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Old 05-18-2012, 12:07 AM
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Re: Long range scopes

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do you want a tactical scope or a hunting scope as far as style goes? if you can get behind some and go from there
Is there that much of a difference between the two (tac and hunt) ?
I would like the zero stop type scope or similar.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:10 AM
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Re: Long range scopes

[QUOTE=jake50;652673]Is there that much of a difference between the two (tac and hunt) ?

jake50 needs help.

I suggest a tactical scope with at least a 30mm tube with the highest magnification you can get that has a low magnification you can still use at short range in timber if needed. You will probably also need a 20 moa Picatinny rail too.

I use a Vortex 6-24x50mm PST FFP MOA scope with zero stop and illuminated reticle plus a custom turret.

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Old 05-18-2012, 02:51 AM
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Re: Long range scopes

I see some have x30 ,x42,x50 up to x80. To shoot at 1500 yds would u need one of those listed ? I dont want to spend $2-3k+ and find its not the one i want , there will be no shooting at close range (200- 800yds) as we have a 30/378 for the close work if needed.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:08 AM
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Re: Long range scopes

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Is there that much of a difference between the two (tac and hunt) ?
I would like the zero stop type scope or similar.

it's an apple and orange kind of thing,

tactical scopes tend to be build to a more rugged and more mechanically consistent, which also means heavier for the most part. they usually have adjustable turrets, some type of ranging reticle, be it in mils or moa, or some type of hold over type reticle, like the nightforce velocity series.

hunting scopes tend to be lighter than their tactical counter parts, usually have a simpler reticle, or a hold over type reticle, and usually have less adjustment.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:33 AM
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Re: Long range scopes

Thanks for the Info, sounds like a tac scope would be the choice as weight is not a problem with a 20lb rifle. Would the Nightforce fit the bill 8x32x56 NSX?
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:23 AM
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Re: Long range scopes

that would be a pretty nice scope for a dedicated long range rifle, I'd get it with zero stop.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:38 AM
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Re: Long range scopes

I'm still waiting for the Leupold VX Vl's to hit the self, 4-24 sounds like the perfect scope for anything, just add the B&C recticle and your set.
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