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I have a crap scope on my rifle now, and it's time to upgrade. It won't hold zero effectively, and I missed too many Prairie Dogs on my last trip because of it.  Sad
 
The rifle it's going on is a Remington 700 chambered in .22-250. The typical ranges I'm shooting at vary between 25 yards out to about 350 max. Most shots are in the 50 to 75 yd range. I'm looking to spend somewhere in the $200 range.... and I have sort of narrowed it down to 3 models:
 
Nikon Team Primos 3-9x40  = $200
Leupold Rifleman 3-9x40  = $190
Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 w/ free GPS = @210
 
The Nikon has the BDC, and is supposedly very good glass.  I was interested in the Leupold basically because of the name, but it should be a good scope right? And the Burris has the free GPS unit which is cool, but I don't want to get an inferior scope just for some free swag they bundle in. Is the Burris as good a scope as the Nikon or Leupold?
 
Please give me your opinions of these 3, and any others you might suggest. Also, would there be any benefit in ponying up the extra $100 and just getting a 10x Super Sniper? I tend to think the variable power will be better for this application right?
 
Thanks in advance !
 
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 You have to remember the leupold rifleman is their bottom line scope ... the lowest quality variable model they make . I'd go with variable ... 10x and too close .... blows the target up and hard to get it in the kill zone if moving at all . Fixed are just too restrictive for me .... alright for fixed distances and still targets . 
 


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50 to 75 yards? Take a .22rf and save 250...
 
Leupold makes some good scopes (note I did not say great), the rifleman is not one of them.  The Nikon is ok if you don't want to play with the knobs all day.  Look at the burris to see if it has the fine adjustments you need.
 
Unless you are some place where you are doing a lot of close shooting, like coyote hunting in brush, then I'd get the fixed 10x Super Sniper.
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I wanna know where you're shooting prairie dogs where the average shot distances are 50 - 75 yards!  Obviously that's a place where they haven't been shot at much!  Most of the places I go, the average shot distance is well over 200 yards and after the shooting starts, everything within a 250 yard radius goes into the ground.
 
Of those 3 scopes, I'd go with the Nikon Team Primos. 
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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

50 to 75 yards? Take a .22rf and save 250...
 
Leupold makes some good scopes (note I did not say great), the rifleman is not one of them.  The Nikon is ok if you don't want to play with the knobs all day.  Look at the burris to see if it has the fine adjustments you need.
 
Unless you are some place where you are doing a lot of close shooting, like coyote hunting in brush, then I'd get the fixed 10x Super Sniper.
 
 
I usually take a small arsenal with me, including a .22rf. It's a Ruger 10/22, with 3x9 BSA scope on it. The BSA is crap too, but it works fine on a .22.  So far on the prairie dogs I have I have used .22LR, .223 REM, .22-250, .30-06, 12G shotgun, 9mm, .40SW and .45acp !
 
I tend to carry the .22-250 with me more than anything else, since it has the abilty to reach out and get the far away ones, as well as the closer ones too.
 
 
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I agree with Rifledude 100% on the scope and being able to shoot dogs that close.
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I'm thinking Bushnell 4200 4-16x40.

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