I currently use a bushnell on my .308 it is a 3-9x40mm buckmaster i love that scope it is very crisp and clear. I had a simmons Aetec on the rifle before but it always seemed to be fogged up and wasn't nearly as clear as the bushnell.
[ This Message was edited by: BigTyler on 2004-03-26 23:41 ]
[ This Message was edited by: BigTyler on 2004-03-26 23:42 ]
I'm a leupold man myself but have read good reports on Bushnell elites, Burris, Zeuss.
I had one bad experience with Kahles. The scope wouldn't keep zero on my 300RUM so I called cust. serv. and they were extremely rude to say the least. I took the scope back to the shop and bought another leupold(VX-II) and have been very happy with the choice. I went with Kahles (instead of Leupold) because I was hearing how Leupold was over-priced and there were better scopes out there. I have 5 Leupold scopes on rifles I own and have never had a single problem with any of them.
What calibre are you putting it on?
[ This Message was edited by: ChesterGolf on 2004-03-27 05:44 ]
I purchased a Burris Fullfield II. It's got a "forever" warranty same as Leupold, but was cheaper.
MORE IMPORTANT THAN PRICE, the Fullfield II has FULLY multi coated lenses, giving it about 95% light transmission. The Leupold VXII (comparable model) is only multi coated on the outside of the lenses, giving it less than 90% transmission. If I'm dropping $200-$270 I demand better than that. My Burris is noticably brighter in low light than my friend's Leupold.
Also, I like how smooth and well designed the rear eyepiece, focus, and zoom is on the Burris. It's done european style, with an integrated piece. It's a much better design than Leupolds. Leupold costs more because they pay A LOT more to advertise, and do pay out on their warranties, but not because they're better!!!
Those are my .02 cents!
[ This Message was edited by: OZSTRIKER22 on 2004-03-29 16:55 ]
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....