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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2020, 12:11:01 PM »
Check out SWFA. Their scopes have a good reputation for being strong and reliable. They are modestly priced.

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No but I've shot with one before. Not bad for the price. I can't speak of durability and longevity since I don't own one. Glass was fine, adjustments where true..just remember you pay 300 for a scope your getting a 300 dollar scope. ..I know they claim military grade construction because of the companies history with military contracts. But side by side with my nightforce there's no comparison.

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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2020, 12:19:48 PM »
Without a specific budget it's tough to answer. However if you're trying to stay under $500 this is a solid choice
https://www.eurooptic.com/vortex-viper-pst-4-16x50-ffp-rifle-scope-ebr-1-mrad-pst-416f1-m.aspx

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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2020, 12:33:38 PM »
SWFA has seen its share of bad reviews lately........at least thats what Ive heard through the grapevine of testers........

Also, believe it or not, you get what you pay for no matter whos name is on stuff.......if it sounds too good to be true, it generally is.....

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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2020, 12:33:58 PM »
I have 3 swfa ss scopes, two 3-15x and one 12x fixed.  I love them.  Great glass for the money, very durable, easy to turn turrets and the best of all, very repeatable.  The last time I went out and shot 600 yards at the 8" gong, my 30-06 with the 3-15x was dead on every time if I did my part. 

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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2020, 12:43:47 PM »
Nightforce SHV is the best priced scope (bang for your buck) in my opinion.  You will never regret that purchase and you not spending more than 1500 dollars.  The one in the classifieds is a good deal. 

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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2020, 12:45:06 PM »
If your scopes are over 2 years old you probably dont own any of the ones (swfa) where the negatives surfaced as they have all been more recent production.

And yes I have shot a few of them, not for me, different strokes...... 
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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2020, 01:17:03 PM »
If your scopes are over 2 years old you probably dont own any of the ones (swfa) where the negatives surfaced as they have all been more recent production.

And yes I have shot a few of them, not for me, different strokes......
What's been wrong with them? What are the negative comments about?

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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2020, 03:02:56 PM »
I'm not a real big Vortex fan, but for what they cost, the Vortex HS-T is a pretty decent scope for the money.  I have one that's been swapped around on a few different rifles and currently sits on my new 6mm Creedmoor.

I don't think you can ever go wrong with a NF NXS and you can usually pick good clean used NF NXS scopes up for a good discount in price over brand new, but for the yardage the OP is shooting, I'm not sure you need to spend that much.

Sam always gives a pretty honest and thorough review. 

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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2020, 03:20:53 PM »
If your scopes are over 2 years old you probably dont own any of the ones (swfa) where the negatives surfaced as they have all been more recent production.

And yes I have shot a few of them, not for me, different strokes......
What's been wrong with them? What are the negative comments about?

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Tracking,  any inherent error in manufacturing (nothing is perfect) shows small in most cases at moderate ranges, but the father you go, the more it becomes an issue.  If using a scope to hunt to 600 yards a guy is pretty safe but at longer ranges error=miss.

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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2020, 03:39:21 PM »
If your scopes are over 2 years old you probably dont own any of the ones (swfa) where the negatives surfaced as they have all been more recent production.

And yes I have shot a few of them, not for me, different strokes......
What's been wrong with them? What are the negative comments about?

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Tracking,  any inherent error in manufacturing (nothing is perfect) shows small in most cases at moderate ranges, but the father you go, the more it becomes an issue.  If using a scope to hunt to 600 yards a guy is pretty safe but at longer ranges error=miss.
Thanks. I don't plan on shooting that far so hopefully mine will work for me.

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Re: "bang for buck" dial moa scope recomendations
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2020, 04:38:46 PM »
I've used the fixed power SS scopes and they've been very reliable and affordable. The glass is good enough and the tracking was always spot on. I haven't used their variable scopes much but I think they'd be pretty good in their price points.

I like the Sightron S III line of scopes for a good mid-priced scope. I've never been happy with the low to mid-priced Vortex scopes up to the PST line, the glass has always been poor and they have a cheap feel.

I wouldn't spend any money on a new Nightforce SHV or NXS line of scopes. They're good scopes but WAY over priced for the quality of the glass. I still have one NXS that only gets mounted as a last resort. :chuckle: Heck, I like the Mk 4 more than the NXS!

I haven't used the newer VX 5hd scopes but I'll probably try one for the next hunting rifle I need to scope. I've seen them used for under $700.

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