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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/24/2004 at 22:27
thomasaaron View Drop Down
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Well, guys.  I got my buck in Corona, NM.  So did my 13 year old son.  He did me proud with a one-shot show-stopper.  It was his first.  This was the first time I've been deer hunting in six or seven years.  But now that he's dropped his first, I know I'm going to have to get more serious about it.

Here's my problem.

I have a 30.06, Remington 700.  I have see-through mounts (not sure of the brand), and a fairly cheap Bushnell 4X scope.  I don't remember buying it years ago, but it couldn't have been over $40.

So, I sighted in at a range in Denver.  Carying the gun in a hard case, I travelled to Farmington, NM.  When I took a few shots, it was off 3" to the right at 100 yards.  When I got to Corona, it took a little bump which knocked it off 3" at 50 yards.  Frankly, something is rotten, and I know it is the scope.  However, I wonder about the mounts too.

I want to upgrade to something MUCH more reliable and RUGGED.

I'm thinking that quick-release scope mounts might save me some travel woes.  And maybe a Burris scope for rugged reliability.

My budget for a scope is probably in the neighborhood of $200-250, not including the mounts.  I'm pretty happy with a non-variable scope, and would prefer a 6X.  (I really want a 7X, but can't find one.)  But a variable is not out of the question.

What will be the best deal for my money, bearing in mind:  I'll likely not get over a 300-yard shot.  Accuracy is of the utmost importance to me, as I am a good shot and value a clean kill;  And I want something rugged that I don't have to muck with constantly.

Thanks for your help.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/24/2004 at 22:56
ranburr View Drop Down
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Burris FFII 3-9x40 with one piece Leupold base with front twist in rinds and windage adjustable rear ring.  This setup should more than handle any bumps in travel.  It is obviously possible to knock a scope out of alignment in transit, I have never done it with this set-up.  I even fell out of a tower stand onto a oile of rocks with my rifle between me and the rocks.  No one was more shocked than I when my rifle was still dead on.  I have never seen a set of see-thru rings that were not crap and they ruin any hope of a good cheek weld. 



Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/03/2004 at 16:45
Chris Farris View Drop Down

Joined: October/01/2003
Location: Texas
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Definitely lose the see thru mounts, nothing but trouble.  I agree with ranburr that std Leupold mounts are fine, no need to get quick release and frankly they are more likely to get knocked off because of the levers.  Quick release rings are primarily used on dangerous game applications where you might need to take the scope off and use open sights or for someone switching one scope to several different guns.


If you want a fixed power then consider the Leupold 6x36.....$249.95

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