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Im in the process of getting a .223 savage 12flv. black synthetic stock, bull barrel, etc. something in the 4-20 or 6.5-24 or something of the sort.  i would like a 40 or 50mm objective. what kind of options do i have for a descent scope under or around 300$? i want something that will keep zero and with target turrets or one i can put target turrets.
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It might be more mag then you want, but I recently picked up the Mueller 8-32x44 and am extremely happy with it.  Nicely built, 30 mm tube, optics to me are just as clear as my Elite 4200, noticeably brighter then Buckmaster I have.  Clicks are precise and audible. 
 
One thing I can not verify is longevity though, only had it a week and one firing session. 
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if u put alot of rounds through the tube let me know. have been looking at the muellers. just havent heard much about them.
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Mueller is a decent scope for the money
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If you can afford $350.00 you might consider looking at a Weaver Classic V24 6-24x42 I have one with a dedicated 55 grain .223 recticle but it can be gotten with several other types also.  It is a high quality scope that is crisp and clear at all magnifications and Weaver has been making high quality scopes for many years and are well worth the cost.
 
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     The Sightron 6.5-20X42 is a great scope. With the pricing, they are hands down the best value out there. Smile   -Al
 
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Originally posted by Al Nyhus Al Nyhus wrote:

     The Sightron 6.5-20X42 is a great scope. With the pricing, they are hands down the best value out there. Smile   -Al
 
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arksman, what base is that on your ar?
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oops, NYMarksman that should be
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It appears to be a Burris PEPR

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You are correct, It is a Burris P.E.P.R. and it works well.
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It works well on my other AR also.
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In a variable the weaver would be my pick in that price range or if you could live with a fixed power the Super Sniper `16x42 or 20x42 would be reliable with good target knobs.
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Or, if you drop down in power on the top end to 12X - 16X or so, the same $ can get you a bit better scope.  I shoot prairie rats a couple times every year, and I've found that during most of the day, I dial down to 12X - 14X.  The heat mirage during most of the day becomes the limiting factor in seeing such small critters through your scope at super long range, so I might as well have the increased FOV to make it easier to spot bullet impact through the scope and get on another pd after a shot.  Truthfully, my scope power stays at 12X - 14X most of the time.  I like having more power available for early morning shooting and for target shooting, but if I had to sacrifice some scope spec to stay within a budget, super high magnification would be the first thing to go.
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+1 on what he said. I have 2 20X scopes and one is the Zeiss conquest. Neither of them give the preformance expected. I would drop back to 14-16 power any day. The added power mostly only magnifies the limitations of the scope. It is easer for my older eyes to pick out long range PDs with the 4.5-14 Conquest than the 6.5-20 Conquest. It may help with younger eyes than mine.

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