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Hello,

I am obviously a newbie but I would like to learn more about what type of scope to put on my Remington 700 SPS Tactical.

Price Range:
- Anywhere between $700-$1200

The Purpose:
- Hunting deer
- Target shooting at the range -- minimum of 50 yards (what is a good magnification so my view isn't small?)

I was looking at SWFA SS 3-9x42 30mm Riflescope (though I am looking for a scope that is fully multi-coated on lens - this does not seem to be) URL is below:
http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-9x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P50716.aspx

Thank you for reading my post and I appreciate all responses. If I am missing any crucial information that you guys require to help me out please let me know. Again, Thank you for your time! Yippee
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Welcome to The OT.

I think the 3-9x SS is the perfect choice, for your application. I have virtually the same set up and love it. 

I will say that the Mil Dot isn't the perfect hunting reticle, but it will work for 90% of hunting scenarios. 

Good shooting! 
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What makes you say the SS is not fully multicoated?
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The SS has great glass for the money. The mil-dot in this particular scope is one I would recommend for deer hunting in any situation. In low light, crank it up to 5X, or so, and you will have an easy time picking up the shot on a deer.
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I was actually unable to find out through my quick searches if it is fully multicoated or not. This is more of an assumption so if I am incorrect, let me know so I dont assume.

Also what is your take on the Viper:

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They are, even the original $300 SS line has fully multicoated optics.  
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SWFA does not mention it, but I can say with high confidence it is mult-coated. I firmly believe the glass is a step up from VX-3, Conquest and Bushnell Elite glass. Single coatings or outer only mutli-coating would not allow this.
I have coyote hunted in varying light and cover with this scope and it is excellent. I am not a tactical scope user. But, I believe this is one scope that truly is a cross functional instrument.
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Although the Viper is a very good scope the SWFA will & should live longer.I also beleive the SS might have a slight edge on the glass.Both companies have great CS & warrenties the SS will hold it's value longer.
 
You can't go wrong with either scope  I've owned scopes from both companies & I would go with the SS.
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The SS line has noticeably better optical quality than the PST line.  I have personally compared the PST 1-4x vs the SS 1-4x, the PST 2.5-10x vs the SS 3-9x and the PST 6-24x vs the SS 5-20x.  In every case the optical quality of the SS was easily noticeable even in bright sunlight.  In low light there is a much larger difference.  Also the PST line has quite a bit of noticeable chromatic aberration.  The 4-16x and the 6-24x models I have looked through I could see this at longer distance targets.  

The PST line are decent scopes, but they are not as good in any comparable way to the newer SS line. 
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Man you guys are very helpful, I really appreciate all of the responses. Tahqa was right the SWFA site does not reference if the lens is multicoated or not... (My mistake in assuming) but a big THANK YOU for clarifying that for me because I was really interested in SS. 
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For what you want, you can't go wrong with the SS 3-9.
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Originally posted by stickbow46 stickbow46 wrote:

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Although the Viper is a very good scope the SWFA will & should live longer.I also beleive the SS might have a slight edge on the glass.Both companies have great CS & warrenties the SS will hold it's value longer.
 
You can't go wrong with either scope  I've owned scopes from both companies & I would go with the SS.
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I own a 6.5-20x50MD Viper and a 6.5-20x44BDC Viper and I really like these scopes. However, I came accross a guy from this forum who lives near me and he lent me his: http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P499.aspx Glass is excellent and it is a rugged, heavy duty scope.
Wow!! THX Billyburl2  I just became a SS fan. This is what Im thinking of putting on my MVP: http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-12x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53714.aspx
or this:
Decisions!:)
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you should be fine with the 3-9 Super Sniper unless you want higher magnification then consider the 5-20x50.   The Vortex Vipers are also a nice scope I have a 2-7 model that is no longer made and I like it.
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No sweat Trojan. We need to get together soon, and go ring some steel! I just bought another rifle too...


And to the OP, your selection of the 3-9 SS is a great choice!
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Originally posted by billyburl2 billyburl2 wrote:

No sweat Trojan. We need to get together soon, and go ring some steel! I just bought another rifle too...


And to the OP, your selection of the 3-9 SS is a great choice!
Yes, that would be awesome. Theres too much snow here in flag to go shoot. I was in sedona the other day off of forest road 525, just a mile past that actually and found lots of land. What did you get?(rifle)
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