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Hi guys, I am new to the forum.  I recently got a Savage FCP-K .308 rifle.  I am looking for a tactical scope for it, trying to stay under $275.  I will not be shooting anything over 350 yards(metal and paper targets), and I have bad eyes.  I would prefer a higher power scope, 4-12 range.  I really like the SS 10, my brother has one....  I found a 16x on the sample list, but worried that it might be to powerful for the ranges we shoot. Are there any other comparable brands in my price range worth looking at? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!   Thanks!


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For $300 and under which is only a bit more over your budget the SS 12X may be just right.  I use a 16X on a 300 win mag and from 100 all the way out to 1000 it works good.   I do not hunt with that particular rig nor do I use it in low light.
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Thanks SVT.  I completely overlooked the fixed 12.  I think that would be a better choice.  Have you had issues with shooting in low light while hunting with the SS? 

I really wanted a vari-power scope, but after reading alot of reviews about the SS, not so sure anymore. Any suggestions on a comparable variable power (4-12 and up)? 
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If it is going to be used for hunting I'd go variable.  If you wanted fixed and planned on using it for hunting the SS 6x is the way to go.  6X is still plenty enough to use on the range as well.
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Welcome to the OT!

 
If your in for a variable check out the blow outs of Sightron on SWFA,they have some killer deals going.
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Welcome to the OT!

 
If your in for a variable check out the blow outs of Sightron on SWFA,they have some killer deals going.
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Thanks for your suggestions.  I think I am going to go with the SS 10 or SS 12.  I dont think that I will be hunting much, if at all with this rifle.  I have a 3030 that has done just fine for me here in the woods.  We dont get open shots over 50 yards where I hunt.  I appreciate all of your help. 
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Has anyone had any experience with the Hawke line of scopes?  Found the Varmit model, 4-16x44.  I have only seen them on SWFA, not sure if it would be worth saving a 100 bucks or not? I have not found any reviews on this model, anyone know of any?

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For under $300 the SS scopes out perform everything pretty drastically, other than the Sightrons on crazy closeouts there isn't anything else I would consider over them.
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Thanks everyone for the input.  I think I am going to get the SS 12x42.  I am sure I will not be disappointed. I will try to post some groups with it after new years!
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