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Just picked up a Savage 111 .308 today and it has a Redfield 2x-7x scope. I dont see any other identifying marks on it anywhere. How can I tell exactly what it is?


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The serial on it in the pic is B87850
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Looks like an old Redfield Tracker
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So worth keeping or try to find a different scope? The magnification is right where I want it for the low end, but the 7x leaves a little to be desired. Highest I would want to go is 4x-12x, but 3x-9x would be fine. 
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Personally, I would opt for something newer. Those old Redfield's had fogging issues.
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Any suggestions? This is my first larger caliber rifle to own, been doing mostly handguns all my life. But no point in having a crappy scope on a nice rifle. I have been looking mostly at the Nikon Buckmasters, Bushnell Trophy or the Elite 3200
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Well in their day (about 1970) those scopes were considered nice scopes. However you could upgrade to a new modern scope with better optics for well under $200 and that's probably the route I'd go and sell the redfield for $75 or so on ebay. I would suggest that you look at Koskins article on inexpensive scopes on this site and see what's available. You will also have to determine what magnification range you desire. The nikon and 3200 you mention are decent scopes in the price range. some others and approx price you may want to consider

Vortex Viper 2x7 $169
Burris Fullfield 3x9 $189
Redfield 3x9 $149
Weaver K and v series   $140 -$225
Leupold VX-1 3x9   $200
Vortex Diamondback 3x9   $200
Pentax pioneer 3x9 $109 ( have a couple of these and like them very much for the $$)

These are the sub $200 scopes, There is a whole new list for $100 more.
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I would say that that Redfield is from the late sixties to the early seventies because of the print of the word " Redfield "  and because of the stamping of Redfield around the ocular.  After the early seventies the "Redfield" print had a serif on the letter R.  It is later than 1966 because it doesn't say " 1 inch tube ".    I guess that scope would be the Master series.  

 
Yes.....I'd get a newer scope just to be safe.  
 
 
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Picked up a Buckmaster 3x-9x 40 today. Went shooting. Absolutely love it so far. Big step up from the Redfield
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