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Post by Aussie on Wed May 04, 2011 1:02 am

Ya'll probably get this question all the time, but I want to ask as I valid all your opinions...It is about time that I return Mat Bushnell 4200 Elite back to him....So in order for me to do so I have to purchase some new Optics for myself...It is to go on my Savage .243 for me to hunt Fox and Pigs (Pigs when I get the Chance). I wish to spend no more than $400......The range that I seem to shoot Foxes at is any were from 110 yards to 320 yards....

I was looking at a Weaver....(Not to sure tho) Question
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Re: A common Question

Post by RichBirdHunter on Wed May 04, 2011 1:07 am

Nikon is worth a look, I have one on my 22/250 and I like it
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Re: A common Question

Post by Reload3006 on Wed May 04, 2011 6:46 am

+1 on the Nikon probably IMO the best quality value out there.
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Re: A common Question

Post by hawcer on Wed May 04, 2011 8:23 am

whatever it is....be sure to get one that at least has between 12x and 20x max zoom. A 3-9x40 prolly won't cut it out past 200 yards on something as small as a fox.

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Re: A common Question

Post by dartfreak75 on Wed May 04, 2011 8:35 am

if your willing to spend that much get the best nikon if your wanting more afordable but still quality get bushnell nikon is better but for the price bushnell is hard to bet!
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Re: A common Question

Post by RemMan700 on Wed May 04, 2011 11:14 am

I would choose something that's lowest power setting is in the 4x to 5x range because if you go higher you are going to have a hard time viewing close targets. So something like a 4.5-14 or a 5-20 power would be perfect.

I think some good options would be:
-Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14
-Nikon Monarch 4-16 and 5-20
-Burris Fullfield II 4.5-14
-Bushnell Elite 4200 4-16
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Re: A common Question

Post by XbonesX on Wed May 04, 2011 11:44 am

I have a Weaver Grand Slam in 4.5-14x that I really like. Now a days I buy Nikon Monarch's though.

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Re: A common Question

Post by wallenba on Wed May 04, 2011 10:11 pm

I'm partial to Leupold, but they can get pricey. Since they acquired Redfield they have been making the Redfield Revolution line. They are 4-12x 40 MM
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Re: A common Question

Post by Mohunter on Thu May 05, 2011 9:54 pm

No doubt about it, get the Nikon either a Prostaff 3x9x40 or 3x9x50 will do the job nicely. In my opinion, no other scope I have ever owned has come close to the quality of a Nikon.......and I've owned a bunch of them.

Don't want to tick anybody off, but you all know how I feel about Bushnell and Redfields are way over priced for a name that completely went to crap a few years ago. Now that Leupold is making them I guess we are just supposed to fork over lots of hard earned cash because they took over the company? I don't think so.
I've heard and read good things about Weaver, but never owned one.
Trijicon is supposed to be some bad azz optics, but I can't afford one and I doubt you could even come close to getting a good one for $400 or less? Maybe a used one, but I don't make a habit of buying used optics if I can help it.

When it comes right down to price, quality, and best value for your buck Nikon gets a thumbs up and that's all I will ever put on my rifles from now on.
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Re: A common Question

Post by Aussie on Thu May 05, 2011 11:51 pm

I rang the Dealer that I bought my .243 off and got him to Price a Nikon Buckmaster and it was $480......I think I will try a Nikon everyone swear's by them so I think thats what I will go with.....
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Re: A common Question

Post by Mohunter on Fri May 06, 2011 7:26 am

Glad you decided on a Nikon, but why the Buckmaster? They are more expensive than a Prostaff and it's the same scope with different crosshairs.
I paid $157 for my 3x9x40 Prostaff when I bought my 22-250, and I've seen them on sale at Bass Pro Shops for $99 since then.

I found them at Cabelas on sale right now!
3x9x40 Nikon Prostaff with Matte finish $99 bucks and they are in stock! cheers
This is the same exact scope that I have on my coyote rifle the 22-250
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Re: A common Question

Post by Hughie on Fri May 06, 2011 2:58 pm

with that kind of budget I would go with a Nikon in one of the BDC models or Leupold ....... IMO Very Happy good hunting
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Re: A common Question

Post by Blade on Sun May 08, 2011 4:49 pm

Mohunter: i think she will have a hard time with a 3-9x40 at 300 yards...

I'm going to get a Nikon Monarch 5x20 for my 308 (as soon as my license gets approved...) They are truly worth it, the Nikon scopes i mean.

I went to a gun shop where i compared a Nikon and a Leupold right next to each other on a stand to look at the clarity etc etc.. They are the same, plus the Nikon was about 3 times less in price.
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