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I am looking a putting a scheels hunter series 4.5x14x42 on my rifle. Any pros or cons?
I know guys who have them and like them. Having said that, I would never run one.
Reason: Because there are much better choices IMO. Save your money until you can afford something else.
(I'm a bit of an optics snob though) ;)
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Not sure what a Scheels costs, but for a reasonable price I really like the Nikon Monarchs.
I have really become a fan of the Nikon Buckmasters. They seem to work will in low light conditions.
I would see who makes the scopes for scheels first. I doubt that shceels actually makes their own scopes. It might be Nikon, Buschnell or another popular brand. Talk to a Scheels salesman. Hopefully they can tell you who makes them. I personally like the Nikon Monarchs also.
I am sold on Nikon hands down. There customer service is great and warranty is second to none. I have a pair of Monarch binoculars that I abused and broke one of the eyecups on. I called them and they said no problem send them in with a brief explanation of the problem. A week later I got my binoculars back with no charge, cleaned re-aligned and just like new. Actually I think when I got them back they were better than new. I didn't think they were bad but for some reason seemed much clearer when they came back.
Own many center fire rifles, have Scheels scopes on all of them but one (yet). For the price they are a very good, clear scope. The lifetime warranty of exchanging at the counter with great customer service for me is a huge bonus; I assuming Scheels will be around for my lifetime.....
Try this link for the scope you are looking at - http://www.bismanonline.com/getListing.php?tcat=10&cat=41&p=2&a=234131
You are an optics snob; not a thing wrong with that either. We each have our upfalls !!! Hhhmmm.... I could purchase how many scopes for the price of your Night Force, but I guess I can not argue proven performance.....
No experience with the optics. Good amount with their rods. I'm sure the scope would be more than adequate.
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I am sure the scheels scope is of decent quality, but the reason they have them made with their name on it is so you can't comparisan shop and they can make a high margin on them. Which means there is probally a better value on a quality scope such as nikon, leupold, etc...
the fact about the scheels scope is that they are made by the carlson company which also make scopes for nikon as far as whether they are better then a nikon or not i dont know i owned one and didnt like it i swicthed to a ziess and would highly recommend one they are a little spendie but as far as scopes go you pay for what you get
my understanding is that they are basicly buckmaster over-runs (or a similar optic whoos numbers are in excess of what the manufacturer belives there is demand for) that are sold to places like cabellas and scheels and they can slap whatever name they want on them and the manufacturer does not have to store them.
o with a nikon or similar scope in your price range and if you ever need to sell the gun it will be a more enticing package deal to potential buyers. my opinion
I have a scheels scope on my 25 06 and it treats me very well!
Try the paragon series. Much better glass than the hunter series. A few different reticles to choose from. Only comes in a 30mm tube, so that's something to think about.
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Anybody used the Leopold rifleman series of scopes? For a relatively inexpensive average shooter deer rifle these might be a good value but haven't heard much about them.
Sure, a lot of the super name brand scopes with all their gadgetry might be better, but for 99.9% of the average deer hunters in 99.9% of hunting situations, a good quality fairly inexpensive scope would be more than adequate for what they will use them for.