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I cant seem to decide which scope to get for my rifle.

I have been leaning towards the Trijicon 5-20x

I will be using it primarily to shoot from 100-300yds at the range.

I am wondering if I should look at some less expensive options as well

Any suggestions? or just stick with what I am leaning towards?
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So its just a range gun or will it be used for hunting?  What type?

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Yes as of right now just the range.

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http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P50717.aspx
Hard to beat this unit for your stated goal. 

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I really dont want a fixed power.
 
 
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I'd look at an optic like the new SWFA SS 5-20 or similar.  It would be a better fit IMO than the Accupoint for a tactical rifle like you have.  Another option would be this little scope from the samplelist,
 
nice compact scope that would wear great on a 308 like that.
 
Then again the accupoint is a great scope and for your purpose would work great.
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Originally posted by sighewa sighewa wrote:

I really dont want a fixed power.
 
 

For strictly range work and shooting groups?? I too love a fixed power, but YMMV, of course.
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I'd probably lean toward lower magnification designs.  They will give you more flexibility and for your distances, you do not really need a whole lot of magnification.  However, if you decide you want to shoot further, you might appreciate a scope with a larger adjustment range than the Trijicon 5-20x

I would try the following (in the order of my preference):


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High power on the top end introduces challenges few appreciate before getting behind the scope.  For 1,000-yard shooting, absolutely: for 300 yards, I'd go with far less magnification on the top end.

That said, if you really want high power, Trijicon is OK, it does have limited elevation and the cross hairs are a bit heavy.  Other options are the SS5-20 and the Sightron S3 6-24.

For reference, I have used all 3 and currently only own the SS5-20.  Yes, it is that much better than the other 2.

I would back Koshkin's recommendations with the SS3-9 at the top of my list.
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For  200 to 300 yds the 3-9x42 Super Sniper would be my suggestion it has plenty on internal adjustment so when you improve enough toget out further it will still work for you.  You can jump to the 5-20x50 Super Sniper if you feel the need for higher magnification.  I just got my first of two ordered 5-20x50 Super Snipers today and I like it better than the the 5-20 Trijicon of which I have had 4. The 5-20 SS feels solid it's built like a tank.  I have two of the 3-9 SS scopes and really would like to have another one.  Take the difference and buy a spotting scope
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 
Konus 20-60x100 Konuspot Spotting Scope Konus 20-60x100 Konuspot Spotting Scope
Stock # - KON7122
  • Green
  • Angled
  • Comes with Camera Adapter and Carrying Case
$319.95 


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