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I just picked up a BLR '81 in 7mm mag. I want to use it this deer season, so I need a scope on the quick. At this time I cannot afford to spend a lot (and I know the price for high end optics is well deserved, I just haven't allotted for it right now). Around $250 max. I am not familiar with this gun, so I don't know what size scope will fit (a 40mm? 50mm? Reticle, not tube...). Also, since i need it yesterday, it will have to come from somewhere local. To me, that means local gun shop (smallish) or Wally World.

Suggestions?

THANKS!!

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I'd go with the Bushnell 4200 Elite 3-9X40.  SWFA has it for $258.99 and they could probably overnight it to ya.  Last time I looked a WW they didn't have anything close to the 4200.  For the little bit extra the shipping might cost will be getting much better optics!

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Have you used this scope? Stand up well? I haven't had good luck with Bushnell warranty recently (my airgun ate a Bushnell Banner 4x12x50 AO in < 50 pellets). By the time it was over I felt lucky to have a scope in my hands again (but not the same scope, a rebuilt scope with scratches and scuffs mine did not have...after a couple months time frame). I might be willing to try them again with a higher end (less failure rate?) model...

Thanks for the suggestion. Exactly what I'm looking for.

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V V, welcome to The OT!!

 

The 4200 is well thought here and other reputable forums.

It should serve you well.

 

Glass quality, for actual money spent, makes the 4200 a very good choice.

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Thanks :)

How about the 2.5-10? I've found someone local willing to deal on this model. All I've ever had for deer hunting were 3-9's...
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Originally posted by VetteVert VetteVert wrote:

Thanks :)

How about the 2.5-12? I've found someone local willing to deal on this model. All I've ever had for deer hunting were 3-9's...

 

4200?

I didn't know they made a 2.5-12 model.

 

 

http://www.riflescopes.com/departments/185/rifle_scopes/bush nell_rifle_scopes/bushnell_elite_4200_rifle_scopes.htm?sb=&a mp;so=&page=1

 

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Whoops. My mistake...his is the 2.5-10. I looked up the model number and just quoted it wrong. I'll edit above
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I have not used one, but its the next scope I plan to buy.
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