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#1 Sean J

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 03:47 pm

Can anyone recommend a suitable scope for a .223 that doesn't break the bank? Its for a truck gun that will see a few knocks etc round the estate so I don't want to spend a small fortune on optics that stand of chance of getting damaged. Most shooting with the rifle would be done at distances of about 100-200 yards. I've been looking at some of the vortex optics range but not having or knowing anyone that's used them I would appreciate others input.

 

 



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Posted 27 June 2015 - 03:57 pm

Vortex aren't bad, but I'd always go with a second hand S&B or similar.



#3 Tremo

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:18 pm

I have a Vortex Viper on mine. An excellent scope for the money. :thumbs:



#4 Sean J

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:56 pm

Vortex aren't bad, but I'd always go with a second hand S&B or similar.

 

If I'm honest I tend to avoid second hand scopes after a bad experience buying one before that turned into a nightmare to get my money back!!

 

I have a Vortex Viper on mine. An excellent scope for the money. :thumbs:

 

If you don't mind me asking which Viper as there are some in the range way out of what I'd like to spend for some thing that's going to get a hard life?!



#5 Tremo

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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:23 pm

Its the 6.5-20x50, SFP. Clarity is superb. It cost me about £330 last year.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:33 pm

Christ that's got some magnification on it!! I don't need quite that much but I'm trying to find a stockist local-ish to me so I can look at a few in the range at least as the pricing's not bad. Its nice to hear a good word about them from someone that uses them instead of someone just trying to sell them, thanks.



#7 Tremo

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 12:21 pm

No worries mate. They do quite a selection of magnifications if I recall, from the Crossfire though to the Viper.

 

If the truth be know, I can't see much difference between the glass on my Viper and the glass Nikon Monarch. I would definitely buy Vortex again. :thumbs:



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Posted 09 July 2015 - 01:14 pm

Second hand Leupold VX3 4-14 thick reticule bought from a dealer would probably set you back £450-£500.  You'll have a bit if comeback as its a dealer, less if you buy privately.  They're tough as old boots, maintain zero on the bouncy truck and is good glass.  Cant go wrong.



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 08:03 pm

Hi mate,
don't know if you are sorted now, but I have a Nikon prostaf 3-9 x 50 for sale, excellent condition no crimps and glass is unmarked. had it on my .223 which I have recently sold.
Looking for £140 + post.
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:23 pm

Nikon are hard to beat for the cash

Edited by GEOFF.223, 13 July 2015 - 08:23 pm.


#11 Sean J

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 08:18 am

Hi mate,
don't know if you are sorted now, but I have a Nikon prostaf 3-9 x 50 for sale, excellent condition no crimps and glass is unmarked. had it on my .223 which I have recently sold.
Looking for £140 + post.
LD

Sorry for the late response fella, I bought my self a Vortex Viper a couple of days ago i'm afraid, thanks very much for the offer though. That's a great scope at a great price!!






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