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#3212871 - 09/20/19 04:46 PM 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations.
Merritt79 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 365
Loc: Bountiful Utah
Looking for a scope in the ffp. My budget is 1,200 max. Itís going on a 308 main purpose is big game and long range target shooting. I built the rifle to learn to shoot long range with. The scopes I have been looking at are between 1,000 and 1200 dollars. These are the scopes I have been looking at.

Sightron iii

Vortex pst gen 2

Burris Xtr gen 2

Athlon Aries btr

Would like to hear what you guys recommend I have played with the pst gen 2 and was comparing it to the Nikon fx black 1000. If there are others I am I would love to hear about.

Thanks
Rick M

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#3212874 - 09/20/19 05:49 PM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
ackleyman Online
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 8399
Loc: Hickville
Sightron III

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#3212879 - 09/20/19 06:35 PM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: ackleyman]
Matlock Online
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Registered: 12/15/15
Posts: 946
Loc: ID - Idaho
Originally Posted By: ackleyman
Sightron III


+1

I love my S3ís so much, Iíve put one on each one of my varmint rigs. And they can usually be found used on eBay for a great price.

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#3212912 - 09/21/19 06:10 AM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
GNERGY Offline
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Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 164
Loc: Gilbert, AZ
Burris XTR II is half price the 8x-40x model 699.99
https://www.natchezss.com/burris-xtr-ii-rifle-scope-8-40x50mm-illum-f-class-moa-reticle-matte.html
I just bought one for my 338 Ultra mag.
Tarey

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#3212941 - 09/21/19 05:09 PM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
JoeyJ Offline
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Registered: 02/01/13
Posts: 113
Loc: North Dakota
For a few dollars more might find a nice used Nightforce ATACR F1 5-25x56 - worth a look.

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#3212985 - 09/22/19 08:42 AM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
xphunter Online
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Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1626
Loc: Gillette, WY
S-III or the XTR-II
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#3213048 - 09/23/19 11:02 AM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: JoeyJ]
Boomstick Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 191
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: JoeyJ
For a few dollars more might find a nice used Nightforce ATACR F1 5-25x56 - worth a look.


This.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Nightforce-ATACR-4-16x42-F1-MOAR-Reticle/223671048575?hash=item3413d5597f:g:Yx4AAOSwNdNdgsxq

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#3213083 - 09/23/19 04:22 PM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
rsbhunter Offline
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Registered: 10/19/07
Posts: 25
Loc: New Mexico
Today is the last day for $100 off Tract Toric scopes...I had not heard of them till the new Meopta scope I wanted wasn't shipping....check them out on the web....awesome reviews, and it has Schott glass....right in the price range your looking at.....mine will be here tomorrow....at least check them out, might be what your looking for...rsbhunter


Edited by rsbhunter (09/23/19 04:23 PM)
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#3213259 - 09/25/19 04:06 PM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
Merritt79 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 365
Loc: Bountiful Utah
On animals I prefer being within 100 to 300 yards. I just want hit steel out to a 1000 yards or more. So I am looking at 4,5,and 6 power scopes.

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#3213283 - 09/25/19 09:23 PM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
newmexkid Offline
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Registered: 02/21/11
Posts: 1021
Loc: Virginia
Don't forget to look at Steiner scopes.
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#3213374 - 09/27/19 12:03 AM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
Txhillbilly Offline
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Registered: 02/18/16
Posts: 68
Loc: Burleson,TX
While I have always liked my Sightron SIII scopes - I have 5 of them,the Athlon Midas will run right with them,and the Ares BTR and Cronus BTR scopes are far superior to the Sightron in optic quality,reticle's,and come with stuff that Sightron's don't like zero stop & illuminated reticles.
Tracking has always been Sightron's best trait,but the 3 Athlon scopes I have will track just as good.
Turret feel is better on the Sightron's,but after you remove the grease that Athlon uses on their turrets,they are pretty good.

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#3213375 - 09/27/19 12:22 AM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
xphunter Online
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Registered: 11/01/09
Posts: 1626
Loc: Gillette, WY
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#3213415 - 09/27/19 05:36 PM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
Merritt79 Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 365
Loc: Bountiful Utah
Thanks for the recommendations I always thought steiner scopes were higher end so I didnít even bother to look at them.

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#3214055 - 10/04/19 09:39 AM Re: 1,000 to 1,200 dollar scope recommendations. [Re: Merritt79]
greengt88 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 08/21/13
Posts: 1592
Loc: york pa
Xtr II's are on sale at Natchez for around $650 right now, not sure if they are refurb's, Natchez does alot of that.

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