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I have a new CZ-550 in 6.5x55 swedish, that I'm planning to use mostly as a paper puncher in the 100-200yd range, and a coyote shooter at something like 75-300yds. My target price range is around $300.

For these variable ranges, and target shooting, I was looking for a variable power scope in the 4-16x range. My prior experience with scopes involves an inexpensive 3-9 Tasco mounted on my .22, which is usually set around 5x for 25-50 yd target shooting. Objects at 300yds on the 9x setting don't appear large enough for me to make out details, which is why I was looking for more magnification.

I had almost decided on the sightron-II 4-16x42, but after rereading the board comments, I'm wondering if a SS 10x42 would be a better choice - do I really want/need variable power for my application, or should I go with the better SS optics?
(Other options I was considering were Grand Slam 4.5-15x40, Elite 4200 4-16x40)

I want a scope now, so waiting for the variable power SS is not an option.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/21/2005 at 20:48
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A fixed 10X is really a specialized scope.  A variable power scopes gives you more options.  A 3-9 is sufficient as long as you have quality optics.  In your price range you can achieve significant improvement over that old Tasco.

 

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Thanks. Is there any reason to prefer one of the following over the other, or should I just throw a dart and pick one, given that these are all priced about the same?
- Sightron SII4-16x42
- Bushnell Elite 4200, 4-16x40
- Weaver Grand Slam 4.5-14x40
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/22/2005 at 16:00
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The Bushnell 4200 is far better than the other two.

 

ranburr

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