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#1 Craig J

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:19 AM

Just wondering what everyone was looking through? Also anyone use any of the new reticles? (BDC, LR duplex ect.)

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:57 AM

I have one of these:http://www.natchezss...rodID=BH883940MSame scope as the 3200 Elite for about half the price. ;)I also have on on my Tikka .243

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:44 AM

I have one of these:http://leupold.com/h...-3-3-5-10x40mm/I absolutely love it.....I have some cheap mounts on there right now but will be getting my Larue detachable mount later this week. I have a Remington R-15 flat top that it sits on.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:46 AM

You are going to like that LaRue mount. I have a couple of them and they are really sweet.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:25 PM

Rem 700 - Leupold VX-III 6.5-20X 40MM DuplexXP-100 - Burris 3-12X 32 MM handgun duplex

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:23 PM

I'm almost to embarased to say......BSA 6-24x40 mil dot. :welcomeani: It.s been a good scope though so I never swaped it out. I have a cabelas pine ridge 6-18x44 target dot on my .17 rem. I'm not wild about the target dot reticle but it's also been a good scope. A leupold VXII 3-9x40 is on my lightweight .22-250. I haven't had it long enough to make a judgment on it. My .17 hmr and my 25-06 both wear burris 3-9x40 fullfield II scopes. In my opinion they are the best scope per dollar on the market.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:48 PM

Try the Nikon line of skope I have 2 and love them both. The bdc recitcle is nice but you rarely need it.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:03 PM

On my Remy R-15 sits a Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42mm with Fine Multi-x rets., on my home defense Stag Arms AR-15 sits a Eotech 557 Holographic sight with a Eotech 3x power magnifier behind it and on my range competition Stag Arms Super Varminter sits a Leopold Mk4 6.5-20x50mm Tactical scope with Mil-Dots. On my CZ527 (squirrel killer) sits a Barska Tactical 6-20x50mm with illuminated Mil-Dots.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:33 PM

Carry HandleCarry HandleCarry HandleI have no bolt action .223's and I have no optics on any of the AR's

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:46 PM

I have a Burris Fullfield II in 4-12X with the Varminter reticle on one and open sights on the others but they're all flat tops so I can swap them around.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:37 AM

Has any one had any issues with there Nikon's losing its Zero? From shooting not dropping.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:44 AM

You're not supposed to drop them Craig. :smiley-funny-post-sign:

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:59 AM

Good point. But I read something about them losing there zero after a while. I have always used Leupolds and was thinking of trying something else.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:28 AM

I've got several Nikons and no bad ones yet. But then the only scope I've had real problems with in the last several years was a Sweet 17. Couldn't send it back fast enough. I think as long as you buy a quality scope you are pretty safe. I seem to have every sort of cross hair made and they all do well for what they were designed for.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:28 PM

Craig, my favorite predator hunting scope by far is the 3x9 Zeis, Conquest, Zplex. I have 2! Incredible eye relief, field of view, resolution, light gathering & great crosshairs, like no other in that class. And I've owned TONS of Leupolds; still have a couple and of course they are quality scopes. But they're not a Zeiss & for approx the same price / class / model of scope. Bear Basin Outfitters usually has good prices on their optics and free shipping when over $250 order. I am always amazed how few use Zeiss. Especially for $400!Good LuckFrankp.s. there are lots of good scopes, so am sure whatever you go with will work fine. I'm also a fan of Nikon

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:49 PM

I have not had any problems with my nikons yet! shooting them for about 3 years. +1 on the sweet 17 mine hit the trash can after about 3 outings.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:25 PM

Rem Mod 700 VSSF Leupold VX III 6.5-20x50mm LR Varment Reticle. It is a accurate combo. :roflmao3[1]:

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:34 PM

Burris FullField II, on almost everything, good scopes for the money.I use the Ballistic plex reticle, and once you get to know your bullet drop long range shots get alot easier.,,300wsm

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:37 PM

Bush Elite 4200 6-24x40 sf mil-dot atop a Savage mod 12fv .223.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:25 AM

Rem 700 compact tatical nikon monarch gold 2,5 X 10 X 56 mmmini 14 trijicon 3 X 9 X 40 red ^

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:45 AM

Nikon Buckmaster with the BDC is sweet.

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:21 AM

Bushnell trophy series mil dot 3x9. In the areas I shoot it works perfect. Had it a few years now and love it. Dirt cheap. Have it on top of my Savage 12FVSS

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:56 PM

Savage 10fp-Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14x40sf Mil-dot. Tikka Lite T-3 Leupold 3-9x40

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:25 PM

Burris FullField IICause I have kids that keep me poor. Good scope for the price but it's Sad considering I really know how to use a mildot.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:25 PM

I had a BSA Panther on my Howa Ranchland Compact .223, in about week this will all change. I decided to spring for a Bushnell Elite 3200 5-15x40 Multi-X which I just ordered today from "theopticzone" for $279.00 plus shipping.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:29 PM

That is a very nice scope.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:44 PM

Ok my new Bushnell Elite 3200 5-15x40 Multi-X scope was delivered today and when I got home I just had to fit it on top of my Howa Ranchland Compact. I'm glad I had a slection of scope rings in the cabinet as I had to use shorter rings then the Panther used. I did a quick bore sighting and boy is this scope sweet. Can't wait to get to the range and see how it performs with my crappy old eyes.

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 11:26 AM

Im also guilty of using the Bushnell 3200 Elite 10X40 fixed on top of my .223, I have nothing but great things to say about that scope...great clarity and looks nice mounted on my rifle.Robbie




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