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Scope for 338 lapua

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Old 07-06-2002, 10:47 PM
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Scope for 338 lapua

My final piece of my puzzle is the scope for the 338 lapua I am building. I have looked at nightforce 8x32 and swarovski 6x24. I also looked at the horus reticle on the horus scope an the schmidt & bender.

The thing is I wont be shooting much past 500 yards (long range for me at least for the next few seasons anyway!) so I was leaning towards the swarovski with the TDS reticle.

Is it nessecary to get all the fancy stuff that you 1000 - 2000 yd guys need or should I keep it simple?

I would also love to hear suggestions regarding scope brands & powers & Reticles.

Thank You
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Old 07-07-2002, 06:32 AM
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Re: Scope for 338 lapua

if you plan to shooty only at 500 yards perhaps no need big power scope

night force is not my favorite scope ( built in japan !!! )
Swaro is the BEST european scope ever built but with big caliber power 16 x is enought so the 4x16 is nice balanced fot your rifle .

if you want to put money in a real great scope ( full US made ) try the US OPTIC SN 3
3.2x17 that the medium / long range scope
optic quality is outstanding and you have a very tought scope you can choice between first and secong plan focal for your reticule by this way you get a variable size reticule or a fixed size reticule ( as leupold ) I have several US OPTIC even if the price is hight ( around 2000$ ) quality is outstanding specialy if you compare to a Nightforce .

Good shooting

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Old 07-07-2002, 07:47 AM
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Re: Scope for 338 lapua

Dantec, what do you think of the horus reticle? or the horus scopes themselves?

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Old 07-09-2002, 04:07 AM
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Re: Scope for 338 lapua

I'd go for Leupold's.
You should also think of eye-relief. The Lapua kicks pretty hard, and my experience is that you wount be able shoot at your best if you alway are afraid of getting the scope in your eyebrow.
*bang*........................................ ..CENTERHIT!...................................... ............................*klang*!!
Arild ;-)
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Old 07-09-2002, 11:41 PM
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Re: Scope for 338 lapua

Dear John

for me Horus reticule is too much when I shoot I use the center of the optic not the side if you have too much to read you loose you aim : get the target I use as reticule

simple dot for most of my scope with a range
finder ( laser ) and my balistic charts .

mil dot from US OPTIC with reticule coupled to the power to have always a real mil dot size and some time a range finder .

that enought for me I have any thing again Horus scope but I prefer to put money in scope built by strong company with know garnty and quality ( Horus perhaps but ? ) my personal choice is
Leupold by premier reticule
Swaroski fot the optic quality on my hunting rifle ( not long range over 500 yards )
US OPTIC for true long range hard to find scope with more than 100 moa very strong and wiht plenty of option a real custom scope even is the price is twice as a Leupold Premier .Only thing again use US OPTIC scope on all my rifles is the weight that OK for big toy but a bit heavy for walking rifle .

never forget that heavy caliber are not sweet fot the scope .

good shooting

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