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    Junior Member Dolivarka's Avatar
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    Long range scope for $400

    For long range target shooting, if there are any good scope out there?
    I'have a budget of around $400. Anyone have a suggestion in this range? I am less familiar down in this range.
    Would appreciate recommendations.
    Thnx

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    A fantastic start scope in the price range would be the SWFA Super Sniper 10X42 in either the side focus or rear focus... I prefer the side focus, but that changes the price from $299 to $399.

    Rear focus ($299): https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-10x42-t...lescope-6.html

    Side Focus ($399): https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-10x42m-....html?___SID=U

    Note here, these scopes come with a Mil-Quad reticle, but can be had with Mildot reticles as well. Do a google search on youtube for the SWFA Super Sniper 10X42, and then let the viewing begin!

    I loved these scopes so much, that when I got the funds in hand, I moved up to the SWFA 3-15X42 FFP Super Sniper scope. I own two of these, one on a Remington 700 Long Range (30-06) and the other on my RPR (308). The original 10X42 scope I owned was the side focus variant, as I prefer side focus over rear focus, but either would serve you well.

    I am biased, as I have never really owned any other long range brand of scope, so I defer to others for their expertise.

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    How long is Long Range for you? I probably spend almost as much on my optics as I do on my rifles. That being said, if you are talking out past 500 yards, then I would not go less than a 6x24. Although you can use a fixed power like a Weaver 36, Sightron 40 etc., when you have mirage, it is helpful to be able to crank the scope down.

    If you watch you might find a Vortex Viper 6x24 New for under $400.00. You might want to check out, www.AccurateShooter.com and see what they have used. Usually plenty of used scopes for sale there as people upgrade.

    Bob
    Robert Kittine
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    Junior Member Nouptownd's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolivarka View Post
    For long range target shooting, if there are any good scope out there?
    I'have a budget of around $400. Anyone have a suggestion in this range? I am less familiar down in this range.
    Would appreciate recommendations.
    Thnx
    In this price range i'll suggest you to use Vortex Diamondback scope. It's also good for long distance target for $200. Good clear glass and everything works fine!
    If you wana learn more details on Vortex Diamondback you'll find more here.
    Last edited by Nouptownd; 04-18-2020 at 12:38 AM.

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    Weaver T36

    Hello.

    The Weaver T36 scopes are excellent. I currently own two, one is on a Kimber 82G and the other on a Remington 700P in 223. They are made in Japan and of very good quality. The turrets can be rotated around and always come back to where they were. I put them all on steel rings and lapp them with a 0.999" bar. The best price I've found on the T36 and T24 are from Killough Shooting Sports https://www.killoughshootingsports.com/. I think they are in TX.

    Do not buy a cheap scope. They do not return to center and at some distances may have no elevation left in them. This advice was given to me when I first started shooting years ago and rather than listen I wasted money. Just get a good scope like the Weaver.

    Wayne
    Last edited by TTLongRifle; 04-21-2020 at 06:31 PM.

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    The T-36 is a great scope. I own a number of them. The only draw back is the fixed magnification. Let us know what yardages you are intending to shoot at. The field of view on a 36 power scoped for closer shoots can be an issue and on longer shoots you might not be able to crank out (lower power) mirage. My T-36s are all on rifles I shoot competition at, off a bench and no more than 200 yards,

    Bob
    Robert Kittine
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