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i have a remington 700bdl in 300 winchestermagnum and am needing to buy a scope for it... im kind of on a really really limited budget and so i cannon afford an expensive scope. i have burris nikon and leupolds on my other hunting rifles but i cant afford one of those brands so now im looking to buy a new scope... im looking at either a simmons master series 3x9x50 or a bushnell banner 3x9x40 i need help cause im limited to 100 or less!! :withstupid: :sniper:
 

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If you have all those scopes on different rifles, just swap one until you can afford something better than the two listed. You can only use one rifle at a time anyways. I'd stay away from those two scopes anyways, especially with a fairly high recoiling rifle like a 300wm.
 

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Unfortunately, you aren't going to find a new scope worth putting on a rifle for $100. Buying one of the cheapos will just waste your cash.

I suggest saving a bit more then going with either the Sightron SI (around $150) or Burris Fullfield II 3-9 (around $200). Both are extremely good scopes that can be had for around $200. The quality & clarity is far above their price tags. I've had absolutely no problem with either on rifles up to 338 Magnum.

Right now at SWFA, they have a promotional deal and are selling the Burris 3-9 Ballistic Plex packaged with a set of waterproof Landmark 10X32 binocs for $189.99. I sent a pair of these binocs to my son in Afghanistan and they are handling the rigors of combat without a problem.

Here's the link...

http://www.swfa.com/pc-13751-203-burris ... scope.aspx

BTW, SWFA has the best prices on optics of anywhere I've found, bar none. I've pretty much bought all my scopes there for the last 5 years...

I use nothing but Sightron & Burris on my rifles, and have several of both of these models. The Ballistic Plex reticle is pretty slick.
 

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A 300 mag's going to produce a fair amount of recoil/punishment on the scope.I second waiting until you can get something up to the task.The Leupold VX I scopes are just the older VX II renamed with a lower price.That would be my choice.
 

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NDTerminator said:
Right now at SWFA, they have a promotional deal and are selling the Burris 3-9 Ballistic Plex packaged with a set of waterproof Landmark 10X32 binocs for $189.99. I sent a pair of these binocs to my son in Afghanistan and they are handling the rigors of combat without a problem.
I can vouch for the scope and the binocs. I'm a complete bull in a china shop, and I'd probably still be using them, if I hadn't stepped on them and absolutely crushed the twist-out eye-cup... I still really like the scope. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to get another one of those packages!
 

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The Winnie is known for busting the lower end scopes. I went with the mid class Nikon Titanium for mid 5's. That about 2/3 of the Leupolds I have.

I have seen tasco's break and scattter shots every where from the first shot with mildly hot handloads, but they will replace it with one you can break tomorrow
 

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I've heard some really good things about the Pine Ridge scopes from Cabelas, their just their Alaskan Guide scopes, just cheaper. I love my Alaskan Guide scope thats on my 270, got it for 200, and wouldn't hesitate to get another. But the Pine Ridges cost less, like 100 less.
 

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I grew up on see thru mounts........... This gun has medium hieght Talley mounts and even with the roll-over stock I am still adjusting. I think it is all about how a person gets into there rifle and the objective diameter
 
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