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Best Long Range Scope???

 
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Old 06-29-2001, 06:34 PM
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Best Long Range Scope???

I need a scope for shooting anywhere from 100 yards to maybe 1,000. I shoot ground hogs out to 6 or 7 hundred and may try a 1,000 yard event. My main concern is very precise and repeatable clicks. Once I develop my drop chart, I want to have faith that the scope is repeating the clicks accurately. Clarity is the second concern.
Considering the Leupold 6-18 or a Burris Signature or FullField 2. Any insight would really make the decision easier. Also, if you know of any cheap places to buy these scopes???
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Old 06-29-2001, 09:38 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

You might want to try the Leupold Longrange with the side wheel focus and the 30 MM tube.

They come in a 6 1/2X to 20X and also the 8 1/2X to 25X.

They have enough elevation clicks available to get you where you want to go.

Check some of the other forms advertiser's for the best price. www.xtremeaccuracy.com
is one to check.

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Old 07-02-2001, 12:38 AM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

I have to echo what Darryl said. The Leupold Long Range scope is a very good choice for this application. I have one on my 6/284 and have used it for long range varminting and some 1000 yd competition. The one piece base on this rifle is tapered so that the scope is in the centre of its adjustment range at around 700 yds. I can then dial in the appropriate distance, from 100 yds to over 1000 yds. The Leupold also comes standard with a fine crosshair with a 1/8” dot, which is my favourite reticle.
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Old 07-02-2001, 05:35 AM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

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Right off the bat, you can eliminate the Leupold 6-18X, as well as any of the Vari-X II series. The don't have click adjustments. You can send them off the Premier Reticles to have clicks installed though for a fairly cheap price.
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Old 07-02-2001, 01:51 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

I am a little confused when you say the Vari-X 2 6-18 doesn't have clicks.
I know someone that uses it at thousand yard shoots and for varminting and they "click" to adjust for drop and it seems to be very consistant. Do you mean that the Vari-X 3 clicks are something different?
Please explain as I want to make an informed purchase.
Thank you
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Old 07-02-2001, 02:00 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

I believe the Vari-X II's that have target turrets are 'click' type but the standard short adjustment capped version Vari-X II's are 'friction' adjustment.

I have had some tactical (target turret) 3x9 Vari-X II's that were 'click'.
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Old 07-02-2001, 05:46 PM
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Re: Best Long Range Scope???

Never seen or messed with a Vari-X II that had turrets. Maybe they are different, but the standard low-profile Vari-X II is a friction adjustment. Fine for a hunting scope that will be zeroed & left alone, but not very repeatable.
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