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Currently have a Vanguard .300 weatherby mag that has a Sightron SI 3-9x40 scop. It has served fine and has held zero but eye relief is a little short and I would like a bit more scope considering this is my long range rig. However I am limited due to budget. I am looking at the Vortex Crossfire 4-16X50 30mm or a Redfield Revolution 4-12X40. My budget is about $200-215 max. Any reccomendations?
 
Any other optics I should look at? Remember it has to hold up to pretty good recoil with the 300 roy.
 
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this is kind of interesting....Any thoughts???
 
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ahiaring,

That looks pretty good. What's the warentee?
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What ranges do you plan on shooting at?  Hunting? Target?  What mag ranges do you want?  Will you use it only in the day or low light at well?
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Big Game Hunting, deer antelope, elk moose. I hunt in october/november in the rockies so it as to survive adverse weather, good clarity...I have a load that allows hold on animal out to 400 yards so 12-14 power should be plenty.......Redfield Revolution has really been running in my mind for quite a while, seems like that may be the ticket.
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I would go with the Redfield before I would touch a BSA. 
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Nix the BSA and the crossfire, The redfield would be OK. I will also share with you that there is a pentax pioneer 4.5-14x42 scope on the sample list for $179. That is a scope I traded in and it is in really nice condition with little time on it. It is in really nice shape unless something happened since I sent it in ( not likely). I put it on a 223 and it went to the range maybe 2 times in the 6 months I owned it. other than that it was a safe queen. It is a very nice scope though a bit bigger than I needed . It is really just a rebadged Burris FFII and would be imho a better choice than any of the scopes you mentioned except maybe the redfield. So if you are on a tight budget but want some higher power then that would be an option for you.

Edited by powderburn - June/06/2011 at 08:41
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Count me as another "no" to the BSA.

I think the Redfield would suit you fine.
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Listen to the above advise.  BSA is garbage, Vortex Crossfires are not in the same league as all other vortex products and I highly discourage the use of them even with the greeat warranty.  The redfields i have use have been great

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In your price range, your best bet is to stick with the 3-9x40 configuration.

Personally, I like the Vortex Diamondback, but its eyerelief may be marginal for rifle with kick, so I would take a close look at Nikon Buckmaster 3-9x40 which has a bit more eyerelief and veyr solid performance.

There is also Sightron SII on the Samplelist for $199, which would make a good match for you:

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  +1 on that Sightron II.  I've had one for yrs with no problems.
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My first Sightron SII 3-9x42 was purchased in 2002.

Still ticking.

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Sorry Koshkin I had to chuckle. I think I have three of about a dozen scopes newer than 2002 all purchased in the past year or so. I also have several that date to the 80's that are still in use or were until this year.
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After doing tons of research and reading I may have a different option I want to throw out...I may have the opportunity to sell a couple things that would afford me $300.00 for a scope. I am thinking of purchasing a 10X42 SS and putting it on the 300 weatherby. This is my long range rifle (out to 400 maybe farther if i can learn mil dot and develop better shooting) and my closest shots in broken country really are never closer than say 65-75 yards. The 4" of eye relief would be great too and it sure seems like the kind of scope that could handle the elements.
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What ever floats your boat and the SS scopes are well thought of, but even living in the west I would think having a fixed 10 power big game scope would be be more of a hinderance than you think. Where I live I would never want a 10 power equipped big game rifle.
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Good eye relief + the magnification you want for $300....

with Mil-Dot reticle: http://swfa.com/Nikon-45-14x40-Buckmaster-Riflescope-P42210.aspx

with plex reticle: http://swfa.com/Nikon-45-14x40-Buckmaster-Riflescope-P42208.aspx

If an illuminated BDC reticle interests you then here's an interesting deal for $300:

http://swfa.com/Burris-45-14x42-Fullfield-II-Rifle-Scope-P50706.aspx

or the non-illuminated version:  http://swfa.com/Burris-45-14x42-Fullfield-II-Rifle-Scope-P7933.aspx
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Just thought I fill everyone in on what I did. secured some extra funds and bought a Zeiss 3-9X40 conquest...Didn't want to do the optics ladder and pay more in the long run. Scope is amazingly clear....best i have ever owned.
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Originally posted by ahiaring ahiaring wrote:

Just thought I fill everyone in on what I did. secured some extra funds and bought a Zeiss 3-9X40 conquest...Didn't want to do the optics ladder and pay more in the long run. Scope is amazingly clear....best i have ever owned.


Excellent choice.
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Well done, sir.
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