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10/26/17 @ 6:21 PM
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ayeFeesh
User since 5/17/11

Hello all,

Looking for recommendations on a scope for a new rifle. Savage Axis .270 with the stainless barrel. Using for deer average shot is 100 yards. Would like silver to match the barrel. Budget is $150 tops. Haven't bought a scope in probably 8 years not really sure where to start. All opinions considered, thanks! 



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12/15/19 @ 6:01 PM
ere
User since 2/22/07

Vortex Crossfire ll.  1.5x24.  great eye relief for the lever.


12/15/19 @ 3:42 PM
big mac
MEMBER since 2/19/02

Still looking for advice & recommendations on scope options for my 46-70 Guide Gun Marlin level action. 

This will be for short range hunting big game. Shots under 100 yards. 

Thanks,

Big Mac 

10/29/19 @ 11:16 AM
hockeyguy39
User since 8/24/07

Thanks again to whoever mentioned OpticsPlanet.com. They had (and still have) a "killer deal" going on the Nikon Buckmasters II BDC 3x9x40 for $110, which is $35 off their regular price. Looked at the SWFA site and the same scope was $130, so it does pay to check multiple sites. 

It may not be the greatest scope, but I can already tell it's light years ahead of the scope my combo came with (Remington 783). Will probably hold off on getting higher end glass until I get another rifle that meets what I want for a forever gun. This was just to get me out there with something other than my shotgun with a smooth bore slug barrel. 

10/9/19 @ 6:48 PM
cwhunter
User since 9/8/15

hockey guy, I buy used scopes and have had good results. Personally I like the old redfields. The ones made in Colorado. Buy everyone I find.

10/9/19 @ 5:51 PM
icebelt
User since 10/22/13

There are a lot of changes lately equipment is everything. I know I’m shooting flys off a frog a** at 200 yds. I use vari x 3’s never had a problem. There probably is better but if I was in the market that’s what I would buy yet again. 1.5 to 5 and 2 2.5 to 8’s plenty of scope.

10/9/19 @ 8:54 AM
hockeyguy39
User since 8/24/07

What are some thoughts regarding buying used scopes? 

10/8/19 @ 11:27 AM
Fish Hound
User since 1/29/02

No issues here with Nikon Pro-Staff either, I think they are a good hunting scope. I'd maybe spend more if for super long range or competition shooting, but for the average WI deer hunter, and the situation you mention, it serves it's purpose well.


10/7/19 @ 6:19 PM
madforlabs
User since 12/20/12

A $150 scope may be "serviceable" if you can achieve some degree of focus and magnification but that's all you'll get if you're lucky.

I'd rather spend $1000 on a top end scope and $200 on a rifle rather than the other way around.

10/7/19 @ 5:30 PM
Tim_T
User since 6/17/11

What bassmaster said. Nikon is clearer to my eyes that Leupold. I have zero experience with Vortex but have looked thru one of their bionics. Very clear also.

Tim

10/7/19 @ 4:31 PM
bassmaster+recordracks
bassmaster+recordracks
User since 2/25/12

I would take the Nikon that is my brand. I think they are the clearest. Many debates. Every body’s eyes are different.  Ever had any issues with 3 nikons for high power rifles. One is about 18 years old. 

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