New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Buying a new scope!
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Check GunBroker.com for SWFA's No Reserve and No Minimum bid firearm auctions.

Buying a new scope!

 Post Reply Post Reply   Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/14/2006 at 14:57
diehlman View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper
Avatar

Joined: March/14/2006
Location: Vatican City State
Status: Offline
Points: 3

Hi all

 

I have been reading the board for a couple of weeks now and have noticed several people on the same budget as I am.  $350-$400.

This must include mounts, bases, scope, covers etc. 

 

I have a coyote problem on my property and have recently purchased a Winchester model 70 .243 WSSM package deal.

 

Here's what I have learned from a lot of sources along with the scopes I considered and why I finally chose the scope I ordered this morning.

 

1.  If you can afford it buy a zeiss, kahles, swarovski.

 

Now that we have that out of the way these are the scopes I was left with on my budget. All variable, all ballistic plex, all 40 to 50 mm objectives

 

Sitetron sii

Nikon monarch ucc

Burris Fullfield II

Mueller Tactical

 

Sitetron optics along with the lower end Nikons ok but not as good as Burris

Burris I was told buys Leupold Glass.  Mueller buys japanese glass, german coated, made in china.

 

Decisions Decisions. 

I chose the Mueller for the advantage of the Illuminated reticle.  My place is on black clay.  early and late shots on bare ground no chance without that illuminated recicle.  In addition the rifle will be hung at my back door.  I want to pick off coyotes as they approach my livestock.  HeHeHe....A 1000 yard view Right out my back door. 

 

However if I had to go banging around the field, trapsing all over the countryside, no contest.  Burris Fullfield II.  package deal with the spotting scope is a no brainer.  Second a much tougher built scope.  Third a forever warranty.

 

Hope this helps some other poor person looking for a scope under $400.  I will post my feedback on the scope later after some time and rounds under my belt.

 

Good luck all and thanks for all the info I found here!

 

 



Edited by diehlman
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/14/2006 at 18:30
Chris Farris View Drop Down
TEAM SWFA - Admin
TEAM SWFA - Admin
Avatar
swfa.com

Joined: October/01/2003
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 7765

"Sitetron optics along with the lower end Nikons ok but not as good as Burris

Burris I was told buys Leupold Glass.  Mueller buys japanese glass, german coated, made in china."

 

Not too sure about some of those comments.

 

Burris makes an illuminated version of the Ballistic Plex too btw.

http://www.swfa.com/pc-8074-206-burris-3-9x40-fullfield-ii-r ifle-scope.aspx

 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: August/14/2006 at 19:26
koshkin View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Dark Lord of Optics

Joined: June/15/2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 10981
Well, good luck with your purchase, let us know how it goes. 

It sounds like they've got some substantial properties over in Vatican City State

A couple of comments though:

Sightron S2 and Nikon Monarch are about equal optically and both are better than Fullfield II.  All three are pretty tough.

When you say Mueller Tactical, which exact scope you are referring to?  Their Tac II is a nice, made in Japan, scope that competes well against Sightron S2, Monarch, etc.  I do not think it has an illuminated reticle though.

Other Mueller scopes are made in China.  I am not sure if the bulk glass is Chinese or bought in Japan, but grinding, polishing, coating and scope assembly are done in China.  To the best of my knowledge there is nothing German about those scopes.  Now, that does not make them bad scopes in any way.  They are actually among the best for the money.  However, they are not as good optically as the other scopes you mention.

However, for your application and budget, it was probably a pretty good way to go.

Oh, and Burris does not buy glass from Leupold.  I've heard that rumor before.  I do not know who is spreading it and why, but, to the best of my knowledge, it is patently false.

ILya
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Similar Threads: "Buying a new scope!"
Subject Author Forum Replies Last Post
Help me justify buying a new scope!!!! CodyBrown Rifle Scopes 22
Help buying new scope snyderracing Rifle Scopes 2
To buy a new scope or not to buy a new scope? JimFromTN Rifle Scopes 19
Wish to buy a New Scope, help??? boxstereye Tactical Scopes 5
New member new scope questions P&Y Rifle Scopes 9
Buying new scope Washco Tactical Scopes 6
Compact Scope - new member - which to buy Homer Rifle Scopes 5
Help buying a new LR scope The Salty Hog Rifle Scopes 2
Suggestions for newbie buying new scope sharptailhunter Rifle Scopes 4 4/23/2006 10:14:30 PM
Advice on buying new scope stan Rifle Scopes 3 9/20/2004 7:31:21 PM


This page was generated in 0.313 seconds.