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Purpose and budget, my friend? 
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Welcome to the OT.  What will he be doing with it and what caliber?

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Do you mean like a low powered fixed scope? Like a 4x or 6x? I personally wouldn't want much more magnification than that. 

Budget? 
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http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-6x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53711.aspx

This would be my recommendation for a fixed hog gun scope.

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Leupold FX3 6x42 w/duplex reticle is one of the best hunting scopes you can buy, no matter the age of the shooter.  Tough, bright, reliable.  Meopta makes a nice 6x42 as well. 
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how old is your son?
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Here is a classic scope for your uses, and a bargain:

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Originally posted by Milldot Milldot wrote:

I think that's just the ticket, great!
Do you have one?

Had one.  Put it on a friend's rifle for his kid.  Excellent optics for the money and a rugged build.
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Yep. Nitrogen purged.

It is a solid scope, friend.
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Originally posted by Milldot Milldot wrote:

Looks good, any experience with one?


I have shot lots of hogs and a few cull aoudad with one, as well as a whitetail or two.  Ranges varied from 10 yds to 300 yds.   It is very easy to get behind, the reticle shows up well at last light, and as I said before it is very bright and durable.  The only negative, one in which Leupold needs its' head examined, is that the regular duplex is only available in a gloss finished scope.  Not a huge deal, but you used to could order one in matte/duplex.  Not sure if you can anymore except through Leupy's custom shop.  I think that is a stupid marketing move personally, but it is a killer scope.  

Good luck with your purchase.  I'm sure you and your son will have a ball hunting/shooting together.....good for you guys!
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Originally posted by JGRaider JGRaider wrote:

Originally posted by Milldot Milldot wrote:

Looks good, any experience with one?


I have shot lots of hogs and a few cull aoudad with one, as well as a whitetail or two.  Ranges varied from 10 yds to 300 yds.   It is very easy to get behind, the reticle shows up well at last light, and as I said before it is very bright and durable.  The only negative, one in which Leupold needs its' head examined, is that the regular duplex is only available in a gloss finished scope.  Not a huge deal, but you used to could order one in matte/duplex.  Not sure if you can anymore except through Leupy's custom shop.  I think that is a stupid marketing move personally, but it is a killer scope.  

Good luck with your purchase.  I'm sure you and your son will have a ball hunting/shooting together.....good for you guys!




I had the opposite problem. I WANTED glossy but with a number 4 reticle. Had to order it from the custom shop because the FX-3 6X42 number 4 is only available in matte. That's ok though, price was the same and I had them build me a CDS dial for it too. Not much to dislike about these scopes.
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check out this scope, before you finally decide.  It is easily as good as the recommended "Leupy" and less expensive.  I have one that I have used on AR-10, AR-15's in 5.56, 6.5Grendel, 7.62x39 and it performs exceedingly well.   The only reason it doesn't have a permanent home on one of those is no illuminated reticle… which is required for my purposes.  I love it and intend to set up a "daytime hunter" just for it in the near future.  I'm thinking an AR in 243 or 7mm08:

Swift 1.5-4.5x32 Premier Rifle ScopeCircle PlusSwift 1.5-4.5x32 Premier Rifle Scope
Stock # - SRP648M
  • Matte
  • Circle Plus
  • 1"
  • Fully Multi-Coated
  • Parallax Set at 100 yds
$162.95
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