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Hi there optic gurus Im looking to buy a good long range scope for around the 600$ mark.  Any advice would be great.  Ive heard alot of bad things about anything built of shore.  
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Hi & welcome.
 
Have you looked at the sample list? http://www.samplelist.com/Riflescopes-C3391.aspx
Inventory changes often, so check it often.
 
SWFA also offers a great line of scopes; both fixed and variable.
 
Here's one soon to be released
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hey thanks for the info! 
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Welcome to the OT!
 
Can you tell us the distance you mean by long range.In your price range you can't go wrong with a SWFA SS 3-9 HD!SWFA is also comming  out with a new scope next week,a 3-15x42 with a FFP mil quard reticle that looks like it may fit your budget & shooting requirements!
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Iam new to this so to start iwould like something that can handle up 600 yards 
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A number of people shoot 1000yds with a 10x so I think the 3-9 would be just fine. And would allow you to use your rifle for hunting as well. Most new shooters have a tendency to over magnify thinking that will help them shoot at longer distances. But if you must have more magnification than the SS 12x, or 16x would work as well. Plus have some money left over for ammo. But the 16x would be the max I would go. High magnification creates it's own set of problems.

This would be a good read for you.

http://www.opticstalk.com/long-range-101-amendments_topic23969.html
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Hey man thanks a bunch this is all great info!! you guys have saved me both money and a headache forsure!!  And thanks for not just bashing me as some stupid newbie.
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This site is not for bashing,it's a friedly place to help with scope related questions & getting great answers from some of the most knowlable people around.Please come back & let us know how you made out.
 
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