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Old December 19th, 2016, 01:35 PM   #1
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Need Scout Scope Recommendations ....

I have a Scout Squad that I am wanting to scope. Preferably with a variable power scope.

What are my options for a good, reasonably priced scope?

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Old December 19th, 2016, 01:50 PM   #2
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Please define reasonable. And what matters to you things like warranty where it is made ETC. I will be glad to make a suggestion.

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Old December 19th, 2016, 01:57 PM   #3
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Price range? and are you mounting it on the forward rail or a traditional receiver scope mount?

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Old December 19th, 2016, 03:22 PM   #4
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When I got my Scout it came with a Leupold VX-2 1.5-4X28mm Scout Scope. It has the Matte finish, Duplex Recticle, Model# 119621.

It listed by itself for around $299.00' but I think it could be had for less if you check the WEB.

This scope mounts on the SAI forward scope mount. It is a really nice, clear scope and the Leupold Warranty is lifetime.

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Old December 19th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #5
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I haven't tried their scout scope, as I wanted fixed power for my Mauser scout, but Vortex has a no problem guarantee, and more optic for your money than most IMHO. I've got a 6-18 Crossfire on my Savage .17WSM, and the variable objective with yards marked helps on the long range shots. It's bright and clear and came with a lens shade. I've also got a Vortex Viper 6.5-20X50 on an AR target upper, and just bought a Sparc with money from my Eotech refund to replace it on my bedside AR carbine. I like Vortex so far. I've got to add, I've got a 3-9 Zeiss with Schott glass that kicks butt, but @ $/lb value, Vortex beats my Zeiss.


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Old December 19th, 2016, 04:46 PM   #6
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Old December 19th, 2016, 04:55 PM   #7
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I looked at the Burris, Leopold and Vortex Scout scopes. At the end of the day the Vortex is a lot of scope for the money and half the price of the Burris. I've only had it for 2 weeks but so far I love it.

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Old December 19th, 2016, 05:01 PM   #8
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I mounted a vortex crossfire for a friend on a 300 weatherby mag... If they can with stand the recoil from that they get my vote. The crossfire line isn't that pricey compared to the others. Adjustments are crisp and positive.He is a hand loader and is getting older so he gets me to shoot his rifles to set his scopes. 3650 FPS with a 165gr nolsler ballistic tip. Is pretty stiff in a 8 1/2 pound bolt gun.

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Old December 19th, 2016, 08:50 PM   #9
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The Burris 2-7 Scout scope is a much better optic than the Vortex Scout. Their design has held up 500 S&W revolvers, 454 Casull, etc. It's the same optical system as the handgun scopes. There's a reason it costs double what the Vortex costs. I'm a huge Vortex fan, but the Burris is better.

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Old December 19th, 2016, 08:52 PM   #10
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I lave a Leatherwood LER 2-7 scope on the scout rail I am playing with. It is reasonably priced.

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Old December 19th, 2016, 11:13 PM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to mount it on the SAI Forward Scout Rail, so I think the Burris or Vortex will fit the bill. I already have several M14s with the receiver mounts and mounts attached and thought I'd try this Scout with a forward scout scope.

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Old December 20th, 2016, 02:55 AM   #12
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to mount it on the SAI Forward Scout Rail, so I think the Burris or Vortex will fit the bill. I already have several M14s with the receiver mounts and mounts attached and thought I'd try this Scout with a forward scout scope.
In that case I vote Vortex.

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No votes for the nikon force? Seemed like it was pretty popular as well.

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Old December 20th, 2016, 06:35 AM   #14
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Howdy,

I put a 1-4 Leupold Hog scope on mine.

It is receiver mounted with a Fulton Armory Brookfield type.
Sadlaks were not available at the time - my two other rifles have
Sadlak steel mounts.

This works for me.

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No votes for the nikon force? Seemed like it was pretty popular as well.

I don't care for a reticle without crosshairs. The little circles on Nikon reticles leave room for error, IMHO.

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