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Hi All,

I have reached the point of confusion on selecting a scope for a .223 caliber Howa 1500. I have about $300.00 to spend and would like to get some magnification capabilities but trying to be careful not to get into a scope with a higher magnification that ends up blurry due to the limited funds. I just want to be reasonable going in on the scope selection and not become enamored by magnification. I hear a lot about the SWFA SS scopes. My shooting will be 100 to 200 yards max, some potential low light.

Any help is appreciated.Whacko
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Here is another suggestion if you can get it done before the first of the year as that is when the rebates expire.

http://swfa.com/Sightron-35-10x42-SII-Big-Sky-Riflescope-P60660.aspx

It's $319.00 on close out and includes a $59.00 SWFA A/R mount. The $100.00 rebate brings it to $219.00.
Now if you need the A/R mount then by all means keep it. If not.. Sell it... Either way you will probably never again get this high of quality scope for what really amounts to $160.00... If you do it and you want to sell the mount pm me. I need a A/R mount anyway.

Eric

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Originally posted by biggreen747 biggreen747 wrote:

Here is another suggestion if you can get it done before the first of the year as that is when the rebates expire.

http://swfa.com/Sightron-35-10x42-SII-Big-Sky-Riflescope-P60660.aspx

It's $319.00 on close out and includes a $59.00 SWFA A/R mount. The $100.00 rebate brings it to $219.00.
Now if you need the A/R mount then by all means keep it. If not.. Sell it... Either way you will probably never again get this high of quality scope for what really amounts to $160.00... If you do it and you want to sell the mount pm me. I need a A/R mount anyway.

Eric
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The Sightrons are an excellent choice, especially that one for all that your getting.
I have a 3-9x40MD on a 22LR Savage MKII and I love it.
However, a .223 can be strethched out further, Ive decided to go with a http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-12x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53714.aspx on my .223, since all of my shooting is strictly target out to 800yards
Hope that helps, hope you have fun on that Howa
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+1 on the conquest  great deal for 300 bucks....
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Welcome to Optics Talk. 

Is this a hunting rig, or target? 

Hunting rig, I love the Conquest recommendations you received here. Strictly static targets, I prefer a fixed power. 
In case of the latter, the SS 10x or 12x would be a terrific scope.    
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Target shooting for the most part and thanks everyone for the responses. Curious why the fixed power scope is preferable for target shooting. I am new to the optics world and of course relying on your experience.

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Originally posted by jjj5757 jjj5757 wrote:

Target shooting for the most part and thanks everyone for the responses. Curious why the fixed power scope is preferable for target shooting. I am new to the optics world and of course relying on your experience.

Thanks,

Personal preference. Simplicity, for the most part. Price. You get more bang for the buck with a fixed power than with a variable. Less internal parts to FUBAR.  
I like shooting off a bench with my old SS 10x or new SS 12x. 

Why do I need a variable? 
Unless it's to dial down the magnification to beat mirage, which with my 10x, usually isn't an issue. Most shooters on this forum are of the opinion that less, is actually more, when it comes to magnification.   

If your shooting "movers" or hunting, then by all means, get a variable. Shooting know distances off a bench or prone, a fixed power offers ME....a lot. I've shot the tar out of my SS 10x. NEVER failed me once.
I feel everybody needs at least one fixed power SS. Be it a 6x, or 10x, or 12x.  

Just me being me here.....Wink

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