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 I am looking to upgrade the scope i have on my 308 bolt action rifle this gun is mostly used for target shooting and hunting from 100 to 500 yards looking to stay around $350 and would last forever some of the features that i would like
variable power 4-12 would be good
mill dots
target turrets would be nice but not a deal breaker
i am mostly looking for a good value

i have been looking at
Nikon Prostaff Rifle Scope 4-12x 40mm Mil-Dot Reticle Matte $219

Nikon 2.5-10x42 Monarch Riflescope $299

Falcon Menace 4-14x44 Tactical 30mm Rifle scope $359


Primary arms 4-16x14 illuminated mil dot scope $160



any help would be appreciated 
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i would skip the prostaff. the monarch is way better quality.
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How would that compare with the falcon menace
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i would skip the prostaff. the monarch is way better quality.
 
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The Nikon 2.5-10x42 Monarch would be nice as well as the Vortex Diamondback. I would skip the Falcon.

http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-12x40-Diamondback-Rifle-Scope-P10825.aspx

Or if you could go to $390 this would be a great scope.

http://swfa.com/Vortex-25-10x44-Viper-HS-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P48289.aspx
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I would strongly consider adding $50 to your price range and looking at this:

http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-12x40-Viper-Rifle-Scope-P11230.aspx

or this:
http://swfa.com/Weaver-45-14x40-Grand-Slam-Rifle-Scope-P40574.aspx

or this:
http://swfa.com/Sightron-4-16x42-SII-Riflescope-P6047.aspx

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

I would strongly consider adding $50 to your price range and looking at this:

http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-12x40-Viper-Rifle-Scope-P11230.aspx

or this:
http://swfa.com/Weaver-45-14x40-Grand-Slam-Rifle-Scope-P40574.aspx

or this:
http://swfa.com/Sightron-4-16x42-SII-Riflescope-P6047.aspx

ILya
I'll second this recommendation.  Not mildot but a very good scope.  It had capped target turrets and when I used this same scope i just left the caps in the box with the rest of the stuff, never had an issue with it. Very good glass and repeatable. 
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Swfa ss 12x42 299.00 fixed power but super clear glass
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I know this is over the price range but I'll show you these so you can weigh the decision on possibly spending more to get more scope.
SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42MQ
  • Matte
  • Patented First Focal Plane Mil-Quad Reticle
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 
SPL16996 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope DEMO-B
Click to view 5214309943, Matte, Mil-Dot, 1"
$599.95
Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope Vortex 4-16x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - PST416S1M
  • Matte
  • EBR-1 Mil Reticle
  • 30mm
  • .10 Mil Adjustments
$699.95
Vortex 2.5-10x44 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope Vortex 2.5-10x44 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - PST210S1M
  • Matte
  • EBR-1 Mil Reticle
  • 30mm
  • .10 Mil Adjustments
$599.95
Vortex 4-16x44 Viper HS 30mm Rifle Scope Vortex 4-16x44 Viper HS 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - VORVHS4305LR
  • Matte
  • Dead-Hold BDC
  • 30mm
  • Long Range
  • Waterproof
  • Fogproof
  • Shockproof
$549.95 
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