Re: Best Scope?
Keg before laying out a ton of money on a scope I'd first suggest taking the rifle back to a good gunsmith for a complete free float and pillar bedding job if you haven't already.
The quesiton isn't what is the "best scope" it is "What is the best scope I can afford". You can get great quality glass from under 750.00 all the way up to over 2,500.00.
For under 1,000.00 You can start with the above and then work up. I prefer minimum 14x because I want to count points before I pull the trigger in the case of a deer, and if I'm shooting at small things at great distance I want to see what I am shooting to the point I am placing the shot on an exact point of impact rather than just aiming for the center of mass.
Zeiss Conquest and Leupold VXIII are probably the best within your price range and are more than adequate for precision shooting out to 1000yds.
I also prefer the 44mm obj at a minimum and would really rather have 50-56mm obj for greater light gathering capability. With the right glass you can extend your hunting time easily by fifteen minutes or more early and late vs cheaper glass with smaller objective diameters.
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Last edited by WildRose; 07-06-2011 at 11:32 PM.