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Equipment & Gear => Scopes and Optics => Topic started by: ghosthunter on April 09, 2020, 11:52:04 AM

Title: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: ghosthunter on April 09, 2020, 11:52:04 AM
Working on my retirement rifle.

https://www.savagearms.com/content?p=firearms&a=product_summary&s=57052


110 Storm, 7mm 08, Left handed.

Want to put a Leupold scope on it about $800.00 to shoot say out to 700 yards.
Old eyes has to bigger than my current 3X9
Would like to dial and shoot.   Primary Hunting.

What are your suggestions.???????
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: bobcat on April 09, 2020, 11:59:43 AM
The SWFA scopes are supposed to be good for dialing, and about the best scope made for the money. The 3-15x42 is $700.

https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-3-15x42-tactical-rifle-scope-3.html?___SID=U
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: ghosthunter on April 09, 2020, 12:04:54 PM
Would like to stay with Leupold if possible?????
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 09, 2020, 12:29:26 PM
If you can live with 14 power the Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14 for $750 is in your range.   
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: bigdub257 on April 09, 2020, 12:31:38 PM
You can probably find a good lightly used VX 5 HD in that price range if you're patient.
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 09, 2020, 12:47:17 PM
Iím getting leery of used scopes with dials now.  Used to be if they worked they worked but now dial wear is a concern.   Scopes without dialing never wore out. Now how many times can you dial that turret before wear or slop develops? Seeing scopes that are fine even with factory inspection but will no longer group at 600 or 1000 yards like a different scope does.    Some comp guys are selling every two years cuz they know its wearing.  I donít want to be the buyer. 
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: buckfvr on April 09, 2020, 12:47:54 PM
When old eyes come into the equation, for most guys I know, second focal plane is the only way to go.  So in your scope search, you may want to keep that in mind unless you have played with ffp and are good to go.  Also, scope weight can be anywhere from 22 ounces to 2lb, so theres another thing.

Several older guys I shoot with and myself are all having good luck with Vortex PST Gen 2.  I have 2 of them 5-25x50 after having 2 NF's and still running another Leupold, and having had the opportunity to shoot Steiner, Schmitty B, SWFA, Zeiss and others, I take a lot into consideration before I buy scopes.

In the end, look at as many as you can before getting one you intend to dial all the time.
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: Stein on April 09, 2020, 01:48:35 PM
You can probably find a good lightly used VX 5 HD in that price range if you're patient.

 :yeah:

I forgot where I bought mine, but I think he was a semi-retired guy that was selling stuff at a much smaller markup.  They are even on Amazon from time to time but I would likely be very, very careful there.

I think I paid $750 or so for mine new, I'll try to find the receipt and website.
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: tgray on April 09, 2020, 02:37:24 PM
VX5HD 3-15x44 firedot. Great scopes and you can find them new for right at $800
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: huntnphool on April 09, 2020, 03:12:17 PM
@jjhunter
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: bustedoldman on April 09, 2020, 04:18:59 PM
VX5HD 3-15x44 firedot. Great scopes and you can find them new for right at $800

This is my choice as well, I have one and would def buy again.
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: 87Ford on April 09, 2020, 04:28:52 PM
Why the firedot?  Just curious, always preferred the duplex.
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: dmoua on April 09, 2020, 04:57:15 PM
VX5 HD 3-15x44 with Windplex reticle can be found for under $800 from time to time. I believe I paid $763 or so for one last year for my dad unless you know someone that works at Bass Pro/ Cabela's; you can get one around $600.
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 09, 2020, 05:02:33 PM
Why the firedot?  Just curious, always preferred the duplex.

 :yeah:  Always thought they provided a coarse set of crosshairs ???  Havenít used one.
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: tgray on April 09, 2020, 05:23:25 PM
VX5HD 3-15x44 firedot. Great scopes and you can find them new for right at $800
$790 and no tax
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: ghosthunter on April 10, 2020, 06:23:07 PM
Iím getting leery of used scopes with dials now.  Used to be if they worked they worked but now dial wear is a concern.   Scopes without dialing never wore out. Now how many times can you dial that turret before wear or slop develops? Seeing scopes that are fine even with factory inspection but will no longer group at 600 or 1000 yards like a different scope does.    Some comp guys are selling every two years cuz they know its wearing.  I donít want to be the buyer.

Would t that be covered by life time warranty?
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: Magnum_Willys on April 10, 2020, 07:02:27 PM
Iím getting leery of used scopes with dials now.  Used to be if they worked they worked but now dial wear is a concern.   Scopes without dialing never wore out. Now how many times can you dial that turret before wear or slop develops? Seeing scopes that are fine even with factory inspection but will no longer group at 600 or 1000 yards like a different scope does.    Some comp guys are selling every two years cuz they know its wearing.  I donít want to be the buyer.

Would t that be covered by life time warranty?

Worn turrets are easy to prove - swap a proven scope on - but hard to detect - and even worse if you are still in the process of developing a good load.  You keep changing powder and jump but the scope keeps wandering. 
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: ghosthunter on April 11, 2020, 06:05:42 PM
VX5HD 3-15x44 firedot. Great scopes and you can find them new for right at $800
$790 and no tax


Thanks for all the advice everyone. Buying this scope from a forum member.

Now for the rifle.
Title: Re: Another Scope suggestion Please
Post by: tgray on April 11, 2020, 08:11:00 PM
VX5HD 3-15x44 firedot. Great scopes and you can find them new for right at $800
$790 and no tax
Great scopes, Iím sure you will be pleased.

Thanks for all the advice everyone. Buying this scope from a forum member.

Now for the rifle.