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    Which Scope for Benchrest Under 500.00

    Whats you thoughts on a scope for rimfire benchrest for 500.00 or under

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrh1958 View Post
    Whats you thoughts on a scope for rimfire benchrest for 500.00 or under
    If you raise your sights a little ( no pun intended ) This would be all the scope you would ever need in BR. https://outdoors.natchezss.com/bestsellers/Weaver-46x

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    I have three Weaver T-36's on my BR rifles and I have no complaints on them...

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    Weaver T 36
    Put a booster on it and it gets even better

    DAN

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    //outdoors.natchezss.com/bestsellers/Weaver-46x[/URL][/QUOTE]

    Concerned; I have one of these. I bought it for rimfire benchrest. It won't focus at 50 yards. Beyond 75 or so, its a great scope for the money. It is currently on a 6BR. I am pleased with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hepburn45110 View Post
    //outdoors.natchezss.com/bestsellers/Weaver-46x[/URL]
    Concerned; I have one of these. I bought it for rimfire benchrest. It won't focus at 50 yards. Beyond 75 or so, its a great scope for the money. It is currently on a 6BR. I am pleased with it.[/QUOTE]

    It most certainly will, and a fair bit shorter. I'd guess you have eyepiece /reticle adjustment improperly set, or you have one with a problem.

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    I have a Sightron SII 36x42 on one of my 6PPCs and am very happy with it. Under $500.00.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    Concerned; I have one of these. I bought it for rimfire benchrest. It won't focus at 50 yards. Beyond 75 or so, its a great scope for the money. It is currently on a 6BR. I am pleased with it.
    It most certainly will, and a fair bit shorter. I'd guess you have eyepiece /reticle adjustment improperly set, or you have one with a problem.[/QUOTE]


    Its the scope. I put it on a "dog" gun. It performs admirably at 100 and beyond. Not bad mouthing the scope. Just pointing out a possible inadequacy. I would purchase another when one is needed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by hepburn45110 View Post
    //outdoors.natchezss.com/bestsellers/Weaver-46x[/URL]
    Concerned; I have one of these. I bought it for rimfire benchrest. It won't focus at 50 yards. Beyond 75 or so, its a great scope for the money. It is currently on a 6BR. I am pleased with it.[/QUOTE]

    Iíve heard others complain of the same problem. One in particular, who knows what heís doing adjusting a scope, had the same issue. Plus Weavers service is spotty at best, warranty doesnít transfer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrh1958 View Post
    Whats you thoughts on a scope for rimfire benchrest for 500.00 or under
    At that price point Iíd look at the Sightron 36X. Good service, lifetime warranty.

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    Got a really good price on the Sightron from Bob White at The Shooter's Corner.

    Bob

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    Considering

    Weaver is no more, the Sightron looks good. I have one of the 36's and some 6X and have always had good rusults from them.

    Pete

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    Weaver is gone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    Weaver is no more, the Sightron looks good. I have one of the 36's and some 6X and have always had good rusults from them.

    Pete
    A shooting sent a T-36 in for a repair. Bushnell replaced it with a far inferior scope. Love my T-36 scopes, but when they break, they will be gone. I also have some Sightron S II 36x scopes. IMO, very comparable to the T-36. I recommend you look at them. YMMV

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    Here's the thing...scopes at $500 or less will either be rock solid or drift a bit. Finding one that's rock solid is not a problem but you may have to go through a couple or three. A scope that drifts doesn't drift far but is useless for Benchrest shooting. Just fine for other things but not for Benchrest.

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    I have often heard

    one should pay as much for their scope as they have for their rifle. It isn't a bad theory.

    Pete

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