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