I am having a 300wm built and would some advice on a scope.
I have been a life long user of leupold.
4.5 to 14? is that enough out 1000yds?
obj.40,50 or 56mm?
any help with this will gladly be used. Thanks
You should step up to the 6.5- 20 at least in the 30 mm LRT It has about 94 MOA of elevation. The only reason I would use less is if I was going to do a lot of shooting in timber. While you can work at 1K with 14X it is not ideal. However 6X in timber is really hard and will cause you grief on occasion.
Objective size depends a lot on you age being as night vision starts going away for most people around age 40 so then you will need larger objectives. I use the larger objectives.
For many a 14X is the perfect power on a hunting rifle. See the greybull precision and also Mark Thompson's long range setup. I've used them at 1000 yd targets and felt confident on putting one in the kill zone. However that being said I did choose a huskemaw to gain the 20X magnification. Its obviously just a personal taste for us all.
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If you can afford one a Nightforce 5.5x22x50mm is a outstanding scope. The NPR-1 reticle and zero stop turrets are needed. Also take a look at the G7 available from Aaron Davidson. Still a Nightforce but a differnt spin.
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Definitely more power than a 14x. Like the other posts, 6.5 - 20x would be better. I'm using a Zeiss 4.5-14 w/mil-dot on a custom 7 STW and it's tough over 700 yds when making precise shots. I can still hit with it at greater distances but would prefer more magnification.
Zeiss makes great scope only problem is the 6.5-20 conquest only has 45 MOA of adjustment. I would look at a Leupold VX-III LRT in a 6.5-20 the 40mm scope has 90 MOA the 50mm has 94 MOA and the are great scopes.