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22-250 scope?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bob31, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. bob31

    bob31 TS Member

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    I'm looking for a scope for my 22-250 any thoughts or ideas? I'm looking at the Leupold VXIII series not sure what all is out there thought. Thanks
     
  2. winchesterm12

    winchesterm12 TS Member

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    Can't go wrong with a Leupold. For varmint hunting a 3x9 will do most anything you need unless your shooting consistantly beyond 300yds. For long range shooting look at the 6.5x20 or save a few bucks and go with the 6x18
     
  3. Bob_K

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    4X12 may serve your purposes as well. Nikon is another scope to consider. Of course, there is always Schmidt & Bender and Swarovski.
     
  4. austin fatts

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    Leupold. Nuff said!!

    Austin Fatts
     
  5. Ruck

    Ruck Well-Known Member

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    While I have always been a big Leupold fan, I recently acquired a Burris Fullfield 2 scope with their Ballistic Plex reticle in 4.5-14 power. I like it a lot!! Very high quality optics with a lifetime garantee just like Leupold. Give it a look!!

    Ken Rucker
     
  6. JRWolf

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    Lots of good glass out there and some real junk also. Leupold VarX-lll is great glass. Just got flyer from Midway and they have the X-lll 3.5x10x40 on sale for $399.00, and the X-lll 4.5x14x40 for $429.99. Darn good prices on these units. Have Leupold VX-lll on all of my 22-250's and really like them. Good luck in whatever you choose.

    JRWolf
     
  7. HSLDS

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    Check out the new Trijicon Accupoint rifle scopes.

    I have a a 2.5 - 10 X 56 (30mm tube) that is fantastic. List price is $950, I paid $700. Great optics, very clear and remarkable light gathering abilities.
    Illuminated reticle makes it great in really dark situations.

    If not that - Zeiss

    David D
     
  8. Ohio Bob

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    I have a 6.5-20 Leupold on my 22-250 and like it, but I think the more power on that kind of gun the better. I like to see the whites of thier eyes.

    OB
     
  9. Tron

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    I have a Leupold (pronounced "Lew-poled" and NOT "Lee-a-poled") X-lll 4.5 x 14 and it's one of the nicest, clearest scopes that I've ever owned. Can't go wrong with Leupold.

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  10. gslam

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    I have a Savarski 6x18 on mine can't be beat. Also have a monark 6x20 on another one which is just about as good
     
  11. Old Cowboy

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    VXIII, 3.5X10......4.5X14......6.5X20......your choice, depends on what you plan to use the rifle for and how much magnification you want? They're all the same top quality.

    John C. Saubak
     
  12. thewolf

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    I like Leopold. That being said the last two I bought were Nikon. They seem eito be clearer and are a smidge cheaper. I also have one ziess. It is goos but a tad $$$$$.
     
  13. AveragEd

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    With just two exceptions, I use nothing but Leupolds and as an outdoor writer, am able to deal directly with Leupold. I ordered a scope just last week for a rifle I bought just to have one in my collection and was hesitant to go with a less costly VX-I but was also reluctant to invest a lot of money in a scope for a rifle I might never shoot. My contact person and I had a discussion about the quality of Leupold's current model line and I learned that when the Leupold variable-power scope model names were changed from "Vari-X" to "VX" a few years ago, it was because of improvements in lenses and coatings that had become available. As a result, today's VX-I transmits more light and has cleared optics than the Vari-X II of years gone by. Today's least-costly Rifleman series basically is the former Vari-X I.

    In fairness, I have to say that I have an older Bausch & Lomb 4200 Elite (which is the current Burris 4200 Elite) 6-24x on a .22-250 and it is right up there with a Leupold.

    Ed
     
  14. Old Cowboy

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    Why would we throw rocks at you? You're just stating your opinion.......
     
  15. dkimbler

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    I have a same as new with SUN SHADE 50 MM lens, Matte Finish 6.5X20 Leupold
    If you haven't bought one yet, let me know, I will sell $75.00 les that retail When you buy this scope you don't get the SUN SHADE Which is worth from $35.00
    to $50.00

    David
     
  16. AveragEd

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    You know, it might be Bushnell that now makes the Elite 3200 and 4200. But Burris is owned by the same company so who knows...

    Ed
     
  17. dkimbler

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    Hello Bob 31

    I have the Leupold 6.5X20, I also have 2 Burris Target scopes in Gloss finish
    theses are nice scopes, 44 mm, one is a 10 power with a dot and very fine cross hairs, the other one is a 6X18 with cross hairs, any interest please e-mail me.

    Thanks

    David
     
  18. darr

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    Nightforce is the best scope out there hands down.The only problem is you can buy 3 nice leupolds for the price of one Nightforce.
     
  19. Duane(Pa)

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    I had a 6.5-20 AO leup. on my 22-250 and was able to connect on chucks out to 450 lazered yds. (fair amount of luck involved too) I went to the nightforce 12-42 Must say I'm obsessed. I recomended the 4.5-14 to a friend for a 204 ruger, the model he bought has no adjustable objective and I am not impressed. So, you definatly want the AO. I would look hard at the 8.5-25. My leup was about forty bucks more than the rifle it went on top of. Don't ask about the NF

    Duane W.
     
  20. quicky

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    Okay, fly in the ointment here:

    I have a Leopold 6.5 x 20 on one of my seventeens and it is a nice scope. However, I have a Sightron 4 x 16 with a fine wire and a 3/8 min. dot on my .17 Tactical and it is a really really nice scope. Plus, you can send the scope to a fellow whose name I have forgotten in New Mexico and he will put dots on the wire for your load at different ranges. Send him a long sheet of butcher paper with groups at different ranges and he will put the corresponding dot on the wire for you. Neat for long range varmints. Quicky
     
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