200 Bush Tactical is on the top of the list so far.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

Here's a question fer ya:

Elevation clicks = 1/4" @ 100Y.
@ 200y does that mean 1/2" and @ 300y 3/4" per click or do I have the math wrong?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

Ok- first off thanks for all the tips and stuff.

I settled on this one as it was at the limit of my budget, was a 40 not a 50, did not have a ton of bobbles and stuff, no illum reticle etc. and had the most eye relief.
300$ delivered. Should be here in time to mount, bore-sight and take to the range with the rifle for it's first outing.

www.bushnell.com/produ...0/325154T/
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

Just came...3200 Elite 5-15x40 Tactical w/ 4x4 mil dot. Mount tube is 6", hope it's long enough. Will know for sure in 8 more days!

Thanks guys.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
Elevation clicks = 1/4" @ 100Y.
@ 200y does that mean 1/2" and @ 300y 3/4" per click or do I have the math wrong?

Correct math
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

Hey, post a pic when you get it mounted!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

Copy that!

"El Kabong" is still in quarantine, but, I went by the shop and they pulled it out for me and let me size up the mounting area of the scope over the action and it's a close fit. I should be OK.

It's calibrated at 15x for the dots. Was wondering why 15X was in red. When all else fails, read the directions! Laughing

ht in yards x 1000 / # of dots (incl fractions of) = range . I think that was the math. Played with that a little scoping a post in the park.
Adjustable objective is a nice touch too! Seagull turds are nice and crisp on the street lamp covers that are appox 50y apart.

8 more days till I can mount it. Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

Stovey, Here's a link to read up and practice the mil-dot thing !!!

www.mil-dot.com/

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

Takes some practice to use mil-dots for range estimation. I could never get good enough with it so got a laser range finder. I am learning how to use mil-dots for bullet drop compensation.

Bullet Drop Compensation w/ Mil-Dot Reticles: an Alternative
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

wtf Just went back to the link I've posted and found it has changed since my last visit........might not work like it did before !!!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

I will not claim to know a lot about scopes, just what works for me, and a few friends I hunt with.

I now have 7 scopes in total, and the last 3 I bought are Bushnells, as they really seem to be a good scope.

I recently bought a new one, and moved the old scope from my 300 mag, to my .308 and put a new Bushnell on my 300 mag.
This is what I got for it, and I like it a lot.

www.opticsbestbuy.com/...165SF.html
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

Wicked nice glass. Smile Outta my price range. Crying or Very sad Jealous here!
I stuck with a 40 as the mounts are being reused and that's saving me some money.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: scopes... Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Takes some practice to use mil-dots for range estimation. I could never get good enough with it so got a laser range finder. I am learning how to use mil-dots for bullet drop compensation.

Bullet Drop Compensation w/ Mil-Dot Reticles: an Alternative

Very interesting! Excellent post and pics.
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