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I'm expecting receipt of my new Remington 700 Special Stainless R5 in .223 caliber in the next few days. you'd think with the review of the R5 in .308 you would have heard something about it in .223,  Anyhow without even recieving the rifle yet, I order a Jewell trigger to replace the X-Pro that comes in the rifle.  I've got (2) sets of Leupold rings (1") both high and medium, as well as a Leupold (1) piece base(all in stainless).  I really was hoping to buy a scope that would  help me to shoot cloverleafs, if not one holers at 100 yds.   I'm hoping to shoot 69 gr Sierra Match BTHP with the 1:9" twist barrel. I'd prefer enough magnification to see my shots without a spotting scope.  I hope to take an occasional groundhog out to 400yds, rangefinding reticles aren't required as I have a rangefinder, however I haven't ruled them out.  I know the next question is what is my budget.  Honestly, I was hoping to stay under $900.00, I  don't want buyers remorse after my optic purchase.  I am open to used optics as well as new, but am partial to a warranty if the need were to arise. I'm open to changing my choice of base and rings if I need to as well.  As I said earlier, I'm overwhelmed with options for optics and mounting.  Any help is appreciated! I really need a target/varmit scope???
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Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope Z-Plex Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - 5214309920
  • Matte
  • Z-Plex
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
$799.95
This would be hard to beat in your price range. This scope will do its part if you can do yours. I really like to stay under 14X and it should be all you need with the crispness that the Zeiss glass will give you. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/29/2009 at 23:22
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I would throw the Bushnell 6500 into the mix as well.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/31/2009 at 06:14
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Leupold offers several scopes that would work well. For example:
 
It is $709.95.
 
There are a lot of different reticle choices, but quality-wise the VX-3s are very good and comparable to Zeiss Conquests and similar scopes.
 
Just stay away from the Leupold VX-III. Despite the similar name, the scopes are not nearly as good as the VX-3.
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The Zeiss would be my choice for the top but you can't count out a 16x or 20x Super Sniper either.  Both those would give you the holes at 100yds and the MilDot for 400yd+ shot taking ability with ease.
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 I tried the ss 20x and from now on that will be my choice for a target rifle(have since bought 3 more).
Now these are strictly for target out to 200 yards but if needed you never know might be used for longer range hunting(field or high tension right of way). Here in Ct. hunting ranges are usually less than 100 yards woods hunting is the norm, so for my deer guns I try to stay with variables no higher than9x and preferably 1.5-5, a lot of my shots have been in the bow lanes I have cut and no more than 30yards.
 With my aging eyes I too like to see my shots out at 200 without lugging a spoting scope so I tried the 20x and can see the 22 caliber holes with ease, so I guess my suggestion for you would be the SS 20x-42. There are some on the sample list for $229.99 so hurry before they are gone(or someone like me buys a couple more).


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I'd personally recommend a Sightron SIII 6-24x mildot.  I'd personally also upgrade the rings and base.

 
Just me though.
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Thanks to everyone who has given me feedback on my quest for the right glass for the new rifle.  Still haven't made a final decision but will be sure to let you all know which way
i go and post some pictures.  Another consideration for me is in the event I decide to sell this rig, what glass will give me a descent resale value, I've notice alot of other site gun sales normally remove the glass from the rifle they are selling.  Anyhow thanks to all and to all a Happy New Year!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/01/2010 at 23:20
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Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope Standard Crosshair w/ Amber Dot Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR231
  • Matte
  • Standard Crosshair w/ Amber Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Sun Shade w/ Purchase
$1,019.95
Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope Mil-Dot Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SIIISS624X50LRMD
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
$749.95
Zeiss 6.5-20x50 Conquest Rifle Scope Z-Plex Zeiss 6.5-20x50 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - 5214549920
  • Silver
  • Z-Plex
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
$1,049.95
11467 Leupold 6.5-20x50 Vari-X III Long Range Tactical 54680, Matte finish, mil dot reticle, 30mm tube, M1 target knobs, side focus, light ring marks $899.95
10518 Swarovski 6-18x50 American 52042, Matte finish, plex reticle, 1" tube, Ballistic Turret, fast focus eye piece, like new condition $949.95
11423 Swarovski 5-25x52 Z5 59880, Matte finish, plex reticle, 1" tube, fast focus eye piece, side focus, Ballistic turret, light ring marks $1,199.95


Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - January/01/2010 at 23:31
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Sightron S3 6-24x50 mil-dot is in my opinion the best scope for your shooting needs.The warranty is lifetime. The optics are in my opinion as good as the $1000.00 Euro scopes.In fact at my shooting club many of the br shooters use this brand.Another plus is the service,anything goes wrong with your scope they send you a new scope no questions asked.Just make sure if your going to buy an S3 that it was a newer scope made after 2007.The newer scopes have awesome lenses.
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