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Hello opticstalk.com I am having a tough time choosing a scope. I had it narrowed down to two scopes. First of all it is going to be going on a Remington 700 Police in .308 Win with a 26 inch barrel. I am going to be using this gun for target shooting. I want a tactical scope. I am trying to use the most of the .308 (distance). I know that the .308 loses its punch after a distance. I want to shoot up until that point. I have heard many different distances from different people. I have never shot long range. I shoot at the pistol range all the time. I have no rifle experience what so ever.
 The 2 scopes I had chosen were
 
Now after reading a bunch I came across this Supersniper 10x42 Tactical Riflescope
http://www.swfa.com/pc-4305-231-swfa-ss-10x42-tactical-riflescope.aspx
 
I read good things about this scope. Am I wasting my money on any of the first 2 scopes? Or is any of the 2 scopes a "upgrade" from the supersniper?  Any other comparable scopes in that price range? I read about the IOR but do not want to chance the problems if it breaks. Please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and all your help. Ivan
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Welcome to The OT.
 
If this is your first long range rifle rig, I'd strongly suggest going with the Super Sniper and heres my reasons.
 
At this point, you really aren't sure what you need to be able to fulfill your shooting needs, right? Is that fair to say?
 
The $300 Super Sniper is all the scope shooters like you and I will ever REALLY use. I LOVE the simplicity of my Super Sniper.
 
Let me preach on!!! Wink
 
When you "master" the rifle, the ammunition, the wind, breathing, sound shooting fundamentals and the Super Sniper, THEN sell the SS for near 100% of the purchase price and THEN upgrade to a Leupold MK 4, Nikon X, IOR or whatever, if you even care to.    
 
Save your money, get the Super Sniper and start shooting!  Sharp Shooter
 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Welcome to The OT.
 
If this is your first long range rifle rig, I'd strongly suggest going with the Super Sniper and heres my reasons.
 
At this point, you really aren't sure what you need to be able to fulfill your shooting needs, right? Is that fair to say?
 
The $300 Super Sniper is all the scope shooters like you and I will ever REALLY use. I LOVE the simplicity of my Super Sniper.
 
Let me preach on!!! Wink
 
When you "master" the rifle, the ammunition, the wind, breathing, sound shooting fundamentals and the Super Sniper, THEN sell the SS for near 100% of the purchase price and THEN upgrade to a Leupold MK 4, Nikon X, IOR or whatever, if you even care to.    
 
Save your money, get the Super Sniper and start shooting!  Sharp Shooter
 

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++.  The Super Sniper will provide you with an excellent learning tool that can translate into a primary tool.  Before spending a lot of money, check it out.  You won't be sorry, I don't believe.  
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If you're not hunting and don't need a variable for short-range shooting, the SS is a deal. Like these guys are saying, it's a great way to try distance shooting without committing too much money.
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Buy the SS, take the money you saved and put it into good mounts/rings, then spend the rest on ammo, buy lots of ammo!  Shoot often!


I've never seen a person learn the discipline of long range shooting by spending just a bit more on a scope.  Buying the SS gets you to the range more often; buy the SS!
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Thanks for all the feed back guys. I appreciate it. Now my next question is, is the 10x too much or not enough scope? How far is the "range" of the 10X. Is it going to be a burden on me when I only shoot at 100 yards? How about 200 yards? And so on. Or dose that not matter? I am buying a SS. Now I need to decide if the 10X or the 16X Again thanks for all your help. Ivan

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