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I just got a howa model 1500 .22-250 and I love it but the scope I am using is just one i'm using from a friend

I am lookin for a good 6-24 power for around $150

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  Hello Montanaboy,        & nbsp;  

                If you really want a good scope for that well made rifle, think about spending the same dollar amount on the scope as you did for the rifle.  It goes hand in hand...  You cannot shoot what you cannot see, or see well!!! 

               You did make mention of good, and for me adequate does not start until you get into the mid $300.00 range.  Good gets me to dig a little deeper in my pockets for scope clarity and quality in the mid $500-600 range.  I have a Ruger .22-250 and started much like you are about to do, with grossly underpriced optics going after Prime Pennsylvania Pasture poodles.  After 8 weeks of looking through a Bushnell $280.00 scope, all I remember about it, was that it gave me a terrible headache every afternoon and evening that I went to try and enjoy myself!!.  It was not until I went to the gunstore and held up other higher end scopes side by side with what I had that my headache went away, and on a $460.00 Vari X III 4.5-14X40mm.

               Since then I have put only one other scope on top of my varmint rig, and that was a 6-24X44mm Burris Signature for about $500.00 on it.   The last year I hunted with it, I had killed over 80 whistlepigs and not one at less than 269 yards for a 15-19 inch tall target in high grass!  The farthest shot was 548.  If you want this kind of performance you have to be as accurate with getting a good scope as you are with handloading your own ammo and squeeeeeezing that finely tuned trigger  !!!  Scope clarity makes all the difference for not mistaking a ground hog for a clump of cow turd!                           

              Sincerely,

                    Scott

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And really, after all, that is no B.S.!!!!

        Scott

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Hello,

 

I've had a Bausch & Lomb Elite 4000 6-24x40 Fine Plex for almost a decade that was mounted on a Rem Sendero 7mm and it's performed fine.  Nice construction, holds zero, bright glass, AO.  Over the summer, I moved it to a new Savage #12 VLP in 22-250 and I'm sure it will be at home on this caliber.  They are now sold under the Bushnell banner, but still the same hand hammered titanium alloy 1 piece tube construction/manufacturer (Elite 4200 now) and while close to $400+, you can find them used for a lot less. 

 

Like the other fellow said, you might want to save up a bit and get a decent 'lower' priced piece of glass, as you'll have it for a while and the quality and clarity and durability will be worth the extra scratch.

 

Good luck, Chris

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