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Hello,

I am looking for some opinions on which way you think I should go when purchasing my next scope. The scope is for a new 300 winchester Tikka Light in Stainless Steel. I want to get a silver scope to go with it but after that im lost. Right now I am torn between the Simmons Aetec 2.8-10x44 for $129.95 and the Weaver Grand Slam 3.5-10x40 for $249.95. I cant tell much difference when looking through them at Cabelas, but I constantly am hearing you get what you pay for in Optics. Well what am I getting? for the extra $100. Ill be honest I usually sight in my rifle at 200 yards once per year, use it for deer hunting Mule Deer in the badlands, my shots are usually 150-400 yards. Other than that I dont touch it. Do you think I should spend the extra, or go with the Simmons? Thanks for any help

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i think its would look nicer with a matte scope, but either way, check out the Burris FF2 3-9x40, its available with the ballistic plex, which will help out alot on those shots at 400 yards, and is 197.95, with a free spotter, and i beleave its available in silver with the ballistic plex, but no spotter. but i think you would be happier with the matte scope.

 

cory

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/23/2004 at 15:32
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Matte? Really, I guess i just assumed silver would look better with the stainless steel, but Now i may have to check out matte.
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dont forget bout the burris though, IMHO, its the best scope for less than $250.

 

cory

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Burris is better than the Weaver grand Slam?

I dont want the spotting scope so is it still a better deal in your opinion?

Thanks for the help redneck!
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i still beleave its a better scope, because, it has higher quality, and form what i have seen, clearer glass, a better warranty, and is made BY a american company, with american parts, but assembled in the phillipines.

 

cory

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Between the Simmons and Weaver, go with the Weaver.  I agree with Cory, you should take a look at Burris.

 

ranburr

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