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I have a Remington 700 .308 that I would like to put a good straight 10 power by 40mm scope on. For under $300 wat is my best option?
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Or a variable scope such as 3.5-10 would be a choice also.
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SWFA has the Weaver V-10 (2~10x38) at $159.95 or the V-16 (4~16x42) for $289.95. Either should suit your needs.
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Look at Nikon Buckmasters.  Great scopes.
 
Or Super Sniper if you go fixed.
 
Or lighter 10x one inch tube scopes are: Bushnell 3200 or look at new Weaver Grand Slam 10x Tactical or variables...a bit more than 300.00, tho.
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Welcome to Optics Talk, Cap'n.

What type of shooting are you considering?

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A straight 10x for varmits and paper shooting,,,OK!..........All around hunting,,,NO!
 
The best scope you are going to find for under $300 is the Bushnell Elite 4200 in the 3x9. There is not going to be that much difference between a 3x9 vs a 3.5x10 or a 2.5x10.
 
Better to go with the best possible optics in your price range. The 3x9 4200 with Rainguard is going to be your best choice for under $300............
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Ditto
What else can I say? I love Weaver products but if you have a $300 budget and SWFA still has a few of those 3-9x4200 Bushnell 4200s then buy one. It's definitely a step up in optical quality.


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Welcome to Optics Talk, Cap'n.

What type of shooting are you considering?

mainly hunting. some target shooting. I have read since posting my first question that a straight power scope is not optimal, so a better question would be what scope for under three hundred would fit my needs?
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I agree....a 10x would NOT be optimal for hunting.  For under $300, its pretty hard to find a better deal than the 4200 3-9X40 or if they are still available, the Nikon Primos 3-9X40.  The Primos has the fancy reticle which I'm not a big fan of, but if that doesn't bother you, it's a great deal!
 
If you decide that you can spend a bit more, I highly recommend the Conquest 3-9X40 and its 4 inches of eye relief!
 
Good luck and good hunting!    BTW... fall is just around the corner.
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 NIKON  is my pick also ..... or a bushnell ... but alas as Cheaptrick asked ... what is the main useage ?
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bushnell elite 3200 10x40 mildot, about 180.00 and barrett uses them on his model 99's(.50 or .416)
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Originally posted by Tip69 Tip69 wrote:

I agree....a 10x would NOT be optimal for hunting.  For under $300, its pretty hard to find a better deal than the 4200 3-9X40 or if they are still available, the Nikon Primos 3-9X40.  The Primos has the fancy reticle which I'm not a big fan of, but if that doesn't bother you, it's a great deal!
 
If you decide that you can spend a bit more, I highly recommend the Conquest 3-9X40 and its 4 inches of eye relief!
 
 
Good advise right there.   
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