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After searching around this, and other, forums for a scope, I came up with a few options all in the same price range (which is limited at this point). Currently, I'm not looking to spend all that much on a scope, and in the future when I acquire more funds, I'll probably be looking into the Zeiss lens' (I'm a photographer, and Zeiss is what's up).

Unfortunately, most of my findings were from 2009-ish, so if there are some newer and better scopes for the same price that have been recently released, I'm open to suggestions.

Here is what I came up with:
Burris 3-9x40mm Fullfield II
Bushnell Elite 3200 3-9x40
Swift Premier Waterproof 3-9x40
Swift Premier 2-7x40mm
Swift 4-12x40mm Premier

My main uses would be for hunting (medium-larger game) and target practice, on a low EGW 20 (or 15, can't decide) MOA picatinny rail on a Remington 700 SPS. Not positive what rings I'll be using atm.

Thanks in advance for the help!
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vortex 2-7
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Bushnell elite.
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Originally posted by jjrgr21 jjrgr21 wrote:

vortex 2-7

Thanks, seen a few suggestions for the Vortex lately, actually.
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+1 2-7 Viper.

It stomps all over the other scopes you listed.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

+1 2-7 Viper.

It stomps all over the other scopes you listed.

lol, will definitely check it out then ;)
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I should also include the Nikon Buckmaster 3-9X40, for whatever reason, I thought it was over the same price of the other scopes.
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  That Viper is still above all your considering.  We're talking VX-3 territory.  That scope sold for close to $300 at one time.  Mine replaced a VX-III I had.
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much better than the buckmaster, like 300 said, it's close to a vx3, maybe equal.
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I have 3 of the 2-7 Vipers, and they are a super bargain right now. I also have 3 of these.

http://swfa.com/Hawke-15-6x44-Eclipse-30mm-Riflescope-P41112.aspx

The glass on the Hawke is as good in my opinion and I like the dot.

Best of luck man.


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Get the Elite 4200 3-9x40 for $199.  Great glass, tough, and rainguard really works.  
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
  That Viper is still above all your considering.  We're talking VX-3 territory.  That scope sold for close to $300 at one time.  Mine replaced a VX-III I had.

Awesome, I'm looking at the 2-7 mentioned, and contemplating the 6.5-20x44 for $90 more. Not a bad deal :D

Originally posted by jjrgr21 jjrgr21 wrote:

much better than the buckmaster, like 300 said, it's close to a vx3, maybe equal.

Alright, you guys convinced me :p

Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

I have 3 of the 2-7 Vipers, and they are a super bargain right now. I also have 3 of these.

http://swfa.com/Hawke-15-6x44-Eclipse-30mm-Riflescope-P41112.aspx

The glass on the Hawke is as good in my opinion and I like the dot. 

Best of luck man.

Nice, definitely going to go with the Viper then.

Originally posted by JGRaider JGRaider wrote:

Get the Elite 4200 3-9x40 for $199.  Great glass, tough, and rainguard really works.  

Good to hear, though I'll probably be going with the Viper. Not sure which one though.
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