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Scope for Youth Rifle

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Topic: Scope for Youth Rifle
Posted By: cpwomack
Subject: Scope for Youth Rifle
Date Posted: March/14/2014 at 13:37
I just got my son a Savage M11 youth 7mm-08 and need to replace the scope that came with it.  My first question is what type of scope would you get for a child, he is already practicing with irons on his 10/22 and probably will not graduate to the 7mm-08 for a couple more years, he is eight.  My first thought was something in the 2-7 or 2-8 range as most shots will be 100 yards or less and he would have a large field of view.  The I thought of getting him a fixed 4x for simplicity.  For those of you who have gone through this, what would you recommend?  Budget is $400-500 and this rifle will be used for hunting and teaching him.



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Posted By: stickbow46
Date Posted: March/14/2014 at 14:57
Zeiss conquest 3-9x 40 while you can still get them for $450 .I set my 11 yr old grand-son up with a SWFA SS 3-9[$600] on his 7mm-08 & 3 months later he got a 240lb Russian boar.Dropped him on 1 shot at 85yds.OK it was a semi canned hunt but the look on his face was worth a million bucks!

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Posted By: Tip69
Date Posted: March/16/2014 at 14:52
Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

Zeiss conquest 3-9x 40 while you can still get them for $450 .I set my 11 yr old grand-son up with a SWFA SS 3-9[$600] on his 7mm-08 & 3 months later he got a 240lb Russian boar.Dropped him on 1 shot at 85yds.OK it was a semi canned hunt but the look on his face was worth a million bucks!
 
X2 on the 3-9X40 Conquest.... with its ample 4" of eye relief... great scope for a young'in to learn on!!!  Excellent low light reticle too!


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take em!


Posted By: cpwomack
Date Posted: March/17/2014 at 14:59
Thanks guys, will look for one.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: March/18/2014 at 06:58
Check out The Sample List, Caleb. 

http://www.samplelist.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-DEMO-B-P67505.aspx


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Posted By: cpwomack
Date Posted: March/18/2014 at 16:17
Thanks Mark!



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