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Recommend me a Scope for a .270Win

Purevil71

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Getting a .270 Win rifle for Christmas, and I'm looking for a scope for it.
Will be mainly used for deer hunting, no more than 200-300 yard shots, but also for wild pigs, and target shooting on occasion.
Looking for something budget friendly around the $200 mark because I are the poor...
Thanks in advance.
 
I hunt in Indiana, mostly wooded, but will occasionally hunt a corn field on family land, so 300 yards MAX.
I've been eyeballing the Vortex Diamondback, but no personal experience with them.
 
I read some not too good reviews on the diamondback but have no first hand experience... I bought a viper hs or something I haven't had a chance to use it and don't know enough about scopes to review it.

I bought it from midway for a pretty good price.
 
Get the nicest 3x9 you can find, 4x12 if you want a bit more magnification, but 3x9 is plenty.

Vortex, Burris, Nikon, maybe leupold if you can find one in budget.
 
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Get the nicest 3x9 you can find, 4x12 if you want a bit more magnification, but 3x9 is plenty.

Vortex, Burris, Nikon, maybe leupold if you can find one in budget.

Good advice above. Cameraland NY is great to work with.

https://cameralandny.com/shop/tags/riflescope/burris-fullfield-iv-2-5-10x42mm-e3-moa-illuminated/7737d300-1db6-0138-873d-00163ecd2826?variation=2731178
 
I’ve got 3-9’s on most of my rifles, with a couple of 4-12’s, and a 2.5-8. Mostly Leopuld and Redfield, with a couple Nikons, and one Weaver.

Most of my hunting is 300 yards or less, 12x isn’t really needed, or even 9 (but it’s nice to have the option of higher magnification some times), most of the time my scopes are set to 4 or 5x since I hunt a lot of wooded areas.
 
I've had a 3-9x40 Leupold VX-1 on my Winchester 70, .270 for 16+ years. I think it was $199 mounted and bore sighted at the shop I got it at way back when. I believe the VX-1 and 2 are discontinued, replaced with the VX-Freedom, which appears to be about the same price. No experience with the Freedom, but Leupold makes decent stuff.

I've got plenty of Vortex optics, I like them all, they discontinued my favorite, and their best bang for the buck Diamondback HP line up. I've got a couple different Dimaondback HPs and love them. The Diamondback still exists, but if you want side focus/parallax you've got to get up into the Diamondback Tactical or higher lines. You may not want the target turrets that come with the Tactical on a hunting scope. They offer adjustable objectives (AO) on some of their lower end Crossfire models. I've got a 4-12x50AO Crossfire on a .22 Mag that's a fine scope for no more than it cost, but I MUCH prefer the side focus to the AO.

For a hunting scope, you don't need anything fancy though, something name brand from; Vortex, Leupold, Nikon (If you can still find one), Bushnell, Burris, Weaver, etc. pick something with decent reviews, with adjustable magnification, somewhere between 3-16ish and an objective lens around 40mm, it'll be hard to go wrong.
 
I have Leopold on all four of my hunting rifles. Most are 20 to 30 years old, and the optics are as good as new. 3 are 3-9 magnification, one I think is 4-12. When hunting, they're all set on the lowest setting, I'll only go to the higher setting on the range.
 
I have a Leupold VX3 4-12x50 on my .270. I'd look at a 3-9x40 entry level Leupold in that price range if it were me. I'm to the point now that I would rather save up for semi-good quality glass then buy cheap and worry about it holding zero or holding up to hunting abuse.
 
3-9x40 whatever you can afford. 2-300 yards the quality of glass isn't going to be a major factor, you're using binos to ID and judge animals anyway.
Leopold if you can afford it to support made in 'murica.
 
I put a Leupold VX-3 3.5x10 on my 270 Win Weatherby Mark V. It's been on there for about 2 years now and I have no complaints about it at all. I do put Leupolds on all my rifles and prefer to buy a good scope (IMO) that's also made in the U.S.A.
 
I've had a lightweight 2-7x Leupold VX2 on my Featherweight Winchester 270 for at least 10 years. It hasn't moved point of impact since I sighted it in.
 
I ended up getting a Nikon 3-9×40 MK1-MRAD, regularly $199 but I picked it up for $150.
Mounted it up, but not had a chance to shoot yet.
Thanks for all the suggestions!!
 
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