Originally Posted by Clovis Man
Hi, all. I'm new to the Magazine, and what a nice-looking magazine it is!
I've been lookijng for a Model 70 in .30-06, intending to make a Carlos Hathcock - style rifle, but yesterday, this particular Model 70 suckered me in. I bought a Clasic Sporter in STW, and it's in the back of the store waiting on the paperwork. Looks NEW! Even the checkering feels sharp.
I'm pretty excited, I haven't bought a firearm in over 30 years! Already had enough...
Now I have to buy a scope... looking at the one at Weaver Grand Slam Rifle Scope 4.5-14x 40mm Adjustable Objective
Now to sit back and start reading!
Welcome Neighbor! I grew up in Farwell and my family lived in the area for a hundred years before we started spreading out again.
You will I predict soon be in love with your STW.
On scopes the bottom end of what I recommend are the Vortex Viper PST series.
I own more Leupold VX3's than anything else.
I also have IOR Valdada Tactical and Leupold VX7's and a couple of Leupold Ultra's.
As a rule here's what I tell people.
Figure out your glass budget and then add thirty percent and get the very best quality glass you can afford.
For most hunting 10x magnification is enough to get the job done. If you have a choice between more magnification or better glass buy better glass.
Larger objectives (50mm or larger is what I recommend) give you better low light capability than the same quality glass with a smaller objective.
Don't be afraid to buy a quality used scope. The classified section here at LRH is a great place to shop. I've bought more scopes off of Ebay than any other source and have done fine there. If buying used, just be sure the maker will warranty it if any problems suddenly turn up.
Welcome to the family.