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I just purchased a new MKII and need some help with selecting a scope.  The rifle will be used at the range (90% up to 100 yards) and to hunt small game.  I think I have narrowed it down to two scopes:

Weaver 3-9x32 Classic Rimfire - $229.00
http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-9x32-Classic-Rimfire-Rifle-Scope-P3141.aspx

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Leupold 3-9x33 VX-II Rimfire E.F.R. - $399.95
http://swfa.com/Leupold-3-9x33-VX-II-Rimfire-EFR-Riflescope-P3277.aspx

Is the Leupold that much better than the Weaver to justify the cost difference?  I have never owned a Leupold as I think I can get much better bang for my buck with other brands.

Are there any others that I should consider.  I bought this rifle to really work on my marksmanship fundamentals because the range I have access to is limited to 100 yards and for the cost of shooting.  Budget is up to $500 maybe more.

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For 400 bucks you could put a new Zeiss Conquest on there... Granted it doesn't have adjustable objective.

There are a lot of scopes in the price range between the two scopes you list with good glass and AO. I'd take that money to the sample list.
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For a little more a Sightron SII BS with adjustable Objective (10 yds to infinity) and 3-12 mag range. I have the 4-16 and it is alot of scope for the money.
 
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IMO, there is not much difference between the Weaver and the Loopie. The adjustable front A.O. may be beneficial. I'd definitely look at the Sightron Big Sky 3-9 x 36. For 100 yards and under, it would be hard to beat. Additionally, you could get any good quality tweener scope and have the parallax re-set to 50-60 yards. Cool
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I have the Leupold 3-9EFR on my Volquartsen and I have no problems shooting at 100yds with it. And sometimes out to 200yds. But knowing what I know now I would probably get the Weaver you listed. The glass on the Leupold is not that great and it has coin slot W/E adjustments. I would how ever give the advantage to the Leupold with the fine duplex reticule over the Weaver duplex. I prefer a fine duplex for target shooting. But it can be more difficult to use for hunting. 
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Thanks for the replies, I think I am going to give the Weaver a try and potentially upgrade in the future.  Now I have to figure out what rings and bases.
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SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42MQ
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Quad
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95

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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42MQ
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Quad
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95

 
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With the SS would parallax be an issue?
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how close are you wanting to shoot?  I have looked, not shot, at objects with mine at some farily close distances (less than 20yds) but never on anything over 3-5X



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10 to 50 yards, I plan on hunting squirrels with it.  I have always wanted a SS, but since the only range around here I have access to is only 100 yards, I figured it would be a waste of the scopes potential, but maybe on a 22 I could finally learn how to use the Mildot system.
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You could get the fixed SS 6x.  The parallax focus's down to 10 yards.
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I thought about the fixed 6x, like I said earlier, I really want a SS and may just have to bite the bullet and buy one.  If I were to get the 6x, what would be the best mounting method?  EGW rail and SS Medium Rings?
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

You could get the fixed SS 6x.  The parallax focus's down to 10 yards.



I didn't realize those SS models have adjustable parallax... That 6x would be a fantastic rimfire scope. I should really pull my head out of "the sand" and look around now and then.

I have a craptacular scope on my Marlin 60. Of course it requires a special logic to put a 300 dollar scope on a 150 dollar gun. It is a shooter though, even with the 17lb trigger pull.
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CP,if this is not tactical style why not go with the one piece Talley's.I know picatinney looks cool  but you do raise the scope that much more over the barrel.I have the BVSS with a SS10x.The 6x is probably a better match but I do get down to 10yrds.I normally shoot minumum 55yds so it works ok for me.
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I would go with the one piece Talley's, but I couldn't find them for MKII.  I decided to go with the Weaver using Warne bases and rings.  I am probably going to get the SS6x and put it on my 7mm-08 once I get it back from the gun smith.
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Very good choice!
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Thanks, looking foward to breaking the rifle in.

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OTOH you could just put a sub $50 Tasco Golden Antler 3x9 on the Savage and save a ton of money. If most of your shooting is 100 yds or less why spend your money on scopes that cost way more than your Savage?
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I like that Weaver, it's a nice little scope.
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I have a Weaver 2.5-7x28 on my Savage MkII BV and it's a fine combo for ranges out to 100 yds. I also have the Weaver 3-9x32AO on my CZ 452 in 22wmr. Also a very good pairing. Just my opinion, but for my use, Weavers offer very good optics at a very affordable price.

I predict you'll be happy.
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