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Old 04-07-2019, 10:16 PM
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I picked up a 1710 D HB last year and I ended up putting a Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16 that was laying around on there as kind of a do-it-all scope.

It's served it's purpose but the guy who it actually belongs to needs it back so I'm trying to decide what to put on now.

Most of the work this thing gets is either getting rid of pesky squirrels at my buddy's farm, informal targets at the range, and shooting off a bipod on a picnic table at the farm.

For what I'm doing I don't need to spend $3,000 on glass but I want something worthy of being on an Annie with a 54 action, ya know? I don't want to stick a $30 Barska on there.

The magnification range on that Bushnell was neat, but I found I was usually in the 4-10 range. Occasionally going out further after I shot just to see the holes. A 3-9 or 4-12 is probably going to be fine. And I'd prefer something with a parallax that I can adjust down to 10 or at least 25 yards.

I've always been partial to Leupolds, but not real excited about their new 3-9x33 efr "VX Freedom" I prefer the old glossy finsh ones. I'd be open to one of the old Vari-X III AO's if I found a good one on ebay. Open to other suggestions!

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Old 04-07-2019, 10:49 PM
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Can't beat it for the money.
If Brad comes in here, well, he bought a much much cheaper model.
lol

I have one of these in first focal plane.
Best cheap scope of all cheap scopes.
Talk to Charlie Sexton at
Airgun Optics Plus. He's a U.S. distributer.....and will stand behind this unconditionally.
https://airgunopticsplus.com/collections/scopes?page=2


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Old 04-07-2019, 11:37 PM
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Take a look at Bushnell 633941 Rim Fire Optics Series Riflescopes 3 BDC Side Focus Turrets Box, 3-9 X 40 or the new bushnell engage 4x16 scope I have both on anschutz and ruger, rpr22lr.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:59 AM
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Thanks guys I'll take a look at the ones you posted.

I put a bunch of stuff on eBay yesterday. If it fetches a good price maybe I'll be able to put a little more money into good optics.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:21 AM
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You might check out Natchez. They have some Nikons on sale that look interesting and there is a 10% off coupon.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:11 AM
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Annie looked thru a scope for the first time in her life yesterday but already thinks Nightforce is the way to go.

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Old 04-08-2019, 11:55 AM
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Annie looked thru a scope for the first time in her life yesterday but already thinks Nightforce is the way to go.

Well she's right about that. Thats a nice scope.
I was just figuring the OP didnt want to spend a load of money on an optic.


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TheShootist, how close does the https://airgunopticsplus.com/collections/scopes?page=2 focus?
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I really like the Leupolds but I can’t keep track of what they offer and what supersedes the previous model. I can’t tell which model takes the place of models I like and how they compare for quality, features and price.
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I typically buy Leupolds and have had great luck with them.

However, I purchased a Burris Timberline 4.5-14x32mm (w/ballistic plex) with parallax down to 7 yards and it is a really good fit for rimfire use with good glass. You can find them for under $300.
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In the market for a new scope, kinda overwhelmed

Weaver Grand Slam 3-12x SF to 25 yds. I think Natchez have in stock on the ‘EB reticle’ model ... last I checked.

Actually, they still have V16 in stock.

Amazing glass.


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Old 04-08-2019, 01:08 PM
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I really like the Leupolds but I can’t keep track of what they offer and what supersedes the previous model. I can’t tell which model takes the place of models I like and how they compare for quality, features and price.
That is the worst! They're so confusing.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:11 PM
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Weaver Grand Slam 3-12x SF to 25 yds. I think Natchez have in stock on the ‘EB reticle’ model ... last I checked.

Actually, they still have V16 in stock.

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Hmm the 3-12 one might be nice
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:13 PM
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I typically buy Leupolds and have had great luck with them.

However, I purchased a Burris Timberline 4.5-14x32mm (w/ballistic plex) with parallax down to 7 yards and it is a really good fit for rimfire use with good glass. You can find them for under $300.
That looks good too although I'm not a huge fan of those bdc reticles.
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:14 PM
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Well she's right about that. Thats a nice scope.
I was just figuring the OP didnt want to spend a load of money on an optic.


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Oooh I had a nightforce SHV 4-14 (iirc) on my 223 for a while. That was a nice scope. Built like a tank and as heavy as one too!
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