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I'm purchasing a browning X bolt .243. I have an opportunity to get a center point scope inexpensively. I don't see these mentioned anywhere and wondering if these are suitable/decent scopes, or am I better off with a Nikon?

Thanks for your input!

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Welcome to the "OT", Never heard of Center Point ?
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Centerpoint is a new brand owned by Crosman Corp. (the airgun manufacturer).  It is a bargain optics line made in China.  I have looked at several of their products, and truthfully, the riflescope models I saw seemed pretty decent for the money.  My exposure to them consisted of helping a friend sight in a couple of rifles wearing CP scopes.  The eye relief seemed a little short, though.  I wasn't impressed by their red dot sights at all, though, as on the sample I saw, the dot wasn't well-defined, the illumination produced a lot of glare inside the optic, and the optics were terrible.
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Well, I would ask three things?  Define inexpensive? And what are you going to be doing with this scope? Where are you going to be hunting, open grain field or in the thick stuff?
The last two are really the main factor in finding the right scope for the application. 
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My wife works at Crosman so there is an employee discount on top of an already cheap scope. She was excited about it... I wasn't so much because I really like the nikon (just from researching it). In NY there is a mix of woods and fields, most likely, I'd be on the edge, or in a tree. 
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Give one a try, If you don't like it, buy the Nikon.
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what kind of $$ are we talking?  
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Since we're at it and there are so many knowledgeable people here. Anyone try the rangefinder scope by either nikon or bushnell? They seem kinda clunky, but also a neat gizmo.
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The 2-8x32 variable Nikon Monarch @ $289 here on this site, would make an excellent choice for your 243 X Bolt. That magnification would cover perfectly any effective .243 hunting range. That variable is neither under-scoping or over-scoping the .243 cartridge.
 
The Monarch has very good  glass, is very clear and bright. A very good buy for the money! 
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

The 2-8x32 variable Nikon Monarch @ $289 here on this site, would make an excellent choice for your 243 X Bolt. That magnification would cover perfectly any effective .243 hunting range. That variable is neither under-scoping or over-scoping the .243 cartridge.
 
The Monarch has very good  glass, is very clear and bright. A very good buy for the money! 


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Can't really weigh in on your scope purchase, but I can tell you, this is the place to find your answers.  These guy know their s**t!  Everyone here helped me tremendously in my scope decision.  Just keep asking questions, they'll keep giving you good answers!
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Originally posted by model70 model70 wrote:

These guy know their s**t! 
 
Yes, there's a throng of professional scatologists that frequent this board!
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Yep, dung beetles got nothing on us!


We collect it too?
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what's the absolute max you can stand to spend?

average range?
max distance you realistically think you will ever take a shot?


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Hunting will be a closer range, but target shooting up to 500 yards. I'd spend what's necessary to get a very good scope, I don't know if I need the absolute best considering the use, but I don't want a paper towel roll either.  
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I think the Burris/Nikon scopes are interesting, though I believe they are too big and combersome.  Eventually technology will make these types of scopes more affordable and smaller.  For me, there are too many obsticles in the current design to consider one.  We have to  many current great scopes to choose from for me to deviate from the norm.
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Originally posted by Kent E Kent E wrote:

Since we're at it and there are so many knowledgeable people here. Anyone try the rangefinder scope by either nikon or bushnell? They seem kinda clunky, but also a neat gizmo.
I have the Nikon Laser IRT.  Excellent scope.  Have used it on 30-06, Rem7mmMag, and the Etronx .220 Swift it currently sits on.  Rangefinder is accurate, remote works well, glass is good, BDC works very well.  You have to shoot it a bit to get accustomed to it with your particular rifle.  I have not tested it beyond 500yds, but I am within .5MOA with the big rifles, a might better with the Etronx.  
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