HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: pliers
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12490

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 48
BOT: 3
Total: 51
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Home
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Photo Albums
25: Forums
26: Forums
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: News
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Forums
43: Photo Albums
44: Reloading Database
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Your Account

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 304
 Pictures: 2342
  · Views: 307189
  · Votes: 1302
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

Help picking out new scope
Discussions related to Guns and Firearms
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
English Mike
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 08, 2007
Posts: 1165
Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
Chamber, you don't know Zeiss nor Schmidt & Bender?

At that price it'd be the S&B every time.

At the $500 level I'd look at Cameraland NY's clearance list for an ex display model Zeiss or Leupold.
There's a Conquest 3-9x50 there for not much over $500.
Back to top
View user's profile
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4809
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
"....shoot through it"??? Now why would you want to buy a good scope and shoot through it?.

Like a 20g to the face?

Millet, BSA, BUSHNELLLLLL!

Don't forget the really important stuff...like rings and bases, Grand Slams are pretty bomb proof and dirt cheap. My rifle aint all that and a bag of chips but my scope is HEAVY, the rifle's light, that = recoil. My Grand Slam bases and rings have yet to budge after many rounds 300WM. Burris makes good rings too. Pass on any bases/rings made of allum etc...I made that mistake already..
Back to top
View user's profile
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10326
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

BSA?? Why??

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4809
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Why not? They are importing nice stuff now. Do some reasearch. I've seen the new stuff stand up to some pretty wicked shooting, glass comes from Japan like most of the rest etc...
Back to top
View user's profile
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4809
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

This guy was killing it at 600y with this monster set up...round after round, not his first day either.



m14_scope.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  102.4 KB
 Viewed:  3588 Time(s)

m14_scope.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3451
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
Chamber, you don't know Zeiss nor Schmidt & Bender?

Not personally but know who they are !!!

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7150
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
glass comes from Japan like most of the rest etc...

I've heard that the use of Japanees glass has become less and less as their optic prices have gone up and up. Only the very expensive product lines still use it.

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
inthedark
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 31, 2011
Posts: 742
Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

The best optical glass in the world comes from either Japan or Germany.

_________________
Chimo
Ron

War is sweet to those who have no experience of it, but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach - Pindar 518-438BC
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
fnuser
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Dec 23, 2008
Posts: 914
Location: S.W. Missouri, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

I hate to say this "I think chambered is right" that 6-18 or their 4-12 is pretty cool for a budget like that. I really like the lower powers for a 1 gun answer but I quit trying to use 1 gun about 20 years ago. Stovey I wouldn't try to talk anyone in or out unless I had first hand experience but this time I do. Brian had a b.s.a. and a lens rattled loose on his .30-"06, he sent it back got a second one ditto, third time around it wouldn't adjust for elevation he gave up and got a Tasco world class and really likes it. I guess I am spoiled.

_________________
N.R.A. Endowment Member
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
inthedark
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 31, 2011
Posts: 742
Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

MacD wrote:
I have a Millet TRS-1 Mil-Dot 4x16x50 with side focus and illuminated reticule (10 brightness settings). It is a 30mm tube and comes with the front screw on sun shield. I mounted it on a Savage .223 10 XP Predator rifle using Weaver steel detachable rings and split mounts. Scope height is 2" above bore. Nice clear optics, smooth focus and zoom with external turret adjustments. The combination has been very accurate for me on paper. I haven't shot it in the field yet as our weather has been miserable all fall and early winter. Scope also came with lens covers and a cloth scope cover. I bought it from Frontier Firearms in Alberta and price was under $500 tax and shipping included.

www.frontierfirearms.c...ducts_id=4

You may do better elsewhere

Hey Mac, Frontier Firearms is in my city, Prince Albert Sask. I know the company well. The owners are stand up guys.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 10326
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Well Stovie. Guess I can't really say much about the BSA scope as I have a "cheap" Barska 3X6X40 on my Winchester M290 .22.



winchester m290 001 (medium).jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  98.26 KB
 Viewed:  3480 Time(s)

winchester m290 001 (medium).jpg


winchester m290 002 (medium).jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  75.79 KB
 Viewed:  3481 Time(s)

winchester m290 002 (medium).jpg


_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Dawgdad
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 08, 2006
Posts: 1048
Location: On the Prairie

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:28 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
Why not? They are importing nice stuff now. Do some reasearch. I've seen the new stuff stand up to some pretty wicked shooting, glass comes from Japan like most of the rest etc...

I am glad to hear that they have improved the quality - I purchased a 6-24x40 IR mil -dot scope a few years ago and it was really only useful to about 10X much higher magnification than that and the light fade was like the clouds came in and made a sunny day overcast.

_________________
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency...
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
lesterg3
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 30, 2008
Posts: 1274
Location: Dixie

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Short on money and badly in need of a scope I purchased a BSA Platinum 6X24 several years ago. Was very unhappy with it it would not hold POI (just in case I have the term POI used incorrectly, what I mean is that it would not hold a pattern), so I sent it back to BSA, they replaced it without any questions and the new one works great, so far.

This should not be construed as an endorsement of BSA, just my experience.

_________________
"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. "--Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -- Thomas Jefferson

"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."--James Madison

NRA Life Member
Vietnam War Vet 68-69
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
stovepipe
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 25, 2008
Posts: 4809
Location: Pine, Az.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

Yikes! That's a lot of known failures for BSA. I've heard good stuff about them and seen them working off the bench just fine.

Personally I've found good sucess with upper-mid shelf top name-brand stuff that goes on sale. There's usually something that's over-stocked or a held-over last-year's model for quite a subsantial savings at most if not all on-line retailers. Optics Planet, Amazon, Cabela's, et al.

I only recently got into glassing guns the past couple or three years and asking questions here put some issues I had to rest. But it came down to me so I did a lot of homework and comparo's, and, found that just before I pulled the trigger on a bargain another would pop up at around the same price on a top name-brand. I easily looked at over 300 scopes before I bought my last one.

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.

If you dont mind the prospect of a return on a non-premium scope for a bench-beater/plinkin'? Then the sky's the limit. I've seen all brands fail, none are immune to abuse either, also seen bargain brands clear as day and last for eons on others rifles. Go figure.
Back to top
View user's profile
chambered221
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 3451
Location: Lost for good !!!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Help picking out new scope Reply with quote

fnuser wrote:
I hate to say this "I think chambered is right"

wtf ........ Faint

_________________
Ask as many people needed, sooner or later your question will be answered the way you want it answered !!!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
~George Washington
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Gun & Firearm Discussions
Page 2 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.