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Hello to all,

 

I'm new in this sport and trying to learn somethig about scopes.  I just ordered a Rem 700 VS SF II .223.  I will use it for target shooting most of the time between 100 yds and 200 yds.  That's all I have on my shooting range.

 

Leupold like scopes are out of my budget so I will like to here about good economics scopes for my Rem.

 

I will like to know why a lot of people recomend the Super Sniper but nobody talks about TASCO and SS is made by TASCO.  Can some body explain?

 

I thought that high power scopes (24X, 36X, 40X) were better for bench rest shooting but after reading for a while it looks like I'm wrong.  Can somebody explain to me the disadvantage of seeing a target closer?

 

Hope to here some good advise since there is a lot of knowledge on this forum.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Bushnell Banner 6x18 a best buy!
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The disadvantage is not in seeing the target closer... It is all the other crap that comes along at the same time

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Please can somebody be more specific.  What I'm trying here is to learn.

 

What are the craps associated with high power scopes?

 

Very good scopes are also available in high power like leupold 45X45.

 

What's the difference between Bushnell and TASCO or BSA?

 

Whats the difference between TASCO and Super Sniper? 

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Fixed- high magnification scopes are favored in formal target shooting, because the gun is just taken from the transportation to the bench area. Field of view (or lack of it) is never a problem, and in this type of shooting is very distracting as the last thing you want is a break in concentration. The quality is not the issue it is usability. In a practical day to day fun gun,  field of view is everything. To see how far off you missed that shot by the dirt strike, if anything is coming into your field of fire (lost tourist). The total "brightness" and contrast of the target is higher as the exit pupil of the magnification comes closer to the eyes widest opening in lower powers. At it's extreme a 2x scout scope offers the max. in the above properties while still capable of deer sized hits at 300 yds. Bushnell bought Tasco and  SS's are probably contract Busnell Tasco's (however I'm not sure if this would be called pre bushnell tasco or pre-2001's). Please don't put BSA in any catagory but itself. (Which SS -Sightron makes a group with an SS designation also). And finally- (if I got this correct). SWFA contracted with TAsco to make a scope called the EURO a 30mm 3X12 by 56 about 10 years ago. I had 2 of these and they were 2 of the best scopes I ever used. Also I've seen Tasco varmit scopes on H&R single shots and Savages in .233 that would put high dollar rigs to shame. When I go to a public shooting range I take my son's Clymer chambered and target crowned, (also action tuned and Canjar trigger 788 in .233) with a Bushnell banner 6x18 and try to find a table next to target queen.

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Thank you Dale for your explanation,

 

  If I understand you well then I can go for the high power scope since I like to see my target as close as posible and the FOV for me is not an issue because I will be shooting this rifle only for target shooting at a shooting range.  There will never be a tourist on the middle of the range and If I miss my target so bad to hit the dirt then I should stop practicing this sport .  My goal is to shoot the smallest possible group but I'm not planning right now to get into serious shooting competition.

 

  I believe that high dollars scopes are for serious competitors or hunters.  I will never use my rifle for hunting, I live in Puerto Rico and we have no hunting season for this kind of rifle.  Up to this moment I'm into the shooting sport only as a weekend hobby.  So I can look at the more inexpensive scopes.  Sorry I didn't understan your coment about the BSA ( remember that english is not my first language ).

 

Here are my options, please help me to choose the better one.

 

Busnell 6-24X40   Banner                          $132.95

Busnell 6-18X50   Banner                           $128.95

Tasco 10-40X50  Target/Varmint    &n bsp;         $1 49.95

Tasco 8-32X44    Target/Varmint  &nb sp;         &nb sp; $159.95

BSA 8-32X44      Platinum                         $109.95

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I had a tasco 10-40x50 that i bought for shooting prairie dogs and it's performance was less than exceptable.I bought it because it was cheap and i just wanted to start shooting the rifle i was puting it on. The only bushnells i have used were ellites and they have been damn good scopes.I think that the only difference between the elites and the banners is the rain guard coating on the lenses. Either way in my opinion buy the bushnell save yourself some money over the tasco's and have fun shooting.
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It sounds to me that a Weaver T-Series would be best for your shooting needs.

A T-24 or a T-36, but the price may be an issue. They are around $400.00 anyway you may want to check out Mueller Optics for a low price but good scope.

Just thought of something even better for the money...check out the Weaver KT-15

It's a fixed 15 power with 42mm adjustable objective. You maybe able to buy from SWFA at a little bit better price than they advertise. I found it at $229.00 and only looked one other place. I would wait and save more money to buy this KT-15 over the other ones you listed.



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