Best scope for the money for long range.

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    Tn_airgunner
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    Description says it all, I’m looking for a well priced scope to get me started, I’ll be doing 100 yard shots so I’m needing something with more than just cheap 4 mill dot scope,

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    alex2865
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    Well i have a 4x16x44 compact scope. From leapers.the the 3x12x44 is good to.mine has 9 mill dots.for the mony.cant beat it .

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    AirgunBill
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    Sounds to me you will need a base with moa built into it or an adjustable mount so you can put your crosshairs on the target. If I was intending to do a lot of shooting at 100 yard I would want a scope of at least 20x and very good glass too. I have some high dollar scopes on my firearms with great glass like Bushnell Elites, Sightrons, Burris and Nightforce. I have yet to put a high dollar scope on any of my airguns. I don’t know how good the glass is on the Hawkes which so many use. Bill

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    Cliff_Allen
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    I’ve gone through tons of different scopes/brands. I tried to get away with the less expensive scopes (sub $200) for a long time and it only resulted in frustration for various reasons. Save yourself the same heartache and get yourself an Aeon 8-32 with the “new trajectory reticle”. About $300. This is the least expensive scope I can find that still does what it’s supposed to competently. The reticle has all the holdover marks you need for long distance shooting and is also very fine for precision placement. Also the glass is very clear and will give you the magnification you need to stretch out there longer. After that the next step is a Hawke Sidewinder. I’ve had a couple of those as well and they’re nice but not really any better than the Aeons which are almost half the price.

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    Cliff

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    spysir
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     I also need at least 20x to see a target at 100 yards. Get an oversized elevation knob and click, who needs mil-dots? 
    The Simmons Whitetail classic ( mil-dot) 6.5×20 is an excellent value, I am currently using an Aeon 10-40×56 for long range, love the Aeon scopes – for pre-charged rifles-.

    John

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    AirgunBill
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    I will add I too have an Aeon 6-24 with the same reticle as Cliff’s 8-32 and it functions very well. I think the trajectory reticle would work with fine target work too. Bill

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    scrane
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    The Mueller 8-32 comes with a target dot or a tactical reticle and costs around $220. at Amazon. It is a really good scope for the money.

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    Cliff_Allen
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    That Mueller is a really nice scope for the money. I still have one but I never use it because I just can’t get past the thickness of the reticle. It makes precision target shooting that much more difficult for me, especially at longer distances. They make another model that has a thin crosshair, but it is just a target dot and has not a single holdover indicator mark anywhere in the reticle. Other than that though, I’ve done a bunch of testing with that scope and it’s among the best values out there. The tracking on that scope was absolutely perfect when I tested it. If only they could put a reticle in their scopes that was along the lines of the Hawke or the Aeon, I’d probably never have ended up trying the Hawke or the Aeon because the Mueller would have been everything I needed. 

    All the best,
    Cliff

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    NMshooter
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    Been very satisfied with my Aeon 6-24 x 50. Very easy to sight in and adjust.

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    spysir
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     I was thinking of scopes on a budget like mine, but, if you can swing a March they really are good units.

    http://marchscopes.com/tactical-5-40-x-56-ffp.html

    You may also really want to check into just how many MOA any given scope offers in clicks. The 40x Aeon is 50moa, 32x has 75 moa and I believe the 24x offers even more.
    My Aeon 10-40×56 with the trajectory reticule is optically centered  and on the HM1000x with 22moa picatinny rail is 2 clicks off ( of optical center) at 50 yards. Still haven’t had a chance at 100 yards.
     I used a UTG 3-9×40 to shoot 110 yards at 12fpe in .177, it offered 9 dots and the lowest was spot on at 110 yards when zeroed at 27.

     Naturally it would be nice if you could look through some scopes firsthand as eye relief may be different for you and or ………………..   ….   .
    How far to the closest match to you?  You also might find a good deal face to face at a shoot.

    John

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    sscoyote
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    Tn_airgunner
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    What yall think about the hawke airmax 3/12×50 amx reticle vs aeon trajectory reticle

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    Strikey
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    “spysir” I also need at least 20x to see a target at 100 yards. Get an oversized elevation knob and click, who needs mil-dots? 
    The Simmons Whitetail classic ( mil-dot) 6.5×20 is an excellent value, I am currently using an Aeon 10-40×56 for long range, love the Aeon scopes – for pre-charged rifles-.

