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    Default Looking for a decent Long range scope

    I am looking for a decent long range Target/hunting scope. I would like something with good clarity and brightness and adjust ability without breaking my wallet. Any suggestions?
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    Default Re: Looking for a decent Long range scope

    Give a price range...if you let people know what you are willing to spend...it would make things a whole lot simpler. It is very difficult to make recommendations without some concrete numbers. Some people's idea of decent is $100, while to another person that might be $500. It's all about the details.

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    Default Re: Looking for a decent Long range scope

    I have a Bushnell 4-12x40mm AO scope I bought at Wallyworld for $70. It's very clear and holds a zero nicely for me. Of course I have it mounted on my .22 so it's not shaken badly by recoil.

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    Default Re: Looking for a decent Long range scope

    Yea I am shooting a .30-06 so I dont know how well it will hold up to that, but it is probably better than the stock remington one I have on it now. I am looking for a decent scope for under 200 bucks hopefully I can score one for that price.
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    Default Re: Looking for a decent Long range scope

    For hunting purposes you will probably be better suited with a variable scope. Most hunters are using a 3x9 scope. For under $200, I'd recommend the Mueller scopes.

    http://www.muelleroptics.com/

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    Default Re: Looking for a decent Long range scope

    Thanks for the recommendation I am currently looking at one of the 4-16x50mm scopes. I like their scopes though, they look good. Now to go read some reviews on their stuff.
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    Default Re: Looking for a decent Long range scope

    I have the 2-7 power scope on my 22 mag. It has the Illuminated reticle and for the money it's a decent scope.

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    Default Re: Looking for a decent Long range scope

    I was also checking out their tactical models for my Target and Varment gun I am looking at purchasing soon. I would like to get a .270 or a .308. I hear the .308 has a flat trajectory out to about 300-400 yards. Is that true? Anyways thanks for the recommendations.
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    Default Re: Looking for a decent Long range scope

    For about $125, try the BSA Platinum series. I have two and they have held up pretty well. In 10 years I'll be able to say for sure that they are family heirlooms, or not.

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    Default Re: Looking for a decent Long range scope

    The 270 or 308 would work for you. I personally dislike LA, so I would say get the 308. You can find ammo for both calibers in any gun shop, so the choice is yours.


    I would get a Mueller over BSA anyday. I never liked BSA scopes because the clarity is horrible. I bought a used Savage that came with a BSA scope. I sold the scope to buy something better.

    If you ever plan on hunting in low light or hunt predators at night...I say look into the illuminated models from Mueller. I really like my scope on my 22 mag.

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