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Old 12-12-2010, 10:44 AM
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Detachable mounts question

I am a relative newbie to long range hunting and this forum. After 30 plus years with my great 30-06, I am going to build a 300 rum. I want to have 2 scopes, VX7 2.5-10 for most hunting and a vx7 4.5-18 for a back up and for long range Elk when I feel I am good enough. My questions are do the detachable systems hold zero properly, and which is best? Thanks for any help you can give me.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:52 AM
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Re: Detachable mounts question

Here are probably the top quick detach mounts. I've got 2 LaRue mounts on my AR rifles.

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They're both very good, but I personally don't think they belong on a long-range rig. Out to a couple hundred yards, a small shift in zero after dismount/remount isn't going to matter. But if you're looking at 800+ yards, a fraction of a MOA starts to be the difference between hit and miss. If you can recheck zero after each change, then they'll work ok. I'd just go with the larger scope (or maybe a 3.5-14x) and leave it mounted.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:04 AM
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Re: Detachable mounts question

Thanks I don't want to do it unless it works. The reason I am thinking of it is because I fell on a muddy embankment last year and smashed my scope into a tree. we keep an old gun with scope out there but it wasn't as much fun. 6hr drive and 45 min quad ride just to get to our cabin. If there is no way any of these systems will maintain zero, I will take my old gun for back up. I can resight up there but we try not to shoot around the cabin unless it's at game.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:16 AM
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I am a relative newbie to long range hunting and this forum. After 30 plus years with my great 30-06, I am going to build a 300 rum. I want to have 2 scopes, VX7 2.5-10 for most hunting and a vx7 4.5-18 for a back up and for long range Elk when I feel I am good enough. My questions are do the detachable systems hold zero properly, and which is best? Thanks for any help you can give me.
+1. Another consideration, very pricey but if budget allows you to, (there are other sources but) try ...

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Old 12-12-2010, 11:53 AM
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Thanks Ed, the reason I am thinking Leupold is not because they are the best, but because they are good, and I can get service localy if I need it.
I think my biggest concern is the ability to maintain zero, from detacahable mounts, and I am starting to think I can't.
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Thanks Ed, the reason I am thinking Leupold is not because they are the best, but because they are good, and I can get service localy if I need it.
I think my biggest concern is the ability to maintain zero, from detacahable mounts, and I am starting to think I can't.
I too am a big fan of Leupold and use them on most of my rifles. I never considered anything detachable when it comes to optics as NomadPilot noted. I have a couple of 4.5-14Xs on my rigs ... I know guys that are very capable of taking the shots at 1000+ yards with this set up, unfortunately, I am not one of them. My eyes are not the greatest and requires lot of help in the magnification department. But like anything else, practice, practice, practice makes perfect

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Old 12-12-2010, 01:56 PM
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Thanks again this is a great site. I like the lowest setting I can get in the bush. This is another reason I was thinking about 2 scopes. I put a Nikon Monarch 2.5-10 on my old rifle, and I keep it at the lowest setting in the bush. Haven't had a cougar or bear jump out at me yet, but a buddy had a cougar meeting, (and I'm not talking about the ones in the bar). It was humbling for him to say the least. (More like change the underwear humbling). He also took on a new appretiation for lower magnification in the bush, which we have been preaching to him for years. I would love a 1.5-12, which I am now vainly searching for, Maybe I will have to give up on my idea to shoot and kill at 50 to 600yds.
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