    John

    I’m with you, have always been a clicker, can’t get my head around mildots/hash marks and then they are only true at one magnification or another? I have set up my Royale 500 primarily for 100yd shooting so it has a Nightforce 8-32×56 in FX No Limits mounts, can see those Heavy Kings most of the way to the target.
     

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    alex2865
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    If you are planning long shots.also try the swfa 10×42 great glass.great Reticle.and its not expensive.300 bucks.alex

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    linsfreak
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    I would go with AEON good bang for your buck..

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    mcdonama
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    ** just noticed Alex’s post above so sorry for the repeat!**

    Another good choice is SWFA scopes.  This one is a great scope for the money. 

    http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-10×42-Tactical-Riflescope-P53712.aspx

    I have the same scope but with mid-focus knob.  It’s $399 vs the linked scope at $299.

    the reticle on these is superb.

    they also make the same scope in 16x I believe.

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    Sheharyar
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    TAC Vector 6-24×50 is the best scope in price range.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/TAC-Vector-Optics-Sentinel-6-24×50/dp/B00MTMRLJA

    This scope is
    Tough
    Accurate

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    PCPair
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    Just ordered the vector optics sentinel 8-32×50 on the 29-3  sale aliexpress. Recticle seems really nice and 1/8 moa clicks. Have to wait and see.

    Also bought the weaver kaspa 6-24×50 for € 120a few weeks ago.  It is a good scope for the money. Nice clear optics and nice reticle and 1/4 moa clicks with lock turrets.  For indoor 100 meter shooting it is difficult to get a sharp image on target. For outdoor shooting a no brainer in my opinion.
     
    ​Holds zero on my bobcat .30 and  shot  multiple  (sub) 1 inch groups at the first 105 yard training session with this scope. Wish i could do this at the 100 meter competition, But a training session is not the same as a competition (maybe someday lets hope in the near future :-))  Used to shoot with the Hawke 6.5-20×42 tactical but prefer this weaver scope at this moment because of the 24 zoom possibility.

    ​the Hawke is now back on my benjamin marauder .25 (still a very good scope with predictable clicks. Stil want to do the turret test (see link) with it and the other scopes i talked about. I am sure that my Hawke will pass this test. Not sure about the weaver kaspa. Will update when i get the results.




     

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    PCPair
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    Just recieved the sentinel 8-32×50 today. Shot a RAW .30 with this scope last Wednesday. It is  clear all the way up to 32 and the image is crisp and sharp.  Has a nice reticle, 1/8 moa and lock turrets. Seems a really good scope for the money  (Looked through quitte a few more expensive scopes).

    Sentinel:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Vector-Optics-Sentinel-8-32×50-Tactical-Rifle-Scope-Telescopic-Sight-with-Mark-Ring-Honeycomb-Sunshade-for/643889938.html

    ​Still like the weaver kaspa 6-24×50 it also has a nice and clear image  but it lacks the sharpness the sentinel has (Like the weaver reticle better however; thinner and open in the middle). There always seems to be some sort of trade off

    In the end also a good (hunting) scope in my opinion (won first place on a 100 meter match last Sunday with this scope)

    ​Did not do the turret test with the weaver but did test the Hawke and it came right back to zero.  Now i have used the weaver for a while i noticed that the reponse on the clicks seems te improve and become predictable so i have good hopes for the weaver.

    Weaver:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hunting-Shooting-Weaver-Kaspa-6-24X50-Optical-Sight-P4-Glass-Etched-Reticle-Riflescopes-Side-Parallax-Adjustment/32606408357.html

    Personally i am a big believer that you don’t need a 1.000 dollar or up scope to shoot well. First you need a good gun, then practice a lot to get the skills to shoot well and in third place a scope that works for you has predictable clicks and holds zero.
     

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    Mccollum79
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    Good to hear the guys speak of the Aeon. I’ve had one for couple years now and really love it..best for the money in my opinion. Great 100 yd scope!!

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