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7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Unread 09-22-2012, 09:46 AM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I am in the market for a new scope for the Sharpshooter that I bought from Butterbean. i am looking to spend about $500-600 dollars on it. The gun currently has 1" high rings on it. Most of the scopes that I am looking at are 1" scopes, with a max range of 16x.

These are what I am looking at currently:
1) Nikon Monarch 4-16x 42mm with BDC
2) Minox ZA-5 3-15x 42mm with BDC
3) Vortex Viper HS 4-16x 44mm with BDC (will need new rings, 30mm tube)
4) Bushnell Elite 4-16x 40mm 600 DOA
5) Weaver Classic Extreme 4-16x 50mm, either German #4 or Dual X (30mm tube)
6) Leupold VX3 4.5-14x, not sure of reticle yet.

I currently have a Bushnell 4200 on my Ruger #1 7mm stw, and it has held up well. I also have Nikon and Leupold on other rifles. And a Nikon on my 12 ga. slug gun.

Just looking for some opinions of what others think of my list.

Thanks
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    Unread 09-22-2012, 10:29 AM
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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    I am in the market for a new scope for the Sharpshooter that I bought from Butterbean. i am looking to spend about $500-600 dollars on it. The gun currently has 1" high rings on it. Most of the scopes that I am looking at are 1" scopes, with a max range of 16x.

    These are what I am looking at currently:
    1) Nikon Monarch 4-16x 42mm with BDC
    2) Minox ZA-5 3-15x 42mm with BDC
    3) Vortex Viper HS 4-16x 44mm with BDC (will need new rings, 30mm tube)
    4) Bushnell Elite 4-16x 40mm 600 DOA
    5) Weaver Classic Extreme 4-16x 50mm, either German #4 or Dual X (30mm tube)
    6) Leupold VX3 4.5-14x, not sure of reticle yet.

    I currently have a Bushnell 4200 on my Ruger #1 7mm stw, and it has held up well. I also have Nikon and Leupold on other rifles. And a Nikon on my 12 ga. slug gun.

    Just looking for some opinions of what others think of my list.

    Thanks
    I love my vortex scopes and I would highly recommend the Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 with BDC.

    Also, if you can still find them I would recommend the "Vortex Viper HS Tactical Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 5-15x 44mm Side Focus" scope that Vortex made for MidwayUSA. I do not have any personal experience with this scope but they were highly regarded on SniperHides Forum:

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    Vortex Viper HS Tactical Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 5-15x 44mm Side Focus
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    Unread 09-22-2012, 12:27 PM
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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    I think I said that about 5 posts ago.......wasnt finished reamed.......looks like your high dollar tube got cut by a blacksmith instead of a gunsmith
    Butterbean, you hit the hammer right on the nail. I did see the marks, but when he dais it was accurate before this, that threw me off. I love the " Blacksmith" comment, and SO appropriate. Please let me know who did that so I NEVER have anything of mine chambered there.
    I think he went to Walt Disney World of Technology. Good pick there Brother Bean!!
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    Butterbean, you hit the hammer right on the nail. I did see the marks, but when he dais it was accurate before this, that threw me off. I love the " Blacksmith" comment, and SO appropriate. Please let me know who did that so I NEVER have anything of mine chambered there.
    I think he went to Walt Disney World of Technology. Good pick there Brother Bean!!
    I've seen before.......just a shame to see a tube like that run over with a bottom plow
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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    Originally Posted by Black67 View Post
    I am in the market for a new scope for the Sharpshooter that I bought from Butterbean. i am looking to spend about $500-600 dollars on it. The gun currently has 1" high rings on it. Most of the scopes that I am looking at are 1" scopes, with a max range of 16x.

    These are what I am looking at currently:
    1) Nikon Monarch 4-16x 42mm with BDC
    2) Minox ZA-5 3-15x 42mm with BDC
    3) Vortex Viper HS 4-16x 44mm with BDC (will need new rings, 30mm tube)
    4) Bushnell Elite 4-16x 40mm 600 DOA
    5) Weaver Classic Extreme 4-16x 50mm, either German #4 or Dual X (30mm tube)
    6) Leupold VX3 4.5-14x, not sure of reticle yet.

    I currently have a Bushnell 4200 on my Ruger #1 7mm stw, and it has held up well. I also have Nikon and Leupold on other rifles. And a Nikon on my 12 ga. slug gun.

    Just looking for some opinions of what others think of my list.

    Thanks
    Well I have 5 elite series scopes and all are great, so I'll vote there.
    I've got three Nikon, a monarch 3-9, buckmaster 6-18, and a 6x monarch residing on a 375 H@H simply because I want recoil to kill the scope because I hate it. The damn trouble is it just keeps going. Not like I hate fixed X; two of my elite are 10x fixed. So IMO nikon is a ? mark. I don't have enough experience with the others to comment.
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    I have 2 Weaver Extreme Classics with the German #4 and I think the glass is better than my Leupold vx-3's. They were originally as expensive and couldn't be sold by Weaver at the price and sat around, now they are being offered at Natchez for 1/2 or less than original and they are tough and have a full lifetime warranty. They are illuminated too. Awesome.
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    Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

    Thanks for all of the responses on the scopes. Still not sure what one I am going with.

    Ya, I saw the price of the Weaver at Natchez, that is why I am looking at the particular one.

    Hopefully I will have the rifle by Friday and I can pick it up. While there, I will look at what they have, as the dealer has a lot of different scopes. I will make sure that I stay away from the Nightforce ones though!!!!

    I also have a Nikon Buckmaster 6-18 on my AR, and I like it for that.
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