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Old 03-19-2012, 04:29 PM
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Lightweight Long Range Scope

If money wasn't a consideration, what glass would you put on a .338 Edge that you were trying to keep the weight down on? I have an extra Premier 5X25, but it weighs a ton, and I don't want to lug the extra weight around. I want to shoot over a grand with it, so I'll need some magnification.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:04 PM
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Re: Lightweight Long Range Scope

March Scope 2.5 - 25 X 42. Weighs 21.5 OZ
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:04 PM
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Re: Lightweight Long Range Scope

I hadn't thought about March, but I will look into those. I was kinda looking at the 5-30X50 Swaro Z6. I've never owned one, but I hunted with my buddy's Z6 a few months ago and the glass was pretty impressive. I don't think I'll NEED that much magnification to hit a large animal at long distances, but I'm thinking it would be a little easier to see details like horn size.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:28 PM
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Re: Lightweight Long Range Scope

If money is not object I'd recommend taking frequent trips to the area where you hunt and do a lot of target practice shooting in conditions of wind and distance that you'll actually hunt in. Even a cheap scope can resolve 1/4 MOA while a 10 mph wind over a 1000 yard trajectory can give wind deflections in the order of 5 MOA. The money spent on a $2500 scope versus a $300 scope won't improve accuracy in the field nearly as much as learning how to dope wind. You can't buy an instrument which will do that for you. If you know of one please tell use about it.

SWFA Supersniper SS16x40 21 oz $299. You can still tell your Internet friends you use a March or Hensholdt.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:36 PM
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Re: Lightweight Long Range Scope

I went with a Mark 4 6-20x50, TMR,M5. At 22.5 oz. I love the mil system and would go this route again. Reticule has a small space in center, which I can center at 400 on a 1 1/2 sticky dot,great for practice.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:07 PM
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I'm such a newb that I don't remember what my magic wind doping instrument looks like! It's either that, or I'm exhausted from unpacking the truckload of stuff that Cabela's dropped off yesterday. Oh well, I'm off to the range to get some time behind the new BSA....

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