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Old 08-16-2003, 08:46 PM
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best scope for a 338 lapua

Ok folks this may be a hot topic, but here goes.

I'm in the market for a new scope and need a bit of advice, and yes its cheaper than a poor scope.

What would be the best scope for a 26" heavy fluted barrel in 338 lappua, with a max range of 1000m and a zero of 600m.

Ranging reticles are a must.

thanks
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Old 08-16-2003, 09:04 PM
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Re: best scope for a 338 lapua

16X IOR with MP8 or for 1/2 again the money a 5-22NF with the R2.
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Old 08-17-2003, 11:05 PM
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Re: best scope for a 338 lapua

Never looked through an IOR but, the 5.5-22 NF NXS I have with the R2 is the cats ass for sure. Ranging is a breeze with it too if you know the animal sizes real well.
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Re: best scope for a 338 lapua

I have looked at the IOR and with the NP8, it is going to be hard to beat and at just about half the price of the NXS.

IOR Valdata is going to be one of the vendors present at this years IBS 1k Nationals with scopes set up for everyone to look through.

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Old 08-18-2003, 08:13 AM
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Re: best scope for a 338 lapua

IMHO, In order depending on how much you want to spend:

US optics, Unertl, S&B, Nightforce NP-r2, IOR, Leupold, Burris, Nikon Tactical, Bushnell Elite.

With that said I have never used any other scopes on that list except the IOR 6-24x50 Mp-8 ranging reticle. I really wanted the Nightforce but, at $400 more I couldn't justify it. (IOR doesn't have a track record like leupold or the others on the list so "we" seem to be the guinnea pigs.)
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:24 PM
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Re: best scope for a 338 lapua

I've been checking the web sites too. They all look great.

Any thoughts on the $$$ Schmidt and Benders?

Second choice looks like IOR and the price is really nice compared.
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Old 08-19-2003, 06:46 AM
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Re: best scope for a 338 lapua

I've got an Mark 4 16x on mine and it work great.

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