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

 
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:48 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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I personally would go a bit higher but it would suffice. I've got a 550 yard kill on my 338 win from back when it was wearing a vxII 2-7 lightweight. It was just fine... Just don't expect a $100 dollar chinese wonderscope to work at distance very well. You have to put some $$ into your scope. Check out some of the Weavers that Natchez has been selling if you want to go thrifty. Ettisll40 has a couple and may be able to steer you better than I can.

Thanks! Will check those out.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:22 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I have never been able to afford really top end glass, but have pretty much standardized on Leupold VX3. Would love to try the VX6 one of these days. For the STW I like the 14x magnification as a compromise on power vs weight & size. Never had a single problem with several Leupolds over the years. I have never regretted spending more than I could afford on a scope but have definitely had regrets with some of the cheaper ones. Then I wound up paying for the better glass anyway. My advice would be to figure out what the max is that you can afford and then go a little more. Buy once cry once.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:21 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Hey thanks for the input! Is the 9 power magnification enough for me in your opinion?
I shoot long range on a weekly basis, but it depends on what your definition of long range is. To me long range is past 800 yards with most guns. I like to shoot between 900-2100 yds the most. The zoom ability on the scope has a little bit of effect on hitting targets, you need enough zoom to clearly place your shot on the target with the reticule, not just see the target. This all depends on your target as well. Yotes for an example, I do some serious varmint hunting and I can tell you that the more zoom you have (for distance) can make all the difference, however the bigger deal is the quality and clarity of the glass and more importantly the coatings on the glass. Parallax adjustment is a critical piece on a long range scope as well. Being able to adjust the parallax helps huge amounts on placing shots at long range. If you're shooting long range often, an exposed turret of some sort isn't required, but it sure does make it faster, easier, and nicer to run the turrets. If you're just a hold over shooter, then thats not a huge concern for you. Personally I own Vortex, Leupold(everything from a Vx-III to Mk6), Nightforce, and U.S. Optics, I do also have a smitt and bender but never use it, not a fan. In my honest opinion, the Vortex is the best optic on the market dollar for dollar and flat out, both my Viper's PST (1 FFP, and 1 SFP) are better than my Nightforce NXS on all aspects. I also run a Vortex Viper HS LR on my go-to varmint rig and it's a GREAT optic, everything you need to shoot long range. It's a 4-16x50, which for my tastes is a bit weak on max zoom, I prefer a 20x or greater, but again I place my shots, if I miss my point by more than 6" at 900 yds I'm pissed. Being able to see and place 6" at 900 is hard to do with a standard style and reticule hunting scope (duplex of some sort). The price point on the Vortex's are great too. Don't shop around too much, Vortex prices are on MAP, so the price is going to be same every where you go. The 4-16x50 HS LR should run around $540, you can get the same scope without the turrets and reticule for around $450 as well. You can spend $2000 on a scope from Viper, but there's really no need in my opinion, their middle of the road Vipers will provide you with anything you need.
I've played the cheap optic game before, and it's bit me in the ass every time, learn from me if you can on that.

Vortex should pay me I swear, I sell a lot of their scopes after people shoot mine and play with it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:55 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Thanks a lot for the information on scopes!
I am in the process of picking the components to build myself a great shooting STW.
Is there a go to guy you would recommend sending the components to for a great build?
I am wanting quality! That is not to say big $ but I am willing to pay for what I want, an EXCELLENT SHOOTER!
Thanks for any info that anyone can share.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:58 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

I have a vx-ll downstairs that's an older 4x14x50, it's my 2nd favorite in the house to my 4.5x14x50 vx-3. The older vx-ll models are cheaper if you find one used somewhere, on Gunbroker or ebay, and the glass is superb. As always, they carry a lifetime guarantee, not sure if you need the original box? But Leupold is pretty good. I think you need to go to 6x18 after 500 yards to really get detail. Keep that in mind.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:00 PM
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

Ben in this post seems to be building them as we speak.
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Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner

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Thanks a lot for the information on scopes!
I am in the process of picking the components to build myself a great shooting STW.
Is there a go to guy you would recommend sending the components to for a great build?
I am wanting quality! That is not to say big $ but I am willing to pay for what I want, an EXCELLENT SHOOTER!
Thanks for any info that anyone can share.
.
SFR292(Ben) is gonna get my next build.....I havent talked to him personally other than on this site but my Brother 7stw has and he says he is good to go.....and thats all I need to know
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