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    best scope for 500$

    ok I have read a lot of the post by the search. I am looking for a good scope for 500$ or less to put on my new 5-R I think i will order a wotac gen 4 but any info would help. I intend for this weapon to be used for target shooting out to 1000yrds and groundhog hunting.

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    I know there are TUNS of posts on this, but yes. The WOTAC would be a good choice, or one of the Falcons. If you are shooting 1000 yards, I don't know that I would want the FFP falcon, but they have others.

    No matter how you go, talk to Matt at Wonder Optics www.sightwonders.com
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    My advice is if really can just save a little bit more get one of the Bushnell 6500 series, I have had a Falcon menace 4-14x44 FFP which I replaced with a Bushnell 4200 Tactical and the Bushy is hands down a better scope.

    Your scope is your interface between you and your rifle, make sure you get something good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper_Beast
    My advice is if really can just save a little bit more get one of the Bushnell 6500 series, I have had a Falcon menace 4-14x44 FFP which I replaced with a Bushnell 4200 Tactical and the Bushy is hands down a better scope.

    Your scope is your interface between you and your rifle, make sure you get something good
    To compare these mid-end scopes, what was it that you didn't like about the Falcon?
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    [quote=jerg_064]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Sniper_Beast":2exkk21u
    My advice is if really can just save a little bit more get one of the Bushnell 6500 series, I have had a Falcon menace 4-14x44 FFP which I replaced with a Bushnell 4200 Tactical and the Bushy is hands down a better scope.

    Your scope is your interface between you and your rifle, make sure you get something good
    To compare these mid-end scopes, what was it that you didn't like about the Falcon?[/quote:2exkk21u]

    I think I might have just had a bad one but the eye relief was dodgy, I couldn't get a good sight picture and the glass was about the same as a leupy VX-1 that I have

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    At $500 you aren't too far from the Bushnell Elite 6500 2.5-16x42 Tactical model. the minimum advertised price is $750 or $800 but you can get it for well under that if you know who to ask :wink:

    I haven't seen the Gen 4 WoTac of course but Matt says it'll be better than the Gen 3 and I thought the Gen 3 was excellent. It's not quite on par with the Bushy Elite 6500 but it a lot less money too. If you decide you want a Gen 4 call Matt and get on the list. They always sell out in days when they come in.

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    pssst, ask Mac about the Elite 6500s :}

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    There´s talk about some Bushnell 6500 4.5-30x scopes lacking resolution at the higher ends of the magnification. I´d like to know whether this is a common feature on these scopes or is it found only in individual scopes?

    http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubb...gonew=1#UNREAD

    http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=17043

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    $ 500

    500 is the max i want to pay. I want to get a good scope . I also want to save ,save,save and ger a nightforce next year for my b-day. so gen - 4 here i come.

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    Gen 4 WOTAC would probably be the best thing. Either that or the Elite 4200.
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