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Author Topic: Scope suggestions  (Read 581 times)

Offline lswoody

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Scope suggestions
« on: December 28, 2019, 08:28:23 PM »
Looking at a used Tikka in 300 wsm. And will have to get a scope for it. The rifle has a stainless steel barrel and also has a muzzle brake on it. What scope or scopes would be ideal for this caliber? Would like to keep it around $200 or less if possible. What y’all suggest? Thanks!!!
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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 09:53:15 PM »
You can pick up some Nikon's really cheap right now, they are going to stop making them.

I'm a fan of Bushnell myself and they have several under $200.

Vortex makes a nice scope and Leupold is always an option, the VX3's are still great values for the money

I usually go for 3-9 power but it all depends on how far you shoot, I rarely zoom in past 4x, just like having the option.

There are some others here that can give you a lot more detailed info
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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 11:28:16 PM »
Can't disagree with the guidance from MIB.  That .300 is quite a cannon, so a robust scope and a good set of mounts are a necessity unless you're going to reload some tame stuff, and that's kinda defeating the purpose of that caliber.  Think about the distances you intend to shoot and don't go overboard on magnification if you don't need it, it only adds cost and weight and causes grief on close shots.  Also get yourself some good ear protection, you're gonna need it.
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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2019, 09:25:13 AM »
the most recent scope I bought was a TRACT OPTICS scope. definitely look at them. they eliminate the middle men and direct market. that eliminates several levels of marketing cost. I think they are the best value out there right now. they have several 'levels' of scopes that will fit your needs. you can also sign up for their sale alerts if you aren't in a hurry. I bought a 'demo' toric for under $500 and there wasn't a scratch on it. the glass on this scope is great. Bo will support the glass quality

if you want to stay mainstream, Leopold has a 'freedom scope line' for around $200.

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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2019, 08:23:28 PM »
Thanks for the info!!!! About the Nikon scopes, will the lifetime warranty still apply for their scopes?
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 10:32:19 AM »
Thanks for the info!!!! About the Nikon scopes, will the lifetime warranty still apply for their scopes?

i would doubt it if they aren't making anymore
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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2019, 09:35:43 AM »
Thanks for the info!!!! About the Nikon scopes, will the lifetime warranty still apply for their scopes?

i would doubt it if they aren't making anymore
I believe they will still honor the lifetime warranty as they are only eliminating the scopes, not everything else. The maintenance and repair of all optics would still be available. However if damage to scope was so bad that repair is not practical, there would not be a replacement available for that scope. Nikon is not going anywhere, just getting out of the rifle scope business, they are a fine company with quality products.
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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2019, 10:09:09 AM »
gut- let's make a gentleman's bet. a year from now let's call Nikon for a scope repair. speaking from experience w/ other companies like Lowrance, if they discontinue a model they won't repair it. I would be impressed if Nikon would repair if they are out of the scope business

it will be very interesting to see how they handle it. it will set a precedent if others get out of scopes 
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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2020, 06:03:57 PM »
Leupold has been around since 1949 and I think if you are considering a warranty, then they should be around for many more years...also look at Vortex and their warranty....

Depending on your distance and the type of hunting you do, then a 3.5-10X or a 3-15X for those longer shots, for quicker shots look for a 1.5-6X or even a 2.5-8 or for a longer shots how bout a 2-12X ?? but it all depends of what distance you are shooting and then terrain you are shooting....just depends...

For the 300 WSM, it should taken down most critters in North America, but not all, like Grizzles, Brown Bears, Moose....but besides those, your 300WSM is a fine choice for all around hunting in North America......now you got to find out what it likes to shoot, a 150 gn, a 165 or a 180 gn bullet....
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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2020, 04:59:48 AM »
Nikon is out of the picture now!!
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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2020, 09:57:48 AM »
Nikon is out of the picture now!!

you saw my other post? they got out of scopes because they are out of the 'blood sport' business. they are making a political stand and got pressure from the anti's. so that is why they are out of scope. FOR THIS REASON I WILL NEVER BUY NIKON
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Re: Scope suggestions
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2020, 10:28:27 AM »
I own the same rifle and topped mine with a Bushnell 3200 Elite and it has served well since 2004.
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