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what scope would you buy for low light , max of $300. , will be putting it on 270 A- BOLT

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200154 Burris 3-9x50 Fullfield II Rifle Scope Burris 3-9x50 Fullfield II Rifle Scope
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  • Ballistic Plex
  • 1"
  • Hunter Knobs
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200153 Burris 3-9x50 Fullfield II Rifle Scope Burris 3-9x50 Fullfield II Rifle Scope
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No brainer here.  Excellent optics with a 50mm objectives in your price range.

 

A step down in price, with what I believe is similar optic quality.

323954M Bushnell 3-9x50 Elite 3200 Rifle Scope Bushnell 3-9x50 Elite 3200 Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Rainguard
  • Fast Focus
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A step up in magnification, again what I believe to be similar opical quality, but at the high end of the magnification spectrum, you will have diminishing returns on your low light gathtering capabilities.
325155M Bushnell 5-15x50 Elite 3200 Rifle Scope Bushnell 5-15x50 Elite 3200 Rifle Scope
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  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Rainguard
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Free 5" Sun Shade w/ Purchase
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I hope this helps.  The 3x9 50mm scopes should do just fine.
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I bought a millett scope for my 6.5x300weatherby about a month ago and I like it so much that i have bought another for my 300 weatherby. These Millet scopes today are not the scope of old they are very clear and bright.
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burris or nikon get my votes!
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For low light, you want the best glass you can get.  A 50mm objective allows you to use slightly higher magnification, but I do not think that matters a whole lot.  With a 42mm objective you get the maximum useable exit pupil at 6x, while with 50mm at 7x.

SImilarly, with fixed magnification scopes you get fewer lenses and more light coming through which can also be very helpful.

Lastly, with typical reticles, you will probably see the target longer than you can see the reticle.  That is why a thick highly visible reticle such as #1 or #4 can be very useful.

I am not sure if you can get a perfect low light scope for under $300. 

For right around $300 (I think) you can get a Meopta Artemis 2000 6x42 scope with german #4 reticle with some ranging hashmarks.  I think that is a perfect scope for your application.

For an extra hundred bucks you can get a IOR Hunting 6x42 with #4a reticle which has better glass than the Artemis (that is the scope I have on my 280Rem).

If you decide that Meopta and IOR are too much money, I would suggest you take a look at Sightron S2 6x42 and Nikon Monarch 6x42.

All of the scopes above have glass substantially superior to Fullfield II or Elite 3200.  If you want to go with a variable under $300, it may be worth your while to look at Elite 4200 3-9x40.  Probably the best glass in this price range.

ILya
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i guess we should have dug a little more here gang, we didnt ask any questions before opening our mouths!!

what are we going to use this scope for??? what kind of range would you be most likely shooting at (max)??

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scope will be used for deer hunting no more than 200 yrds
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3-9x40 Elite 4200. $258
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What SVD said, it's a no brainer.
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