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I am a member of the savage shooters forum and they suggested I come here for recommendations for a good scope for my savage 110 .3006. I would like something with more power than a 3x9 because living in Indiana where you cant hunt with high powered rifles most of my shooting is done at the range and want to be able to see the targets well and not have to guess that I am aiming at the bullseye. I dont shoot often but when I do go I like to put quite a few rounds down range. I want something around say 6x18 or so that will hold up to the recoil of the .3006 and not lose its zero as well as being clear. I would like to spend less than $600.

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The Burris Signiture Select with the B plex matches very well to the 30-06 with 150 gr. loads. The resolution is very good. Mine has been a very good scope.
Burris 4-16x44 Signature Select Rifle Scope Ballistic Plex Burris 4-16x44 Signature Select Rifle Scope
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First off.  Welcome to the OT.  Being this will be mainly a traget scope I'd look at something you can dial in corrections with (target knobs)  This viper would be a great setup and glass is very good on them. 
Vortex 6.5-20x50 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope Target Dot Vortex 6.5-20x50 Viper 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - VPRM06TDOT
  • Matte
  • Target Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
$459.95 
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another good scope with lots of good reviews
Sightron 4-16x42 SII Big Sky Riflescope Dot Sightron 4-16x42 SII Big Sky Riflescope
Stock # - SIIB41642D
  • Matte
  • Dot
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Target Knobs
$609.95 
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and there are several/numerous others we can recommend.  What kind of features do you want most?
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Since it is for hunting, I would keep the bottom end at no higher than 4x incase you have a close range shot.

Sightron Big Sky.  Great glass, covered small target type turrets Climate control coating (like bushnells rainguard)
http://swfa.com/Sightron-4-16x42-SII-Big-Sky-Riflescope-P9166.aspx

Bushnell 4200.  Good glass, Rainguard coating. 
http://swfa.com/Bushnell-4-16x40-Elite-4200-Rifle-Scope-P11606.aspx

Vortex Viper.  Not quite as high of mag as you want, but an excellent scope.
http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-12x40-Viper-Rifle-Scope-P10820.aspx

Nikon, good scope for the money
http://swfa.com/Nikon-4-16x42-Monarch-Riflescope-P42332.aspx

Meopta, again not as high as you want, but very good glass.  Possibly better than any of the others listed.
http://swfa.com/Meopta-4-12x50-Meopro-Rifle-Scope-P45968.aspx

Weaver Super Slam
http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-15x42-Super-Slam-Rifle-Scope-P40561.aspx

That should get you started.  Any of those would make for a great medium to longer range hunting setup

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ST, it is not for hunting, state doesn't allow centerfire.
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oops, I missed the "t" on can't.  my bad.  Guess thats what I get for speed reading.  In that case I vote for the Vortex SVT put up or the Sightron Big Sky as they have adjustable/resettable turrets

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+1 on Vortex 6.5-20x50
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You may want to consider the Bushnell Elite 6500 in 2.5X16X42MM. Excellent optics, Rainguard, durable and can handle the recoil with ease.
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Thanks for the input guys. I was one of those guys who purchased cheap scopes not wanting to fork out the money for a decent one, but after spending $150 on a bushnell banner that crapped out on me after less than a year I definitely believe it is worth spending some extra cash to get a good scope. I will look into these when I have more time.
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I already have some decent 30 mm scope mounts and would like to use them if I can so I think I will look for scopes with 30mm tubes. Is there a major benifit of the extra 5 millimeters?
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Welcome


If it's going to be a target rifle, why not get one of these and call it good?


http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-16x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P501.aspx


It's a 30mm tube, has good glass and can do all you're looking to do for 1/2 your top end price. "more money for shells Thunbs Up"


If you want more magnification and variable power settings. That Viper SVT linked is a good scope from what I hear.



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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

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If it's going to be a target rifle, why not get one of these and call it good?


http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-16x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P501.aspx


It's a 30mm tube, has good glass and can do all you're looking to do for 1/2 your top end price. "more money for shells Thunbs Up"


If you want more magnification and variable power settings. That Viper SVT linked is a good scope from what I hear.



I am just a little wary that it wont handle the recoil of the .3006. I know there are plenty of rifles with more recoil but the .3006 still kicks pretty good and I am just not sure it would handle the recoil after a few hundred rounds go down range.
And for the background that led me here. Here is the link to my thread from the savage forum  http://savageshooters.com/SavageForum/index.php/topic,31337.0.html
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 WELCOME to OT.
 
 That SWFA SS 16x42 is 50BMG rated.  I don't believe you'd have to worry about recoil problems.
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If you look at the product description and the reviews, that SS looks like a pretty good fit. They are well built scopes. There are also some reviews of them on other sites where folks have given good honest evaluations. It's a tank of a scope.

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I can say with pretty good confidence that the SS line will hold up to a 30-06  with boring regularity!  It is arguably one of the toughest scopes on the market.  IF you on the fence don't be.  SWFA owns the SS line and they stand behind every one of those scopes

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Is the SS a fixed power scope? Im not sure I will want all that magnification all the time.
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it is a fixed power.  I think you'd be better off with a variable like the Vortex or Sightron I mentioned earlier.

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I think I am leaning toward the Vortex you mentioned in your post. THat sightron looks good too though.

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You won't be sorry with the Viper.
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Just an FYI for the future...  I have had the SS on my 300 Ultra Mag for 3 years now.  I have not had one problem with the scope.  Maintains zero and still looks great. 
 
With the scopes you have narrowed down to, I would go with the Vortex...
 
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Things I have done since last on here. I cleaned all the copper out of the barrel with a better solvent. I bedded the barrel into the stock. Action already done. Kind of like this http://www.larrywillis.com/tip021.html .  One more question I have is will the viper 6.5-20x50 fit on my savage 110 with the stock scope mount bases. I had to take a nikon scope back because it wouldn't fit. Rings interfered with the tapered portions of the scope.
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Call SWFA tell them what you have and ask them to check if it will fit they should have charts for what rings and bases work with which scope.  I have heard a lot of good things about the vortex line but have not had one of them.   I have both of these scopes and they have worked well the 4-16 is on a 30-06 the other is on a 300 WSM.
Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope Multi-X Bushnell 4-16x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
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  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Rainguard
  • Side Focus
  • Free Fleece Pullover (Mail-In Coupon)
$499.95
Bushnell 6-24x50 Elite 4200 30mm Rifle Scope 12x Mil-Dot Bushnell 6-24x50 Elite 4200 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - 426245T
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  • 30mm
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The Talley one piece ringmount has worked well for me with both of these.
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You may also want to consider an extended or a 1 piece base. They are not that expensive and will alow you to use whatever scope you want without worrying about ring spacing.
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You don't say how long your range is which could influence how much magnification your really need. However haveing said that I would point you to the samples list on this site. There are several scopes in the 4-12 up to the 6-24 range avaliable at some pretty nice prices. They have a nice B&L several bushnell 4200's ,several burris fullfield ii's and even a couple of conquest's there. I really don't think you would have to worry about any of these brands not holding up and most of these have excellent warranties if you did happen to get a lemon. the sales agents here are very helpul and I have bought a couple of their sample list scopes and they have been better than described.Since it also mostly a target rig for informal shooting I would think any of these brands would have the optical quality and light gathering you will need for paper punching at the local range.
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I finally ordered my scope. I got the 6.5-20X44 instead of the 50. It was worth saving 30 bucks to give up the slightly larger objective. I had also been considering some new mounts so I got Talley lightweight aluminum extended high rings/bases. I cante wait to get them here and put them on.
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