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Trying to decide if I should save $100 and go with the 1 inch tube vs the 30mm tube.

Best I can tell the major downside to the 1 inch tube is limited internal adjustments.

Other then that, how is the optical clarity between the two if you compare both flavors of the 6.5-24x50?

I would be really interested in hearing from folks who have looked through both.

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What is it going on?  what will the use be?
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Savage bolt in 243.

Primary use:  Punching paper from a bench.
Range: 100-300 yards for now. 

My intention was to pick up one of the Vortex Vipers that were on close out for $249 but I missed the boat on those.  My budget for this currently is right in the $250-$300 range.  Part of me is thinking about just saving up for a few months and go with a Viper (while keeping an eye on the sample list).

My current scope is a 4-12x50 prosport simmons that is not adequate for what I'm doing.  I can just barely make out the 6mm holes at 100 yards.  I have to use my 10/22 which has a simmons white tail classic 6-20x50 as my spotter.

My thoughts are that I might be able to use the Crossfire 6.5-24x50 that SWFA is selling for $99 as a holdover and then pick up something really nice next year.

The WTC I actually picked up from SWFA many years ago.  It's been a fantastic scope for the money.  If the crossfire has optical clarity that matches the WTC then I'd be happy.
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not what your gonna want to hear but save up and get better glass now.  The crossfire is an entry level scope and i personally do not recommend them.  There are some great scopes from burris for your price range that would be better if you wanted something now.
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i ended up coming to these same crossroads as you a few months ago, and ended up with the 6.5-20x44 viper for $250.  Definately don't spend $200 on a crossfire.. get the $99 if you want it to tide you over.  otherwise see if you can find a 6.5-20x44 or 6.5-20x50 viper anywhere for $250, there might be a few retailers with stragglers still out there.  There are other great scopes we can recommend you in the $200 range, but they will not have nearly that kind of magnification.  There are plenty of 3-9x40 options in that range, however.
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Check this discounted scopes out.
 
 
lots of good options like these for your price range

Burris 4.5-14x42 Fullfield II

$349.95 $199.95

Stock # - 200181 

• Matte

• Plex

• 1"

• Adjustable Objective

   

Burris 6.5-20x50 Fullfield II

$419.95 $249.95

Stock # - 200191 

• Matte

• Fine Plex

• 1"

• Hunter Knobs

• Adjustable Objective

   

Both these would be better than the Crossfire IMO
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Thanks guys.  I decided to hold off and save a bit more for a viper.  Hopefully I can find a good deal pop up somewhere.
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Steer clear of the Crossfire line. That Burris SVT linked is a really good deal. 
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