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Ive been spening the past week trying to do all the research I can for a scope in the $300-$350 range.  I had pretty much decided on the Bushnell 3200 10x40.  Then I heard about the Super Sniper scopes.  I was back and forth between the bushnell and the SS due to future plans of a Ziess, Nightforce or Swavorski.  However Im thinking if I spend the extra $100 on the SS, and they live up to the research Ive done, I may just stick with it.
 
Soooo, here I am anxious to order my 10x42, and happen to notice today they also offer a 16x42 (am I blind, dumb, or is this something new??)  Im going to use it on a .308 with hopes of shooting out to 600 and maybe one day if Im as good as Im hoping to be 1000yds.  Im buying the rifle to shoot paper mostly.  probably mostly between 1-300yds, but really want to start doing some long range shooting also.  The gun may get used for some deer hunting also with shots ranging anywhere from 30-200yds.  Would the 10x suit my needs, would the 16x work better, or would the 16x hinder me due to miragge(ing??) Ive heard of problems with higher powered scopes, so its got me thinking.  Also Im worried about a 16x on closer shots (50 yds or so)
 
Im also unsure about ring height.  Will either the 10x, or 16x work with the low rings on a Remington 700 with 2 piece Burris bases, what about a 1 piece, or a picatinny rail??
 
Im so anxious to get all this together, but want to do it at least half-ass the first time.  If I could get it all the way right would be even better.

Thanks for the help Bandito
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IN my opinion, the 10x better suits your needs. With the 16x, you get a more limited field of view, which is a pretty big hindrance for the close up shots while hunting. Also the exit pupil on the 16x is almost half of what the 10x is, there by limiting the low light capability of the scope also. I own the 10x, and find it to be simply fantastic! I am also saving to get the 3x9 variable, with first focal plane reticle and .1 mil adjustments!  
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

IN my opinion, the 10x better suits your needs. With the 16x, you get a more limited field of view, which is a pretty big hindrance for the close up shots while hunting. Also the exit pupil on the 16x is almost half of what the 10x is, there by limiting the low light capability of the scope also. I own the 10x, and find it to be simply fantastic! I am also saving to get the 3x9 variable, with first focal plane reticle and .1 mil adjustments!  
 
 
Thanks.  I did a little more reading, and decided to go with the 20x, then continued and realized the 10x is what I want.

BTW, I never change my mind lol
 
Any idea if the short rings will work?
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yes, I am pretty sure the low rings will be good to go
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I agree!
 
The 10x should suit you well for what you're looking for. 
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Alright this seems a suitable spot for my first official post. I recently purchased a 4-16 counter sniper optics glass with 42 objective and tdrm reticle. This was mine for the price of $500.00 This optic was great on my savage model 10fp up until the point when I bumped the side focus on my bench and it sheered off. The folks in Springfield,Mo (warehouse) replaced it immediately and added some custom laser work on the new one. The replacement is equally as frustrating as it is "backwards" in its operation as up is down left is right. Is this a case of murps law or is this not a suitable optic for my FP and I?
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Before it broke I consistently placed sub-moa shots at 420 yards (the farthest shot possible on my property.)
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Also..In no way am I trying to run this company down. I just need some advise.Thanks.
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If you do a search for it on here - those scopes don't get any love, not even a little bit.
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The 10x would be better for you
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Well...I spoke with the owner in Springfield,Mo and he said I can get a full refund if I like..So I think I would like to spend NO MORE THAN $1500.00 on my next piece of glass...Must have side focus and at least 14X with 42 or bigger objective. Any suggestions optics elites? I am more than open for good know how in my direction.Thanks for the reply danjojo.
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 Go into the SWFA web site and take a look at the Tijicon accu points they have a 5-20x50, 3 different reticles all with ill. and no batteries to worry about. Glass is supposed to be very good and the price is $1029.
 This seems to fill all your needs.
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