Originally Posted by 260 rem
Being off work with a bad back I am in the process of putting together a long range rifle in 6.5x68
I have got the action and barrel sorted but the scope to many choices
I would like to fit a nightforce or leupold (6-24x aprox) on it but out of reach at present time how would a 4-12x do for starters
Since you are building a long range rifle do you think you will have enough adjustment in scopes that have 1" tubes? This is why you need to use higher rings for the 50mm objective scopes.
I had a 40 MOA Picatinny rail made for a 1" tube scope and it got me out to 1,000 yds., but with a 20 MOA I would not have enough adjustment to get to 1,000 yds.
I don't know how far you plan to shoot, but you might consider a 30mm tube scope with a 20 MOA Picatinny rail with low rings. This would get your scope lower and give you enough adjustment to get to 1,000 meters. and beyond.
I would suggest you get a scope like I have and set it up like I did. It probably cost you 1/2 the price of a Leo or NF. I also think that mine will perform just as good as the NF and better then the Leu IMHO. You can get the scope in MOA or Mils. You probably will be more comfortable with Mils.
If you can not get a scope like mine I suggest you get a NF with the NP-R1 reticle, but be sure that the turret clicks are Mil and reticle is also Mil. This will cause less confusion when figuring come ups to long range targets.
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This is my set up: Vortex Viper PST mounted with pics. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum
I removed the smaller bubble level after the one on the scope tube was adjusted
PS: This one is like mine except it has Mil clicks and the reticle measures in Mils also:
Vortex 6-24x50 Viper PST 30mm Rifle Scope