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Hmm my copy and paste from word looks like it got messed up ...damn it lol 
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The Bushnell 3200 Elite 10x40 would fit the bill and be cheaper.  I have one on my AR and it works great
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I cleaned up yor post slightly to get rid of some artifacts of pasting from Word.

If you are on a budget and just learning, S.S. 10x42 is the way to go.  Keep the scope simple with as few options as possible.  Learn to use the reticle for ranging and knobs for dialing.

Practice.  A lot.

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Oh forgot to add, I have three Super Sniper scopes: original 10x42, variable 3-9x42 and 10x42HD.

All three are excellent and more expensive ones are worth the money.  However, even the original 10x42 is an excellent way to go.

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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

I cleaned up yor post slightly to get rid of some artifacts of pasting from Word.

If you are on a budget and just learning, S.S. 10x42 is the way to go.  Keep the scope simple with as few options as possible.  Learn to use the reticle for ranging and knobs for dialing.

Practice.  A lot.

ILya


Awesome thanks much for the advice and the clean up. So it seems that the fixed magnification is preferred to the variable? Or do people like the SS better than the Millett lol

I have no doubt now that the SS is an excellent scope, and will be my first choice for a fixed magnification optic. I'm still thinking if I should get a fixed or a variable power optic..I like the flexibility and versatility of the variable, but I like the dependability and simplicity of the fixed.
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Really depends on your shooting purpose. Since its a paper only I think a fixed power would do you fine.  I use a fixe 10x40 on mine and while I do occasionally take a deer with it I primarily use it for paper and steel gongs to 500yds.  Keep in mind that the higher the magnification the better chance of keeping tighter groups at long ranges but for hitting a target, a fixed is great.  If its mainly a paper gun like you said and 100yrds and beyond I would maybe even look at the 16x SS or the 20x SS as they will provide more magnification.

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If you have a little time I suggest you wait for the new fixed 6 power Super Sniper and start there if not buy the 10x and dont look back.  I find that 10x is a bit much to get onto targets under 100  yds rapidly.   If  you are in that $300 price range the answer is Super Sniper but the only question is which power works for the way you shoot?  6x   10x    16x   20x  If you need to use the scope in low light 6x wold be best followed closely by 10x and 16x and 20x would look a lot more grey in low light. In bright Sunlight they are all good.  In high heat the more powerful ones may have issues with mirage but so would any other make of scope the same power.
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I have had 2 SS10x, and 2 16x, and 1 20x. They are all solid as a rock, and are definately among the best scopes to retain their value should you decide later on to sell. You can't go wrong with any SS, and Chris & SWFA are super good to go on customer service!!
 
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