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Best cabelas scope under 500

 
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:30 PM
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Re: Best cabelas scope under 500

The zeiss conquest is a great scope.
It would be a great choice if you have to buy one from cabelas.
Don't worry about the debris.
I you somehow get a bad one just send it back.
I've seen a bunch of them and never seen a bad one.
I as well as two buddies own one and they have all been excellent in all respects.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:04 PM
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Re: Best cabelas scope under 500

How accurate is your 7400 right now?

I own one in 30-06 that with the right ammo will shoot under 1 MOA (Rem CoreLokt, Federal Fusion). However, other ammo can be 4-5 MOA (Remington AccuTip). This is all using factory loads.

I was just thinking to myself... if you really want to use the 7400 that's fine, but note that a $500 scope will be worth more than the rifle. If it won't shoot under 2 MOA (which you really should have for a 350 yard shot) in its current form then I'd seriously think about a different rifle. You should be able to tell this using your current scope.

I'd hate to have you buy an expensive scope and find out the rifle won't shoot well. Some 7400's have that reputation.

Keep us posted.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:18 PM
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Re: Best cabelas scope under 500

Thanks for the replies. I have not shot this rifle in a couple of years. Right now it is a little too cold in vermont to go to the range. I thought I would buy the best scope under 500 which i am aware will be worth more than the gun, and the next warm day, site it in. My reason for this is, if I find the gun is incapable of shooting tight groups I would upgrade to a savage or tikka at a reasonable cost and still have a good scope for the new setup.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:22 PM
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Re: Best cabelas scope under 500

I'd shoot it as it sits.

Why?

You may find a rifle + scope combo on this site or Gunbroker for less $ than buying a new scope and then buying a rifle. No sense spending more than you need to. See if you can find an indoor range.
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