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I just bought a xl7 in 270 to replace my great grandpas model 1936 lever action that I was given when I was 8 I chose the rifle because I read about it on this website and the caliber because it was reccomended so much for the texas whitetails I hunt I have only bought scopes for my heavy barrelled target rifles but dont want 20x I looked at a natchez catolog and saw a barska 3-9X50 and thought that was strong enough but dont know how good the quality of them I also looked at a redfield/leupold 3-9x40 at academy and they are as clear as the mark 4 on my custom rifle
 

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also I have the stuff to reload but am planning on shooting factory ammo what handloads and factoryloads shoot good out of these rifles
 

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I shyed away from the barska my friend just showed me one when he showed up about a minute ago it was foggy when I set it on the higher powers and it dont have a lifetime warrenty like leupold or redfield dont know about nikon
 

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You mentioned Natchez. Bushnell is selling out of all their 3200 and 4200 models.
A 3-9x50 3200 would do very nicely on your XL7 .270. ;D
They have one for $199.95 in stock.
 

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since you have already checked out and you like the redfield, go with that. i have one and love it, compaired to the nikon pro staff i have it looks a good bit better. plus its produced in the usa. good luck with your choice.
 

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I'm with CaliCoastie--get the Redfield. Top-quality glass and made in the USA. :) Did I mention it's cheap? :)
 

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I like the warrenty is the reason Im looking at them my uncle had a leopold on a marlin .222 remington till he shot the barrel out then a ruger m77 and now a mr7 25-06 why did they stop making the mr7 Ive shot two in 30-06 and the 25-06 they shot about an inch at 100 yards
 

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zachhebbe said:
why did they stop making the mr7 Ive shot two in 30-06 and the 25-06 they shot about an inch at 100 yards
MR-7s were too pricy to build and still give an acceptable profit. But X7s shoot about an inch at 100 yds too. :)
 

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I have a Weaver classic k-6 on my xl7 270 and have no problem making 200yd shots or less.....but I also have 25 year old eyes. ;D I bought the scope from midwayusa on sale for $125 OTD.
 

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I just got one of these from Cabela's a few days ago, and mounted it to my .30-06 XL7. I haven't had the chance to get to the range yet, but just eyeballing things out around my neighborhood, this really does seem like a fantastic scope, especially for the price.
 

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I have 3 different "X" guns and I have the following scopes on them.

Bushnell Trophy XLT 3-9x40 with the 600 DOA recticle

Simmons Master Series 3-9x40 Pro-Hunter

Simmons Master Series 3-10x44 Pro-Hunter


They are all very good scopes and don't cost a futune. The Bushnell with the DOA recticle is very accurate and calibrated correctly. It would be alot of help in making those longer shots Texas can offer.
 

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I went with the Vortex Crossfire 1" tube 6x-24 50mm mildot because I got it for $100.
So far it is fantastic. The XL7 25-06 will be the Varmint gun for groundhogs and coyotes.

 
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