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Unread 10-14-2012, 06:01 PM
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< $1000 600 meter scope

Hi all,

Just trying to decide what scope to put on my .308, budget is $1000AU and maximum range is between 500-600 meters on dingoes (wild dogs) and pigs. Most is shooting is done in the 30 mins before sun up and after sun down.

I don't like target turrets, much prefer a ballistic or mildot type Recticle, i have narrowed it down to a few choices.

Zeiss Conquest 4.5 - 14 X 44
Elite 4-16x 40mm
VX3 4.5-14 X 40
VX3L 4.5-14 X 50
Swarovski 3-10x42 Z3


I'm leaning towards the Zeiss or VX3L. It would be nice to be able to see 6mm holes in paper at 100m. Light transmission is very important and a fair eye relief.

All comments/suggestions welcome.

Stix
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    Unread 10-14-2012, 06:05 PM
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    Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

    Vortex Viper PST 4-16 FFP
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    Unread 10-14-2012, 06:28 PM
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    Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

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    Vortex Viper PST 4-16 FFP
    Doesnt that have target turrets on it?
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    Unread 10-14-2012, 06:49 PM
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    Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

    It does...

    But you can get the Vortex Viper HS (non LR version) for $500...capped turrets, BDC reticle, side focus....it comes in a few varieties, I have the 4-16x44mm version...

    Its the "most scope for the money" that I have ever owned...I have had some nice Nikons and Leupolds, even 1 Schmidt & Bender...and I'm not saying the Vortex is better in every way...just that the Vortex is better for the $$$.

    I'd buy another one in a heartbeat...if I needed one.

    http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/...ex-moa-reticle
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    Unread 10-14-2012, 08:24 PM
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    Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

    I have a 4.5-14x50mm with target turrets. The optics are outstanding. I can see 6.5 mm holes at 200yd pretty easily and it is excellent in low light. I shoot 600 yd targets with it regularly. Though I have never shot at dingoes I imagine the Zplex reticle would work very well. The downside to the rapid z reticles is that they are quite a bit thicker. I'd recommend considering the 50 mm its only 2 oz heavier and not much more expensive. I really like these target turrets also. But the hunting turrets are very good too. They are plastic but easy to adjust.
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    Unread 10-14-2012, 10:00 PM
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    Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

    Hmmm the HS does seem to tick all the boxs and leaves money to spare for a top quality set of bases and rings, would i need taller bases to fit the 50mm version on?

    What is the practical differance between the 44mm and 50mm objective? Slightly larger field of view and a higher light gathering potential, but the 50mm needs to be mounted higher and just feels bulkier?

    Cheers

    Stix
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    Unread 10-14-2012, 10:04 PM
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    Re: < $1000 600 meter scope

    Very little benefit as far as light goes...not much that I find useful in field of view either...I've never much cared for 50mm objectives though, mostly because of the taller mounts needed.

    The 44mm fit on my M70 with TPS super low rings...left about 3/16" between the objective and the barrel...pretty much perfect.


    You may like the 50mm...I'm sure its a good scope...but my vote still goes to the 44mm.
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