Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby marshall9779 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:29 am

I only have a couple rifles, and nothing too expensive so I've never felt the need to spend much on optics. My favorite though I got as a gift is a Burris Shortmag 3-12 I believe with the ballistic plex reticle on my Win Model 70 in 270WSM. It's a hefty round for where I use it in small woods, but with that scope if I ever took a trip out west for Elk or something I would have to worry. It's clear, bight, short and light weight.
 
The newest one I bought after I bought my first muzzle loader last year, a CVA Optima Elite. I also got to pick a centerfire barrel and got a .243. Again I didn't want to spend much, but found a Simmons Prosport 4-12 with an quick adjustable objective and eye piece. For $100 bucks, you can't beat the features. I haven't taken it to the range yet though.

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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby Cgull » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:34 am

Leupold, they're american made, take a beating and keep on tacking. second would be bushnell elite 3200.

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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby PrairieShadow » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:55 pm

Favorite? Swarovski.

Favorite that i can afford? Leupold.
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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby schlupis » Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:14 pm

Burris all day very affordable and every bit as bright and clear as Leupold.

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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby Hunting Ohio » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:33 pm

Leupold is my #1 pick #2 Swarovski
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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby DoeEyed » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:39 pm

Only have one nikon and it works good enough for me.
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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby MSHunter » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:47 pm

Several Bushnell Scopes of various magnifications, objective size and price.

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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby Everyday Hunter » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:58 pm

I have a favorite brand, but I'm reluctant to name it. I've hunted with many scopes of low to middle range in cost and quality. Tasco, Bushnell, Simmons, Unertl, Leupold, Nikon, Mueller, Alpin, and probably one or two more that I don't remember.

Often message board discussions of optics quickly degenerate into "_______ is junk" and other unhelpful, unsupported comments. Optics is one area that seems to bring out the snobbery in some people. I'm glad to see that this thread has not gone that way.

I have always bought the best that I could afford, and I have never been let down by any of them. There are some very good buys in scopes today, and many companies to choose from. Each of us is in a different situation with regard to what we are comfortable with, what feels and looks good to us, the level of crispness and clarity that satisfies us, and the money we are able or willing to spend. Usually we don't go "Lone Ranger" -- we take the advice of someone we trust. Most of us buy the best we can afford, and who can ask any more?

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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby PrairieShadow » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:43 pm

Let us in on your favorite brand......[:D]
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RE: Scopes, what's your favorite & why?

Postby danowak » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:34 am

Nikon Monarch. Clear, bright and affordable.

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