Scopes

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Arin, Oct 22, 2005.


  1. Arin

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    What scopes do you all use? I recently got a 3030 and it had a side mount and a scope on it. The scope only said 'timber king' on it without any other identification, so I'm guessing it's a cheap one. Through all my online searching for timberking I've only figured out that Timber King is a logging equipment manufacturer. :lol: Anyways, I was thinking I should get a scope since I already have the mount. Right now I'm looking towards the 3-9x40 Bushnell Banner scope. I saw a prior thread about banners and someone said they were using their banner with 500gr+ slugs, so it sounds like the scope can take a beatin'. Anyone use this? What scopes do you all use?
     

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    I have some Leopoulds, but Burris is probably my favorite, very nice scopes.
     

  3. skipper34

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    Arin, what is the power of the scope you have? If it is a fixed power scope I wouldn't worry too much. If it is a variable then you may have some problems. Maybe you should go out to the range and see how it performs on the gun first. As for scopes, I have used the Bushnells for years and they have been very good scopes for me. I like the reticle called the circle-x, it is usually found in the 2.5-5 models. I recently put a Leopold on my 30-06 and it is much clearer than the Bushnells and it has an adjustable diopter so I can wear my glasses alot easier with it. But then again, it is almost 3x the cost of the Bushnell. Congrats on your new firearm!
     
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    Burris FF II, great scope for the money, and the BDC reticle works I hit Black tail out to 600 yards with it.
     
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    I would go ahead and go with the bushnell banner 3-9x40 you cannot beat them for the money. they can take a mean beating. I have one on my shotgun, one on my muzzleloader, and one on my 30-30 win. they gather a lot of light and are a best buy in my book. you should be able to pick one up for about, 70.00
     
  6. Arin

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    None of you have ever had em fogged up?
     
  7. mparks

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    No decent modern scope should fog up. I always $40-80 Bushnell/Tasco/Simmons and I've never had one fog up.
     
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    Nikon monarch. Big name performance at half the price.