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6.5 06 Night Force?

 
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:46 PM
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6.5 06 Night Force?

Hello everyone, a friend of mine just got his 6.5 06 wildcat Rem 700 built by John Whidden in and he had to deploy to Afganistan. We're thinking 140 bullets at about 2800 to 3000 fps. What would be some good choices in optics. He will be doing mostly long range target shooting and maybe some long range hunting. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:21 PM
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Re: 6.5 06 Night Force?

Denny,

You didn't give us a price range but here are some options. If you go under $500, durability and repeatability usually suffer, but Leupold Mark AR and Vortex Viper HS are solid in that price range. The Vortex Viper pst, Nikon Tactical, Leupold VX3 LR with knobs, SWFA Super Sniper (new models), and the fixed power I.O.R are all great scopes in the $600-$850ish area. A budget above that and I am no help at all. I have used a U.S. Optics 10x which is very good but has weaker glass than my I.O.R 10x. My I.O.R is straight 10x ($800)on a 6.5-284 with 140 VLDs going 2940; with a 200 yd zero I have enough elevation to get to 1500 yds and make 800 to 1000 seem pretty simple. I have a 2.5-10 I.O.R and love it also, the only real drawback is you can't get custom engraved knobs for them. Keep in mind that you will need a high end range finder to keep up with your rig, and that is where the real cost will be. Hope i was of some help.

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:02 AM
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Re: 6.5 06 Night Force?

Thanks Shaggy, I think his price range is pretty high. He's saving up for this scope and will be buying it when he get's back. I'm thinking maybe keep it under 3 grand. He's just looking for some good combo's to go with his new toy.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:28 AM
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Re: 6.5 06 Night Force?

Guess perhaps the NightForce NXS would be high on the list....but the list could include the Vortex Razor, Sightron SIII, MKIV Leupy etc. Just depends on what features he's looking for...ie zero stop or not.

All in all....I'd probably say the NightForce.

Good Luck,

Wayne
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:55 AM
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Re: 6.5 06 Night Force?

If you're looking at that range (3k & under), look hard at NightForce & USO, the latter preferably (IMHO). Both are great, no, fantastic optics, but I like the fact that the USO can be custom ordered to you specific instructions. Although, the NightForce can usually be found in stock somewhere substantially reducing lead time.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:09 PM
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Re: 6.5 06 Night Force?

March scopes ......


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Old 08-10-2011, 07:35 PM
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Re: 6.5 06 Night Force?

plus 1 one the Night Force.
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