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Alright,

I just bought a rem 710.  300 win mag.I know this isn't the best gun around( but I like it) this gun will be used for target shooting and hunting the lagergame.

 

Okay here is the question.I'm lloking for a scope to bring objects in close from 500 yard.There is now way i'll ever shoot over 200 but i like to see out far but hate carring 500 different itmes when i go hunting.

 

also is the super sniper a good scope ( thinking i might try it unless you guys can talk me out of it)

 

alright hope ya'll can make heads and tails of this.

 

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SS is not the best choice for hunting - try a variable up to 14x or so, IMO.

 

if you are fixed at 10x, and you have an opportunity for a short shot -

you could screw yourself out of a clean shot. my 2 cents.

 

i would recommend monarch UCC, zeiss conquest, or something like that.

 

you may need more eye relief if she's a kicker. good luck.

 

and welcome to the OT.

 

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Okay,

I will keep looking and see what i can come up with.

I'm new at all this so what is the numbers( 3x5-40) what should i look for and what do these staing for?

 

THANKS for the info jonbravado
 

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If still available the Monarch 3-9 is an excellent buy.

http://www.swfa.com/c-218-nikon-monarch-ucc-riflescopes.aspx

 Also, the Bushnell 3-9 Elite 4200 is an excellent scope any way you look at it.

http://www.swfa.com/pc-7280-185-bushnell-3-9x40-elite-4200-r ifle-scope.aspx

Good luck and welcome tom O.T.

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I'll check them out.

thanks tahqua

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for example - 3-12x40 would be

 

minimum 3x magnification - good for close shots

maximum 12x magnification - good for longer shots

 

40mm is the objective end diameter.

 

for all around hunting under 300 yrds - 3-9x40 is a fine choice.

 

if you need super lowlight performance, get a bigger objective lens 44, 50, or 56 maybe.

 

hope this helps

 

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and tahqua's suggestions are good ones.

 

what's your budget?

this could help us w/ suggestions a bit more.

 

 

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this is the gun i bought and it did have a scope on it but i can't find much info on it.I guess thats what I get for shopping at wally world. I  "think" it is a 3x9-40  but i'm not sure.

http://www.remington.com/library/history/firearm_models/cent erfire/model_710.asp

 

 

Thanks for the info i'm like a kid in a candy store now.....

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The budget well that depends on if you ask me or my wife lol.

i would like to spend less that 400 if thats even an option but less the better The dog house gets cold lol

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Not going to get into the scope think--but whats wrong with the 710????  Upsets me that Rem didn't do this in 308,260 etc which I would buy in a heartbeat. The rifle comes up well, is lightweight and built well. Further more you have more to buy practice ammo.
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Dale,

After i bought the 710 i then did my research.I found that in early production that there was some problems with fireing pin's and some bolt problems when they took out some parts.they also had a problem with some of the plastice magazines braking.I also heard the trigger adjustment is very limited.(this is what i have heard but i love mine) but from what i understaind that all the problems have been taken care of.I know that now there is a recall on certain years  http://www.remington.com/search/default.asp?zoom_query=710&a mp;1.x=22&1.y=7 

 

Honestly i haven't had any trouble with mine,but it is like anything else there is always going to be a few people who will debate anything

 

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alrighty one more question and i'll shut up lol

 

on the sample list there is a bsa panther would that or is that a good scope?

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Better a simmons or bushnell in the same catagory
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are those just better scopes all around?
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yeah, i wouldn't mess w/ a BSA.

 

they are just not as good as you would need on a kicker. inferior optics.

 

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Okay,

I'll stay away from bsa..

 

 

THANKS ALL FOR REPLYING TI THIS..

 

 

 

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OKay i have found 3 scopes that i think would do good for what i'm looking for.Let me know waht ya'll think.

 

 

all are simmons

 

item 511050       4-14x44  pro hunter

item 517703       6-24-44  ; pro hunter

item 800067       6.5-20x50 white tail.

 

Tell me what ya'll think.

Thanks

 

 

 

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If you can find a Pre Meade Simmons Aetec you will probably have a "somewhat" decent sope to work with. Ask Chris if he has any older Simmons scopes tha came in on trade.

 

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Brocks right had an aetec aspherical lenses on an ar for awhile--good value for the money, solid clicks, held box well.
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Thanks guy

I'll get with Chris and see what he might have.

 

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What happened to the Nikon Monarch?SWFA has last years model on sale right now and for $300 you can get a great scope with better optics and magnification levels and objective diameter for your money.Nothing to think about.

I called today and they have in stock the 5.5-16.5 x 40 Adjustable Objective Plex Reticle for $302.95

Third page at the bottom and they don't say new in front of them.Great sale.

 

Good Luck with whichever you decide.

 

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this is the one i think i'm going to go with.

http://www.riflescopes.com/products/6586/nikon_5.5-16.5x44_m onarch_ucc_riflescope.htm 

 

Thanks rock

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What scope came with the gun?  I tried to find out and had no luck.  It may be adequate for your puposes.  Let us know.  By the way, when I say what scope, look for the brand and a model number.
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the scope thats on it is a bushnell sharp shooter 3-9X40.

From what i have been told a recoil from a red rider can knock it off.

 

 

 

 

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Replace it pronto.  I am sorry, did I miss your budget?
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