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I have a Model 70 300 win mag and I was trying to find a good scope that will be able to hold up to the kick for a while I've been looking at the bushnell 4200 and the burris fullfield II tactical and the fullfield II tac30 im looking to spend around $400 or $500 and my longest shot will be around 500 yards
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It might not be right for you but I'm about to pull the trigger on a Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 after a loooong time of research. 
 
Compare its features more with the 4200 than the Fullfield 2 (a Nikon Buckmaster has better optics than a Fullfield 2 and is cheaper for a long range model).
 
To get a 4200 that is comparable to the Viper 6.5-20 you have to get the $600 one.  Instead of the Viper that has the rebate for $50 and equal optics.
 
All reports have Vipers standing up to high recoil, even a few .50 cal shooters.  On top of that you have the Craftsman tools type of warranty so you can feel confident.
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Is the the SWFA SS 20x42 Tactical Riflescope a good scope
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It is, for long range speciality.  At 100 yards with the 6.2 feet apparent field of view you can fit a person in the scope just barely, frustrating if the target was moving....at 50 yards anything would be pretty difficult and frustrating since now you only got 3 feet in your sights. 
 
I think the 20x would be more for very long range hunting/tactical or strictly paper/steel targets at whatever range. 
 
10x scope with more than double the field of view would be more tactical and efficient.
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How durible are the SWFA SS Tactical Riflescopes
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Mine as held up very well ! (about 300 rounds of .300wsm so far) I would recommend the 10x though. The exit pupil on the 20x (obj. size/mag. or 42/20=2.1mm) results in pretty poor low light use. My 10x as seen some pretty hard use, due to some rings that didn't hold but that's another story!and has held up well.
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The SuperSnipers are very durable, rated to .50-caliber abuse.


And SWFA backs them fully. 
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thanks for the help
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How does the 16X SS Scope handle low light compared to the 10X and 20X

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Better than the 20x not as good as the 10x.  
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Get the 10X.
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Actually do yourself a favor and get the 3-9x42 variable Super Sniper
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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X = 180 Y = 90 (X+Pyro)+(Y-Pyro) = ?

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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Actually do yourself a favor and get the 3-9x42 variable Super Sniper
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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+1 I'm working on a new build myself that will probably get one of these.
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This is the for-runner in a pack including the IOR 2.5-10 and falcon 4-14 FFP.
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I have been using a SS 16X on both a 300 Ultr Mag and a 300WSM for several years now.  The SS has held up to everything without fail. 
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Ive heard that the BARSKA 6-24x60 IR swat tactical scope is .50 cal proof I was wondering if that was true and how good of a scope it is

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Barska is junk, no matter what they claim.  That has been proven time and time again.
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Thanks for the heads up
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+1 on the barska is junk....
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+100 on the Barfska. Pure unadultered (sp?) junk!
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Does eagle eye optics have good scopes?
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I think the general knowledge and experience would tend toward staying with a "name brand" optic...
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I take it that $600 is out of range so in your price range this would be an excellent hunting optic and might work for you. Zero the center at 200 the dots are 300 and 400 and the heavy part of the post 500 check to confirm with your load:
Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope Long Range Duplex Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66820
  • Matte
  • Long Range Duplex
  • 1"
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$409.95 
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Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Competition Hunter Riflescope Target Dot Leupold 6x42 FX-3 Competition Hunter Riflescope
Stock # - LEU66825
  • Matte
  • Target Dot
  • 1"
  • Adjustable Objective
  • Xtended Twilight Lens System
$469.95 
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This target model  has 1/8 moa clicks

FX-3 6x42mm Adj. Obj. Competition Hunter

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Available Finishes

 

Length (A) 12.2 in
Tube Length (B) 5.3 in
(C) 1.9 in
(D) 2.2 in
Eyepiece Length (E) 2.3 in
Objective Length (F) 4.4 in
Objective Diameter (G) 2.1 in
Eyepiece Diameter (H) 1.6 in
Tube Diameter (I) 1.0 in
Actual Magnification 6.0
FOV @ 100 yds (ft) 17.3
FOV @ 100 m (m) 5.8
Eye Relief (in) 4.4
Eye Relief (mm) 112
Obj. Clear Aperture 1.7 in / 42 mm
Weight 15.0 oz / 425 g
Elevation Adj. Range (MOA) 64
Windage Adj. Range (MOA) 64



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Ive decited to get the SS 10X42 riflescope.  what would be the best scope mounts to put on my rifle
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Best would be Badger Ordnance but Warne or TPS would be acceptable and probably more in your price range.   You will like the SS 10x
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