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what's the best scope on the market today for long range shooting. under $500????
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Need more information.  How "long range" is "long range"?  Target only or going after critters?  How small/large of critters?  What type of rifle?  How important is BDC, mil dot, ranging, weight, and ruggedness to you?
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tough as nails. shooting  anything & everything. from 0yds out 1000+yrds ,mil dot on a 300 wsm & 308
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http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10x42-Tactical-Riflescope-P500.aspx

Done, next question! 

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The best tactical in the $500 range that will fit your requirements is the variable Super Sniper listed on the samplelist.  
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OK, I didn't look at the sample list.
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I always look there when someone asks for the BEST under XXXX... 
That question is VERY difficult to answer.  
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ahh yes i see now. so really  this scope really what is cracked up to be
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Good advice.  Variable Super Sniper is the way to go.

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Originally posted by MMAShooter34 MMAShooter34 wrote:

ahh yes i see now. so really  this scope really what is cracked up to be

I am not sure where, if anywhere, you can approach the quality for $$ spent.  I don't have the variable, but I do have the SS10xHD.  It is one I will always have, I won't ever shoot it with the .458 Lott... or any other weapon...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Originally posted by MMAShooter34 MMAShooter34 wrote:

ahh yes i see now. so really  this scope really what is cracked up to be

I am not sure where, if anywhere, you can approach the quality for $$ spent.  I don't have the variable, but I do have the SS10xHD.  It is one I will always have, I won't ever shoot it with the .458 Lott... or any other weapon...

Never say never.  You might run out of trees at some point.

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Yea, but I still have several scopes that are ".458 fodder".  
I can truthfully say "never will shoot it" about the 10xHD.  It's one of my 4 "absolute keepers"...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Yea, but I still have several scopes that are ".458 fodder".  
I can truthfully say "never will shoot it" about the 10xHD.  It's one of my 4 "absolute keepers"...

This is taking it way off topic, but I have got to ask, what are your other absolute keepers?

Come to think of it, I'll start a new thread with this question.

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I just got my SS 3-9x variable in the mail last night.  I immediately fondled it in private away from my wife's prying eyes and fell in love with it.  Haven't taken it out shooting yet, but can't wait to.  I replaced the Viper 6.5-20x50 mildot scope with the SS on my 6.5 Grendel target rifle.  What impressed me a lot about the SS was the clarity of the glass, the small form factor, light weight, and attention to detail.  Nothing wasted, but loaded with features.   The most important thing to me, though, was eye relief and non-critical eye placement.  What I mean is that with some scopes you have to have a PERFECT cheekweld and eye placement or otherwise you are getting blurriness or tunnel vision or have to spend a second moving your face forward or to the rear to be able to see the entire FOV, and even then if you move just a hair you lose it.  Not so with the SS - I can actually be off more than 1/2 inch forward or back and still see everything.  I can't say that about a lot of other scopes out there (my Zeiss Conquests are the exception).
 
And as I am learning, you do NOT need more than 9x for most applications when it comes to shooting.
 
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