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I have a cheap POS and am looking into getting a real scope that I can actually keep zero when I adjust for focus.  I'm looking at a 6x14 - 40mm and need some advice
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SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope Mil-Dot SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 
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Leupold 4.5-14x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope Duplex Leupold 4.5-14x40 Mark 4 LR/T 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - LEU56140
  • Matte
  • Duplex
  • 30mm
  • Long Range
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
$724.95 
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I guess the best advice I can give you is spend just a little more and buy one of the two of these.

Edited by Urimaginaryfrnd - August/17/2009 at 20:38
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Sightron S3 are nice also:
Sightron 3.5-10x44 SIII 30mm Riflescope Mil-Dot Sightron 3.5-10x44 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SIIISS3510X44LRMD
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
$719.95 
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Sightron 3.5-10x56 SIII 30mm Riflescope Illuminated 4A Sightron 3.5-10x56 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SIIISS3510X56LRIR4A
  • Satin Black
  • Illuminated 4A
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
$812.95 
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Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope Dot Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SIIISS624X50LRD
  • Matte
  • Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
$789.95 
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Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope Mil-Dot Sightron 6-24x50 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SIIISS624X50LRMD
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
$804.95 
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Sightron 8-32x56 SIII 30mm Riflescope Dot Sightron 8-32x56 SIII 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - SIIISS832X56LRD
  • Matte
  • Dot
  • 30mm
  • Side Focus
  • Target Knobs
$839.95 
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Another good choice would be the Bushnell Elite 4200 4-16x40
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/24/2009 at 02:38
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For around $500 there are quite a few good choices.

Unless this is a dedicated bench gun or long range varminter I would probably not go with a 6-24x scope.  If you plan to shoot fairly far out some thing along the lines 4-16x40 or 4.5-14x4 is likely a good choice.  Bushnell Elite 4200 4-16x40, Sightron S2 Big Sky 4-16x42 and 4.5-14x44 are good choices.

If long range shooting at small targets is not on the agenda, a regular 3-9x42 from a reputable maker is the way to go.

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Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40
 
Nikon Buckmasters 6-18x40
 
 
Both are $300 and have a lot of great reviews & feedback around the web...this is if you can't make the splurge for the others listed up above. 
 
The Burris Fullfield 2 is something that is about the same league as the Nikon Buckmasters and is $50-120 more and does not have the side focus.


Edited by danjojoUSMC - September/24/2009 at 12:01
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