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Hi All,

I could use some input on selecting an optic for a Mosin build.

I am putting an M44 in a Promag stock with a Rock Solid scope mount and a Timney trigger.

This will be a fun gun/ economical Sniper if you will.
I'm doing this mainly in order to have a low cost cheap to shoot range toy.
I know most will scoff at this combo but this is something affordable for me to mess around with.

That being said my budget for an optic is limited as this is just a tinkering around project.

I was thinking on either a Vortex Cross fire II 6-18X44AO BDC or the Millet TRS-1 4-16SF IllBDC Ret

The Millet is at the extreme top of my budget.

What do you think what would be the best choice and how will they hold up to the pounding from the Nagant?

or given that $300 is is the top of my budget is there a better choice? Allso the warranty is a big thing for me.

Thanks in advance for your input on this!
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If this is just for shooting at the range, get a 10x42 or 12x42 SWFA SS.

Mosin does not have any particularly severe recoil (unless the stock is incorrectly fitted), but unless you need lower magnification for hunting, these two scopes are your best bet.

ILya

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Thanks koshkin

Those are great scopes no doubt. And i do think they would be good choices.
I was however hoping to find a variable power scope.

Do you have any suggestions on a variable?

Thanks
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I think the fixed power Super Sniper was a great choice for under $300. They do make some variables but they are a bit more. And if its a range queen Id say the 16x or the 12 x
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Originally posted by JunkTruck JunkTruck wrote:

Thanks koshkin

Those are great scopes no doubt. And i do think they would be good choices.
I was however hoping to find a variable power scope.

Do you have any suggestions on a variable?

Thanks

Based on your original post, you are looking for something with a fair amount of magnification which is not easy to get in the $300 range.  Well, let me re-phrase that.  There are a lot of high magnification scopes in that price range, but they are not something I recommend.

Generally, a little while back I put together some recommendation on scope in different price ranges and here is what I came up with for sub-$300:

If you want high-ish magnification, this is pretty much it for $300:


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Thanks guys, i appreciate the input on the well thought out options.

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Hi Guys,

Well i have narrowed it down to two contenders:

Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x 40 SF Mil Dot (Nikon 6474)

Or

Millett TRS-1 SF Ill Mil Dot 4-16x50 (Millett BK81001)

Can anyone weigh in with the pro's and cons of each to help me decide?

I'd very much appreciate any info from owners of these optics.

Thanks much
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