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hello everyone i would like some opinions on what the best optics i could buy for $650 and under the scope will be going on a 280 ackley custom and i would like as much magnification as possible in 14 inch or shorter scope
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For me, I recommend the Kahles CL 3-10x50 or 4-12x52. I have the 4-12 on a 300 WinMag and it is very good glass.
 
 
If you can stretch a little further $$$-wise get a Kahles CS 3-12x56 with MultiZero. That is what I have on my 280AI, and the combination is truly awesome. I don't have any concerns about customer service, as I have not experienced any need for customer service. And my Kahles scopes have been well exercised! I have a 3-12x56 CS on a 338 WinMag that has a little recoil, and the scope just keeps working flawlessly. Of course, YMMV...
 
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Originally posted by Texas Texas wrote:

For me, I recommend the Kahles CL 3-10x50 or 4-12x52. I have the 4-12 on a 300 WinMag and it is very good glass.
 
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I would LOVE to know where I could get either of those Kahles scopes for $650 or less!!!!!
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Ok, how 'bout 699.99 for either?  GOOGLE Kahles scopes... they are out there. I looked.
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Originally posted by seattlesetters seattlesetters wrote:

Originally posted by Texas Texas wrote:

For me, I recommend the Kahles CL 3-10x50 or 4-12x52. I have the 4-12 on a 300 WinMag and it is very good glass.
 
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I would LOVE to know where I could get either of those Kahles scopes for $650 or less!!!!!


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I looked when  I was buying.I never could find no 650.00 Kahles either. You might want to look at Sightron i have one and love it 

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That is kinda harsh, considering I am trying to help and I am correct. I am not going to advertise Chris' competition on the board, though. I bought both of my CS model scopes from Chris, and I will always buy from him if I can.  You would not regret getting Kahles equipment even if it costs an extra $50 - this glass ROCKS!!!
 
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Meopta makes a decent scope in this price range.

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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Must be a different internet...


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No worries there Texas..... If the competition is valid SWFA has their 110% price guarantee.
I just prefer to spend my money at SWFA, I know them to be honest and trustworthy. You do run the risk when using too many internet vendors. 
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Agreed, cyborg. Chris and company are just good people. I have been buying glass from them for nigh on ten years, and they keep taking care of me time after time. Best retail organization I have found on the web.
 
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Originally posted by Texas Texas wrote:

That is kinda harsh, considering I am trying to help and I am correct. I am not going to advertise Chris' competition on the board, though. I bought both of my CS model scopes from Chris, and I will always buy from him if I can.  You would not regret getting Kahles equipment even if it costs an extra $50 - this glass ROCKS!!!
 
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Maybe, wasn't really intended to be "harsh"... perhaps flippant, and not questioning your veracity, but I went to 9 different sites that had a leader for Kahles for $699.00 using Google search, all were out of stock, never in stock or other scopes than CS or CL (or one 3-9).  I understand it could be several levels down, but it is not just an easy hit.  
I agree that the Kahles is a great buy, even at significantly more $$.  
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Ok Kb, no worries... my skin must be thinning. I got a hit on this place on the first page of my google search, and I bought my CL from them about a year ago. They are good people too, and they do have the CL scopes in question in stock. Have a great day, man!
 
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Google "Kahles CL 4-12x52" and you will find them on the first page of hits at the prices Texas stated.
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Originally posted by kelly1278 kelly1278 wrote:

hello everyone i would like some opinions on what the best optics i could buy for $650 and under the scope will be going on a 280 ackley custom and i would like as much magnification as possible in 14 inch or shorter scope
 
Welcome Kelly what do you want to use the rifle for?  When you say as much magnification as possible under $650 there are a lot of really nice scopes out there that may be just a tad more expensive like the Bushnell 6500 scopes but if it's a target gun you might be really interested in this scope:
10414 Leupold 30x40 FX-3 Silhouette 66860, Matte finish, 1/2min Leupold Dot reticle, 1" tube, adjustable objective (50yds-infinity), target knobs, 100% new 2009 demo model, used for current SWFA.com web pictures   $599.95
http://www.swfa.com/pc-14390-132-new-leupold-30x40-fx-3-silhouette-riflescope.aspx
13.2 inches long

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Originally posted by Texas Texas wrote:

Ok Kb, no worries... my skin must be thinning. I got a hit on this place on the first page of my google search, and I bought my CL from them about a year ago. They are good people too, and they do have the CL scopes in question in stock. Have a great day, man!
 
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Thinning skin or not, my wife and children all tell me I have an "ABRASIVE" personality. I don't see it.  

I expect that Mr. Chris would give you as good or better a deal, though.  FYI, I am originally from Texas, it is still and always will be, my home.
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Originally posted by kelly1278 kelly1278 wrote:

hello everyone i would like some opinions on what the best optics i could buy for $650 and under the scope will be going on a 280 ackley custom and i would like as much magnification as possible in 14 inch or shorter scope


A couple of questions that would help me make a viable recommendation:

-what kind of shooting will you be doing?
-why are you looking for as much magnification as possible?

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Thanks everyone i just figured out that i had replies on  this subject . I will mostly be using the rifle for whitetail but i like to target practice this is why i want as much magnification as possible the gun is guaranteed to shoot 1/2 moa and i really want to see what it will do. Also i have $1000 to spend now
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For whitetails, forget any objective bigger than 42-44mm as you'll gain no advantage by using the bigger objective.  A good Conquest, Elite 4200, etc with a 40mm obj will get you well past legal shooting hours anyway.   If you're varmint hunting, that could be a different story.  I'm a huge fan of the 3.5-10x44 Conquest. 
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In that price range, you could purchase a Bushnell Elite 6500 in 2.5-16X42MM. Great scope! Also, the Zeiss Conquest.
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