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I am looking at buying a new scope for my 308. I don't really plan to shoot beyond about 700 yards. Is a 10x scope enough for that kind of shooting? As a small side note into my ability I can reliably hit a man sized target at 500 yds with iron sights. (thank you Uncle Sam's Misguided Children)

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It's been PLENTY for us. It was the Special Ops standard in the Mil before the quailty variables started coming around.

I have a Variable now because I switched to a mil/mil scope. It goes up to 12X, but I just leave it on 10X for everything out to 1000 yards.

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I had a 3 x 9 for a lot of years and always wanted twice the magnification, so one day I bought a 6 x18. Guess what? Not that much difference.

I should've known that, though, as most things are that way.

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Does anyone have any personal experience with the Bushnell Elite 3200 line of optics?

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My current scope is the Bushnell Elite Tactical... ?x-12X.. I don't remember exactly... like I said, I just set it to 10X and shoot.

I played with my buddy's 4200 Elite, and it was Ok... I mean... it had a duplex reticle, so... Yawn... not much to anaylize on it. But Bushnell is making good stuff these days.

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Now I own two name brand scopes.First is Burris and Nikon.The Nikon, is a Monarch and it's 2.5x10x42. The glass isn't bad and I have 70 MOA of adjustment in elevation.Not a bad scope for the bucks. I have two Burris scopes, one is Signature Select 4x16x44 with a Ballistic Plex.Glass is good but not a lot of MOA adjustment, only about 30.But it is a hunting scope, when you see the Ballistic plex you well understand.The one I like the best is XTR or Xtreme Tactical scope. It's 6x24x50.It has.25MOA adjustment perclick.Total is 79 MOA for elevation.When I go shoot at long range, I work the adjustment a lot. Always return to my zero.It has the best glass of the scopes that I have.They make this in 3x12x50mm is real nice.To me it's the best bang for the bucks.It has a life-time warrantyThere is another one I like better, but I don't want to spend $1,800 or more.When I was young, I thought scopes were for wimps.Love my M14 sites.That's the scope on my rifle.

Edited by 428CJ, 19 April 2012 - 08:09 PM.


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Thanks guys. I ended up buying a Bushnell Elite fixed 10 power mil/mil scope. Now I just need to get my rifle back so I can go do some shooting.

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Thanks guys. I ended up buying a Bushnell Elite fixed 10 power mil/mil scope. Now I just need to get my rifle back so I can go do some shooting.

Happy for you.May you shoot sub-MOA.





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