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Right guys need some advice on what scope to put on a .223 rifle as I wouldn't know much in that area ,something decent but not too hard on my pocket.mostly going to be used for lamping,any help much appreciated

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If mostly for lamping i'd either go for a 8x50/56 fixed power or a variable scope WITHOUT paralax adjustment. Nothing worse than having to fiddle about with image clarity when time if of the essence. An illuminated reticule also helps a lot.

 

Most important thing is to MAKE SURE YOU LOOK THROUGH IT FIRST. Nothig worse that buying something off t'interweb and realising you don't get on with it.

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If you want a quality scope that will last for years at an affordable price for quality glass scopes check out the Meopta range...

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Thanks guys I was looking into Nikon and Hawke scopes what are they like ?

 

Nikon are good. Hawke not so much so IMO. I favour fixed power scopes, but it's a personal thing. I've have an 8x56 Docter on my 223 bought second hand for less than £300 and a 8x56 S&B on my 308.

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Many cheap scopes don't like bright sunlight on high magnification". I have MTC 4-16 and 2x MTC 6-24's, 6-24's not so good on a sunny day against white targets on high magnification....Quality secondhand would be a better recommendation from me...If you dont like the scope than you can always flog it an get what you paid back too...Unlike new cheap ones.

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My 223 ackley lamping gun has a nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 np2dd cracking scope

 

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On my 6br long rang plinker and day time foxer has the nightforce NXS 8-32x56 np2dd on it

 

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You can pick a second hand NXS up for £1000 or maybe little less, remember your optics is what will pay especially at night

 

Gaz

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Yep its the glass ur paying for my 6.5x47Lapua has an IOR 5.8-40x56 with Schott glass....you certainly notice the difference when you chop and change between glass on different rifles.

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No sure how they are on a bigger rifle but for the price I've had no problems with hawke scopes on my air rifles and rimmy

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I'd go for a second hand schmidt & bender personally.

Will hold its value, quality glass and wont cost the earth and will last a long time.

 

R Mcleod & Son in Scotland carry a really good selection of new & used optics, real genuine honest guy in his descriptions of his scopes and fast delivery.

http://www.rmacleod.co.uk

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Im a big fan of fixed mag scopes,you get a lot more for your money versus a variable, ive my cz527 .223 topped with an optimate gold badge 6×44,its clearer than most scopes 3 times its price,sucks up light a treat for foxing,ide highly recommend them if you can find one,not many on sale s/h ,as like me once youve used one you aint letting it go:)

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i always go into a shop, try the scope that i like and then buy it off the net.......I know it's cruel to the shop owner, but it's a cruel world :whistling:

 

That way you have looked through the glass and know its good for you and your setup!

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