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Hi all. I need some recommendations on a scope. I just ordered a Savage model 12 in .204 Ruger. Me and my kids will be using this for target(fun) shooting. Since we'll just be shooting for enjoyment I don't want to spend to much on a scope, around $250. We'll be shooting at 100-300 yds. Should I be looking at fixed or variable power scopes and what magnification? I haven't bought a scope in over 10 years so I'm way behind the curve when it comes to knowledge on them. Any advice is appreciated. 

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recently contemplated ....discusses best value under $300 ...universally agreed -4200 Elite 3x9 and Nikon Primos


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Can't go wrong with the Nikon's imo
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Super Sniper 10x might be a better fit
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A 204 can certainly stretch out there a bit..maybe a Weaver 4-16..I have one on an Encore HB 223 and it's alot of optic for the money
 
Weaver 4-16x42 Classic V16 Series Rifle Scope
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  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
SWFA: $289


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 I'd get them a variable ... no time is better for them to learn .... plus they can leave her set at one magnification to learn and then have the option of more . Kids learn fast .... and a variable is much more useful down the line . Wink
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