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Hey Guys,

A little background first.  I've owned some of the best, namely two US Optics scopes, a 3.2-17 TPal MOA and a 10x ST10 EREK Mil GAP Reticle.  I currently shoot FT Air Rifle had have a Leupold 35x Comp on my spring gun and a Bushnell 4200 8-32 on my PCP Rifle (and I've owned many of the 3200 and 4200 scopes with much success).  I've also own a Vortex Viper 3-9x40 which is an OUTSTANDING piece of glass.  I had a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x44 that was good to go too.  Before this level of glass, I owned crap (BSA namely and some Simmons scopes).  But now...............

I'm on a pretty tight budget.  I'm currently purchasing two rifles.  Both are Savage model 10s with the new Accustock.  One in .223 and the other in .308.  I can buy one scope now ($300 or less) and the other will have to wait. 

I believe that the "will have to wait scope" will be another Vortex Viper in a Mildot (maybe the 6.5-20).  My current 3-9 Viper has thier BDC reticle but it's really hard to see the BDC dots (or marks), so I'm not sold on their BDC recicle. 

I could take the 3-9 Viper off the .22 it's on and put it on the .223 rifle and then buy another scope for the .22 but I really don't want to do that. 

So, what can I do for $300 or so.  It will go on the .223 rifle so I don't need an incredible amount of adjustment.  A mildot would be nice or a easily readable BDC.   If over 10x I guess it would need an AO (I'm probably priced out of the saddle focus units at this price point). 

Shoud I stay with the Bushnell 3200 5-15 or 7-21 scopes?  Opinions are much welcome.

Paul
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-8477-380-swift-6-18x44-premier-rifle-scope.aspx give this a look for the 223 I have one and so far it has been great. It won't break the bank and for the money its a good scope. You can't go wrong with a BUSHNELL.......

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Yeah...........I forgot about Swift.  One of the first quality airgun scopes I ever purchased was a Swift.  It was a plex reticle and I was hot for a mildot so I sold it but I don't recall any problems.  Thanks for the input. 

And you're right about the Bushnell.  That's probably the direction that I'll go.  I'm also thinking ahead to my next airgun purchase and I might just get the scope I need for the air gun (either the Bushnell 3200l 7-21x40 or the 5-15 Tactical.  I've never tried the 5 -15 Tactical but I bet it's good to go.

Paul
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Could get a Vortex Crossfire 6-24 (I think it was) for $100 and a Pentax Pioneer 3-9 for $120.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/21/2009 at 16:12
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Would recommend taking a look at this scope. Click Here ~ This scope is normally a lot closer to the $300 mark and at that price you could get 2 one for each gun right now. One of the usually cost more than 2 of the mis marked ones would. Heck of a deal and a Mil-dot also.
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That price I believe is about 70% off. They won't last long.
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