Thanks for all of the replies.
I have a redfield 3x9 on mine too and love it.Also bought a rifeman 3x9x50 off ebay for $190 that ones going on the 260rem thou.
Sorry to bump this thread again but Ive decided to bump my price limit up to about $300 and am more focused on light gathering and clarity. I realized that a few more ounces isn't gonna hurt anything and a lot of my hunting is done late in the day. So for $300 and lets say 150 oz and under would yall recommend anything different? I was looking at the the 3-9x40 vortex viper.
Same Vortex Viper 2-7. But that 3X9x40 sounds like a good find. But now you went up to 300 lots of great options out there. Others will come in and chime more.
Some one posted a while ago that the human eye expands to about 7mm max at night, so if you divide your scope's end size by 7 that would your maximum light gathering your eye could get from the scope. So a 3-9X42mm scope would be 42/7=6, so the max power you could set the scope on and get maximum light gathering to your eye would be 6 power. There is only so much light your eye can take in. It may be less light coming in at higher powers but then you can get a some one closer look at your target then.
Thanks RugerIte, the Vortex 2-7 is definitely still an option, I just want to get the most scope I can for the money. The viper 3-9x40, leupold mark ar 3-9, and the nikon m 223 2-8 are all around the $300 dollar mark and seem to have great reviews. I'm not really sure about using the heavier and slower 6.8 with turrets designed specifically for the 223 though. Too bad I cant find a trijicon tr 20 in my price range because thats my dream scope, but it's just not an option right now while in school and paying to keep gas in my tahoe.
I like the close in capabilities of the 2X for hunting, I keep my scopes set on 2X when I go in the field. And the extra higher powers are great for when you got time to dial in the glass. I also cheat and use a laser range finder and I like to zap distances so I know my ranges and my bullet drop for a good killing shot placement.
A lot of people here get the Nikon M-223, ask about it. Weaver makes a 2-10 and I think also one with a 2.5-10 with a MOA IR dot. I had a vortex crossfire in my list that was a 2.5x10x50mm with a 1 MOA IR dot but they kept offering all those vortex viper 2-7s at discontinued pricing so I had to get them first! Then they Discontinued the line and ~POOF~ in 3 days they all were GONE! Well the Vortex Viper 2-7s I got at that price were a good idea. Camera Land had Vortex do one last production run for them to make that 2-7 Vortex Viper before they closed that line down for good. So those 2-7 Vortex Vipers are the last of the new ones still around. They disappeared from other places a month before deer seasons last year.
I found this while cruising about. I have no idea how well Weavers are but a bit of a disconut.
http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=WE&prodID=WE800704&prodTitle=Weaver 2.5-10X50 Classic Extreme Riflescope Ill. Dual-X Reticle Matte
Ask about them in this Accessories Topic if yer considering one.
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1. 6.8 SPCII Delton Upper, ARP 16" Scout barrel, Vortex MD, Spikes Lower RRA match trigger, MI Gen 2 SS OD 12" handguard, Magpul OD CTR Butt stock, Ergo OD grip, Redfield 3-9x40, Hornady 120 SST/Barnes 110 TSX
I just ordered the viper 2-7 from cameralandny. As long as it is in stock as the site says then I should be good to go. Thanks for all the advice.
Please post back once you get some time in with the viper & let us know. A friend swears by his Redfield 2-7 on his 5.56...always like to get a different perspective/opinion.