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Old 12-05-2013, 09:50 PM
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my lr308

Here is my lr308 build

Dpms lower
Dpms flat top upper
Dpms a2 fixed stock
Larue APEG pistol grip
JP silent capture buffer system (standard length)
geissele SSA-E trigger
JP low mass bolt/carrier
JP rifle length adjustable gas block
Black Hole Weaponry 24" stainless steel match grade bull barrel
Troy handguard
6-9" Harris bipod.

I need a scope to equal my masterpiece. Any ideas?
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:26 PM
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Re: my lr308

I failed to mention that I plan on using my rifle for mostly bench rest shooting. Its chambered in .308 and it shoots really well so far.(I put 10 rounds through it a couple weeks ago when I mounted a cheap ncstar scope to it) the bad thing about it is my scope is so cheap that I can't tell where I'm hitting lol. I don't need it to reach out to a thousand yards. But 100-978 yards would be great. I know the rule of thumb is spend as much on your scope as you do on the rifle, but if I were to do that the wife would choke me to death in my sleep.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:43 PM
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Re: my lr308

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...but if I were to do that the wife would choke me to death in my sleep.
Either put on your big boy pants and do what you already know you should...
or
Don't tell her and do it anyway.

It's just money. If you can't afford it now, then keep stashing for a few more months and keep your cheap scope on it till you're ready.

I keep one ****** Barska around for precisely this purpose. It's good enough to test loads and get zero at 100, but other than that, it just hangs out till I have the coin to buy what the rifle deserves. Don't cheat your rifle.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:18 PM
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Re: my lr308

You make a point. Blunt. But a point none the less. Nightforce is what I'm leaning toward. I've looked through high end leupolds and I've gotta say I like the nightforce scope. Maybe Christmas time will bring something nice.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:26 AM
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Re: my lr308

you can do just as well with a Vortex PST, they have become my go to scope//////
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:34 AM
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Re: my lr308

Another less expensive option than the Nightforce but with just as good of glass is the Sightron SIII 8-32 x56mm with MOA-2 reticle.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:51 AM
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Another less expensive option than the Nightforce but with just as good of glass is the Sightron SIII 8-32 x56mm with MOA-2 reticle.
I will disagree with that in a rather blunt manner.

My buddy has this exact scope and was wondering why he couldn't make shots at the targets we were shooting at.
I got behind to see if he was doing something wrong and as soon as I looked through, I thought his focus or parallax was off. I was pretty disappointed in a heads up comparison between the two. But that's just a personal opinion.

I would say that either the Bushnell ERS, G2DMR, HDMR or even the Viper PST would be a better option than the Sightron SIII. They at least offer options the NF does not.
I would not consider the NF to be an $800 improvement over some of these.

Anything over about $1500 and you start to see diminished returns. You're paying a LOT for not much extra in features or glass.
But there can be a big difference between 800-1200 optics.
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