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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:33 PM #1
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Precision rig II..."Budget" glass...

Ok,
So I pretty much have decided on the FN SPR (just have to work out a way to pay for one ). Now, onto glass. Like I mentioned in my earlier post, I had a Leupold VariX III 3.5-10x L/R M3 scope. It was nice. Previously I had a SS 10x on my PSSs.
Now, it seems that in the past six or seven years, optics have gotten better and more affordable. Over on SH the general consensus is that I can now get a scope that is better and cheaper than the M3 I had. I'd like to stick to a $500-$600 budget. So, I was thinking of the following...

Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16 tactical $639
Vortex PST 2.5-10 $599
Sightron SIII 10x42 $549
Bushnell Elite 4200 3-12 tactical (Midway sale) $549
SWFA Group buy SS 10x42 HD $799
(includes Seekins rings, Kill flash, sunshade,
mildot master, and butler creeks)

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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:36 PM #2
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Can't speak for anything other than Vortex and SWFA. I would recommend both, but lean towards SWFA.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:39 PM #3
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I liked my old SS 10x42M. From what I've read, SWFA has since improved the quality on the SS line.
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Don't forget Burris. Mine is a bit more expensive than you want to pay but there are less expensive ones.
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Millett isn't too bad either. I have one and haven't had any problems with it.
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Find some used Zeiss glass. Or spend just a little bit more;


Demo scopes on the bottom, carry full lifetime warranty. And they go to VA for warranty work. Fairly quick.
http://www.cameralandny.com/optics/zeiss.pl?page=521430

They have 6-20x50's too just on another page.
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I like my Millett TRS-1, great bang for the buck. Warranty is lifetime and done by Bushnell.
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If you like Leupold, you can get a Leupold 66270 VX-3 3.5-10x50mm for about $550. I'm about to get one for my deer rifle. I took the glass off that rifle to put on my SPGHR (special purpose, ground hog rifle).
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Take a look at Nikon, too. Their M223 line isn't expensive, the glass is good, and you can get all of the tacticool addons for it.

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