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and a 24" varmint AR15 that needs a mildot tactical scope, something in the neighborhood of 4-14X40.

Any suggestions?

Great forum btw. Merry Christmas folks!
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Welcome to The OT!!

 

Do you have a budget in mind??

 

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Thanks for the welcome!

Yeah, the budget is $300 to $350 like I said in the title. :)

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After searching the forums a bit more, I think maybe the Nikon Buckmaster is the one for me.
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I just read up on the Nikon BDC reticle. Pretty interesting concept.

I think I may take a 6-18X40 Buckmaster with the BDC reticle, and put that on my .308 and move my Leupold 4.5-14 VXIII Mil Dot to my AR15.

Sound like a reasonable plan?
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   You might want to take a look at the Burris line, specifically the Fullfield II as they have the "ballistic plex" reticle that is nice for long range shots and comes with a chart for various calibers. I myself am a little suspicious of any under 500 dollar scope with side focus AND variable magnification.Something has to be compromised and I wonder about the durability...lotsa parts moving around in there.
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Originally posted by Critter183 Critter183 wrote:

Thanks for the welcome!

Yeah, the budget is $300 to $350 like I said in the title. :)

 

DOH!!

 

Sorry I missed the whole title/300-350 thing............

I'm so used to asking what folks budget is.

 

The Nikon BM with BDC is good. There was a SWFA review of it somewhere.

What are you shooting?

Or did you mention that already and I missed it too??  



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Sorry for the delay in responding, was away for a few days.

I only shoot paper at the moment, but someday, who knows, maybe I'll have to shoot at boogie men. lol

I have been reading everything I can about all of these scopes, and I keep coming back to the buckmaster with the mil dot reticle. I have a Leupold on my .308 with a mil dot, and I have come to the conclusion that it might be best to just have to master one reticle.

I would buy another Leupold, but cash is much tighter these days with huge child support, gas, and heating bills. I find it hard to part with $800+ dollars at the moment.   
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Originally posted by Critter183 Critter183 wrote:

I I have a Leupold on my .308 with a mil dot, and I have come to the conclusion that it might be best to just have to master one reticle. 

 

Sound wisdom.

 

I liked the BM 4.5-14 I had.

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I thought everybody loved the Super Sniper?  Why not the Super Sniper?
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Sounds like an ideal cantidate for a Super Sniper 10x to me. After all all you are shooting is paper so a fixed power should be fine.
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