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Need some advice regarding scopes. I just purchased a Rock river Arms Predator HP 308. The rifle will be used primarily for deer hunting in Missouri and elk hunting in Colorado. Most of the deer I've taken in Missouri were under 200 yards. On the other hand I've taken a few elk out to 450 to 500 yards. What type of scope/scope setup would me best the these applications.
Additionally, like most folks my rifles will spend a lot of time on a rifle range.
Thanks for any and all suggestions.
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Welcome to Optics Talk. 

What kind of budget are you looking at, friend? 
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Actually I wouldn't hunt out to 500 yards with a 308. So lets assume the max hunting range will be 400 yards and target shooting out to 500+ yards. 
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Sorry, my budget is $450 to $500.
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http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-9x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P50716.aspx

This scope was MADE for an AR platform. The reticle may not be ideal for hunting, but I hunted last year in some thickets and the scope/reticle performed well. 

I would also heartily recommend the outstanding SWFA Bobro mount to use with the SS.
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Thanks for the suggestions.
A friend of mine has a Swarovski Habicht PVI-2 High Grid 3-12x50 scope he will sell me at a good price. Anyone have any experience with this scope? Would it be appropriate for my needs?
Thanks
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My buddy just quoted me a price of $500.00 for the Swarovski. Should I jump on it or let it pass?
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Jump On It......Big Smile
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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

Jump On It......Big Smile
I second that. Worst case you turn around and sell it for the same price you paid or maybe more and buy another scope. But that sounds like a deal to me.Yippee
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In general, Swaro scopes are exceptional.

If this is someone you know and trust, buy it immediately.


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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

Jump On It......Big Smile
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I concur! That sounds like a great deal. 
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You can never go wrong with a Swaro.As above,jump on it.Don't forget a good set of rings.


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Great! Meeting him tonight to purchase the scope. Ill post pics and my initial thought regarding the scope in a few days.
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Moboy:
You have to reach 50 post's to be able to post pics on this forum.   

I'd be happy to post them for you if you'd like by emailing them to me. PM for email addy or go to this thread and run up your post count to 50.

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I believe that model Swaro was essentially a Pro Hunter with a 2nd focal- plane reticle (high [magnification] grid).
$500 would be a good price.

I know a guy that looks just like me that would give you $600 for it.
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Originally posted by Alan Robertson Alan Robertson wrote:

I believe that model Swaro was essentially a Pro Hunter with a 2nd focal- plane reticle (high [magnification] grid).
$500 would be a good price.

I know a guy that looks just like me that would give you $600 for it.
You talking about one of them duck commander boys?Big Grin
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Bought the scope last night for $450.00 + a six pack of Guinness. Scope in in great shape. Thanks for all the advice. I plan on mounting the scope this weekend before heading to the range.
Matt
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Originally posted by coyote95 coyote95 wrote:

Thats a nice friend.......Excellent
 
or a brotherWink
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Bolted up the Swaro this weekend on a Freedom Reaper Picatinny 311PT base/ring that he sold with the scope. However I ran into a problem at the range with my elevation. With the elevation maxed out the rifle was shooting groups at the bottom of the target. Not sure what to do. Should I shim the the base or look for anther set of rings.
Matt
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