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I just picked up a SPS 700 in .308 and needto find a scope for it. Right now, I shoot a max of 100 yds. I'm hoping to find a 300 yd range closer to my home soon though. I don't hunt so it's just for paper punching as of now. However, I hope to try hunting one day.
 
I'm looking to keep it as far under $300 as I can. I'd liketo end up with something good for at least 500 yds if possible. I am also fine with buying used.
 
What do you recommend?
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  First off WELCOME to OT!!
 
  You could do ALOT worse than this:
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Your best choice at $300 or under is the 3x9 Bushnell Elite 4200. This magnification is very suitable for any hunting range using a 308 and paper punching as well out to 2-300 yards.
 
Since your price point is $300 or less, better to go with lower magnification and get the better glass or optics, rather than increase to a 12x or 16x max and get lower quality. 12x to 16x are perhaps better magnifications for paper punching at 300 or more yards, but too much top end for hunting purposes.
 
For $300 or less, go with the better glass and lower magnification. 
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

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Thanks. Any particular reason you recommend that scope?
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Both scopes mentioned so far are great all around choices. The 4200 has Rainguard. The Nikon has a BDC. The glass is very close and both are reliable.
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The Nikon is the most bang for the buck at the moment IMHO.
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Its a personal preference, but in my humble opinion either one is WELL WORTH THE MONEY. I would have to lean toward the BUSHNELL ELITE myself......
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No hunting, SuperSniper 10x is 320 a couple of bucks out of your price range, but good glass and the knobs would be more range friendly.
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The rainguard is the clincher on the 4200 .. Have several and they're a great value
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Here are the scopes I have it narrowed down to. I'd like to hear from folks w/experience w/these models as to why one would be better than the others.

Right now, the rifle will just be for paper punshing at 100 yds. I'll be doing 200-300 yds when I find a range closer so I want the scope to be good for that with ease. I'd prefer to not have it maxed out at 300 though. ;) At this time, I do not hunt, but would like to eventually.

Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40
Leupold VX-I 3-9x40
Leupold VX-II 3-9x40
Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40
Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 
Super Sniper 10x42
Nikon Monarch 3-12x42

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That team primos really is a great buy right now.  By the way, it's a re-badged Monarch, in case you weren't aware.
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Originally posted by Firearms09 Firearms09 wrote:

Here are the scopes I have it narrowed down to. I'd like to hear from folks w/experience w/these models as to why one would be better than the others.

Right now, the rifle will just be for paper punshing at 100 yds. I'll be doing 200-300 yds when I find a range closer so I want the scope to be good for that with ease. I'd prefer to not have it maxed out at 300 though. ;) At this time, I do not hunt, but would like to eventually.

Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40
Leupold VX-I 3-9x40
Leupold VX-II 3-9x40
Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40
Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9x40 
Super Sniper 10x42
Nikon Monarch 3-12x42

...........If you do plan to hunt at a later time, a fixed 10x??? Cross off the Super Sniper. Everything else is do-able!
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Hands down of all the scopes thats been mentioned go with the super sniper 10x. It is far better quality than the others.....
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Originally posted by sniper13 sniper13 wrote:

Hands down of all the scopes thats been mentioned go with the super sniper 10x. It is far better quality than the others.....
Can you elaborate?
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How does the Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40SF compare to the SS 10x42?
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For paper punching, I'd go with the 10x SS, but not for "most" hunting situations.    
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Well...where
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well.... where do I start....First and formost is the price $300-$400 depending on model, I personally use a 10x42m ss. The knobs are big and real nice to use without looking, but not bulky. Second they track very very well and hold their zero better than most scopes of any price range. They also have very very good clearity, witch is something that has beat the leupold MK-4 in a couple reviews I have read and I beleive it I have both, or they are at the least the same, but $700 difference. They are extremely durable and since they are fixed power they make a great tactical scope. For the shooting you are doing this is definately the one I would go with. If I could only have one scope and one scope period, for all these reasons this is the one I would have....
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Oh...almost forgot it has a 30mm tube that allows you to get to 1000y easily with that .308, which is something few companies can brag about.
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If it were me...

punching paper, black rifle, etc. get the 10x SS.

hunting get a variable or a fixed (4x or 6x).
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

If it were me...

punching paper, black rifle, etc. get the SS.

hunting get a variable or a fixed (4x or 6x).


this itrue Mike, but you can hunt easily with a 10 power also, and depending on expieriance its one less thing to worry about....
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Thank you for all the input. I'm going w/the SS. :) Now I have to decide what rings & 1 piece mount to go with.
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just a suggestion....Burris tactical 30mm (lows), Warne 1 piece tactical base and you will love the fit and it is almost indistructable, hell it looks pretty cool too....
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