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Old 11-22-2009, 23:10   #1
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Remington 700 but no scope...

Im getting the Remington 700 SPS for hunting/ target fun! However, I know NOTHING about scopes except how to sight one in. What would you guys recomend for a scope on this? Im not sure how far I will typically be shooting yet but dont let that stop you from posting your favorite scope! Any info/ opinions you guys have for me, please dont hold back!

Its going to be in .308- Just an FYI!

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Old 12-21-2009, 21:32   #2
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leupold vx lll 4.5 x 14 should cover just about everything.
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Old 12-22-2009, 14:00   #3
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Nikon in your favorite flavor. I might suggest a Buckmaster in 4-12x50 as an awesome start!
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Old 12-22-2009, 14:08   #4
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Depends on how much you want to spend.

You could get a nice Leupold or Nikon.

Or, you could get a Simmons or Bushnell.

There are many choices out there, so I would suggest setting a price range and go from there. Go down to the store and look through a bunch and see which looks best to you.

I put less expensive scopes on my rifles, generally Simmons or Bushnell, because I use them to hunt primarily and they get used and abused sometimes. That and I have seen just as many deer taken with a Simmons or Bushnell as with a high dollar scope. A fancy scope is nice, but it is just like anything else involved with shooting, much of it is the shooter and not the equipment.
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Old 12-22-2009, 14:50   #5
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Originally Posted by EL COLONEL View Post
leupold vx lll 4.5 x 14 should cover just about everything.
Yes it does.

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Old 12-24-2009, 03:08   #6
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Too many scopes out there without you narrowing down a price range.
>$700: if you are spending this much you would already know more about scopes than me
$400-600: Leupold VX3, Nikon Monarch, Bushnell 4200
$200-300: Nikon Team Primos, Burris FF2, Bushnell 3200, Sightron S2
*Since you have a pretty nice rifle I assume you will be looking in the above categories.
$100: Simmons Aetec
less: Tasco, BSA, paper towel role with needles stuck through the top and sides to form cross-hair,...

Best deal and what I would get if I needed another scope:

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Old 12-24-2009, 04:13   #7
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I'm going to guess since you bought an SPS, you're on a budget, and trying to stay cheap, while staying with quality.

Leupold VX-II or III 3-9x40mm would be a perfect choice. Not the most powerful, or newest, but its a solid, affordable choice.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:20   #8
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Go with anything Leupold you won't regret it.
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Old 12-29-2009, 19:45   #9
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midway has the nikon buckmaster 6-18*40 on sale for $299 - I just ordered one for my spanking new 700 SPS tactical in 308
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:27   #10
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Lotta good scopes out there, lotta junk too.
Stay with a good brand name with a warranty that will stand behind
their product.
I am partial to Leupold's. I never had a reason to go to high in
magnification. 3x9 fits me fine. I have had several VX-2 3x9's
over the years, but I will spend the little extra and am going with
Leupold's VX-3 model soon. Lifetime warranty. Made in USA. Good luck.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:16   #11
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Nikon and sightron on mine. Sightron has a VERY good rep amongst bench rest shooters and they are a demanding bunch. The SIII is awesome and can be had for about $600. Not trying to start a war, but it has superior glass to the Leopolds and it's tracking is amazing - returns to zero every time.
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My Remington has a Leupold Vari X III 3-9x40
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:53   #13
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Go with anything Leupold you won't regret it.
This for sure.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:05   #14
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As several have said, you would never regret having a Leupold. If this is within your budget, get it. If not, the Niikon Buckmasters series is a great alternative at substantially less cost. My personal experience would be too stay away from the "under $100" scopes---they will eventually disappoint you, and maybe at the worst possible time. Good luck!!
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