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    Mid price scopes

    Hi guys looking for some help in buying a new scope for my 308 il be getting in a month or so i have a budget of 400 any advice. Thanks

    evans

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    This is easy - buy top quality German fixed magnification 2nd hand.

    For me I think the Hungarian S&Bs offer the best value for money 2nd hand but anything from Swaro, Zeiss (best glass but all of them are good enough) or S&B will do your job and will hold their money. If you ever come to sell you will get back what you paid, maybe more. Total cost of ownership will be zero.

    6X42, 7X50 or 8X56 will all do almost everything you'll ever need when it comes to stalking and it is really down to preference, I like the 8X56 as I shoot sika at last light in commercial forestry but that is more personal preference than need.
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    luepsach on here is selling s/b and rings i think about 500? 8x56 there were two other s/bs 8x56 but i think they have been sold tday.
    Last edited by AN DU RU FOX; 28-01-2014 at 21:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caorach View Post
    This is easy - buy top quality German fixed magnification 2nd hand.

    For me I think the Hungarian S&Bs offer the best value for money 2nd hand but anything from Swaro, Zeiss (best glass but all of them are good enough) or S&B will do your job and will hold their money. If you ever come to sell you will get back what you paid, maybe more. Total cost of ownership will be zero.

    6X42, 7X50 or 8X56 will all do almost everything you'll ever need when it comes to stalking and it is really down to preference, I like the 8X56 as I shoot sika at last light in commercial forestry but that is more personal preference than need.
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    Have a look on ebay.de for Zeiss in Sport
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    Quote Originally Posted by caorach View Post
    This is easy - buy top quality German fixed magnification 2nd hand.

    For me I think the Hungarian S&Bs offer the best value for money 2nd hand but anything from Swaro, Zeiss (best glass but all of them are good enough) or S&B will do your job and will hold their money. If you ever come to sell you will get back what you paid, maybe more. Total cost of ownership will be zero.

    6X42, 7X50 or 8X56 will all do almost everything you'll ever need when it comes to stalking and it is really down to preference, I like the 8X56 as I shoot sika at last light in commercial forestry but that is more personal preference than need.
    This is the Best answer , its all about holding ZERO , and cheap 400 new , is not going to do the job

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    simple, a second hand schmidt and bender (hung) 8x56

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    i hope they do eric ,because im looking for one as well. about same budget ,ps not new.atb doug.

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    The scopes on two of my rifles are Docter 2.5-10x48. I managed to pick both of them up for under 400 each. They are excellent scopes and one of them was bought to replace the much hailed S&B 8x56, a scope that, if I'm honest, I never warmed to. The Docter has better low light definition to my eyes, even when set at the same mag as the Schmidt.
    The scope on my other rifle is an EB Optimate 3-9x42. It's not really a bad scope for the price but once you try to use that in less than optimum light, you can certainly see where the extra money goes. I'm hoping to replace that with a Leupold at some point, when funds allow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evans View Post
    Hi guys looking for some help in buying a new scope for my 308 il be getting in a month or so i have a budget of 400 any advice. Thanks

    evans
    Have a look at this site and scroll down to the bottom section 'SELECTING AND BUYING RIFLESCOPES' - some very sensible advice there without the usual promotion for top Brands costing a fortune.
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