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I just purchased a Remington 700 SPS and will be mainly using it to hunt Deer and some Coyotes along with target shooting.  The scope I am thinking about buying is the Redfield Revolution 2-7x33mm.

I know this scope is not a 1000 yard jewel but I felt it was solid for the terrain here in North GA.  If you feel differently, please give me your opinion.  It seems that a better field of view and a need for less magnification is what drove me to this scope.

Since this is a shorter scope I was wondering what the best way to mount it would be?  I cant seem to find an information that would help me.

I some from shooting IDPA (basically a pistol and skeet shooter) and will be hunting for the first time this year now that I have moved from California to Georgia. 

Any advice is appreciated.
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Welcome to the OT! and welcome to GA! I looked at a revolution and frankly wasn't overly impressed with it... I personally think the Burris ffii is far better in that price range. As for rings/bases I recommend the talley one piece light weights





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Thanks for the heads up.  Do you think I am better off with a 3-9x40 or 50 or the 2-7?  I am not taking 600 yard shots up here but would be fun to see far far I can put one in the center at the range or if I take it to hunt with my brother in Texas.
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I too think that the Redfields fall short. I personally like the Vortex Diamondback series of scopes. The Burris or the Vortex is superior to the redfield. Either would be a good choice. If weight is a concern you can get the small 2-7 if not the 3-9 is pretty common deer hunting scope for sure. It will not limit you at all.
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In heavy cover the 2-7 will work better because of the wider field of view at the low end . It will be much better than a 4.5 on the low end. That will be too much magnification for the 30 yard quick shots you are likely to encounter in N Georgia. 7X is not that far off of 9X on top. 7X at 500 yds is like 71 yards with 1X.
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Vortex Diamondback would be a better than the redfield.
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I strongly suggest you look at Sightron. They are on sale now and offer many choices at fantastic pricing.
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

I strongly suggest you look at Sightron. They are on sale now and offer many choices at fantastic pricing.
slipped my mind complelty,  Great suggestion. 
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If you think you might want to play with some longer shots at the range, or maybe get some longer shots in Texas with your brother, I would probably opt for the 3-9x40. It is versatile enough for most situations you are likely to encounter. I hunt alot of varied terrain from swamps to clear cuts, and have never been hindered with a 3-9x40. I have taken shots from nearly arms length to over 600 yards with 3-9 and the 40 takes in plenty of light for most realistic situations if you are using good glass. I am a firm believer that good glass trumps big objectives every time. 
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I would think that the redfield would be a good scope for you and should fill your needs pretty well. I like a 2-7 because they are compact and offer plenty of magnification to shoot big game out to 300-400yds.The nice thing about the 2-7 redfields and the leupolds that it is pattered on is they are not only compact but light weight as well. My buddy put one of the 3-9x40's on one of his rifles 2-3 years ago and as far as I know has not had to touch it since. Having said all of that the Burris scopes are also very nice scopes. I have seen the diamond backs in the stores and they too seem nice. I have seen the sightrons but have zero experience with them but they seem popular with those on here that have them. All in all there are a lot of good scopes out there for under $200 so you almost can't go wrong with any of these. You did not mention what kind of rifle you have but watch your mounting length as some of the 2-7's are pretty short. Just my $.02

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Welcome.  This is a good one to consider as well:

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