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What Scope for my 338 Edge?

 
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Old 10-24-2010, 06:07 PM
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What Scope for my 338 Edge?

Need opinions on a scope and recticle for my new Edge. 5.5-20x50 flavor not yet known.


Rifle
"what I have"
700 action
Bux barrel 28"
SSG brake
HS presicion stock
Timney trigger

"what I need"
Scope
Base
Rings
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:02 PM
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Re: What Scope for my 338 Edge?

Since you didn't say what your budget is, ill assume. You're a millionaire. I would look real hard at the nightforce nxs 5.5-22x56(or 50) with the npr1 reticle. Get seekins or badger base and rings.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:09 PM
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Re: What Scope for my 338 Edge?

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Since you didn't say what your budget is, ill assume. You're a millionaire. I would look real hard at the nightforce nxs 5.5-22x56(or 50) with the npr1 reticle. Get seekins or badger base and rings.
My suggestion exactly except I like the NPR-2 reticle. I won't make assumptions about your finances, but with a custom rifle, it is a shame to skimp on optics. Go with a kickass piece of glass for a kickass rifle. Anything less, and that's like a good lookin woman marrying an ugly SOB. It just doesn't fit.

I honestly don't know the difference between the better rails, rings, etc. but will assume that if they are made by NF, Badger, Seekins, etc., they are all very good quality. When I had Kirby build my canon, I trusted his judgement on what to use to mount my NF scope and I think he knows what he's doing.

Hopefully he or Shawn or one of the other builders will post their recommendation too.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:15 PM
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Re: What Scope for my 338 Edge?

If the toner cartridge holds up I'll be a Millionaire by midnight,Thats the way it works RIGHT?
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:00 PM
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Re: What Scope for my 338 Edge?

We need much more information to make the best recommendation for optics on your new rifle.

Let's make it simpler, Sell it to my wife (cheap) and she can give it to me for Christmas or my birthday. That way optics will be MY problem, saving you all this anguish & saving my wife from figuring what might be "the right" gift!

If that doesn't work, & you still want to put optics on it, consider Nightforce the bottom-end for your search. Anyone using a .338 Edge means to reach WAY out & touch something, & you can only hit what you can see, so quality optics are mandatory. I would think a 5-20x50mm class scope would be the minimum for a .338 Edge. Knowing how your rifle will be used will define things from there. If you go above 20x & want to see under poor light bump up to a 56mm objective lens. The offset on your rail will depend on what scope you choose & what adjustment range it has.

I really like the Horus reticle that Nightforce is offering on the NXS scopes. It's alien to some since it's not what they grew up with, but for me it is simplicity personified. If I were to be given such a rifle, I know that's what I would put on it.

Wish I could offer more specifics but you didn't give us much info to go on.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:17 PM
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Re: What Scope for my 338 Edge?

I want to use the rifle for hunting Grizzly,Blacks,Moose,Bison,Caribou and Rocks out to 1500 yard

I have a 750 yard range in my back yard
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:01 PM
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Re: What Scope for my 338 Edge?

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I want to use the rifle for hunting Grizzly,Blacks,Moose,Bison,Caribou and Rocks out to 1500 yard

I have a 750 yard range in my back yard
Are you reffering the 'mine' just out of Sutton?

Anyway, I love my NXS 5.5-22x50 on my Edge. I prefer MIL/MIL, but there is nothing wrong with MOA/MOA combo's either. She also wears a Leupold Mark 4 on occasion when weight is a concern.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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