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Scope for .270?

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Looking for some help picking out a scope for the .270. Figured I would try here before getting to the sporting goods store.

I'm not too up on optics but looking for something that will emit as much light in low light conditions as possible for around a few hundred bucks. Also must not fog up in wet conditions. Ideas?

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I would look at the Nikon Buckmasters series or the Burris line of scopes, both good scopes without breaking the bank, those are my two choices

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i got a bar .270 and put a leopold vari-x1 3x9-50 on it. that scope runs for about $279 +/-. it works great in low light and has never fogged up on me. when i was looking i was told to look for the bigger front objective to collect as much light as possible and magnify it.

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I was thinking a Bushnell elite 3200 series Great Scope and in your price range. A general rule is to spend the same on your scope as you did your rifle or think of it this way your gun is only as good as your scope.

A 3-9 power is great plenty for a 270 and if you want the best light gathering go with a 50mm objective lense and also the biggest tube the scope comes with, because with the combination of the 2 you cant beat the light gathering ability and I would strongly suggest getting quick flip scope covers.

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We run several Alaskan Guide Series and love them, We have put them through anything you can think of and they have been flawless. Mines logged several thousand miles since I put it on and zeroed it and I have never made an agjustment to it. Last time I was at the range, 200 yards 3 shot groups you could cover with a nickle. We have 3x12x52x30's mounted on 300 Win Mags and a 300 RUM and none have lost adjustment or had any problems. Picked most up in the bargin cave for around $120.

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I have heard nothing but good things about the buckmaster scope

I have a Nikon buckmasters scope and I realyl like it. I also have some burris signature series binocs, and I really like those as well. Next scope I might try Burris, not becasue I don't like Nikon, just to try somethinga bit different.

good luck.

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You can't go wrong with the Nikon Buckmaster or the Leupold VX-1 or VX-2. The VX-1 or the Buckmaster will put you in the $200 - $300 range. The Nikons optics are very crisp. Both lines have a lifetime warranty and are waterproof.

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I just picked up a Leupold VX-2 from Mills today. They dropped the price to $279, plus I applied for a credit card there and they knocked off another 10%. It is very nice scope for around $250, plus lifetime warranty, and Leupold stands behind their products. I think they had one left there.

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I agree that you should get the biggest objective that you can. I have a 50mm objective on mine and it makes a HUGE difference at dawn/dusk picking up light. I personally will never go back to anything other than a 50mm.

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optics and calibers are the two most discussed issues. You can go from a 100 dollar Bushnell Trophy series to a 700-2000 dollar Swarovski/Zeiss.. It boils down to pocketbook tolerance. I'd say there is not a scope on the market that is not waterproof or fogproof. Hard decision to make sometime. However, I would add to be sure you go with quality rings and mounts. Redfield, Burris & Leupold are in that scheme of things and if you want a one piece mount or two piece. I prefer the one piece and would shy away from Weaver type rings.

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I just got a Leupold Rifleman 3 by 9 on my .270. It is a great scope very clear, and they arent too badly priced, but i would say that it is definately worth it. It has great eye releif, like four or five inches. It also has a large front objective,so it lets in quite a bit of light. it is really easy to find stuff in it. I would for sure recomend this to anyone who wants a great scope.

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Nikon is the best out there IMO. I have one for my muzzy, and love everything about it

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I picked up a nikon buckmasters 4.5 x 14 x 40 and it is awesome. I can see very well in low light conditions. It also has the bdc. best 300$ I have spent in a while!

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