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Posted 02/22/201209:02 PM

I'm looking for a good condition scope that someone has that would fit my rifle, not needing a new mortage nor do I want a freebee, just something i can take off someones hands at a good price to up grade from the dusk/dawn that was on it when I drew that inside straight....
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Posted 02/22/201209:29 PM

Dumb question, but what is your price range?  I have Redfield Revolution and Nikon ProStaff BDC Scopes, wouldn't hesitate to get another of either, but also want to check out some Zeiss scopes. Leupold VX-II is the choice of a buddy.

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Posted 02/22/201209:38 PM

30mm tube?? 50mm lens??  variablel power, $250 range?? like I said, used is ok, I really don't think I can afford a new one till my ex-wife either gets remarried or pays off her credit cards...
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Posted 02/22/201210:04 PM

A 1" tube with a 3-9 magnification, 40mm objective lens is a great start. I got a NIB NIkon ProStaff BDC on ebay for less than what big stores sell it for. I like the BDC function and the Nikon Spot-On program gives you specific hold-over data based on the caliber and velocity of your round. I think it was $140.

The Redfield is about the same price and has hold over points that are easy to get data for once you either know the velocity of our rounds or if you do some old-school range impact boards and determine what your bullet drop is a X,Y,and Z-yards.

If you can check out scopes at a store it'll give you a decent comparision of what reticles and eye relief you like best.  Good luck.Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.







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Posted 02/22/201210:53 PM

I have a 3 x 9 50mm dusk/dawn on it now was looking for something a little better for punching paper, 9x just doesnt give me enough at 200yds, maybe some one will have a varible laying around they're not using...
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Posted 02/23/201212:18 AM

If a 6.5-20x50 would work, get on the horn first thing in the morning and ask Doug at CameralandNY.com about their deal on Vortex Vipers. A fellow I trust says they're great scopes, especially at $280.I believe this is a practical world, and in it I can count only on what I can earn.  Therefore I believe in work, hard work. - The Auburn Creed
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Posted 02/23/201212:28 AM

Actually Dubyam it's 6.5-20x44:
http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/vortex.pl?page=vortexviper6-20x44
the Wide Plex reticle is the one that is on sale.

I bought one last fall, and compared it last night to the Nikon Monarch 5-20x44 on my 17HMR. I like the clarity and wide view of the Vortex better and would highly recommend it. I'm half thinking of mounting the Vortex on my 257 Wby ULW as it's that good.Gone from Wby Nation
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Posted 02/23/201202:09 AM

For  $  280    that's a steal.   Better buy it before someone else does, or they run out of that model.   The wide plex is a  discontinued reticle and for what you are looking for I doubt you are going to find anything better on a new scope,  plus vortex has a lifetime transferable warranty.   I have the mil-dot version on my 257 and it's  worth double the price of some scopes.      I agree with the Dr it's that good.   
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Posted 02/23/201203:15 AM

I also ordered one of the Vortex 6.5x20x44's from Camera Land for $280, right after I already paid $310 for a used one.  The used one has the really fine X-hairs, not real great for hunting applications, but great for punching paper.
Can't beat it for $280 bucks.JohnP
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Posted 02/23/201212:59 PM

Yep - I stand corrected.  Just looked at the email a few minutes ago because that very issue was bugging me. Came out here to correct it and lo and behold, already corrected by my hive-mates!  It is good glass, from what I hear.  If I didn't have a scope laying around already, I might be tempted to try to scratch up $280 and grab one myself.  Might anyway - can't have too much glass, you know...and that's a good excuse to buy more rifles, too!I believe this is a practical world, and in it I can count only on what I can earn.  Therefore I believe in work, hard work. - The Auburn Creed
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Posted 02/23/201201:26 PM

This must be correction day: I wrote Zeiss, and I meant Vortex.

Let us know how you like the Vortex and how the 270 Wby shoots. Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.







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Posted 02/23/201202:30 PM

That deal was so good I ordered one.   
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