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Hello All-
I recently purchased a Remington 700 sps Tactical .223 and need help selecting a scope. I would like good quality at a resonable price. Low light is a factor .....shooting up to 200 yrds. I will also be usung it for a little target practice.
I would like to be able to learn with this scope so if it can have adjustment knobs/tach style - great.
I am new to this so I appreciate all your patients.
 
Leupold - I was told was great but seem a bit expensive.
Nikon - Also advised were good but not sure what one?
 
I am looking to spend $300 or less. Also if you could advise on mount rings/system - that would be great.
Thank you.
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what kind of power range are you looking for??
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If low light is a factor, a 10x42 fixed magnification scope would not be my choice.

Look for a decent variable somewhere along the lines of 3-9x40 or similar.  Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 is probably a good way to go.

For a little less money you can get Sightron S2 3-9x42 which is also very good and right around $200.

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Originally posted by brad3529 brad3529 wrote:

Hello All-
I would like to be able to learn with this scope so if it can have adjustment knobs/tach style - great.
 
Koshkin:
I saw the poster's low light reference, but I didn't give it a lot of credence when I saw his budget and other requirements quoted above.
 
I see a lot of folks that hold low light performance in high regard, only to find out that they shoot 99.9% in broad day light. (Like me)
But then again, maybe I'm wrong in this case.
 
How important is "low light performance" to you, Brad? Is this a hunting rifle or more target?
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You are asking for a fair amount out of a scope for 300 dollars, for quality optics.  I agree with Koskin, the Sightron would be my choice, not only for the money, but for the performance.  Great scope and leaves you plenty of money for quality mounts and rings.  Another choice if you want more of a "tactical" scope is a Mueller TAC II.  Made in Japan with quality optics, mildot reticle, it is a very good scope, again, not for the money only, but for the performance.  It does not have true tactical adustment knobs, but removing the caps, it can certainly function as such, as they are mounted high and are finger adjustable.  I own one of each and love them both.

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I put a Sightron SII 3-9X42 on my Tikka and it has performed well.  I've hunted in overcast, limited light conditions and killed everythng I shot at out to over 300 yards. There are better scopes but for substantially more money.  On your budget you could not go wrong with that one.
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When you first said Low Light is a factor my first thought was an IOR 6x42 tactical
604230 IOR%206x42%20Tactical%2030mm%20Rifle%20Scope%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 IOR 6x42 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • MP-8
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  • Free 2.5" Sun Shade w/ Purchase
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I know its not in your price range but you are going to have to make choices to stay in that price range. Cheaptrick suggested a Super Sniper 10x42 which is an awesome scope with great tactical knobs but it is still a fixed 10x and as such not as bright as a 6x42. Alternatively you can buy a vairable and dial it down to 6x with a 42mm objective and it will be bright.  Scopes to consider :
423944M Bushnell%203-9x40%20Elite%204200%20Rifle%20Scope%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 Bushnell 3-9x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Rainguard
SWFA: $289.95
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11419 Aimpoint%209000L%2030mm%20Red%20Dot%20Sight%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight
  • Matte
  • 2 MOA Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
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SII39X42HHR New%20Sightron%203-9x42%20SII%20Riflescope%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20 New Sightron 3-9x42 SII Riflescope
  • Matte
  • Hunter Holdover Reticle
  • 1"
SWFA: $242.95
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Thank you everyone who posted a reply. It gives me a good direction on which to go by. After thinking about it, low light performance is not going to be that big of a factor.....most will be during the day for the most case.
I will keep everyone posted on the outcome.
 
Thanks again.Smile
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I would save a little more money and buy a new Nikon Monarch. The 4x16 would be nice on a .223. Great scopes for the money. There aren't that many great scopes under $300. Busnell Elite 4200 would also be a nice scope but you will spend over $300 for a new one. I've had a Burris or two and they have not given me any problems and are decent scopes for the money so you might want to check out the Burris Fullfield II line. I personally would go with the Bushnell or Nikon though. More bang for the buck!
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Hello All-
What do you all think about Weaver Scopes? I was looking at :

Weaver 4-16x42 Classic V16 Series Rifle Scope  $289.00

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http://www.swfa.com/pc-10574-1506-mueller-3-10x44-tac-ii-riflescope.aspx here is one to consider also........Good scope for the money
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Weaver is now a Meade product.  Meade hasn't got the greatest reviews here. I have read many CS horror stories on other posts too.

I think anything Meade is a gamble.

Hope this helps

Rob
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Originally posted by cyborg cyborg wrote:

In your price range I would give this serious consideration.
http://www.swfa.com/pc-8476-380-swift-45-14x44-premier-rifle-scope.aspx
 The Swift is an excellent choice.  I own many and have never been let down, even on some real heavy kickers and with the .223, you will not have any problem.
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