Looking for good scope

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  1. pele

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    Don't want to spend more than 400,tops.Will mount on a Browning BAR 30 06.Open to suggestions;dont know much about scopes except more $ is usually better.How can I get decent quality without breaking the bank?
     
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    Lots of nice scopes in that price range. Leupold, Nikon, Redfield. Best to stop by a store with an assortment and check them out yourself. What application will you be using it for? I'm guessing hunting?
     
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    YUP!

    Wait a few weeks for Black Friday sales..... especially Cabellas......
     
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    cool gun.
     
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    Look at Vortex Viper. Might be a few bucks over 400 but well worth it. I have scopes that cost 5 times what the Vipers cost and I am very impressed with the Vortex Viper scopes...
     
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    A common sense....great quality...fair weather choice is the Burris full field 3x9x40.

    Very nice choice in your price range.
     
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    I have a BAR in .270, and it is wearing a Nikon Monarch 3 riflescope, 2 - 8 x 32 with bullet drop circles. It cost $300 from L. L. Bean. I would strongly recommend it, even though you are willing to pay more money. Using 130gn Nosler Trophy Grade ammo it shoots extremely accurately, and the bdc circles in the scope make shooting at distance very easy. Sighted-in 1.6 inches high at 100 yards it is exactly at the crosshairs at 200 yards, the first circle down is just seven inches at 300 yards and the second circle down is 400 yards. The duplex crosshairs are very easy to see with a moving deer or coyote, and since I almost never take a shot beyond 300 yards I can essentially put the crosshairs on the top of the shoulder and kill whatever I am looking at. I wanted a lower profile with good light-gathering, and 2 - 8 power covers it nicely. The ballistics on your 30-06 are very similar.
     
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    I only buy Ziess.......3x9 conquest best scope for low light unless you can afford the victory line

    Never looked thru the terra either but I'd give it a try for that price

    http://www.cameralandny.com/demos-zeiss.html

    Demos come with full warranty
     
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    Look at Redfield Accur-Range. They used to be alot cheaper but they are still very accurate.

    Try Opticsplanet
     
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    Ziess conquest can't beat them!!!
     
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    Outhouse I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Don't go cheap on the glass. Spend as much as you did on the rifle is my rule of thumb. Quality glass makes a huge difference, especially in low light.
     
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    My suggestion would be go somewhere with a variety of scopes (Cabelas, BassPro, ect.) and look through them. Buy the brightest and clearest one you can afford. What power you get depends on the type of terrain you plan on hunting, if you are hunting the rain forest of your northwest you probably want something in a 2-8 or 3-9 power if you plan on shooting longer ranges try something that goes to 12 or 14. My personal favorite for budget/quality is the Leopold 2-8, nice and bright, 2 is good for heavy forest and 8 is nice for distance. Pentex and Nikon have come up in quality a lot in the last 10 years. Of course if you can afford them Swarovski and Ziess are unbeatable!
     
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    Leupold!
     
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    I have leupold and a nikon monarch. Both good scopes.
     
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    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Leupold VXII or se if you can find a Zeiss Conquest on sale.
     
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    Vortex makes decent scopes. Might be a little higher than your budget though.
     
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    check out cameralandny.com. check their demos for vortex - great prices. Im looking for a spotter from them right now.
     
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    Vortex diomondback, very impressed with the glass and only 200, I read tons of reviews and they were all excellent, I bought it and love it, also has bdc redicles
     
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    I have the VWII 3 X 9 X 50 Leupold and love it ' when in tough light condition's help's out
     

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