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Old 05-07-2011, 08:10 PM
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Help with First long range scope

I am in the market for my first long range scope. HELP!

I have been hunting with my Remi 700 SPS, and with handloads 1/2 MOA is easy.

I recently purchased the stoney point turret knobs and put them on my Leupold Rifleman 3-9x40.

After an hour of testing I was making first round hits on rocks out to 530 yds.

I was hooked.

I've been on this site several times and purchased some books as Im working up to long range hunting.

I have killed beer out to 400yds with my setup using kentucky windage. But I recognize the need for good data and optics out past that distance.

I hunt in CA and MT and have had the opportunity for animals past my comfort distance but not the optics and knowledge to make the shot.

I like Nightforce, but not the price. I see the scopes on here in the gear shop and wonder who uses these and what do you think.

Any knowledge would be appreciated as I am a newbie.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-08-2011, 08:34 AM
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Re: Help with First long range scope

Read these comments about the SFP & FPP PST scopes since the NF is to much $$.

Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50mm

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Old 05-08-2011, 11:40 AM
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Re: Help with First long range scope

Nikon Monarchs work ok. Leupold Mark 4's are good scopes but can cost almost as much as Nightforce. I had a Burris Fullfield II that was marginal but worked. I've a couple of Leupold Vari-X III's with factory modified turrets installed and they both are very usable long-range scopes. I'm thinking $400 for Nikon or Burris. $500+ for Leupold. $700+ will get you a better Leupold or a Zeiss Conquest. You're looking at $900+ for a Mark 4 or several other very good scopes. You can get a used Nightforce for $1300 to $1500 they are great but they are pricey.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:44 PM
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Re: Help with First long range scope

What do you guys think about the Weaver Tactical Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 3-15x 50mm???

Weaver Tactical Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 3-15x 50mm 1/10 Mil Adjustments Side Focus First Focal Illuminated Enhanced Mil-Dot Reticle Matte - MidwayUSA


Anyone used this before?

Thanks.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:36 PM
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Re: Help with First long range scope

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What do you guys think about the Weaver Tactical Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 3-15x 50mm???

Weaver Tactical Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 3-15x 50mm 1/10 Mil Adjustments Side Focus First Focal Illuminated Enhanced Mil-Dot Reticle Matte - MidwayUSA


Anyone used this before?

Thanks.
First time reading the specs. on this scope. It is not rated for an air gun. Does an air gun have to much recoil?

joseph
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:52 AM
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Re: Help with First long range scope

I haven't looked through a Weaver tactical but some things I don't like about the specs are that it does not have alot of available elivation adjustment and I don't really care for the plane mil reticle. I prefer the IOR mp-8 style reticle. If you are on a tight budget you may want to check out the falcon menace the sone to come out super sniper 5-20 HD or some vortex Scopes.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:01 PM
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Re: Help with First long range scope

Mybudget is $1000-1400 so I have a decent ammount to spend.

Problem is Im overwelmed with options and dont know whats practical and wants "tacti-cool"

I know I desire zero stop, and 15+ magnification.

I also need enough adjustment to reach 800+yds using my 308 with 178gr A-max........

Everything else Im hoping to get from you guys.....


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