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338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

 
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Old 01-01-2011, 10:15 AM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

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I have one on a 338-378 and dont have a problem with the eye relief, but since hunting season I have retired it to my 300rum and am patiently waiting for my PST for my 338 :-)
I know I tend to crawl the stock a little but on my 1000 yard 300 RUM I was not comfortable with the eye relief. It has less than 3.5" according to specs and the best I could figure that's right where my 50 mm objective is, the 44 mm objective seemed to be just a tad less and the way I shoot I want slightly more than that. I've got a PST on the way one of these days and it will go on the RUM. The 44 mm sits on the previously mentioned 600 yard setup and the 50 mm sits on a tactical setup and for these applications and on these rifle they work great. As was said to start with, you bet there are much better scopes but at this price these are mighty tough to beat.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:21 AM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

thanks for the feedback guys. It does kick light like a .243 to .308 at most. very tollerable with 300gr pills. I don't think the eye relief will be much of a problem but its always something to think about when scope shopping.

Would Medium height rings be just right? I have plenty of high rings but this 44mm might want a shorter ring?
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:19 PM
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thanks for the feedback guys. It does kick light like a .243 to .308 at most. very tollerable with 300gr pills. I don't think the eye relief will be much of a problem but its always something to think about when scope shopping.

Would Medium height rings be just right? I have plenty of high rings but this 44mm might want a shorter ring?
With no more recoil than that it will be a non issue. I use Leupold PRW or whatever their lettering is in the medium height for both the 44 and 50 mm objectives and they have fit well on a Ruger 77 and Rem 700 with both having varmint weight barrels on them.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:11 PM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

This scope was ordered and should be here today along with the vortex bubble leveler. Sunshade was on back order for the 44mm. Hope to punch some holes soon with my edge. All i've done is got some loads done and chrony figures to test pressures with. really not getting anything really accoplished without the scope on yet.

I'll do a follow up this weekend when i get some groups i'll post em' along with my review on this particular Viper.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:04 PM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

The 338 EDGE deserves a Nightforce NXS at least, period!
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:12 PM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

A zeiss has better glass than a night force and doesn't weigh 2 lbs.!
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:08 PM
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Re: 338 dge and Vortex Viper opinions please?

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The 338 EDGE deserves a Nightforce NXS at least, period!
The tax money is going twards just that!!! but...for another big gun

When im done playing with the .338 Edge combo,i'll move the Vortex on my .223
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