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Hunting Scope for .300 Weatherby??

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Old 10-25-2010, 08:50 PM
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Hunting Scope for .300 Weatherby??

Looking for recommendations for hunting scope for a stainless Model 70 in .300 Weatherby. Hunting would not likely be over 1,000 yards but could also mean close in hunting in the timber.

I like the idea of the Nightforce Velocity 1,000 reticle because I know sometimes a shot presents itself at 600 yards as soon as the scope is cranked up to 825 yards, but I'm completely open to suggestions.

Weight IS an issue as this is a carry rifle that will get dragged up & down mountains.

I can pay for a good scope but cost does matter.

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Old 10-28-2010, 10:17 PM
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Re: Hunting Scope for .300 Weatherby??

I put a 300 wtby stainless under a 4-12x50 swaroski scope and have happy with it, I might look at the new scopes that let you go to a lower power with a high power top end.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:31 PM
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Re: Hunting Scope for .300 Weatherby??

Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44 would be a excellent choice, That's what I have on my 300 ultra.
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Old 10-29-2010, 05:29 PM
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Re: Hunting Scope for .300 Weatherby??

my friend ken has the same gun (not stainless) and he just put a leupold mark 4 4.5-14 x50 ILL TMR on it this last summer. It has the side focus and m1 turrets. its a great combo.

He shot a nice 6x6 bull this october with it!
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:33 AM
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Re: Hunting Scope for .300 Weatherby??

Iv'e had a Ziesse Diavara 3-12-56 z-plex retical on 300 Wby. Accumark for 8+ years with zero issues also lifetime warrarnty if ever needed. I think is was about $1,800.00 new. There is some on Sampelist for $1,399.00. Ziesse also has a new retical that has I think up to 800yrd. hold over line.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:14 PM
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Re: Hunting Scope for .300 Weatherby??

I would say SCHMIDT & BENDER. look at thier PM series 3x12 Its on the heavy side, but what a scope. Or their 3X12X42 Percsion hunter model with p 3 reticle. I dont know what kind of distance you'll get out of it. They are built like tanks.

I defenatly would not spend a lot of money on a scope the was a second focal plane scope. I perfer the first focal plane because your accuracy is the same at any magnification from what I understand. The old Swarovski are nice to, but for some stupid reason they stopped making them.

Having a Swarovski and a Schmidt. I find Optics between the 2 a little clearer and brighter on the Schmidt. Bright by saying I am able to make out objects and their outlines better. Alot of people from what I understand the handful of high end scopes are coated to let certin types of light in for this.

I have the S&B on my 30-378 weatherby with a picatinny rail, It less than 11lbs right around the 10 mark
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