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Just as the heading states.  I am looking for the best bang for my buck in the $800 range.  I want FFP, mil/mil knobs,  Christmas tree reticle, and reliable.  Any ideas?
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You could take a look at Vortex Viper line.  Many like them.  
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SS 3-9x?? Not sure about the Christmas tree reticle qual though.
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Weaver tactical emdr?
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If you want a Christmas tree reticle in a FFP scopes for $800 you have exactly two options: 

Option 1: increase your budget
Option 2: relax some of your requirements

If you go up in price, your options are either Vortex PST 6-24x50 with EBR-2C reticle for $1000 or a Bushnell Elite Tactical Hunter for $1200-$1300

If you give up the Christmas tree reticle requirement, get SWFA SS 3-9x42 or 3-15x42 for $600-$700.

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No Christmas TreeSmile


Weaver 3-15x50 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - WEA800363
  • Matte
  • Illuminated EMDR (Red)
  • 30mm
  • 0.1 MIL
  • Side Focus
  • First Focal Plane
$849.95
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To get into the specs that I am looking for I am ok with used as long as it has a good warranty. 

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Take a look on the sample list perhaps

http://www.samplelist.com/

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no christmas tree. I dont think that exist in this price range,
http://swfa.com/Burris-2-10x42-XTR-II-34mm-Rifle-Scope-P68066.aspx 
these are still pretty new but look interesting
 Burris also offers a rebate after purchase
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Ok Looks like Vortex PST, Sightron SIII, or Bushnell. What will have the best glass or will they all be about the same?
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I can honestly vouch for the Sightron SIII as I have one on my Savage model 12.  There is anything I dislike about it, other then no zero stop. However as you probably already know, you wont find a zero stop in that price range.

Myself, I would hesitate buy that Weaver or any of the Super Snipers, I have the 3x9x42

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Originally posted by JF4545 JF4545 wrote:


Myself, I would hesitate buy that Weaver or any of the Super Snipers, I have the 3x9x42

Good Luck
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What cheaptrick said...
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the new nightforce SHV superb scope a tad better optically than my weaver tac  build quality is good as expected from a nightforce..m.o.a.r ret is nice..but abit above your budget 
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Originally posted by JF4545 JF4545 wrote:


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Stock # - WEA800363



  • Matte

  • Illuminated EMDR (Red)

  • 30mm

  • 0.1 MIL

  • Side Focus

  • First Focal Plane
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I had one of these. The scope itself is OK. The turrets are mushy and not very positive in adjustment. It tracked well. I just hunted with mine and the illumination in it sucked. The entire reticle lit up and even on the lowest setting degraded night vision or dusk vision as it was. If you just plan on punching paper it's not a bad choice, if you plan on hunting, I'd keep looking.
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not a good idea to use a illuminated ret with nv the non illuminated works wellWink go wth the weaver tracks well glass is good can be had for 700 bucks. I think you would be hard pressed to find any other scope the comes close for similar moneyYippee

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Originally posted by verminator verminator wrote:

not a good idea to use a illuminated ret with nv the non illuminated works wellWink go wth the weaver tracks well glass is good can be had for 700 bucks. I think you would be hard pressed to find any other scope the comes close for similar moneyYippee


I was referring to my night vision, not an optic.  The illumination in the Weaver Tactical is horrible.  I like the Super Slam series of Weavers but, I wasn't very happy with this scope.  It'd be great for paper punching on a range or rigining steel but it's not a hunting optic.
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I use mine for hunting...I use it with a mini 14 fitted with a high spec xr5 tube+laser illuminator..accounted for 185 rabbits and a Charlie..last weekHowdy
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Good for you, the illumination in the reticle still sucks.
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yep very good night for me there paying £2 a piece for the rabbits at mo if head shot. so all in all turned out a excellent nightBig Grin...but I still say the weaver's the best deal out there for the moneyBig Grin

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