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Optics GrassHopper
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Just joined the forum although I have been lurking and reading for the last few weeks.  The wealth of information and opinions is almost overwhelming but I need to make a decision and would appreciate your help.
Back into target shooting after a 40+ year absence.  Picked up an older Remington 700 in .308 that shoots better than I do.  I bougtht a Leupold varix ii 3-9x40 with the rifle but have found that 9x isn't enough for these old eyes, even at only 100yds.  Although I'd like to shoot longer distances, a personal reality check and availability of ranges will probably limit me to under 500 yds.
I'm down to two choices, both mildot, that are readily available and under $700:
Used Leupold 6.5-20 from the vendor I bought the rifle from. (I know, bad English.) $650 and he'll credit my original Leupold purchase.
New Bushnell 6-24x50 Elite 4200 from SWFA - $570.
Thanks in advance for the advice to come.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/15/2009 at 22:38
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Optics Apprentice

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The new bushnell 4200 would be my choice over a used Leupold unless we are talking like new mk4 with M3 knobs or something.  That Bushnell is one of my favorite tactical scopes.

May I also recommend this scope:

SIIISS624X50LRMDSightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope                                                                                   Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope 
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
More Info... Buy Now

I think it is a step up from both the bushnell and the leupold.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/16/2009 at 02:41
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If the Leupold is in good nick (that is the paintwork etc is not scratched etc as it gives some indication if the owner took care of it) I would go for it.
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