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I know people here recommend the Simmons whitetail classic as a good bargain price scope, so I was just wondering if the 44 mag was as good or better.  Basically do the adjustments track, and does it hold zero.  I'm looking at one for a .223 Handi to replace a Tasco I never should've bought

Whatever I buy, it may soon be living on top of a 12fv .22-250 and want it to hold up, will these simmons scopes do that.  Also, is the 16 or 20x Super Sniper a good rig for varmints inside 450yds.  Most of my experience is with rimfire so any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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anyone got an opinion? 

 

I basically want to know which is better for varmints:

1. Whitetail Classic w/ plex

2. 44 Mag w/ mil-dot

3. Bushnell Banner 6-24x40 w/ mil-dot

 

Money's too tight right now for anything more expensive(read college).  I don't really need good glass and don't know what I'm missing as I've never so much as looked through anything pricier than the Bushnell.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

oh yeah, around here varmints basically means ground hogs and fence mice, so I don't need low power for yotes or others.  High mag for shots on small targets at distance too 450yds.  That's why I like mils, it's instant hold-over.

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If I were on a tight budget....I'd take a hard look at Mueller Optics. Check them out on their web site. 
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Nikon Buckmaster w/ mil dot and side focus.

Best buy (one of) in optics right now, IMO.

 

http://www.riflescopes.com/products/6469/nikon_4.5-14x40_buc kmaster_riflescope.htm

 

Don't forget a fixed 10x Super Sniper!!

Just got one and really like it.

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Just got finished sighting in my Mueller tac. 4-16 x 50 AO lighted reticle 

I have Only had it for a couple of weeks but my first impressions are:

Great optics!

lots of features!

Very reasonable price!

If you are on a budget do yourself a favor and check out their scopes.

 

http://www.muelleroptics.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 



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The Mueller looks like Weaver.
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I have both the Whitetail and the 44 Mag.........I like the Whitetail best, for $99, it's hard to beat.  I have 2 Mueller 2x7's, good scopes, don't have the higher power scopes.
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I own/owned most of the  $300/less scopes out there, with just a few exceptions.  Based on my expeirence, the Mueller scopes provide a significant value...the glass rivals scopes that cost 2/3x the price.  Even though the Simmons Aetec/Whitetail Classic line is okay, the Meuller has sharper glass than any Simmons I've owned, including an Aetec. 

Weaver makes a good scope for the money as well...the V series in particlular.  I LOVE the Grand Slam I have, and would put that up against ANY scope in that price range. 

The Buckmaster is a great little scope, but they're not that cheap.  For what you get, Meuller is gonna be hard to beat. 
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