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#3757096 - 02/04/10 01:22 AM Low powered scope for savage model 24.
AussieLad Online   content
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Registered: 04/28/09
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Loc: South Australia
Any recommendations for a good quality low powered variable scope for a savage combo gun.
Would love to get e Leupold VX-3 in the 1.5-5 x 20, but have seen a Sightron Big Sky SII in 1.25-5 x 20. Are these SII's any good?

They're priced a bit cheaper than a Leupy, but I don't mind paying a bit extra if there is extra quality to be had.
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#3757687 - 02/04/10 07:37 AM Re: Low powered scope for savage model 24. [Re: AussieLad]
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Just curious, what rings and mounts will you be using?
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#3758059 - 02/04/10 09:18 AM Re: Low powered scope for savage model 24. [Re: DMB]
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What combination in that 24 as well?

And, the SIIs are pretty danged good, IMHO.
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#3758808 - 02/04/10 01:04 PM Re: Low powered scope for savage model 24. [Re: DMB]
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DMB,

already a Weaver style base on the rifle, and was considering using Warne or Leupold QD's. Even with the base attached, you are still able to use the fold up open sights if required.

VAnimrod, the combination it's in is .222rem, and 20g.
I also have one in .22WMR and 20g. That one is an older model, and isn't tapped for bases. It has a dovetail machined from the factory on top, and I'm in the process of fixing a ghost ring sight to it.

Here's a pic of the 22mag/20g after I'd stripped the paint off the stock. Just trying to final fit, sanding and a stain to finish it off.

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#3758813 - 02/04/10 01:06 PM Re: Low powered scope for savage model 24. [Re: AussieLad]
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I sure like my 1.8-5.5 Conquest. It was only $299 from Doug. However, I believe it's discontinued now, so it might be tricky to find one, or, they might be out there on clearance too I suppose.

Anyway it's an optically spectacular scope. Amazing.

It's also quite long FWIW.
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#3758841 - 02/04/10 01:16 PM Re: Low powered scope for savage model 24. [Re: Jeff_O]
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That would be a Zeiss Jeff?

Sounds like you picked up a good buy.
I would like to stick to the style of a shorter scope like the Leupy 1.5-5 x 20, or the SII 1.25-5 x 20.
The rifle currently has an old Bushnell 1x28 red dot on it.
I,ve busted clays with the shotgun whilst the scope is mounted, but wouldn't mind a little more magnification for longer shots with the rifle.
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#3758877 - 02/04/10 01:29 PM Re: Low powered scope for savage model 24. [Re: AussieLad]
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Whoops, yes, Zeiss Conquest.

It can overwhelm a small rifle. I have mine on a Model 7. I love it on there; it's woderful in low light, the field of view and eye box are awesome, but it definitly looks funny on the rifle.
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#3758886 - 02/04/10 01:34 PM Re: Low powered scope for savage model 24. [Re: Jeff_O]
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#3758898 - 02/04/10 01:37 PM Re: Low powered scope for savage model 24. [Re: AussieLad]
260Remguy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
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I have several Savage 24 combination guns and like them pretty well.

On the CF 24Vs and 24F, I use the Weaver #74 1-piece base and Leupold QRW rings. Although I like Warne QR rings, I don't like the fact that the cross-bar falls out so easily.

On the RF 24s, I use the B-Square 3/8" dovetail to Weaver adapters with Leupold QRW rings. These sit very low, compared to other brands/styles of grooved receiver adapters that are on the market.

Brownells sells the B-Square adapters for $33, their part # 122-000-011.

I have 2 1.5-4.5x and 6 2-7x scopes mounted on my Savage 24s, mostly old Simmons scopes, #1053 and #1040, plus 2 Leupold Rifleman 2-7x33s with the turkey-plex reticle on a 24v in 223/20 and a 24f in 223/20.

Don't forget to buy an offset hammer spur, in order to cock the hammer, for each Savage 24 that you plan to insall a scope on.

Jeff

PS - I d&t a Savage 24v in 30-30/20 for a Lyman #66 receiver sight, the style for a Remington 760, as an auxillary sight. I generally do better with peep sights then I do with open rear sights.

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#3758909 - 02/04/10 01:42 PM Re: Low powered scope for savage model 24. [Re: 260Remguy]
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Aussie.............I`ve got a 1.5-5x20 VX111 for sale right now posted in the classifieds for $365 incl shipping to the lower 48. Don`t know what the rules, regulations and shipping rates are to the land down under or if possible to ship down there for that matter.
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