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A really good friend of mine just bought a Rem 700 ADL Youth in .243 Win.  The gun came with a scope but, he says he doesn't want to rely on it and it's not what he wants anyway.  He's pretty budget-limited and riflescopes are not my thing really so; I'm unsure what is available to suggest to him.  I'm looking for some help. 
 
Here's what he wants...
  • Small - preferably something with a <35mm objective lens.
  • Lightweight - he bought the youth gun both for the better fit and the lighter weight.  He fancies this being a backpacking rifle so weight is a real issue.
  • "Ballistic Plex"- type reticle. 
  • As budget-friendly as possible.  (<$200 if possible.)
What do you guys think?  Is this pretty much a pipe dream?
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My experience with Burris scopes has always been positive. This one fits the bill.
http://swfa.com/Burris-2-7x35-Fullfield-II-Rifle-Scope-P5972.aspx
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I would give a nod to the Burris FFII as well.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

My experience with Burris scopes has always been positive. This one fits the bill.
http://swfa.com/Burris-2-7x35-Fullfield-II-Rifle-Scope-P5972.aspx
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Originally posted by lucznik lucznik wrote:

A really good friend of mine just bought a Rem 700 ADL Youth in .243 Win.  The gun came with a scope but, he says he doesn't want to rely on it and it's not what he wants anyway.  He's pretty budget-limited and riflescopes are not my thing really so; I'm unsure what is available to suggest to him.  I'm looking for some help. 
 
Here's what he wants...
  • Small - preferably something with a <35mm objective lens.
  • Lightweight - he bought the youth gun both for the better fit and the lighter weight.  He fancies this being a backpacking rifle so weight is a real issue.
  • "Ballistic Plex"- type reticle. 
  • As budget-friendly as possible.  (<$200 if possible.)
What do you guys think?  Is this pretty much a pipe dream?

That Burris really meets all of the requirements, and well within the stated budget.  


FWIW, the Weaver K4 (http://swfa.com/Weaver-4x38-Classic-K-Rifle-Scope-P5054.aspx) or K6 (http://swfa.com/Weaver-6x38-Classic-K-Rifle-Scope-P5055.aspx) are very light, & folks report excellent tracking and surprisingly good glass for the price.  Lack of a ballistic-type reticle notwithstanding, I can see either one as being right at home atop a short-action rifle destined for mountain hunting.

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Add another vote for the Burris.
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