Son’s deer rifle: Scope Recommendations

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by hardtimes, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. hardtimes

    hardtimes 6 pointer

    Jul 10, 2008
    Mt. Washington
    I’m looking to get a scope for my sons Remington bolt action .243. The scope that came with it in the combo package is not very good. I haven’t been able to find a brand name on the scope. He is (9) years old and I am curious what others on here have for their kids. I’m looking for good eye relief as well.
  2. Rancher

    Rancher Spike

    Feb 7, 2013
    Vortex Diamondback 3-10x50mm on a ruger American compact 7mm-08
  3. Lady Hunter

    Lady Hunter 12 pointer

    Jan 12, 2009
    They're cheap but we've had good luck with Bushnell Trophy scopes 3-9x40. We have higher end scopes on the guns we shoot the most but haven't had any problems at all with the Bushnell's over several years of use.
  4. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    Leopold rifleman any power I like a 3x9x40 for a kid.
  5. redlickranch

    redlickranch 10 pointer

    Dec 11, 2007
    Bullitt County
    I put a Leupold 3x9x50 on my daughters TC Compass 243. Great field of view and super clear.

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  6. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

    Jan 2, 2009
    raised n Bullitt Co.
    Leupold. The 2-8x36 is a great scope that doesn't add much weight. Thats all you need unless your 9 yr olds shots are 400-500 yds.
    Also Meopta (meopro 3x9-40) it's what I put on my sons rifles. Very good glass. Meopta made the Zeiss Conquest, plus they're not made in the Phillipines like most of the scopes on the market.
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  7. Grago

    Grago 12 pointer

    Dec 13, 2016
    Im looking for one myself, i have jad some of the upper end one, i really didnt care all that much for, i have always liked Nikon, but since they quit making scopes, im done with them, i however want a lighted reticle, preferably a very small lighted dot. I would try to find someone with a lifetime warranty, someone that dont require a reciept, for proof of purchase, that is just a loophole to not fix it. Im kinda looking at he low end sigs right now, but havent made up my.mind on anything, if i cant find anything that suits me i will just go with a 3x9x50 tasco, suppose to be junk, but i have never had a problem with one, thats just me.
  8. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    Leopold buy American
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  9. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    The OC
    For years I avoided them, thinking they were just marketing hype. But then I saw one that was a good deal and went for it. Now I'm looking to replace several Nikons I have with Leupolds. Go with a Leupold and never look back.
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  10. childersb24

    childersb24 8 pointer

    Mar 25, 2010
    I just bought my second vortex scope and love them both. Iv thought about throwing my Nikon products away.
  11. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

    Nov 21, 2006
    Fisherville, KY
    Leupold is always my first choice ...... If I were in the market, I would at least look at Vortex. Hearing very good things about them.
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  12. riverboss

    riverboss 12 pointer

    Jan 26, 2009
    northern ky
    I bought a vortex crossfire 2x7 has the best eye relief of any scope I've ever had and super clear. $129.00 you can get the ballestic retical of just regular I like the regular one, it's great up close and at 7 power it's plenty, plus the warranty is great
  13. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

    Aug 23, 2011
    Nikon prostaff are great glass and won't break the bank.
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  14. Thomas Heck

    Thomas Heck 6 pointer

    Mar 11, 2013
    Leopoldo 3 x 9 x 40 freedom is what I put on my sons 243. Seems to be good.
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  15. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    From optics thoughts websight

    Vortex The company itself is based in Wisconsin, but the riflescopes they market are manufactured overseas: Japan, Phillipines or China, depending on the product line. At the moment there are four distinct riflescope product lines marketed by Vortex: least expensive are Chinese-made Crossfire scopes.

    Buy American buy Leopold
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