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Hey all,

I've been stalking the forums here for quite a while, but now I have a purchase decision I need some advice on

I'm doing a sporter/accurized Mosin build. (Sorry for you purists out there, but I've checked the markings and stuff, its not valuable)

I'm bedding the action, bipod, bent bolt, drill tap with the Rock Solid mount. All in all going to have about $200 in the gun so I am looking for an optic in the $200 or less range.

Uses - Bench and prone target shooting. Mostly at 100 yards but will be taking it out to a gun club further away from my house for 200-300 whenever I can.

I understand you don't get a lot of scope for $200 but this thing won't be getting beat around a lot. Really looking for the most magnification I can get. (Especially for taking friends and family to go cut paper for the afternoon.

Be considering:

Vortex Crossfire 6-24x50
Mueller APV
Barska Excavator 8-32x50
BSA 6-24x50
Bushnell 6-24x40
Barska 40x50 Benchmark


I know those are kind've all over the place, but let me know what you think.

Thanks

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I should mention the Vortext Crossfire for $99 on SWFA is definitely where I am leaning right now.

It has pretty much everything I am looking for at a steal price.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/31/2011 at 13:47
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Pyro,

I have looked at the Diamondback line some.

Some places I have read say they are significantly better than the Crossfire line.

Do most agree with that?
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Originally posted by SenorFusion SenorFusion wrote:

Pyro,

I have looked at the Diamondback line some.

Some places I have read say they are significantly better than the Crossfire line.

Do most agree with that?


Yes.
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Have you seen the viper 2-7's?  I would think it would look good on that style gun and for no more than 300yds it would be fine.  Gun will be about a 2-3MOA gun so you shoudl be fine to hold that with a 7x
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i test drove one from swfa, a while back and it was everything my nikon buckmaster was, and actually probably was better imo. and vortex makes pretty good stuff. i have a 2x7 viper and i love it.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Have you seen the viper 2-7's?  I would think it would look good on that style gun and for no more than 300yds it would be fine.  Gun will be about a 2-3MOA gun so you shoudl be fine to hold that with a 7x


No I haven't seen the Viper 2-7's but apparently they have quite a good reputation.

I know the gun will never be a Sub-MOA tac driver, that another reason I don't want to spend a ton on optics.

Thanks for the info
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I think it would look, fitting on that gun
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Take a look at the first scope on this thread as well
 

Burris 2-7x35 Fullfield II Tactical

$329.95 $149.95

Stock # - 200129 

• Matte

• Ballistic Plex

• 1"

• TAC-2 Knobs

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that would be a decent choice too.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i test drove one from swfa, a while back and it was everything my nikon buckmaster was, and actually probably was better imo. and vortex makes pretty good stuff. i have a 2x7 viper and i love it.


So unless I am really missing something isn't this scope also very similar to the 3-9?

http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-12x40-Diamondback-Rifle-Scope-P10825.aspx

I know 9x is plenty for 100-200 for what I'm doing, but I'll be taking my Dad to the range with this gun for some weekends and his eye sight isn't what it used to be, so I am hoping to add a little more magnification


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Thanks for all of the advice guys.

I ended up going with the Diamondback 4-14x40

I'm glad I decided to upgrade from the Crossfire line. Everything I have read and you guys input says that is a good decision.

I can't wait to get this thing built.
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Originally posted by SenorFusion SenorFusion wrote:

Thanks for all of the advice guys.

I ended up going with the Diamondback 4-14x40

I'm glad I decided to upgrade from the Crossfire line. Everything I have read and you guys input says that is a good decision.

I can't wait to get this thing built.


Cool,

Post some pics when you get it set up, and let us know how you like the Diamondback.  That is a very popular scope in my part of Montana.
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