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I'm looking to get a new scope for my .300 win mag. I am looking for a good scope between $300-$400. Basically i am asking what everyone has for an opinion on brand and model. I would like a DOA but its not a must. so let me know what your experiences are....
 

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I'm looking to get a new scope for my .300 win mag. I am looking for a good scope between $300-$400. Basically i am asking what everyone has for an opinion on brand and model. I would like a DOA but its not a must. so let me know what your experiences are....
For your price range I would look at Leupold Rifleman/VXI/VXII, Nikon Buckmasters, Mueller TAC II or Burris Fullfield.
Leupold would be my first pick. They make high quality scopes and back them with the best warranty out there. Most other scopes are compared to Leupold!
Do yourself the biggest favour of you hunting life and get yourself a Leupold.

Personally I have ZERO faith in the Bushnell scopes, and avoid them like the plague!
I've been stung by Bushnell's lifetime warranty and their customer service was the worst!
 

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vortex is as good a leopold and has warranty to match, or Burris are good as well. I only use Bushenll for recreational scopes now...
 

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for around $300 you could get a Vortex Diamondback with BDC. great optics and warranty
 

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Ouch! All this Bushnell bashing really hurts. I have a Bushnell Elite 3200 on my 7mm mag and it works perfect. I have not had any issues with it. A friend of mine sent his Bushnell trophy back and they replaced it with no questions asked.

My next scope will be a Quigley Ford.
 

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My preference is Nikon but there are many good scopes in your price range. I would check out the new Redfield. I read an article on them a couple of months ago and it got good reviews.
 

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Personally I have ZERO faith in the Bushnell scopes, and avoid them like the plague!
I've been stung by Bushnell's lifetime warranty and their customer service was the worst!
Yikes, I must have one of the good ones. Then again its over 40 years old so maybe they just made them better back then.
Have mine mounted in a hinged mount, so I can use open sights if needed.
 

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You could never ever go wrong with a sightron s2 either!
I can also strongly suggest you buy a set of burris rings with the plastic inserts, they are the easiest way to mount your scope, and won't scratch or stress the scope either!
If you take your time you can almost dial in your scope without moving your adjustments!
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I'm looking to get a new scope for my .300 win mag. I am looking for a good scope between $300-$400. Basically i am asking what everyone has for an opinion on brand and model. I would like a DOA but its not a must. so let me know what your experiences are....
Leupold VX-1 or Vari-X I, 3x9x40 or a second hand VX-II or Vari-X II. I like the leupolds eye relief, especially on a 300 win. mag. The VX-1 are usually same price as Rifleman but have some more coatings on the lenses. Although, I own a Rifleman, VX-1, and Vari-X II and I cannot see any real, measurable difference between them in terms of clarity and brightness in low light, at least not enough to worry about. Lots of great scopes to choose from these days. look at a few and pick the one you like the best.
 

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I picked up a VX-1. havn't got it mounted yet but maybe tomorrow i will get a chance. Thanks for the advice everyone! theres way too many scopes out there to test them all out so hearing it first hand from experience is always a plus!
 

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If that scope doesn't work out for whatever reason I would have three points for you to consider. 1. The Rifleman line of from leupold is made in China unlike the rest of their products from which their reputation is based. 2. The Bushnell Elite series have rain guard, which is huge depending on the weather you hunt in. 3. Sussex outfitters recently had a Burris on a Sako as part of a package deal which is the nicest scope I have ever looked through. I have looked through many at more than twice the price.
Good luck! !!!
 

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I to own a .300 win mag. I put a leupold rifleman on it and am very pleased. I wanted something with lots of eye relief and could stand heavy recoil. It's not a top of the line leupold, but a leupold just the same. Very good in low light conditions as well. My next rifle will have a leupold again.
 

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Ouch! All this Bushnell bashing really hurts. I have a Bushnell Elite 3200 on my 7mm mag and it works perfect. I have not had any issues with it. A friend of mine sent his Bushnell trophy back and they replaced it with no questions asked.

My next scope will be a Quigley Ford.
No offense intended but why wouldn't your next scope be another Bushnell?
 

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Yikes, I must have one of the good ones. Then again its over 40 years old so maybe they just made them better back then.
Have mine mounted in a hinged mount, so I can use open sights if needed.
I had a Bushnell pistol scope. Quite old but it was sold with a lifetime warranty. The cross hairs broke and I paid to have it shipped back to Bushnell in the US. Several months later I received a bill in the mail. No scope just a bill for over $100.00 in repairs. I called Bushnell and after being transferred several times spoke with a "customer service" rep. He stated my scope was repaired and ready to ship back as soon as they received payment. I asked what the bill was for and he told me it was for the repairs and return shipping. I, of course, asked why I was being charged anything when the scope was under lifetime warranty. Oh, that warranty was no longer in effect because they no longer make that particular model of scope. I asked what difference it made if the scope was no longer being made, they obviously still have parts in stock. "Company Policy" I was told.

Long story short, they still have the scope and I won't buy Bushnell anything. I am glad your old Bushnell is working fine and hope it continues to do so. I do believe the older Bushnell's were a superior product to what they make today.
 

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I've got an Elite on my Sako which I absolutely despise. It's being replaced with a Nikon I picked up in Bangor for a great price. I can't get the Elite to focus for my eye which has never happened with any other scope I've had and it isn't nearly as clear as it should be for the price. My wife bought the scope for me as a Christmas gift or it would never have been purchased.
 
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