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Hi, New to the site and need some advice. I just bought a Savage 110FP
tactical rifle in 30-06 and i'm looking for a scope.I want to shoot as far as my skills will let me. I'll be using the gun for hunting and target and i want a scope that will work for both.I've been looking at the Burris Ballistic Plex
scopes in 3x10 and 4x16 but they will limit my shots to 500yds. I probably wont shoot much past 500 but I like the option. What are your thoughts about these scopes and what others would you recommend. Thanks in advance.
 

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the ballistic plex reticle is an ok system. It will, however, not limit your shots to 500 yards. You just wont be able to hold off past 500 yards. You would have to begin changing the elevation adjustments on the scope to shoot past 500 yards.

You could also see how many click it takes to get the 500 yard like on the ballistic plex to hit at 600 yards.... and then 700... and then go from there.

i would also take a look at the mueller 4-16x50AO mildot scope.
leupold also sells a 16x fixed power mildot scope that is great, but may be a bit out of your price range.
 

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Scopes

Dude you definatly get what you pay for on scopes!! i think its the law.
all i can say is that i love my leupold vx-3.
nothing ive seen so far is clearer than this scope and i looked at
about 20-30 before i got it.
i also listened to mel good recomendation mel!!
just what ever you do stay the heck away from b.s.a. !!!!
hey if they change thier name to bso we could call them bull **** optics!!
cause thats what they are.
you can always get a lower line of leupold for deer hunting,
but i highly recomend the vx-3 its worth it in the long run.
 

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You can take a look at the burris with the ballistic mil-dot reticule. Same concept as the ballistiplex, but uses the mil-dots on horizontal and top vertical wire, and has the hold off marks out to 700 (vs 500 in the ballistic plex). The thing I do NOT like is that it renders the use of the mil-dots to measure vertical hight to only 5 mils. (horizontal is still 10 mil-dots). For a 5'9" man, this means the target has to be beyond 350 meters to measure his full height with the 5 mil-dots. Its up to you if this is acceptable or not.

MEL
 

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Remember what stump said

You get what you pay for especially when it comes to scopes! One of the only exceptions to this is the Tasco supersniper. If you are looking for a 10X fixed scope with a mildot reticle for $299. you get a scope that surpasses others at twice that price. And it will let you shoot as far as the rifle will.
 

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Thanks for all the advice,I really dont want a fixed power scope , I'm gonna be using this gun for hunting and i'm sure not all of my shots are
gonna be long distance,a fixed power scope will make it tougher to get
on the game at closer distances. I would like to use a Mil-Dot, but even
after everything I've read about them it still seems like its written in a
foreign language. I'm also looking at the Sightron SII Scopes in 3-12x42
what are your thoughts on these scopes.I'm trying to keep the price
under $500. Thanks again for the advice.
 

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Sightron makes nice glass, as long as you stick to the SII or SIII. The SI's are not as nice.

Others to look at include the Nikon Monarch, Burris Signature and Fullfield, as well as all the leupold VXII's and better.

MEL
 

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Thanks for all the advice,sorry it took so long to respond we had a
bad ice storm and i lost power for 6 days. Thanks again to everybody for
the help.
 

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You say that you don't want a fixed power scope. I respect your point of view, but I humbly suggest you reconsider.

The fixed 6 power Leupold is available with target knobs and multicoated optics. It is far cheaper than many adjustable scopes and it is a superb value. It probably is the best value in scopes today. The clarity and brightness of this scope is amazing.

And it isn't heavy either. It won't leave your rifle feeling ill balanced.

I think that we don't need high magnification, heavy "moonscopes".

But that's me and I'm

Mad.
 
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