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Anyone here have real world experience with this series of scopes? I'm considering the 5-15x40 mildot.

Does anyone know if this scope is available with Bushnell's ballistic reticle?
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Welcome to The OT!
 
I'm seeing that scope come in Multi X, Mil Dot and Fire Fly reticles, my friend.
 
Could we tempt you with a Mil Dot, perhaps? Wink 
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Oh, I'm tempted.

Could you point me to any costumer reviews?
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This scope has been talked about a lot around here. Check out the search I linked for ya.
 
Can you share some of your shooting situations and your budget with us?   
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Thanks for your help. I really appreciate the help.

I've been shooting most of my life (I'm 43) but I have only been shooting centerfire rifles for the last five years or so. I have spent most of my time learning to shoot military type rifles with aperture sights. I feel pretty good about my ability to shoot out to about 300 yards.

I am also in the process of trying to teach these skills to my five sons. (ages 17 to 6)

My older sons are pretty good with the open sight rifles as well.

We have become interested in long range precision shooting with scoped bolt action rifles. (I have a Remington 700 Police in .308)

Currently, I have a 10 year old Tasco World Class 3x9 on my 700.

I'm a Pastor and my budget is fairly limited, so, I'm looking for something that is really a good "bang for the buck".

I have considered the Pride Fowler scopes and the Super Sniper scopes. How does the Bushnell stack up quality wise with those type scopes?

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Oh, the link isn't working either can you give me the search parameters? I couldn't find anything.
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If you are trying to get into long range precision shooting, I would really suggest getting Super Sniper 10x42.  It is a very solid glass with excellent mechanical repeatability and a MilDot reticle.  It is great for the money, and if you are just starting out, it is worth your while to learn to use a MilDot reticle properly.  Once you have mastered the mil dots, you will be able to make a very educated decision on the next step.  In the meantime, a 10x42 Super Sniper can get into the game for not a lot of money.

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I'm a huge fan of the fixed 10x Super Sniper on my Remington 308 for 300 yard shooting. 
But, the 3200 is a variable and would serve you well, I would think.
The 3200 is considered a good value, the SS a GREAT value.
 
I can't help myself (Nikonitis) and feel compelled to throw the Nikon Buckmaster w/ Mil Dot into the mix as well.
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The crux of my argument here is that if you are trying to understand the long range game better, I would suggest staying away from SFP variables at first.  A fixed magnification 10x scope with a mildot is the best way to learn this.

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Excellent advice, Koshkin!!
 
 
I'd go with the 10x, rear focus.
 
Here's the search page.
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Ok, I had been considering the SS for sometime... can I take it out to 800 yards? My oldest son would eventually like to try 1000 yard shooting and we're trying to work up to that distance.

Here's another questions, if I go with the SS I had been considering a one piece mount/rings set-up like the Dednuts mount. Is there something here the is comparable?

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I do not know a whole lot about denuts mount, so I can not comment there.

Personally, I much prefer Picatinny style bases and rings that are available from a number of manufacturers.  They are simple to install and work well.

My favorites are Burris Xtreme Tactical, Warne Tactical/Maxima and TPS in order of ascending price.

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TPS mounts?
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Originally posted by deolexrex deolexrex wrote:

TPS mounts?


Yes.  I have not used their bases, but I have had good luck with their rings.

ILya
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Here is what the Dednutz look like...

http://www.competitor.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=186979&t=11082005


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As a side note, you should not post links to competitors' websites, since this site is owned by SWFA (see forum rules).

I know what they look like, but I have never used them, so I can not really comment.

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Oh, sorry! Can someone delete that post?
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Did y'all note that I'm on a limited budget?

I currently have a Leupold one piece base and 1" rings that came with the rifle. Maybe I just need new rings...
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Originally posted by deolexrex deolexrex wrote:

Did y'all note that I'm on a limited budget?

I currently have a Leupold one piece base and 1" rings that came with the rifle. Maybe I just need new rings...


You can do that if you have to. 

However, quality rings and bases are just as important as the scope, so if you can scrounge up enough funds, you could save yourself some trouble later on.

For a cheaper alternative to Warne bases, you can try Millet 1-piece picatinny rail:

http://www.swfa.com/c-1660-remington.aspx

I've been using one on my Savage and it seems to be well machined.

As for the rings, I think Burris Tacticals are the cheapest Picatinny rings out there that are of decent quality.  I have a couple of sets and I am happy with them.

Millett does make tactical Picatinny rings that are a little cheaper, but I have not used them yet.

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What height Burris ring will I need?
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Probably low.

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Ok, ok...

I bought the SS...
and the base...
and the rings...
and a bunch of other stuff...

Thanks for the input and the help!

It's been great doing business with y'all so far...
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The best to you sir, How about posting some pics when you get it together.
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Originally posted by deolexrex deolexrex wrote:

Ok, ok...

I bought the SS...
and the base...
and the rings...
and a bunch of other stuff...

Thanks for the input and the help!

It's been great doing business with y'all so far...
 
got to show us some pictures of the set up.
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