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Looking for he best 1 x 6  or 1 x 8 power scope I can buy for $500. I will use this  scope for 3 gun and plinking.

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There really isn't much in that category. I only know of 2. First is the Primary Arms 1-6ACSS, second is the Vortex Strike Eagle. I wouldn't recommend the PA one because of quality. The Vortex is likely a little better, but that zoom range seems to be asking a lot of that budget. I would recommend the Vortex Viper PST 1-4x24 for $500 or SWFA SS 1-4x24 for $400. Those seem to be well loved.
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I think I'm going to have to up my budget and look at the $1000 scopes
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For $1000: 

-if you want FFP reticle, get SWFA HD 1-6x24
-if you want SFP reticle, get Leupold VX-6 1-6x24

Also worth mentioning: Sightron S-Tac 1-7x24 is pretty decent if the reticle works for you (it was not love at first sight, but I got used to it).  I have one that has been holding up really nicely on a 458 SOCOM.  Never skipped a beat.

Burris has a new XTR II 1-8x24 coming out, but I am not sure if it is out yet.  I briefly saw a prototype and thought it was quite good.

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If you can jump to $1,000, consider jumping to $1400, then the Vortex Gen2 is in the mix, and it is a good scope!
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I just read a nice review on the Burris 1x8. The poster has both and said they were about equal.
I'm not sure what I need as far as FFP or SFP. This is where I start getting confused...lol
I know I need the dot to be big enough to shoot close 3 gun targets but also small enough when zoomed in to 6 or 8 power to hit smaller targets or even better yet MOA at 200 yards.
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If there is an illuminated center (not whole reticle) FFP is a good fit. Do you dope turrets or reticles (or just guess)? That too is a deciding factor in FFP vs SFP.

For me, I like to dope the reticle, so FFP is what I run. But I also run them at 1X much of the time, so center dot is essential.
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I only have hunting type scopes right now so I just guess.
I think I have narrowed my choices down to either the Burris XTRll or the Primary arms Platinum series 1x8.
I just need to decide if I need to spend $400 more dollars on the Platinum over the Burris.
Rancid, Thanks for the FFP advice.

 


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since these have not been mentioned
Trijicon 1-6x24 AccuPoint 30mm Rifle Scope Trijicon 1-6x24 AccuPoint 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR25C200090
  • Matte
  • Red Triangle Post
  • 30mm
  • Trijicon Logo Sticker
  • Lenspen
  • Set of Lenscaps
  • AccuPoint Manual
  • Warranty Card
$1,190.00
U.S. Optics 1.5-6x28 SR-6 30mm Riflescope U.S. Optics 1.5-6x28 SR-6 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - USOSR6S
  • Matte Black Type III Hard Anodizing
  • Illuminated JNG Mil (Red)
  • 30mm
  • US#1 1/10 MIL Zeroing Elevation Knob
  • US#1 1/10 MIL Zeroing Windage Knob
  • USO Flip Open Covers
$1,187.50
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