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Old 03-20-2012, 08:21 PM
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Scope with .338 lapua any ideas ?

I've been holding onto a Swarovski Z6 Series 2.5-15x56 Riflescope w/BR Reticle for a year now and am planning on getting a Savage 111 Long Range Hunter .338 Lapua Mag. Wondering if this scope would make a good fit on this rifle, or if I need to look into possibly a higher mounting rail or any other ideas. Or if there are any oppinions on this set up, good or bad. How far do you think this set up would be accurate. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:16 PM
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Re: Scope with .338 lapua any ideas ?

What kind of adjustment knobs does it have? How much internal adjustment does it have? How far do you plan on shooting with your setup? I did a search of that scope and it looks like a normal hunting scope that most hunters use. Answer those couple questions and we should be able to help you out a little better.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:33 AM
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Re: Scope with .338 lapua any ideas ?

Looking at the website ballistic calculator it has internal adjustments out to almost 800 yrds. I guess the .338 would be a good choice for that. If I want to go further I need to get a ballistic turret added Which they sell for this scope, only issue is would the 15 power be good for any more distance.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:42 AM
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Re: Scope with .338 lapua any ideas ?

I have shot well at 1000-1100 yards with 15x. I would think that scope would get you quite a bit further than 800 yards especially with a 20 moa base . With my 338 edge and 300 gr SMK 4 inches high at 100 yards, 20 moa will get me to 1000 yards.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:25 AM
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Re: Scope with .338 lapua any ideas ?

The scope should hold together fine. To maintain accuracy you need quality steel mounts. I have had ring bases shear right off with the cheap QMR Leupold. I went to the Mark 4 Rings with steel bases. They are pricey. Brownells have some really good steel bases and rings. The TPS Products brand are fabulous and less dollars. They are machined to 1/10,000. I would still lap the rings. I like the one piece pidkatinny base that is thick. You get the rings mounted on the same plane. You will need a little height any way.
I use red locktight on the base, blue on the ring screws. Lastly, I use Brownells resin dust on the ring interiors and tube of the scope. Blow it off after application with your finger.

Favorite rings are the TPS, Mark 4, Farrell.

Brownells is great to do business with. Very Liberal return policy. They ship fast. Priority mail is the fastest.(hard to believe!)
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:45 PM
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Re: Scope with .338 lapua any ideas ?

I see the rings and base in the store, do you think the base on the savage should be replaced, or is it the same . Or is this base taller to acomidate the scope. Just worried the scope may hit the barrel.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:02 PM
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Re: Scope with .338 lapua any ideas ?

YOU are going to have to measure everything. the on line Brownells catalog has dimensions. You can possibly call them and ask for the tech. He will help pick out the products. Sometimes the scope manufacturer has charts. I have no idea what bases you have on the savage.
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