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Old 12-06-2012, 07:20 PM
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Compact long range scope

I have a mtn rifle built on an old 600 action with 22" barrel. It's in 6.5 x 284. Would like target turrets and side focus, but short. Also around 600 or less. 3 X 9 or a little more.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:08 PM
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Re: Compact long range scope

I like the tooth fairy too....

Your best bet is the used market or a Vortex HS.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:40 PM
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Re: Compact long range scope

If I go up to say 1200.00 is there a compact? I don't want something sticking half way down the barrel.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:13 AM
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Re: Compact long range scope

The leupold mk4 2.5-8 is 14.5 ounces and 11.3 inches long suggested retail under the $1200 mark. I have the standard vx111 on a 600 with a 20" 6mm barrel looks and feels fine. I have the MK 4 on a Tikka T3 scout 223 20" barrel it also looks and feels correct. The V6 2-12 doesn't have the target turrets and is a little bigger, and a little less money.
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Re: Compact long range scope

Also have a plan to mount it. Short actions, and short scopes can be problematic to have it all line up. The rail systems give a guy a bit more flexibility.
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Re: Compact long range scope

Compact has lots of meanings today with most scopes being about as long as your arm! How short do you want to go?

I am not sure how far you plan on shooting that gun but estimating what it weighs and with the shorter barrel my guess is you aren't going much past a 1/2 mile or so. If that is the case you don't need a whole lot of power. If you can keep around 10x or less on the top end then you can pretty easily lose the requirement of a side focus which may help add some more options.


SWFA has an excellent 3-9x42 right at $600. It is a great scope all round. good glass, excellent durability, excellent turrets all in a pretty compact setup. It has a nice reticle too if that is important.

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