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The scope will be placed on my newly purchased Savage Mark II-Mako Heavy Barrel Thumbhole 22Lr used mostly for target shooting as well as prarie dogs and general plinking.

Nikko Nighteater
Vortex Crossfire

Those are the options I've narrowed it down to. Neither are really mentioned that often, or much at all for that matter, so I'm kind of limited without some input. I am open to other options, but I prefer to stay in this price range and under $200, unless the upgrade is significant over the previously mentioned scopes. :cool:
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Well, apparently my hyperlinking code is frowned upon by this software. Loco

The gun it's being mounted to:
http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b269/Doodaddy/Savage%20MkII%20Mako/

Nikko Nighteater:
http://www.nikkostirling.com/Content/PlatinumNighteater/Nighteater.htm

Vortex Crossfire:
http://www.vortexoptics.com/riflescopes/view/vortex-crossfire-6-24x50-ao-riflescope

Both are priced at $170. Howdy

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  Only thing I can tell ya is that I read on another forum that Nikko customer service is not good.
 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

http://www.swfa.com/pc-12782-2213-new-vortex-6-24x50-crossfire-rifle-scope.aspx
 
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Do you have any input or information about that scope?
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No Sir.
I was merely pointing out that SWFA had a better price than the $170 scope you mentioned earlier in this thread.
 
Have you utilized the forum "search function"?  
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

No Sir.
I was merely pointing out that SWFA had a better price than the $170 scope you mentioned earlier in this thread.
 
Have you utilized the forum "search function"?  


I am fully aware that SWFA has a better price, however the link I provided includes more information about the scope, which I thought would be better for the more experienced users to analyze versus the better price.

I've searched quite a bit over a variety of forums. The Vortex Crossfire scopes are rarely mentioned (the Viper and Diamondbacks are far more popular), and the Nikko even less.

I did happen to run across a Nikko Nighteater yesterday at a local target match. It was a 3-9x40 on a Savage .17HMR. I did like it, just desired a stronger power.

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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

Nice rifle!


Why thank you. Cool
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http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_topics.asp?FID=5
 
You may want to check out the Rimfire Forum for some other scope ideas.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful on the two scopes you mentioned.  
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_topics.asp?FID=5
 
You may want to check out the Rimfire Forum for some other scope ideas.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful on the two scopes you mentioned.  


No apologies needed!

I think I'm going to reconsider what I'm looking to purchase. Most likely, the power range I was looking for will reduce a tad, allowing me more options. I think a maximum power of 14x would be sufficient, hopefully in the +/- $200 range. Looks like I'm back to searching like mad.
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     Dd,I found a scope that may intrest you. The Bushnell Legend 5-15x40 w/adjustable objective and mil-dot reticle. Found this listed under the rimfire scopes but it's also listed under centerfire scopes.  Bushnell's have always been known as being at or near top as far as entry level scopes go. It also was given a 4 1/2 star rating. It's available at SWFA for a good bit under your max budget!
 
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For $200 and target shooting I think the Weaver 3-9 with AO is a great choice. The optics are fully multi-coated and the bodies have the same construction as their big game scopes.
http://www.swfa.com/pc-2319-257-weaver-3-9x32-rv9-classic-rimfire-rifle-scope.aspx
This scope will let you see holes at 100 yards with no problem. The AO will let you close focus for shots at insects @ 5 yards.

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Both of those look really nice.

I like my dad's Weaver V24, so that's definitely an option.

http://www.swfa.com/pc-2627-233-leatherwood-6-18x50-distinguished-rifle-scope.aspx

That one has caught my eye as well. The 1/8" clicks are highly appealing.
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As has the Burris Timberline series. This one
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

http://www.swfa.com/pc-8476-380-swift-45-14x44-premier-rifle-scope.aspx
 
How about a Swift?


I'm kind of unsure about the Swifts. My brother has the  8-32x50 Premier on his Savage .17HMR and I found it to be really dark.
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     Hey Dd,are ya having fun yet??  I went through a scope selection ordeal a few months back.  Sometimes it kinda makes ya wish they only made one.
 
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

     Hey Dd,are ya having fun yet??  I went through a scope selection ordeal a few months back.  Sometimes it kinda makes ya wish they only made one.
 
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Oh yeah, it's a blast bouncing from one scope to another. Hung

I wasn't too concerned with it at first, until I participated in a local target shoot. They used the Official NRA 50y Rimfire target and the Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40 (only functioning scope just laying around for the new rifle, the pictured Tasco had a dial that was broken) had reticles that covered the bulleye. It was rather frustrating. I ended up scoring 99 with no X's. Good enough for third, but not good enough for me.Loco

Believe it or not, I may have settled on a scope..... I hope. Millett 4-16x56
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    YEA RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL
 
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    YEA RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL
 
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Going for a high magnification scope at a low price is typically a recipe for not being able to see anything.  If you are on a budget, it is prudent to stay with more modest magnification, you will actually see better through it.

Bushnell Trophy 3-9x40 or 4-12x40 (Trophy scopes are surprisingly nice for the money)
Bushnell Legend 4-12x40 or 5-15x40
Bushnel Elite 3200 3-10x40
Burris Fullefield II 3-9x40
Millet Buck Gold 3-12x44
Nikon Buckmaster or Team Primos 3-9x40
Sightron S2 3-9x42
Vortex Diamondback 4-12x40
Weaver V9

Of this bunch, Sightron S2 3-9x42 has the best glass.

However, if you expect to shoot at close range (less than 50yards or so), you should probably get a scope with adjustable objective.

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Ilya:  Am looking for a 3x9x40 for my 30.06 - A Mossberg 4x4.  Which of the affordable scopes do you think would be best from a hunting perspective?

Also thinking about a Nikon Buckmaster - or if I step up to $300 - A Leupold VX2 or maybe a Nikon Monarch?

Thanks.

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Or a Redfield Revolution - in the $200 range?
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Originally posted by Tomsd Tomsd wrote:

Ilya:  Am looking for a 3x9x40 for my 30.06 - A Mossberg 4x4.  Which of the affordable scopes do you think would be best from a hunting perspective?

Also thinking about a Nikon Buckmaster - or if I step up to $300 - A Leupold VX2 or maybe a Nikon Monarch?

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Vortex Diamondback 3-9x40.

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