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Just purchased a Browning BBR 30-06 (Pre A-Bolt) as I understand. Trying to decide on a decent scope for target and some deer hunting. I am right handed but left eye dominant if that means anything in scope selection. Thinking of buying one of the following scopes in my price point in either 3x8x40 or 4x. The scopes I am considering are: Burris FF 11, Vortex Diamondback, Nikon Pro Staff or either a Redfield Revolution or Revenge. Any advice or anything I have missed? Also, Anyone have or know much about the BBR? Thanks for any help..I hate being a rookie!

Cheers,
Gary
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Welcome Bigshot77!  Excellent   The criteria used in scope selection is broad and certainly preference based. Can you detail the usages more? For example, typical type of terrain hunting, ranges expected, reticle likes or dislikes, low light capability, etc. There are many very nice choices out there depending on the above info and, of course, your budget. 
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HowdyWelcome to the OT. Howdy
 
Rick makes a very valid point in regards to preference based.
 
There are a ton of options and more information is needed in order assist you with a reccomendation that would accomodate you and your rifle.
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Thanks for the quick replies. I live in NC and have only hunted with a shot gun "drive style" walking a field to drive deer where two shooters are positioned at the far end..(probably sounds a bit strange) so have never hunted with a high powered rifle. I likely will be hunting in both open areas and some base mountain terrain but won't encounter too much heavy cover. They say that NC statistics show that the average deer is shot at 78 yds. I would like to have a scope that would be capable of shooting comfortably out to 250-300 in most light conditions. I will be shooting a fair amount at our local range that has 500 yd capability. My budget is $200.00 or under.

Thanks Again,
Gary     
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With that budget go with a 3-9 or 4-12 Vortex Diamondback and don't look back.
 
Welcome to the OT from another NC Hunter.
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With a dominant left eye - until I heard the budget was $200 I thought this would  be a nice choice with it zeroed at 200 yds it would be about two inches high at 100 and a few inches low at 300 probably about 4in.
Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight 2 MOA Dot Aimpoint 9000L 30mm Red Dot Sight
Stock # - AIM11419
  • Matte
  • 2 MOA Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Aimpoint Bikini Lens Cover w/ Purchase
$419.00 
As far as traditional scopes go this is a pretty good scope for what it cost.
Bushnell 3-9x40 Elite Rifle Scope Bushnell 3-9x40 Elite Rifle Scope
Stock # - BUSE3940SF
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • RainGuard® HD
  • Ultra-Wide Band Coating
  • Argon Purging Process
$249.95 
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Another possible at less money, for some reason I like a 2-7 better than a 3-9:
Redfield 3-9x40 Revolution Rifle Scope Redfield 3-9x40 Revolution Rifle Scope
Stock # - RED67090
  • Matte
  • 4-Plex
  • 1"
$199.95 
Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope Redfield 2-7x33 Revolution Rifle Scope
Stock # - RED67080
  • Matte
  • 4-Plex
  • 1"
$179.95 
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Also, check out the Sightron SII 3-9 X 42. It goes for just under $250, but there is a $50 rebate now. Good glass for that money. Additionally, take a run through the Sample List here...you may be surprised!
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Burris FF2 2-7 with a #4 reticle is good option
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Oops, Pulled the trigger on a Nikon Pro Staff 4x12x40 with the BDC Reticle that I heard was very good glass as well which ironically, was not one of your recommendations. Darn, hope it won't dissapoint. I was leaning toward the Revolution or the Vortex but made a deal with the Gun shop owner that if he sold me the Browning at $350.00 all in, that I would pay him full price for the scope. The Revolution (at his price) was 239.00 and he didn't have the Vortex. Know I could have bought either for $199.00 on line. Please tell me I'll be fine with the Pro Staff. Thanks for the great comments guys and a shout out to my fellow NC friend.

All the Best,
Gary
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Btw, I paid $199.00 for the Nikon.
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