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    Which scope?

    So I'm looking for a new scope for my .243 - deer and foxes.
    I've got 30mm rings already on the rifle, so would be useful if the scope was 30mm tube.
    Thought about getting a scope with IR, got about 400 to spend- happy with fixed or variable.

    Any thoughts or recommendations really appreciated.

    ​Cheers
    Last edited by englishben; 23-05-2013 at 21:38.

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    For 400, buy the best German 8x56 you can find. Forget IR.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    For 400, buy the best German 8x56 you can find. Forget IR.
    That's the answer right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 09mutley05 View Post
    Schmidt and bender 8x56
    Plus 1 - You wont find a better scope for what you want to do with it for the money. Buy a good s/h one and you shouldnt lose much if anything if/when you come to sell it. Just dont expect it to allow you to shoot small targets at long distance, the reticle will be too thick for accurate shot placement on a small target beyond about 150 yards or so.

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    Great - looks like I got my answer! Shame I missed the 30mm 8 x56 in classifieds!
    Cheers guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodder View Post
    Just dont expect it to allow you to shoot small targets at long distance, the reticle will be too thick for accurate shot placement on a small target beyond about 150 yards or so.
    Assuming you are talking about paper targets then this is perfectly true.

    However, as you can print your own paper targets it is possible to get, or make, a target that is suited to the thicker S&B reticule. I often use one with diamonds so you can place the reticule in each corner of the diamond which can give a pretty precise aiming point. I would also sometimes create a thick cross in a bright colour designed such that at the distance I will be shooting I should be able to see an inch all around the reticule when I'm aiming dead center. I have some orange tape that I use to make these up.

    So although you might have problems with some conventional paper targets it isn't a big job to make up something suited to the job.
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    englishben I've sent you a PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by caorach View Post
    That's the answer right there.
    Thats your answer!

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    GOT a S&B FOR SALE IT HAS A A7 RET 8X56 HUN CLASSIC YEAR OLD BOX AND PAPERWORK ALL OK ,LIGHT MARKS DUE TO RINGS BUT AS THE RINGS ARE OPTILOCK NO DAMAGE TO SCOPE OR GLASS
    ITS ON MY SAKO 85 .308 I PAID 600
    ONLY SELLING AS WISH TO GET A VARIABLE S&B .
    SELLING IT FOR 400 + ON FLEABAY AT THIS TIME AS THAY ARE SELLING OVER MY REQUESTED PRICE.ONLY PUT IT ON TODAY
    IF YOU WISH IT I'LL STOP THE ITEM AND REMOVE FROM EBAY
    PIX IF NEEDED
    ATB
    Last edited by paul o'; 25-05-2013 at 18:54.

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