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Postby gtk » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:25 pm

Ive got an old Redfield 3x9 Tracker scope that was on my muzzleloader. It never would group well, and I put it off as being the muzzleloaders problem.

I put it on my NEF 45-70 and same problem, doesn't group worth a flip. Coincidence ? Doubtfull. So I'm looking at scopes now.

Walmart has a Bushnell Sportsman 4x12x40 for $69 bucks. Anyone got anything to say about this scope ?

The nearest other one was a Nikon 3x9x40 for $160, which is more than I was wanting to spend at the moment..

I could take my Nikon 3x9x40 off my .270 & use it , then buy a new scope next year for it, but I hate to take it off.. I"ve had it for 20+ years & as the old saying goes, "If it aint broke, dont fix it"
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Postby ufgators68 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:49 pm

I've only had one Bushnell that has been worth the money I paid for it, it's still on an old 742 30-06 that my dad has at his house. Other than that one, every Bushnell I've ever owned has been a disaster of some sorts. :lol: :lol:

I really like the Nikon Prostaff that's on my 45-70 and the 30-06 that I sold last year. From now on, unless it's a varmint type rifle, I'll be using those on my hunting rifles.
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Postby jbullard1 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:41 pm

I've got a Bushnell Sportsman 4x12x40 on my NEF .223 simply because of the price and I probably will not be shooting at any trophys with it. Unsure how it will handle the 45 70 recoil but it has a good warranty. Just my humble opinion :roll:
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Postby gtk » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:43 pm

They do have a good warranty.. Decisions Decisions...
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Postby iveygun3 » Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:21 pm

sportsman guide has lots of cheap scopes. I have a Euro 1.5 x 6 x 42 w/30mm tube, included rings. and it has lots of eye relief, so no flinching. costs around $50 i think. it fairly clear too. my has handled atleast 2 boxes of 45/70 and crosshairs are still in place.
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Postby leepurvis » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:26 am

gotta agree with UF on this, the Nikons are hard to beat. They make a 4x that's not real expensive if you don't mind a fixed power scope.
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Postby gtk » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:35 pm

Anyone know anything about the "Shooters Edge" or "BuckRidge" scopes ? Supposedly made by simmons...
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Postby leepurvis » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:19 pm

gtk, might try theopticzone.com they usually have some decent prices on there.
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Postby iveygun3 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:30 pm

BuckRidge *&^%$&* been there done that on my .308 varmit. not again and dont recommend. :(
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Postby gtk » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:12 pm

got the nikon prostaff this evening for 140.00 .. might take it back though,now that i think i've figured out the problem with the redfield. :
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Postby iveygun3 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:17 pm

vote #2 to keep nikon. keep it keepit keepit.
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Postby jbullard1 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:27 pm

iveygun3 wrote:vote #2 to keep nikon. keep it keepit keepit.

I agree KEEP IT :!:
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Postby iveygun3 » Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:46 pm

you already got it so keep it. next fiasco coming up next will be :?: :?:
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Postby gtk » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:14 pm

iveygun3 wrote:you already got it so keep it. next fiasco coming up next will be :?: :?:

:D dunno, i'm sure i could create one :lol:
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Postby gtk » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:59 pm

Got a keep it now :) I went ahead and mounted the Nikon on the 45-70, AFTER I took everything loose and put loc-tite on every screw again and tightened the mess out of it..
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Postby jbullard1 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:15 pm

Good job :D Now to get that KICKIN sucker sighted in AGAIN :lol:
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Postby KILLADEAUX » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:21 pm

The most important part of your rifle set up is the quality of your scope. I just ordered an IOR VALDADA 6x24x50 with a 35mm tube and an illuminated reticle. Does anyone have any experience with this manufacturer.?
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Postby Rajun cajun » Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:52 pm

i IHAVE HEARD IT IS GOOD!

I have Simmns, three of them, andthey all have eprformed super well.

Was grouping gt 300 yards with my BAAR 30.06 this fall.

Swift makes a great scope for over the counter lifetime warranty $138.00 Has held up three years for me!
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