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Glass for a .243 for foxing.

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by Jackroadkill, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Jackroadkill

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    Have just had the interview with my FEO for my FAC / SGC renewal and also a variation for a .243. This will be mainly used for foxing. I'm looking forward to my new certificates arriving but in the meantime am doing a bit of research and reading up.

    Today's question is this: what is a reasonably-priced scope that would be suitable for foxing on a .243? I can't afford an S&B or anything of that ilk, I just need something that will do the job under the lamp and won't get smashed to bits by the recoil.

    Any suggestions would be welcomed.

    Thanks,

    JR
     
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    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    Look at the vortex range Owen
     
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    Burris fourx I use mate , never had a problem with it on my 243 . Cracking through the lense at day a night . Can't fault it as it's my primary foxing optic.

    Depends what budget you got mate , Burris four x priced from £400-550
     
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    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    What gun you looking at? Howa do a good package deal, oh and the savage axse
     
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    8x56 Schmidt Bender can be had for under £ 300 second hand.
    But for an out and out fox rifle night vision really.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    First things first, identify your budget.

    If you are working to a tight budget look for a Simmons Aetec

    Surprisingly bright, excellent clarity, AO and some of them are IR if that honks your hooter. The AO helps it works great with NV add-on, and it doesn't break the bank. It also doesn't suffer from the 'flare' that certain 'better' scopes have when using NV add-on.

    I paid just under £100 for my last one and they really are a great all rounder. I have it on my .223, which gets used for a lot of foxing with the option of Scottish roe.

    If you don't want zoom and/or AO you can often pick up a fixed mag 6x42 Meopta for around £165. I mention it because a scope like the Meopta requires a lot less lamp light to work effectively and makes a great deer dayscope too, while the Simmons suggested previously runs with NV, so there are options within reasonable budgets that work well in different ways.

    I am seeing more mid to high end scopes for sale by people wanting to change for something that works with NV but if you don't need that then...
     
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    Another thumbs up for the Vortex scopes, they look superb & have a fantastic warranty/after sales.
     
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    .223 with Simmons Aetec on board - an amazingly flexible and inexpensive rig:

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    I put it on the gun while I decided on a proper scope. It does everything so well I've left it on there :)

    Best < £100 scope I've bought ;)
     
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    I have just put a Leapers 10*44 on one of my guns, rock solid for the money.
     
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    Good quality fixed mag scope, get used to seeing the fox at a fixed mag, an experienced Charlie blatter told me this, you get better at ranging them, like one said on here a Scmidt 8x56 with German no4 ret,sorted
     
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    Exactly what i've got om my .243 - it hurts your wallet - just once!! but you'll have an excellent scope for many many years.

    I did have a Hawk 3-9x50HD on my .223 for a year or so and i was hitting em out to 300 yards so if it's C/F rated then it'll do the job - even for £70

    Redfield do a good ret on their scopes (now have one on .223) accu-range - gives you 5 aim points like a mildot but not!! - they are currently setup for .223 and give u 200,300,400 & 500 yard aim points - cost half the price of a new S&B 8x56 and have very good optics

    Redfield have a few new models out now Tac/Battelfield etc - Battlefield has mildots - have a look around their site - if u don't go the German route then these are good alternative's without paying over the odds for cleverly marked Chinese sh*te

    http://www.redfield.com/
     

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