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  1. KYregular

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    Looking to "pull the trigger" on a Weatherby Vanguard S2 Badlands 300 Win Mag soon. Have one in 30-06 and love it. Anyone have any experience with the 300 Vanguard, and can anyone recommend a good hunting scope in the 4-16 power range? Screenshot_20200226-221749.png
     
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    If I were buying an over the counter 300wm, especially in that price range, that one would be up there on my list I think.
    The extra weight would help reduce the suck with the heavy bullets, and it looks really cool lol.

    Scope wise I'd probably be looking for a Nikon black for cheap, or one of the other close outs. BUT the lack of warranty in the future dosent bother me.
    I'd also consider the Bushnell Nitros and Forges. I like my Nitro and have heard only good stuff about the Forge.
    One I'd buy for sure if I caught it on sale would be the Athlon Midas HMR, have the BTR, and orders an HMR for a friend, both are quite good.
     
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  3. Mr. Zorg

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    I've picked up several closeout Sig Sauer Whiskey3 4-12X40 scopes with illuminated reticle (Hellfire) recently. Going to 4-16 or 3-15 will generally bump the cost up a bit within a given scope line IME, but worth it for rifles specifically set up for longer shots like .300 Mag
     
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  4. BigBL87

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    Depends on what you're looking for in a scope and how much you want to spend. I have a Primary Arms 4-16x44 on my .223 Vanguard, but guessing your budget is a little higher than mine was (ran me around $160 IIRC).
     
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    Those Sigs are supposed to be pretty nice scopes for the cost, I still haven't gotten my hands on one tho....wouldn't mind a mini review if you felt like it :D

    My Brother in law has one of those on his old Ruger 300wm. I looked thru it, and besides the ffp reticle I thought it was a good buy. He's shot quite a few animals with that set up.
     
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    Loonwolf,

    I like the closeout Sig Sauer scopes I've picked up, all with illuminated reticule as I find that feature helpful. Even in broad daylight when targeting critters like feral hogs; the illuminated reticles help me stay focused on point of aim against Dark / black coats while jostling each other vs making my brain extrapolate where the crosshairs meet from the portions visible along the periphery of my scope field of view.

    I don't have any super high end scopes like Zeiss or Swarovski to compare them with. I should have pulled the trigger on a NOS boxed 3-15 Whiskey5.around $450 I saw on eBay a few weeks ago but since I already own a 3-15 Leupold with illuminated reticle I paid over $700 for I couldn't convince myself to have a second similar scope.

    I haven't had any problems yet so I can't speak about their warranty service experience.
     
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    thanks! been curious about those for a while.
     
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    I think they're a great value for what you get. 4-16 scope with good clarity, an illuminated reticle, and side adjust parallax for $160? Heck ya. It's no Schmidt and Bender or Nightforce, but I don't need it to be. Mine also has a simple mil dot reticle and is SFP. Their other reticles are cool and have their uses, but I just wanted something simple.
     
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  9. KYregular

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    Not ruling PA out, just bought their 1-6 with acss for an AR and love it.
     
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  10. joseywales76

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    Might want to buy a rifle with factory threaded muzzle.

    Being able to put a brake on it would make it nice to shoot all day.
     
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  11. BigBL87

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    IMO they really do come in above their pay grade.

    Looking around, NatchezSS has some nice closeout deals on Nikons, I'm assuming since they're shutting down scope production. Quite a few 4-16s among the different lines.

    https://outdoors.natchezss.com/products/optics-4-16x-rifle-scopes
     
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  13. KYregular

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    Hard to beat smga on prices
     
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    Also out of stock.
     
  18. KYregular

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    Can't find anything in stock, been looking for N570 powder or H1000, nobody has it.
     
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    N570 excellent. I also like reloader33 and 26
     
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    Can't go wrong with a Leopold. If you have a problem the have decent customer service.
     
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    I’ve got three of those Leupolds, plus others. There are Leupold haters here, just like every brand has its lovers and haters. The VX-3’s that I bought were considerably more expensive as I got them when they’d first come out. They are awesome

    FWIW, I’ve got a 2-12 VX-6 Firedot on my 7 mag. If it isn’t the closest thing I’ve seen to my perfect hunting scope, it’s pretty close.
     
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    Which Nitro do you have? At the closeout prices I keep looking at the FFP 2-10 for a hunting rifle and 4-16 for a range/prarie dog AR. The reticles look decent, I'm curious if the 2-10 reticle would even be useable at low power, or if it would just disappear into the background.
     
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    Those whiskey 3 Scopes are pure crap, sure they're cheap and that's exactly what you get crappy glass.if you're going to go that way you're better off getting a strike Eagle from eurooptic for almost the same price.
    But the best deal on a good scope for that right now at a great price with far far far superior clarity and glass is the Gen 1 Vortex viper PST you can get at eurooptic in Pennsylvania online
    And nobody beats the vortex warranty especially not sig.
     
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  24. KYregular

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    Been studying the hype around RL22, nice to hear something good about 33
     
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    Been looking at that Vortex and the Athlon HMR
     
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