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Help Need to Choose Scope

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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:25 PM
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Re: Help Need to Choose Scope

Thanks guys,

I found a Bushnell Elite 3-9x40 4200 series before they were consolidated.
I got it for $450 NZD (thats about $380 USD).

Quite happy as VX1 Leupy was about $369 and the Bushnell 3200 was $445. Instead I found a 4200 series for the same price ($450).

It should be arriving in the next couple of days.... gu n)
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Unread 09-22-2013, 08:37 PM
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Re: Help Need to Choose Scope

Nice! Give us a follow up and let us know what you think when you get some time behind it!
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Unread 09-22-2013, 11:19 PM
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Re: Help Need to Choose Scope

Definitely give us a follow up, and post some pics once you get it installed and sighted in.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 12:46 AM
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Re: Help Need to Choose Scope

Hi Guys,
So yesterday (Sunday) I spent an hour at the range. But I'll get to that.

24 earlier.....
I got the scope and prior to that I bought weaver style bases (alloy). Then I bought Weaver Rings Grandslam (medium). I mounted the bases, and the rings. Thank god I got medium coz the objective lens is almost touching the barrel. I adjusted for the eye relief. I bought a small level, levelled out the action and the scope of the elevation turret. tightened everything in. Pulled up the gun to my sholder and the reticles were slightly on an angle. (FU-K!!! I said)...

Al-right. So I unscrewed everything and eye-balled the reticles to how it should be, I was pretty happy, got a second opinion from my experiences hunter (my father).... he was happy so off the gun to the safe for the next day.

I bought some ammo (Remington Express Corelokt 150gr). Had a guy at the range that offered to boresight the rifle. He put me on paper, I was about 10inches high and 8 to the left at 100 meters. Adjusted the dials and I shot about 4 inches low then but spot on windage.... Ajdusted Elivation and the range was about to close in 15 minutes and I had about 6 shots left. I took 2 shots on one target and then two shots on the second target. then I had my father shoot 1 each on each of the targets. End result was about 2MOA groups.
Now this is the first time I am shooting a large calibre rifle, previously I've had a shotgun and .22lr. So I am really happy with my shotting and the shooting of the gun. I think I might look into the trigger pull weight as it felt a bit heavy even for a hunting scenario.

In terms of the scope. I am really happy. Very bright and clean picture. The Multi-X reticle was I think a great choice as I will be hunting up to 200 yards deer. I don't need holdovers much. I love it really.

Some Photos....
The yellow shots are me and the reds are my father's... (we were going for the black tape)
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Unread 09-30-2013, 12:49 AM
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Re: Help Need to Choose Scope

I think I will practice at home a little bit with dry firing just to get use to the trigger, but also I'll get some different factory ammo for next couple of weeks and I'll try and get the groupings on the black tape.

Any recommendations on Ammo are welcomed? (I'll be shooting deer mainly)....

I was quite excited firing the gun so my heart was bouncing, so were the reticles. The groupings can only get better (I hope)....But for a low end rifle like Zastava... right of the factory I am happy with the results for now.
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Unread 09-30-2013, 01:04 AM
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Re: Help Need to Choose Scope

Good on ya! You're off to a good start. Look around for a torque wrench at the range and tighten those ring screws to 25 in-lb, or 30 in-lb if they are steel.

Eyeballing the reticle alignment is fine for ranges less than about 300 yds.

I like Barnes TSX or TTSX bullets. You can find them in a few premium ammo brands. Not cheap, but they're accurate and worth every penny.
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