OpticsTalk by SWFA, Inc. Homepage SWFA     SampleList.com
Forum Home Forum Home > Scopes > Rifle Scopes
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - rifle scope opinions
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Visit the SWFA.com site to check out our current specials.

rifle scope opinions

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
JNYTHNDR27 View Drop Down
Optics GrassHopper
Optics GrassHopper


Joined: January/14/2011
Location: New York
Status: Offline
Points: 1
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JNYTHNDR27 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: rifle scope opinions
    Posted: January/14/2011 at 19:10
hi everybody,first time on this sight i need some advice i have a savage model 10 chambered in 270 short mag i am looking for some suggestions on a reasonably priced scope for some long range shots say up to 300,400 yds the quarry would be deer,elk etc  
Back to Top
Kickboxer View Drop Down
MODERATOR
MODERATOR
Avatar
Moderator

Joined: February/13/2008
Status: Offline
Points: 20243
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kickboxer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/14/2011 at 19:18
Welcome aboard, John.  

I would take a look at the SS 3-9 based upon your stated intentions.  It is a real value for overall quality vs cost and is in a very popular magnification range.  

Vortex has some nice offerings at http://swfa.com:80/Vortex-Viper-Rifle-Scopes-C1410.aspx.

Once againg, welcome to the OT forum...
Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living
Back to Top
powderburn View Drop Down
Optics Journeyman
Optics Journeyman


Joined: April/09/2010
Status: Offline
Points: 345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote powderburn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/14/2011 at 19:22
Welcome to OT. Got a budget in mind? For under $200 the vortex 2-7 viper is a very good buy and fully up to the ranges you mention. For $399 the zeiss conquest is popular and there are several nice Burris scopes on sale right now . Basically for the ranges you are looking at a good 2-7 or 3-9 is plenty of magnification for deer and elk sized game, and with the 270 mag you can sight 3" high at 100yds and shoot point blank out to 300 and hold just slightly high at 400.
Back to Top
lucytuma View Drop Down
Optics Jedi Knight
Optics Jedi Knight
Avatar

Joined: November/25/2007
Location: Wisconsin
Status: Offline
Points: 5389
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucytuma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/14/2011 at 19:25
What is considered reasonable, give us a little more info.
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." - Thomas Jefferson
Back to Top
shockey View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice
Avatar

Joined: January/14/2011
Location: Idaho
Status: Offline
Points: 108
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shockey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/14/2011 at 23:14
The bushnell elite series of scopes seem to be decent.  While they're not top notch they are good for what you have to pay.  I own a couple of them(one on a hunting rifle that takes a beating) and they both still function properly. I'm debating if I should purchase another currently.
Back to Top
feklar View Drop Down
Optics Apprentice
Optics Apprentice


Joined: December/28/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 86
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote feklar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/17/2011 at 00:13
2nd on the burris scopes on special right now.  I know a lot of people think leupold is over priced, but you can't really go wrong with a Leupold, and Nikon makes a pretty decent scope in the lower price ranges.  I also think Weaver makes some decent mid priced scopes.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.214 seconds.