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Old 04-18-2012, 02:54 PM
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need insight on long range scope please

I just finished up my first build. Stripped down a savage 110, put on a Criterion pre-fit 6.5 284, stockade prairie dog special, rifle basix trigger, talley 20 moa base. looking for a quality scope to throw on top. I'm in college and money is tight, got about a 500 dollar tax return on the way though. Been lookin at the Leupold VX 2 6-18x40AO target. Midway lists it with 56 moa of adjustment. would this be enough to reach out to 1k? looking for insight or suggestions on optics. thanks for the help

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Old 04-18-2012, 03:34 PM
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Re: scope suggestions????????

Just signed up to the forum and came across your thread
I just bought a Leopold vx3 4.5-14x40 to mount on my 7mm Rem mag and I love it. Wish I could have all the cash back that I wasted on Burris, B+L and tasco.
Very nice eye relief and super clear, and even though I haven't got the custom dials made yet I have messed around with the stock ones and point of impact comes back to zero exactly. Everytime. And with a 200 yard zero it takes an extra 8 mins for a 600 yard shot (168gr. Bullet) so with a 20 min rail I wouldn't think you'd have a problem. I paid 750 for that scope and I don't think you'll find anything better for that money. Anyway that's my two cents, good luck!
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:38 AM
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Re: need insight on long range scope please

For a cheap alternative I just tried the Millet LRS 35mm tube, 56 mm objective and 6-25 or so power. I was getting those for high $300's and they are worth every penny. Excellent scope for the money.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:06 PM
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Re: need insight on long range scope please

LTLR has a good point. I'll throw in the Votex Viper, and the Nikon Buckmaster. Meuller is a good one, and the Millet TRS. Falcon Menace, Vortex 4-16x44 Viper HS 30mm Rifle Scope, Nikon 4-16x42 Monarch Riflescope, Bushnell 5-15x40 Elite Tactical Rifle Scope
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Re: need insight on long range scope please

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I just finished up my first build. Stripped down a savage 110, put on a Criterion pre-fit 6.5 284, stockade prairie dog special, rifle basix trigger, talley 20 moa base. looking for a quality scope to throw on top. I'm in college and money is tight, got about a 500 dollar tax return on the way though. Been lookin at the Leupold VX 2 6-18x40AO target. Midway lists it with 56 moa of adjustment. would this be enough to reach out to 1k? looking for insight or suggestions on optics. thanks for the help

happy shooting

56 minutes of adjustment means it has +28 and -28 degrees....but sitting on top of those 20 degree bases you have -8 and +48 degrees of adjustment.

If +48 degrees of adjustment wont get you on target, you got problems bigger than any scope can handle!!
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