- Dec 4, 2008
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- Midwest City
So I have decided on a rifle, getting the Bergara B14 Wilderness SP rifle. Should fit my needs perfectly. Right at 7lbs, 18” barrel, Remington 700 parts compatibility for potential future mods, it’s already cerakoted, everything I read says they’re very accurate. Now to pick out a scope. I’m no optics snob, and I don’t have a ton of cash to throw around, but I want something decent.
I would like something with a magnification range of 2-10 or 3-14ish, somewhere in that neighborhood. I’m not a fan of BDC reticules for this application, and I don’t really dial in elevation or windage while hunting. I typically just keep my dope card handy, adjust my point of aim, and make the shot. All of my optics are MOA, I don’t know that I want to switch to MIL. I’m looking to keep my cost in the $500 range. Suggestions?
Here’s a few I’m considering, would love to hear some opinions.
TS-12X - US OpticsThe USO TS-12X is a compact, lightweight and versatile first focal plane riflescope that offers reliable performance in extreme hunting conditions. The TS-12X features a 42mm Objective, 30mm Tube, Rapid Focus Diopter, and Tactical Locking Elevation and Windage Turrets. With the ability to...www.usoptics.com
I’ve heard lots of good about US Optics, and interested in this guy. The adjustable parallax is nice, but the fact that it’s MIL is concerning.
VX-3HD 3.5-10x40 CDS-ZL DuplexThe VX®-3HD 3.5-10x40mm delivers legendary performance and extreme clarity in an incredibly tough, lightweight package. Its versatile magnification can get the job done in almost any scenario.www.leupold.com
VX-3HD 4.5-14x40 CDS-ZL DuplexThe VX®-3HD 4.5-14x40mm delivers legendary performance and elite optical clarity in an incredibly tough, lightweight package. Its extremely popular magnification range is perfect for timber and western mountain hunting.www.leupold.com
I like leupold, these seem to fit the bill nicely.
HR1240-C-2700003 | Trijicon®Trijicon® products are known for offering legendary reliability, absolute accuracy and industry-leading technology to shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement agencies and the U.S. military and its allies.www.trijicon.com
I’ve heard good things about trijicon scopes, if they’re half as good as their RCOs it should fit the bill nicely.
Any other suggestions? Thoughts on these?
I’ve heard the same many times, but I don’t see the point (in my current financial situation) for two reasons:after being schooled on scopes by a fellow member id invest more in glass… if it was me. Not saying buy a nightforce but I’d definitely get something more than $500.
I thought rule of thumb was to always spend double on glass over the cost of your rifle.
They'll tell you directly what's made in the US and what's chicom but I think you gotta throw out some bonafides. The Foundation series is made in NC, and everything else is made in china and then to NC for QC and cleaning. Zero Japanese product as far as built scopes. IDK where their glass is from for the Foundation but I assume it's LOW because of the price and they want the same quality as they had originally, but they might be using chicom glass still.Their TS line is made in China, and the fact that USO beats around the bush on this in their FAQ is pretty irritating. I don't care where it was designed...I want to know the care in its manufacturing. Also, USO has had bouts of quality issues even in their higher lines (B series)...maybe it's all fixed by now? I don't want to poo-poo them for no reason, but knowing their history for a long time I'm a bit skeptical.
You know what… I’m gonna go opposite of what everyone else and my recent comment said…
HENRY LONG RANGER IN .308
There’s your next hunting rifle.
They'll tell you directly what's made in the US and what's chicom but I think you gotta throw out some bonafides. The Foundation series is made in NC, and everything else is made in china and then to NC for QC and cleaning. Zero Japanese product as far as built scopes. IDK where their glass is from for the Foundation but I assume it's LOW because of the price and they want the same quality as they had originally, but they might be using chicom glass still.
I've dealt with USO since the original owner when they were in Brea, CA. A good buddy was the BD/Sales guy for them. They made good scopes with good glass and when they weren't broken, they were great. Their opto-mechanical designs weren't good: the erectors always broke and the side focus assemblies would get gritty and non-functional. You also had to go light on the ring torque because you easily jack up the side focus. However, they used to have a spotting scope that was just plain kickass. I wish I still had one.
For the money they're asking and track record, IDK if I'd mess with them. I'd have to get one of their Foundation scopes and run it through the ringer.
For the OP, you can't go wrong with a Leupold or Trijicon, but you might want to consider an NFO NXS or SHV series. Zero chicom anything.
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