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I am thinking about upgrading the scopes on my .17 hmr and my enfield .303 and Vortex comes to mind first having recently put a Vortex Viper on my .30-06 and being superbly satisfied and impressed . However any other recommendations would be great as well. The .17 hmr scope that I have I only really have one complaint with. It is a simmons 3-9x32 and is fine for my .17 except that it has no paralax adjustment so in the higher magnification parallax is an issue.
 
Next for my Enfield. It had a Eurolux scope that crapped out after 50 or so rounds. For this one I am thinking I dont want any more than 7 or 9 maximum power. A nice fixed power of around 6 or so would also be great with good field of few for medium range moving but not running animals. That is if Indiana ever allows rifles. It would make a great hunting rifle/truck gun.
 
Lastly a friend of mine wants a scope for his H&R slug hunter.
 
Wondering about diamondbacks and  crossfires and how they would work on any of these. I know the Vipers are good.
 
 
 
 
 


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I wouldn't buy less than the viper. Just my opinion.
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My friend is thinking about a Nikon Buckmaster for his Shotgun. Are those any good. I have heard good things.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I wouldn't buy less than the viper. Just my opinion.
Even for the .17?
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Never used one.  I have used a prostaff for a while and it was definately servicable and held up really well.
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I'm with Graham on this one ,stay with the Viper,a very good line of scopes!
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I think with the current discounted pricing on the select Vipers, theres no reason to look at their lessor lines.

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i used the diamondback for two weeks, and it was a nice scope. its not a viper, but its still a good scope.
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I dont really need a great scope on the enfield as it is an old battle rifle and dont expect it to be exptremely accurate. I just need a decent one that will hold up to the recoil. A vortex would be overkill for a rifle like that. The .17 I am thinking of one of the crossfires specifically for a rimfire.
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 You might consider this for your Enfield:
 
 The FFII's are tough scopes.
 
 The new Redfields are getting good write ups so far also.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 You might consider this for your Enfield:
 
 The FFII's are tough scopes.
 
 The new Redfields are getting good write ups so far also.
Looks tempting. I have not ruled out other scopes I was just wondering what vortex scopes would be good for my other two rifles. I am open to other suggestions as well. I will look into that one. THanks.
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This is what I would put on the slug gun.  I had a buckmaster.  The optics are good but not as good as the viper.
 
http://swfa.com/Vortex-2-7x32-Viper-Rifle-Scope-P11226.aspx
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Originally posted by JimFromTN JimFromTN wrote:

This is what I would put on the slug gun.  I had a buckmaster.  The optics are good but not as good as the viper.
 
http://swfa.com/Vortex-2-7x32-Viper-Rifle-Scope-P11226.aspx
That would work well on my enfield too I would think.
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Anyone else?     Is there a way to change the title of a thread?
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Originally posted by saitotiktmdog saitotiktmdog wrote:

Anyone else?     Is there a way to change the title of a thread?
you can sometimes edit the first post and that will allow it
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Originally posted by saitotiktmdog saitotiktmdog wrote:

Anyone else?     Is there a way to change the title of a thread?
you can sometimes edit the first post and that will allow it
Thanks. I edited the post and changed it around some but not enough to make some of the earlier posts not make sense. At least I think.
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If you are really looking for a value scope for your enfield then I might suggest a look at the pentax pioneer scopes on close out. I put one of the 4.5x14 on a 223 I have and for the price they are pretty nice. The sightron SI scope line is also suppose to be nice for the $100 to $125 range. Of course the Redfields as suggested above are a good choice. Under that you are probably looking at a bushnell trophy or comparable scope.
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I would like all the scopes to have parallax adjustment if it is a variable. Some do it automatically dont they.

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Originally posted by saitotiktmdog saitotiktmdog wrote:

I would like all the scopes to have parallax adjustment if it is a variable. Some do it automatically dont they.
No, none of them do it automatically.  Typically, centerfire rifle scopes are set to be parallax-free at 150 yards.  Scopes that are designated as Shotgun scopes typically are set to be parallax-free at 75 yards.  All of the above is assuming we're discussing scopes that don't have an Adjustable Objective, or a side parallax adjustment knob on the erector housing.  With an Adjustable Objective or a side parallax adjustment knob, you can adjust the scope to be parallax-free at whatever distance you happen to be shooting.  But, none of them do it automatically.
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I see.
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If you are restricted on cash,why not buy put picatinney rails on both rifles & buy 1 good scope for now?
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

If you are restricted on cash,why not buy put picatinney rails on both rifles & buy 1 good scope for now?
Its not so much cash as it is I dont need a high dollar scope on my .17 and i dont need a high dollar scope on my enfield. I would like a nice fixed power say around 6x for my enfield and something in the 4-12 or 3-9 range for my .17 preferably with parallax because my current one is kind of blurry at the high magnification range.  Its more of a 300 dollar and up scope would be overkill for me on both rifles. The enfield is an old battle rifle and the barrel shows it. It still shoots pretty well but it would never be able to take advantage of a really fancy expensive scope. My .17 is just a plinker, little varmint gun, doesn't recoil much etc. The gun itself was only 175 bucks. Its a savage. I dont need a 300 dollar scope for it. 

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I have just put a Diamondback 3-9x40 on my .17 HMR. It is a lovely little scope, excellent quality for the money. My gun shop owner had never seen one before so we had their Nikon's out for a comparison. We reckoned it was on a par with the Fieldmaster, which I think is exactly the same as the US Buckmaster. My dealer was particularly impressed with the weight of the Diamondback, it really is very light and compact for something so inexpensive and optically clear. 

All that said I think Viper's are cheaper and more available to you guys in the US, so maybe that's a more viable option. For me the Diamondback is all the scope I need for my .17 HMR. 
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For my enfield I ended up getting a scope of the sample list. It is a Sightron 2.5-10x44 SI Rifle Scope. Still in the market for a scope for my .17.  
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