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Whats a good (Silver) scope for under $300 that i can put on my savage 300 WSM Anything in the

 3-12x
4-16x range
 
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Thanks, i was looking at the buckmaster.  But i wasn't sure about it.  So thanksBig Smile

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I had the very same scope, (black) on a .300 RUM and it held up great. 
The eye relief was good to go also. Never got close to my eye with that rifle.
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I was taking about a 250 yard shot with it  got a little too close... scope eye
 
i just have the simmons that came with it now and my eye relief is about 2.5 inches... So yeah on the buckmaster its about 4 so that should be fine
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http://www.swfa.com/pc-1278-185-bushnell-25-10x40-elite-4200-rifle-scope.aspx

Best value --at $369 ( w/free rain jacket)..you'll probabaly never need or want to replace it ..
 
short on eye relief
Best value at $200 and under ( free jacket also)..
an old stand by -rugged but overpriced
 
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Thanks, but iw as looking for something with a little higher mag. because sometimes i have to stretch out there 300 yards.
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little to no selection there at your price point in silver ..plus 9x is more than adequate for 300yd shots you indicate is your distance cap... don't give up optical quality for higher magnification

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The buckmaster is about the onlything i saw, thats why i was just asking around
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Even magnification at 5X should take you to 400+.  Unless you're hunting from sandbags on a bench, the amount of scope wobble that comes with hunting at higher powers isn't worth cranking past that.

Does anyone remeber the vid from Shooting Times that shows this?  I don't remember how to get to it, but it explains this better than I can.
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Another question to anyone who belives that 9x is fine for 300+ yard shots.
 
Do you think the reason why i seem it harder to get a good view on the deer is beacuse of clarity?
 
Because now i have a peace of junk Simmons 3-9x 40m that came on it.
 
So if you have any resoponces to that please help me out,Thanks.
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ive shot plenty of coyotes past 300yds with a 3x9 and as you well know coyotes are smaller than most deer and clarity wasnt an issue.
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I didn't realize you needed this scope for deer hunting.
 
I'd get a matte black 3-9x or so for that application and your budget.
Better low end with the 3x and the 9x (and plenty of practice) is all you need to shoot a deer out to 300 yards.
 
 
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So basically your saying to just stick with the 3-9x?
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Originally posted by Cbissell07 Cbissell07 wrote:

So basically your saying to just stick with the 3-9x?
 
Well, that's entirely up to you, but a 3-9x or 2.5-10x are usually optimal for big game in most cases.
If you get a matte black scope, you can probably save a few dollars over a higher priced silver scope in the process.  
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http://savagearms.com/16fxp3.htm
This is the gun i have, im willing to spend $50 more for a silver scope beacuse it just wouldnt look right with a matte scope finish
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Originally posted by Cbissell07 Cbissell07 wrote:

http://savagearms.com/16fxp3.htm
This is the gun i have, im willing to spend $50 more for a silver scope beacuse it just wouldnt look right with a matte scope finish
 
I feel ya. I just feel when an individual has a drop dead, $300 budget, that silver finish is sort of a luxury.
  
Nice rifle. Bet shes a shooter too. Sharp Shooter


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spend the $50 make it right and you will be way happier, and yes i would stick with a 3x9.
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I got it at Dicks Sporting Goods For... $350!
Basically a steal
 
But the thing that hurts is buying ammo
$50 a box
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Trade it in for a 300 Win Mag!!  Good Lord!! What is 300 Win Mag ammo these days??  I saw 30-06 yesterday for $17!!! 
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How much would it cost for me to start reloading?
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Originally posted by huff143 huff143 wrote:

Even magnification at 5X should take you to 400+.  Unless you're hunting from sandbags on a bench, the amount of scope wobble that comes with hunting at higher powers isn't worth cranking past that.

Does anyone remeber the vid from Shooting Times that shows this?  I don't remember how to get to it, but it explains this better than I can.
.............Yes,,, I do! That video is with Wayne Van Zwoll.......And he is 100% correct regarding scope wobble. Magnify the target more and the scope wobble increases, which in turn, increases the settling time from target acquisition to the shot.
 
For all hunting (except for varmits), most think that if they are shooting a long range and flat shooting cartridge, that to satisfy all needs, a 12x scope to a 16x max on the high end is needed...... Not so!
 
Also for 200 yard and less precision bench shooting, higher magnifications don`t necessarily reduce the group sizes. For comparison, there was an on-line article on this subject, where there was very little difference in actual group sizing at 100 yards between a 1.5x scope vs a 35x scope. For precision shooting, the reticle choice (thinner vs thicker) would be more of a factor than the power setting.
 
Many associate better groupings with higher magnifications. With longer range competitive shooting that is true. But to be successful in hunting deer sized animals and larger out to 500 and 600 yards, it is not! 3x to 5x, maybe to 6x for some, is all that`s needed for most if not all,,,,,, eyes!     
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http://www.competitor.net/picture-3-nikon-3-9x50-prostaff-riflescopes.html
Have you heard anything good (or bad) About it??
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oh you mean
http://www.swfa.com/pc-6834-224-nikon-3-9x50-prostaff-riflescope.aspx
swfa  hosts this sight. the pro staff is ok

reloading isnt to bad to get into, a few hundred bucks and you would be ready to roll, gun shows are good places to start looking for used equipment.





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