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 i have noticed the 3-9x40 being one of the most popular scopes around. how far are we talking (practly speaking) the farthest this will be good out to distance wise? im worried i wolnt have enough scope but then again i dont know much about scopes at all. lots of shots will range from 100 to 500 yards with 300 being an ave. this is going to be mounted on a savage 308.

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What are you shooting at?  A lot depends on how big of a target you are looking at.

For big game hunting a quality 3-9x40 should be just fine for any reasonable range.

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the scope will be shooting at alot of thing from the small praire dog to some deer with a lot of paper in between. i just want a all around good scope. is there a happy medium

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A happy medium in this case would be something along the lines of 4-16x40 or 4.5-14x40 or 3-12x40 scope.  It is not too big,  but still has enough magnification for smaller targets like prairie dogs. 

A number of companies make these models.  It all depends on how much money you want to spend.  Also, consider what kind of a reticle you want.  For long range shooting you may want to consider some sort of a holdover reticle or a ascope with BDC.

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How far you can work is a function of scope quality (lens, mirrors, and coatings), not just magification. Stuff can get lost in the fuzz of cheap scopes.

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are the fullfied twos any good? i dont have the means to epend more than 250. what are some god options?
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Under $250 I would pick between these three: Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40, Weaver Grand Slam 3-10x40, and Sightron S2 3-9x42.

Grand Slam and S2 have better glass, but FF2 has a BallisticPlex reticle.  See what is more important to you.

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Personally, I use a 3-9x40 for almost every application.  The only time that I would suggest more is if someone is going to get really serious about long range prairie dog hunting.  In your price range look at the FFII, Weaver Grand Slam, and the Nikon Buckmaster.  I would probably opt for the Grand Slam.  I have to admit that I didn't care for this scope until I really gave it a second shot based on the reviews by everyone here.

 

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