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I won this gun at my local rocky mountain elk foundation dinner. I ordered a Barska 4-16x50mm to use for now just to be in action but I am wondering 2 things:
1. Has anyone bought or used this scope?

2. What would you guys suggest for the best glass for this gun?

Thanks for your help

Woody

 
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Barska are not very good scopes.

What is your budget?

What do you plan on using the gun for?

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from what I read, you get what you pay for when it comes to glass so between 500-600. I would ideally like to be able to use this gun for my all around hunting gun. deer, elk, antelope. 
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For $500 to $600 you could get a really nice scope.  Even for $300 you can get pretty nice scopes.

Vortex Viper line is good.  Bushnell Elite line, Sightron S2 Big Sky, Leupold VX3, Meopta Meopro, Zeiss Conquest.

A 3-9x Conquest would be a super scope for your uses.  http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P608.aspx

Or is you don't want to spend much but want a great scope.  The Vortex Viper 2-7x is on closeout.  Excellent scope for the money.  http://swfa.com/Vortex-Viper-Rifle-Scopes-C1410.aspx
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Cancel that Barska order immediately, and choose one of Supertool's suggestions.
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+1, tons of options available in your price range. Take no offense, we just want to see you spend your hard earned cash responsibly.
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Looks like a nice rifle. Any of the suggestions already made would go well with it. For a .308 with a 22" barrel and for hunting those three species, it's nice to have something in the 2 or 3 range on the low end and no more than 10-12 on the high end. A 3-9 would sit right in the middle of those numbers and will give you the best chance of getting a quality scope for a reasonable price.
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There are a lot of good scopes available for the tariff you're talking about. Actually you can buy a nice hunting scope for quite a bit less. A good 3-9x40 should be all the scope you really need for a all around hunting rifle. For your budget there is the conquest for $399, the sightron big sky, a burris signature as well as others. I will mention that the sample list on this site is pretty loaded right now with pretty good buys. there's a Bushnell 4200 for $179, several Leupold vx-iis and several vxiii for well under your budget range. and a favorite here is the little viper that's on close out for $149. You could do a lot of hunting and never need more than any of these scopes have to offer. Just my .02.
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