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This is my throw behind the seat Ranch rifle. I use it for putting down hogs, varmint's, etc, very accurate w/o scope, just need some help identifying those long ranch varmints.

Don't won't to mistake a calve for a hog..  Turned 40 a while back woke up blind, Go Figure.

I have been a little overwhelmed by scope choices.

 

Can someone recommend a quality scope in the $200.00 & under range.

anything more would be like putting a hundred dollar saddle on a ten dollar horse.

 

Is it possible to mount a scope with raised rings and still use the fixed sites on this rifle? Those Coyote's move fast

Clear view in low lite is a must, water & fog proof is must, It's hot and rainy here all the time.

I pretty much looked at all types on the site but would welcome all constructive suggestions.

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Originally posted by Rocknw Rocknw wrote:

Turned 40 a while back woke up blind, Go Figure.

 

Must have been a great party.   

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Must have been a great party. 

 

Now that's what I call a constructive suggestion.

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Rocknw -

 

I honestly could not recommend a scope under $200 that would be deemed a "quality" scope, particularly one that provides a clear view in low light. 

 

You should not be concerned about spending more money on a scope (potentially much more) than a rifle...it's my belief if you do not you are making a mistake.

 

Yes, you can mount a scope that will still enable you to see the open sights, but my opinion is they generally sit too high on the rifle, making viewing through it rather akward and leading to poor shots. 

 

For a very good scope ratings chart, check out page 7-8 of the "Optical Ratings thread" in this forum.  There will be lots of good suggestions there.  At your price point, focus on the "4" and below.

 

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At $200 and under your best bet is a SIghtron S2 3-9x42, which can be found right at $200.

If you need holdover points for longer shots, take a good look at Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40 with Ballistic Plex reticle and Nikon Buckmaster 3-9x40 with BDC reticle.

Personally, I would probably go with a SIghtron.

If you are willing to spend a few more bucks, take a close look at Pride & Fowler Rapid Reticle.  They make a 3-9x32 scope (Japan made) with a reticle calibrated for 22WinMag.  I think it runs just under $300 and has holdover and wind compensation points out to 300 yards.

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I like Koshkins Sightron for first pick and for second choice under $200:

849406 Weaver 2-10x38 Classic V10 Series Rifle Scope                                                                           Weaver 2-10x38 Classic V10 Series Rifle Scope
  • Silver
  • Dual-X
  • 1"
SWFA: $159.95
More Info... Buy Now

 

But I got to tell you when you started talking wet rainy the first thing that came to my mind was the rainguard coating on the top end Bushnell 4200 s  and its not that much more might as well go whole hog:

423944M

Bushnell 3-9x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope

Bushnell 3-9x40 Elite 4200 Rifle Scope
  • Matte
  • Multi-X
  • 1"
  • Rainguard
SWFA: $259.95

More Info... Buy Now

 

 

Plus I think they have a free jacket promotion with the Bushnell for a nice waterproof jacket.



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Ive looked at a lot of the  same suggestions from you guys and Quite a few of the scopes I keep going back to.

I'm gonna narrow down my choice's and list them, then maybe I can get some feed back.

Negatives and positives to help finalize my design.

I figured if I spend a little more than I was planning and get a better scope I can interchange onto one of my better rifles when If need too.

And if I turn out to get a good one in my price range all the better.

My sons already tolled me if I don't like it he'll put it on his rifle,  Hah.

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Iv'e narrowed my choices down to these.

# 1 Weaver 3-9x32 RV 9 duplex a/o  It does already have my name on it

# 2 Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield 2 Tactacle Rifle scope ballistic plex or same model hunter knobs.  I Like the forever warrenty Was my first intial choice.

# 3 Pentax Lightseeker SL 3-9x32 LITTLE OVER BUDJET But I keep looking at it. Still use a old Pentax K 1000 35mm camera

# 4 Sightron S2 3-9X42 Ab

# 5 Bushnell Elite 3200 or 4200 with rain guard, Could always use the free rain coat

 

+ & -  ?

 

Let me know what you think.

Thanks

 

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Pentax Lightseeker SL is a rebadged Burris Short Magnum scope.  I was not entirely happy with it when I looked at it.  I would stay away from it.

As far as the rest of them, you already know my take: Sightron S2 3-9x42 is your best bet for $200.  If you are willing to spend more, Elite 4200 3-9x40 is a good choice.

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Originally posted by Rocknw Rocknw wrote:

Iv'e narrowed my choices down to these.

# 1 Weaver 3-9x32 RV 9 duplex a/o  It does already have my name on it

# 2 Burris 3-9x40 Fullfield 2 Tactacle Rifle scope ballistic plex or same model hunter knobs.  I Like the forever warrenty Was my first intial choice.

# 3 Pentax Lightseeker SL 3-9x32 LITTLE OVER BUDJET But I keep looking at it. Still use a old Pentax K 1000 35mm camera

# 4 Sightron S2 3-9X42 Ab

# 5 Bushnell Elite 3200 or 4200 with rain guard, Could always use the free rain coat

 

+ & -  ?

 

Let me know what you think.

Thanks

 

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I have the earlier version 882 stainless. On it rests a 4.75 fixed Grandslam which would come in under your mark. It is a good low light scope. It is rugged and will go out as far as our 22 mags can reach on a gopher size target. For those quicky shots, a scope of the 1.5x 6 categorygives you a larger field of view. The 3200 in lower power would be a good choice. The Firefly reticle is thicker and provides a better low light view. I also have a 4200 (1.5 x 6) mounted on a 22 hornet. It is a bit clearer than the above mentioned scopes. My main target is also coyotes. You would have to spend 60 bucks more than your limit to get the 4200 in Firefly. Just as an addition. Your correlation of scope to gun worth is a long standing axiom that some people use to choose a scope for a particular rifle. I have found the correlation meaningless. To me you equip your tool as to how you are going to use it. This goes beyond the value of the gun and lies more in the value of situational needs. It is not as if we're mounting a 1200 hundred dollar Zeiss on our 22 mags. If I could afford it, I would in a heartbeat because my successful experience is worth way more than my rifle.

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Originally posted by Rocknw Rocknw wrote:

Iv'e narrowed my choices down to these.

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# 5 Bushnell Elite  4200 with rain guard, Could always use the free rain coat

 

+ & -  ?

 

Let me know what you think.

Thanks

 

 

I bet you could use a good raincoat to keep the water off you while you are out shooting your new scope.

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Twist my arm i'm ordering the elite 4200
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