Cheap scope for out to 500 yards or so

bbowles

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His Savage Axis 308 has two piece short pic rail that came on it. Will these work or should he get a Weaver one piece or equivalent? Just trying to save him money for buying ammo etc.
 

maclean46

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I just received the Athlon Argos BTR, from Amazon. The turrets are very good. They listen to the consumer and make improvements. Well worth the $350. If you don't like it, send it back.
 

GiddyHitch

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--> FOURTH CHOICE: Primary Arms, take your pick of scope, and use the ACSS reticle. I can help you here, if you find something you like.

One dog's opinion. Like belly-buttons, we all have one, and not sure what good they are.
I'm pretty damn happy with my Primary Arms HUD DMR ACSS scope on my 6.5 Grendel. I have no problem ringing steel at the Sacramento Valley gun range steel range which goes from 50 yards to 550 yards. Zero'd at a 100 yards and good through the whole range.
I recently stretched the legs on my PA 4-14x44 ACSS and I came back hating that reticle for LR work (went out to 1k). From the lack of a center crosshair to the BDC obscuring the mil dots to the lack of mil hashes for wind holds under 2 mils, it’s a one trick DMR pony (assuming the BDC works for you and your load). I regret not getting the cheaper mil dot version now. My copy also had over 5% tracking error at 10 mils and the 6 mil dials tripped me up for a while.

EDIT: I just reread the thread title and while the ACSS is fine inside of 500, I wouldn’t recommend paying the additional $50 for it.
 
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bbowles

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#57
The rings will work with the correct base.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018662988/egw-1-piece-picatinny-style-base-savage-axis-edge

I’ve messed with exactly one Savage Axis in .308. It was about what I would expect from a budget light barreled factory rifle with an injection molded stock. Grouped a little over MOA.

John
Hondo, I got the base and rings you recommended for the swfa ss 10 x 42. I tried mounting scope and the front objective end hits the base and prevents sliding scope back far enough to see through it properly. What am I missing? I bought exactly the rings (ss-tac 30 mm LOW, part # SS30 L) and the egw savage axis 20 moa base part # 41802). Thanks for the help.
 

Cotay

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Oct 4, 2017
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I have a friend who is in the market for a scope but only has up to $300 to spend. He just bought a 308 and wanting to play. I am not familiar with scopes at this end of the price range. I know he can't get a good tactical long range one with turrets like I am used to. Maybe a fixed power with a tree like reticle? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.
I'd get a Weaver Tactical Grand Slam 3-10x40 on EE for under $200. Mil/Mil with tactical turrets and made in Japan. I'd then spend the extra $100 on good ammo or mount. Here is a review: http://www.snipercentral.com/weaver-grand-slam-tactical-3-10x40mm/
 
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Hondo, I got the base and rings you recommended for the swfa ss 10 x 42. I tried mounting scope and the front objective end hits the base and prevents sliding scope back far enough to see through it properly. What am I missing? I bought exactly the rings (ss-tac 30 mm LOW, part # SS30 L) and the egw savage axis 20 moa base part # 41802). Thanks for the help.
I don’t know the answer to that. I use the same scope and rings on an extended rail and have never needed to slide a scope far enough to the rear to where the objective bell hitting the base is an issue. Is the stock’s length of pull too long for you?

John
 

bbowles

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Oct 13, 2013
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I don’t know the answer to that. I use the same scope and rings on an extended rail and have never needed to slide a scope far enough to the rear to where the objective bell hitting the base is an issue. Is the stock’s length of pull too long for you?

John
No. It's puzzling. Objective lens hits front of base about a quarter inch before can see full picture. U sure yours was the low rings?
 
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