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Discussion in 'Optics' started by FireInTheWire, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Come and get it TGT Supporter

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    I have a buddy I work with. He is getting ready to buy a Savage Stealth. He asked me for a scope recommendation for $800 max. That puts him in the Burris range IMHO. But that's all I know. I'm not very familiar with the other brands. I highly value ya'lls opinion. What would ya'll choose at $800?

    He's going to want a BDC reticle. He will not be shooting dope.
    MOA or MILS. It doesn't matter.
    It's for a 6.5CM

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  2. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Banned

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    Nikon monarch 3.
     
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  3. CyberWolf

    CyberWolf Active Member

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    Burris, Vortex, SWFA; hard to go wrong with any of them...

    SWFA has good and relatively cheap options, particularly if a fixed power optic is acceptable.

    Vortex & Burris both make great glass with low/medium/upper market options, and both have warranties/service which is flat out unbeatable.
     
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  4. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    If he won't be dialing skip exposed turret options and opt for better glass.

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  5. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Banned

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    I've owned Burris, Leopold, Weaver, Trijicon, and Nikon.

    The Burris tube bent. The Leopold was ok. The weaver classic a favorite. For the price and options, clear glass, decent field of view. Positive turret clicks. Nikon. Trijicon was he heaviest.

    The last two scopes standing in my inventory, Weaver and Nikon.
     
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  6. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Come and get it TGT Supporter

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    OK thanks guys. I'll present the ones in his range for all company's above and let him make the final decision.

    Many thanks.
     
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  7. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Banned

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    He needs to go to academy or cabalas. Actually handle and look through the brand's that draw him. Going with a brand for the sake of the brand will leave the guy wanting. Unless he gets lucky enough with his pick.

    I've stood at the counter for at least 30mins looking through binoculars. Adjusting them all to the best they'd do with my eyes. I tried everything. From the $1000 jobs to the $150. According to my personal vision. The binoculars in the $300-$400 range had the best view.
     
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  8. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Nikon has excellent glass.
     
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  9. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    And stickers.
     
  10. Hill Billy

    Hill Billy USN 1974 -1977 Lifetime Member

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    Here in Colorado, we don't use scopes. We sneak up on them and rassle em.
     


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