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Hey guys,

I am in need of scope help. I have a ruger .270 and am looking to spend about $300-$500 on a scope for this gun. Have any recommendations? I will be hunting deer and target shooting. I would like at least a 50 mm objective.
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Welcome


Dear Lord, Aggies with guns. Hiding


Howdy man.


You've come to the right place for opinions. 


Were it me, I'd go with any of the following:


http://swfa.com/Vortex-35-10x50-Diamondback-Rifle-Scope-P10824.aspx

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-3-10x50-Elite-3200-Rifle-Scope-P8747.aspx

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-4-16x50-Elite-4200-Rifle-Scope-P11607.aspx


The Bushnells have rainguard which is a plus and the 4200 is a really nice scope and $6 over your upper end.


If you want to go with a 30 mm tube rather than a 1 inch there are several other good options. It'll come down to what type of cross hairs and focus type you want. 

Most of the guys here know and understand more than I do. I know what works for me hunting.

You'll get a ton of suggestions I'm sure. The above is simply my .02



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I have been out of the loop with hunting for about 6 years. Prior to this, I thought that bushnell was a cheap scope and to get a good one, I need to spend the extra $$ and get a leupold. Now it seems a lot of you recommend the bushnell 4200. What are your thougts on sightron scopes? Are they better than the 4200? Or how does weaver, nikon, or zeiss compare? Also, I have never heard of Vortex? Thanks for all of your help!
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I would look at the Zeiss conquest as well as the Elite4200's that were already mentioned.
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To all of you "Bushnell"-phobes:.........................
 
The 3200 and the 4200 ( and up ..)  were Bausch and Lomb scopes ten years ago.....
 
if you are too young to know about Bausch and Lomb, well, you will just have to read the history books.......or take our word for it....
 
 
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 Don't think of Bushnell 4200 as cheap scope. They are VERY good.
 The upper levels of the Vortex line is gaining popularity here, the aftermarket support is exceptional.
 The Zeiss Conquests are an excellent value in great optics.
 Nikon has a lot of great choices. Can't really go wrong with anything mentioned so far...
 For deer hunting- don't go overboard on magnification, especially on the low end.
 
If you avoid getting an illuminated reticle, you'll get better glass for your dollar in your price range.  
 If you want illmination, up your ante a couple hundred and go Trijicon.
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Well, after a little research, can you help me narrow it down between these? Which scope will have the best clarity and best bang for your buck accuracy? Is the Sightron comparable to the Zeiss in quality? Does the Bushnell trump all of these? How about the Viper?  Thanks for your input.
 
 
 
 
 
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From the list above I would have to say the Zeiss.
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  Although I don't have that particular Weaver GS scope I do have two others (3-10x40 and 4.75x40).  I can tell you that they are VERY NICE scopes that are very clear edge to edge,GOOD in low light,hold zero well,and track true.
 
  As Ronk suggested,you should not go to high on low end power.  I wouldn't go above 4.5x on the low end.  So,except for that particular Viper,all of the other scopes you ask about would serve you well although some are over your $500 limit. 
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The Elite series from Bushnell aren't the scopes you see in the clam shell packaging at wally world. I know it's a mental thing as those are sold as Bushnell. In auto terms think of it like this, Fusion vs GT40. "both Fords, nowhere near equals"

I had a hard time believing Bushnell had any decent products in their line after looking through some of their cheapies, but the trophy line is really pretty good and the elite series are damn nice. 

I'd still suggest this one over any that you have listed as it's $400 and can do all you're wanting to.

http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P608.aspx

I'm not sure why you've got your heart set on such a big bell when you're looking to try to hunt with it. It's been my experience that you're a lot more likely to ding one up carrying it through the woods if it's a fatty on the end. 


You'll not be disappointed in any of the ones on your short list as far as quality goes. You've made good picks.


Best of luck.



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i wouldnt worry about the scope, we need to talk about the .270 thoughBucky

that list you have doesnt have any losers on it, they are all good scopes.
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Originally posted by neilbilly neilbilly wrote:

The Elite series from Bushnell aren't the scopes you see in the clam shell packaging at wally world. I know it's a mental thing as those are sold as Bushnell. In auto terms think of it like this, Fusion vs GT40. "both Fords, nowhere near equals"

I had a hard time believing Bushnell had any decent products in their line after looking through some of their cheapies, but the trophy line is really pretty good and the elite series are damn nice. 

I'd still suggest this one over any that you have listed as it's $400 and can do all you're wanting to.

http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P608.aspx

I'm not sure why you've got your heart set on such a big bell when you're looking to try to hunt with it. It's been my experience that you're a lot more likely to ding one up carrying it through the woods if it's a fatty on the end. 


You'll not be disappointed in any of the ones on your short list as far as quality goes. You've made good picks.


Best of luck.



 
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