New scope up grade

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Re: New scope up grade

Post by Oldbloke » 25 Jan 2023, 10:51 am

bigpete wrote:
flashman wrote:Need at least a 3x9x40 for field of view in heavy bush


Don't you mean no more than ?

Btw,I have a mate with 2 1-4×20 vortex crossfires and a 2-7×32 vortex crossfire for sale for $225 each if you're keen


Good choice. Down side is 20mm objective will not perform well in low light.

The 2-7 would be a better choice.

Life is a compromise.

Perhaps a fixed mag. They tend to have a wider field of view and light weight. Say, 4x40.

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Re: New scope up grade

Post by flashman » 25 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm

Thanks.......but looking for something brand spanken new , and yes vortex has a good 3x9x40 crossfire II thats caught my eye
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by flashman » 25 Jan 2023, 12:02 pm

NO .....a WIFE.......... :lol:
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by GQshayne » 25 Jan 2023, 7:59 pm

animalpest wrote:
flashman wrote:OK ............Food for thought ,ok 308 cost me just under $600 its a howa sporter ,shoots great got rid of my 30/06 should have kept the scope ,dont laugh it did a top job and was a Tasco 3x9x40 world class ,,,,,,, go figure ............... :?


I had a Tasco World Class 3-9x on my 25/06 for years and it would shoot half inch groups.


I bought a World Class in about 1988. Had a few knocks in the field chaisng pigs over the years, but still working to this day.
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by flashman » 26 Jan 2023, 10:43 am

We have a winner Vortex crossfire II in 3x9x40 , reviews look great well made , tough ,thinking it will do the job ,will look good on top of the Howa........... :thumbsup:
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by deye243 » 26 Jan 2023, 1:19 pm

Well done :drinks:
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by Oldbloke » 26 Jan 2023, 2:03 pm

flashman wrote:We have a winner Vortex crossfire II in 3x9x40 , reviews look great well made , tough ,thinking it will do the job ,will look good on top of the Howa........... :thumbsup:


Almost bought one myself last year. But ended up getting the Leopold.
How much $
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by flashman » 26 Jan 2023, 8:36 pm

All up $360 with poastage not a bab deal , and have jingle left in my pocket ......... :D
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by Oldbloke » 26 Jan 2023, 11:33 pm

flashman wrote:All up $360 with poastage not a bab deal , and have jingle left in my pocket ......... :D


I paid $465 for the Leopold 1 year ago. It was about $100 difference back then. The Leopold are about $550 now.
You should be happy with the Vortex.
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by madang55 » 12 Mar 2023, 7:21 pm

How would that 2-7x32 go on a 375H&H?
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by Oldbloke » 13 Mar 2023, 7:31 am

madang55 wrote:How would that 2-7x32 go on a 375H&H?


Depends on your use and country your hunting in.

This my take on sights.

Open country, smaller targets 4-12×40

**General purpose I'd go 3-9×40.

**Scrubby shorter ranges go 2-7×32

Really thick stuff
1-5×?
Reflex
Red dot
Peep or open sights

** i think these would be the most common used
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by flashman » 15 Mar 2023, 7:03 am

Why 2x7x32 for scrub work .....??????????
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by Larry » 15 Mar 2023, 7:15 am

Larger field of view, easy to acquire the target quickly in the scope. It can get confusing if you have a scope on high power in the bush every tree bush looks the same. If the target is not in the scope when you first shoulder it finding the target can be difficult.
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by Oldbloke » 15 Mar 2023, 8:05 am

Larry wrote:Larger field of view, easy to acquire the target quickly in the scope. It can get confusing if you have a scope on high power in the bush every tree bush looks the same. If the target is not in the scope when you first shoulder it finding the target can be difficult.



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Re: New scope up grade

Post by JohnV » 15 Mar 2023, 8:31 am

bigpete wrote:If you can't find something that'll work for 700 there's a problem.....I'm using a vortex 2-7×32 on my 308,its brilliant,better than the leupolds I've had,and I only paid $200 for it second hand but in brand new boxed condition.

I second that . Vortex also has a lifetime warranty even if you bought it secondhand .
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by flashman » 16 Mar 2023, 7:10 am

OK.....Thanks...... :thumbsup:
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by JohnV » 18 Mar 2023, 6:12 pm

A World famous Bench-rest shooter once said . " I don't have to search hard to find accurate rifles but I do search hard to find an accurate scope " . Tony Boyer .
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Re: New scope up grade

Post by Wm.Traynor » 18 Mar 2023, 7:05 pm

That reminds me , JohnV, that Jackie Schultz once said words to the effect that a scope's internal reticle adjustment mechanism was its "Weakest Link".
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