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New scope up grade

Post by flashman » 24 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm

Hi all just after your opinion replacement scope for a win 308 ranges less then 100 mtrs for my sambar gun it did have 3x9x40 bushnell custom ,got it cheap , going to cry twice . What will $700 buy me .....................thanks
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Post by deye243 » 24 Jan 2023, 12:42 pm

flashman wrote:Hi all just after your opinion replacement scope for a win 308 ranges less then 100 mtrs for my sambar gun it did have 3x9x40 bushnell custom ,got it cheap , going to cry twice . What will $700 buy me .....................thanks

If eventually you don't want to cry three times I would save a little more and get a Leupold vx-3 2.5 to 8 best scrub bashing scope I ever used up here in East Gippsland you don't say whether you're stalking or dogging or both dogging I'd just go straight to a red dot preferably reflex sight
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Post by flashman » 24 Jan 2023, 2:06 pm

Sorry stalking only my cheap investment could not handle the recoil of 308 really ,OK hope not to fall into the same trap twice.... :oops:
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Post by Oldbloke » 24 Jan 2023, 2:43 pm

deye243 wrote:
flashman wrote:Hi all just after your opinion replacement scope for a win 308 ranges less then 100 mtrs for my sambar gun it did have 3x9x40 bushnell custom ,got it cheap , going to cry twice . What will $700 buy me .....................thanks

If eventually you don't want to cry three times I would save a little more and get a Leupold vx-3 2.5 to 8 best scrub bashing scope I ever used up here in East Gippsland you don't say whether you're stalking or dogging or both dogging I'd just go straight to a red dot preferably reflex sight


Good choice.

I currently have a S1 Sightron 3-9×40 on my 30.06. So far so good after about 100 rounds. Leopold 3-9×40 would be a good choice. But watch the + hairs, some are a bit fine for thick scrub or in low light.
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Post by Marlin44 » 24 Jan 2023, 3:01 pm

Another vote for the Leupold 2.5-8
Had one on my 308 scout for ages and have since shifted it to the 416 Ruger.
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Post by bigpete » 24 Jan 2023, 5:41 pm

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.
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Post by flashman » 24 Jan 2023, 6:01 pm

Vortex crossfire ll looks not bad in 3x9x40 will look for reviews and do some back ground research on it and others or should i hold off add a bit and go top shelf .............??
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Post by flashman » 24 Jan 2023, 6:03 pm

OMG the scope will be dear then the gun.............. :lol:
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Post by deye243 » 24 Jan 2023, 6:13 pm

flashman wrote:OMG the scope will be dear then the gun.............. :lol:

The best most accurate rifle in the world is only as good as it's scope regardless of what the naysayers say far as I'm concerned you spend 1000 bucks on the gun you spend just about as much on a scope don't worry I had my share of crying once twice or five times when I was younger not anymore I go without until I can afford what I need.
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Post by bigpete » 24 Jan 2023, 6:23 pm

I've got scopes I've paid nothing for that work brilliantly for their intended purpose that people were going to throw away.....I've also spent considerable money on scopes thinking they'll improve my accuracy only to find they don't so I sold them off.....but I'm no longer range shooter and never want to be.
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Post by Shootermick » 24 Jan 2023, 6:39 pm

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’ve got that same scope, but on a 22. I have a Leupold 3-9x40 on my 22 mag, and I like the Vortex a lot better.
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Post by bigpete » 24 Jan 2023, 6:55 pm

Shootermick wrote:
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’ve got that same scope, but on a 22. I have a Leupold 3-9x40 on my 22 mag, and I like the Vortex a lot better.


It surprised me tbh
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Post by bigrich » 24 Jan 2023, 6:58 pm

deye243 wrote:
flashman wrote:Hi all just after your opinion replacement scope for a win 308 ranges less then 100 mtrs for my sambar gun it did have 3x9x40 bushnell custom ,got it cheap , going to cry twice . What will $700 buy me .....................thanks

If eventually you don't want to cry three times I would save a little more and get a Leupold vx-3 2.5 to 8 best scrub bashing scope I ever used up here in East Gippsland you don't say whether you're stalking or dogging or both dogging I'd just go straight to a red dot preferably reflex sight


i have the same scope on my 9.3x62 . good for close in and longer shots . personally i don't think the the new vx3 cds are as good a qaulity as the older vx3 and vx3i . talk about crying over a scope purchase , i have a 2-10 vx5 30mm tube on my 6.5x55 tikka , but it's the best scope i've ever owned :thumbsup:
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Post by flashman » 24 Jan 2023, 7:39 pm

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 ............... :?
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Post by Oldbloke » 24 Jan 2023, 7:50 pm

Don't have one. But Vortex do have a good rep.
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Post by bigpete » 24 Jan 2023, 7:52 pm

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 ............... :?


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Post by Oldbloke » 24 Jan 2023, 7:55 pm

I've had 2 Nikki Stirling's, a tasco and an expensive bushnell. All sh!t.
Oops and the expensive wide view redfield. Again, sh!t.
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Post by bigpete » 24 Jan 2023, 8:01 pm

Oldbloke wrote:I've had 2 Nikki Stirling's, a tasco and an expensive bushnell. All sh!t.
Oops and the expensive wide view redfield. Again, sh!t.


I've got a redfield and its brilliant lol
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Post by flashman » 24 Jan 2023, 8:24 pm

European brand do stand out Zeiss ,Meopta,Khales,Schmidt@Bender all good come with a price tag to go with it............
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Post by flashman » 24 Jan 2023, 8:34 pm

What makes Nightforce so good .......?
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Post by deye243 » 24 Jan 2023, 9:05 pm

flashman wrote:What makes Nightforce so good .......?

Built like tank tracking is impeccable reasonably good glass even better if you get to the higher models but in excess of $4,000 not for me I have used mine (on my 3rd) out to the Mile 1760 yards always returns to zero as I say tracking is impeccable but it's definitely not a stalking scope far from it.
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Post by flashman » 24 Jan 2023, 9:11 pm

Ok thanks deye243 just got off SSAA used guns to check out second hand almost as dear as a new one if not dearer ............nice to dream ..... :thumbsup:
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Post by Blr243 » 24 Jan 2023, 9:27 pm

I shot pigs cats foxes fallow and red deer horses and himylayan thar in nz with an old nikko sterling
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Post by Blr243 » 24 Jan 2023, 9:28 pm

Now im wondering if i still have that scope somewhere. Hopefully i have not sold it. Too much sentimental value.
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Post by animalpest » 24 Jan 2023, 9:51 pm

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.
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Post by flashman » 24 Jan 2023, 9:51 pm

Trolling the internet to see what about ...... :D
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Post by deye243 » 24 Jan 2023, 10:48 pm

flashman wrote:Trolling the internet to see what about ...... :D

In all honesty on a 308 scrub gun for Sambar I think this would be pretty hard to go past .

https://www.thebarn.net.au/Products/Leupold+VX-Freedom+2-7X33/63787
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Post by Oldbloke » 24 Jan 2023, 11:02 pm

deye243 wrote:
flashman wrote:Trolling the internet to see what about ...... :D

In all honesty on a 308 scrub gun for Sambar I think this would be pretty hard to go past .

https://www.thebarn.net.au/Products/Leupold+VX-Freedom+2-7X33/63787


Reads like a rimfire scope
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Post by flashman » 25 Jan 2023, 8:31 am

Need at least a 3x9x40 for field of view in heavy bush
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Post by bigpete » 25 Jan 2023, 10:47 am

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
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