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Old 07-16-2006, 08:36 PM
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Durable scope for 338-378

I'm needing some advise on a good durable hunting scope for my Accumark 338-378. I have been using the Nikon monarch 4x12 scopes but this gun keeps destroying the scopes. They start out parallax free but after about 1/2-3/4 of a box that all changes. Yesterday I had to set the adjustment to 200 yards to have the scope be parallax free at 100 yards. Right now I have 2 of them on their way back to Nikon. Nikon has a great warranty but I'm tired of using it and I want a scope that will hold up. This gun will be used for elk hunting so I'm thinking a 3x9 or maybe a 4x12 would be just fine power wise but what brand will hold up?

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Old 07-16-2006, 09:06 PM
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Re: Durable scope for 338-378

Why not get the Nikon Tactical. Its beefed up a bit more.
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Old 07-16-2006, 09:11 PM
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Re: Durable scope for 338-378



I like the 3.5X15 Nightforce,quite a robust scope.........
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Old 07-16-2006, 09:17 PM
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Re: Durable scope for 338-378

The Nightforce looks like a great scope but I don't want a 50mm objective. I would like to stay with 40mm or maybe 44mm.
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Re: Durable scope for 338-378

Leupolds hold up very well on the 338-378. I would give the VX-III 4.5-14x40AO a good hard look.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:16 PM
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Leupolds hold up very well on the 338-378. I would give the VX-III 4.5-14x40AO a good hard look.

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Thanks I will look in to the VX-III. I like the warranty Leupold has I just don't want to have to use it.
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:30 AM
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The Nightforce looks like a great scope but I don't want a 50mm objective. I would like to stay with 40mm or maybe 44mm.

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You have a big rifle chambered in a big chambering and you are worried about 6-10MM of objective dia.???? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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