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hey everyone i just bought a Remington 700 in .223 look to spend around 300 bucks on the scope. im going to be shooting 100-250 yards, i was thinking something around a 4x12x40. Was wondering if anyone had an recommendation.

Thanks
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    Re: scope advice for a .223

    My Leupold Vari X II works great on my .223. This site bashes on Leupold alot but I can only speak from my experience with this scope. My experience has been all good.
     

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    I have the Leupold Mark AR 6-18x40 on my FN TSR 223. Little more than you want to spend (around $550), but maybe you can find a deal. Look up the specs on this scope, I like it alot. Philip.
     

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    The Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x with side-focus and mil-dot reticle is in your price range.

    Not like you need a mil/mil scope on a Remington 700 in .223. Pretty sure the twist rate is 1:12 or 1:14, so unless you have a Custom Barrel w/1:8 or faster twist, you won't get much precision using bullets much over 62gr. So... 300yds and under seems like a likely accuracy range "varmint special" or not.

    Might find one used on Ebay for around $200. Older ones with plex reticle and Adjustable Objective parallax are also very fine quality. Might find a 6-18x Buckmasters around $300 also. MidwayUSA is the source for the 6-18x w/mil-dot reticle.

    Good luck & happy shooting!
     

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    I read Schmidt and Bender makes something decent. I'd have to mortgage my home to afford half of one.
     

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    Re: scope advice for a .223

    i was looking at nikons but i didnt know how well they did.

    does anyone have any thoughts on the Nikon Coyote Special model?
     

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    I have a Leupold Mark 4 8.5-25x50 LR/T M1 on my Colt CR6724 and it does the job..

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    Im not crazy at all with the standard BDC ret. And my self i dont like the BDC predator ret in the nikon coyote. Not having the cross hair would turn me away from the coyote model. Thats just my 2 cents on the coyote model. The money your wanting to spend I would look for one of the monarch ucc with the Adjustable objective. They have some excellent glass in them for the money. I dont think 300.00 will put you in a used monarch with the side focus unless you ran across a heck of a deal. Which there out there just got to keep your eyes open.
     

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    Burris FFII 4.5-14x42 would be my choice. I also have a couple of Monarchs, and honestly the FFII has better glass. If you want target turrets Burris will add them for $80.
     

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    Re: scope advice for a .223

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mse5787</div><div class="ubbcode-body">hey everyone i just bought a Remington 700 in .223 look to spend around 300 bucks on the scope. im going to be shooting 100-250 yards, i was thinking something around a 4x12x40. Was wondering if anyone had an recommendation.

    Thanks
    Matt </div></div>

    Cheap varmint scope = nikon buckmasters/monarch
    Cheap hunting scope = redfield
    Cheap "tactical" scope = super sniper 10X, bushnell 10X, weaver 3-10 mil mil

    I would avoid anything with lots of features that is made in China
     

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    The problem i had with burris was the customer service. I had issues with a signature series and burris was no help what so ever. Matter of fact he was a dick about it. The other burris scopes i have had was not bad scopes but i got rid of all of them after that phone call with the burris tech.

    BCP is right on the money with his break down.
     
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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: futurerider103</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I did a bit of research recently and I did go with this Nikon Buckmaster and I'm going to be shooting from 25yds to 400yds and this looked to fill my needs </div></div>Thats actually a pretty nice scope for the money.
     

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    Re: scope advice for a .223

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mse5787</div><div class="ubbcode-body">theres just so many damn opinions lol</div></div>

    Definately but you're best bang for the buck would be those.
     

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    Re: scope advice for a .223

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sniperk1ng20</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mse5787</div><div class="ubbcode-body">theres just so many damn opinions lol</div></div>

    Definately but you're best bang for the buck would be those. </div></div>

    Thinking of selling something soon? 26 posts in under 40 mins...
     

    mse5787

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    i went to the local gunshop today and held up both the monarch and the coyote special and the coyote seem to be clearer
     

    sniperk1ng20

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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KNIGHT11B4</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sniperk1ng20</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mse5787</div><div class="ubbcode-body">theres just so many damn opinions lol</div></div>

    Definately but you're best bang for the buck would be those. </div></div>

    Thinking of selling something soon? 26 posts in under 40 mins...</div></div>
    Nope just thought of helping people out with questions or stuff they wanted help with mate.
     

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    Re: scope advice for a .223

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sniperk1ng20</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KNIGHT11B4</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sniperk1ng20</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: mse5787</div><div class="ubbcode-body">theres just so many damn opinions lol</div></div>

    Definately but you're best bang for the buck would be those. </div></div>

    Thinking of selling something soon? 26 posts in under 40 mins...</div></div>
    Nope just thought of helping people out with questions or stuff they wanted help with mate. </div></div>

    Read half your posts.... Tell me HOW they are even cose to helpful??? 40 posts today and not one of them has aANY form of knowledge.
     

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    Nikon and Bushnell are good for low cost decent quality scopes. I've owned both. Nikon somehow seems to do a good job making scopes that are very easy to get a sight
    Picture easy and comfortable. Don't ask me to explain, I can't. Maybe someone can that loves Nikon. Same eye relief as other scopes.

    Either brands are GTG.
     

    mse5787

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    the other thing im worried about it the hunting reticle that nikon uses on target shooting
     

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    If you're good at estimating then it shouldn't be a problem, if you're uncomfortable with it then get a tactical scope with mil reticles, such as the millett trs-1, konus m30 or the weaver tactical.
     
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    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bob L. Swagger</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have a Leupold Mark 4 8.5-25x50 LR/T M1 on my Colt CR6724 and it does the job..

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    It does the job?
    I guess.
    I stuck a homeless 5x22 Nf on one of mine this past summer, what a gross overkill. But it was nice!
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    You either have alot of money or you are an old fart!
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    Or both.
    Miles
     

    futurerider103

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    I just got my Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40 and am posting as I said I would it was a bit dark when I got it mounted and I won't know how it looks until friday but the picture looked a little hazy when magnified to 18 but I'm going to try to do some adjusting to the mounts and scope placement on friday. I hope to be blasting some steel swinging targets at 300yds on my parents property friday. Anyways here the pics

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