Originally Posted by uzi 4 u
Hi all new to the forum and Im sure this has already been discussed so sorry if it has. Here goes. I finally got me a savage 110 ba in 338 lapua. My problem is trying to decide on a scope. Id love to have a nightforce but my budget just will ot allow that rite now and I would really like to not have to wait a year to save the money to buy a NF. Just curious what other scopes were out there that you mite be using that are durable enuff to handle a lapua. I would really like to not breake the bank on a scope for now. I dont mind to save for a really good optic but I really wanna shoot my new rifle. Iv looked into Konus,Swfa,Falcon,and Nikon. I know Nikon well. I have several on my other rifles but have no experience with any of the others and no one in my area carries them for me to look at them.Or better yet look threw them. I cant really find a whole lot of info on how people like these or how they hold up and Ive spent a whole bunch of time searchin with minimal luck. I will only be using my rifle for shooting targets at the range. Any help and info would be appreciated.
.338LM is going to be very hard on any cheap scope.
If it were me I'd say instead look at Leupold MK IV's and Zeiss Conquests on Ebay, Gunbroker, and on the classifieds here at LRH and over at Sniper's hide.
You will also need to pay attention to getting very high quality rings, lapping them properly (or buy TPS rings which are self aligning) and make sure whomever mounts the scope for you knows what they are doing and torques it all down properly after leveling.