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So I am trying to save some money here still for ammo...Big Grin

What is the best bang for your buck for a scope on a .50 BMG? 

I know its not the gun to cut corners on with optics, so I am wondering who makes the best scope, for the price, with the least compromises, and a good warrenty.

Will eventually like to get a NightForce on it.  Was considering a Mk4 as well.

Had a few people suggest the Barska Tactical 6-24X60 Mil Dot but question its durability.  Thought about a Super Sniper as well but dont really want a fixed power scope.

Would be awesome to find something nice that goes to at least 18X under $500 but I am thinking it ain't happening.

So is there a get-me-by scope I can use on a .50 til I can afford a NF next year?

Joe
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Go with either a 10x or 16x  Super Sniper and you will have one that will last a lifetime.  50BMG is painfully expensive to scope just get used to the idea of a fixed power and live with it.  By the time you put some Badger Ordnance Max 50 rings and a SS on you are at that $500 buck limit. There is nothing better in that price range. Even the best built varialbes may not live through a 50.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

Go with either a 10x or 16x  Super Sniper and you will have one that will last a lifetime.  50BMG is painfully expensive to scope just get used to the idea of a fixed power and live with it.  By the time you put some Badger Ordnance Max 50 rings and a SS on you are at that $500 buck limit. There is nothing better in that price range. Even the best built varialbes may not live through a 50.
 
 
Agreed!
 
And, to add to:  Do NOT buy a Barska!  It'd be smarter to take an old paper-towel tube, pain it black, and top the rifle with that - and it will save you a little money.
 
50s are notoriously tough on scopes, do not buy a bargain scope.  Nightforce will work well and will do everything you need.  For now, buy the SS. And the badger Max 50 rings.
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Originally posted by apextactical apextactical wrote:

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Originally posted by rifle looney rifle looney wrote:

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Sweet!

And I missed it.

Was his scope awesome?
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Sweet!

And I missed it.

Was his scope awesome?
 
Oh yes....It was tactically delicious. Hippie
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Super Sniper or U.S.O is probably the way to go with the 50 .
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