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Old 07-15-2006, 06:44 PM
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Mark 4 Leupolds??

Hey guys:

I am fairly new to the site and to long range hunting/shooting!

I am at the point of deciding on a scope for my new long range rig!!! I have built a 8.6x72 Swamp Donkey Mag. on a Rem 700 and a Mcmillan A-5. I have a 20 moa base and Burris Zee rings, but I am stuck on the scope!!! The cartridge is capable of pushing a 250 gr bullet at 3100 fps, and a 300 gr bullet at 2800 - 2900fps!

I can't decide on a 4.5 x 14 x 50 or a 6.5 x 20 x 50 Mark 4's or a 6.5 x 20 x 50 comp.!!

I will be shooting this rifle out to 1 mile (hopefully) and also want this rifle for my main Moose - Elk gun.

Will the 4.5 x 14 x 50 be enough to 1000 yards and beyond or should I go with two scopes 1 for longe range (6.5 x 20 x 50) and the other for hunting ( 3.5 x 10 x 40 or a 2.5 x 8 x32)?

Any advice is appreciated!!!

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Old 07-15-2006, 07:09 PM
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Re: Mark 4 Leupolds??

Check this out: http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthreads/s...e=2&fpart=1
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Old 07-15-2006, 09:53 PM
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Re: Mark 4 Leupolds??

The Mark 4 is an excellent choice in any magnification. Personally, I would either get the 4.5-14x50mm or the 8.5-25x50mm. I see no need to get the 6.5-20. The eye relief is more on the 8.5-25 and in my experience the exit pupil is also bigger.

With that said, there is also nothing wrong w/the VXIII 8.5-25x50mm. For the $$$ difference, I think this may be a better choice. If you just have to spend more money, look @ the NightForce.

PS-When you decide, shoot me an email @ the address in my profile and I can give you a price on the Leupies and the NF [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img].
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Old 07-16-2006, 02:09 AM
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Re: Mark 4 Leupolds??

I have the 8.5-25X Mk 4 with the TMR reticle and it's the nicest scope i own, and MAN what a neat reticle.
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:11 AM
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Re: Mark 4 Leupolds??

The only down side to the 8-25 is you have no real low end on the scope, this means that a elk or moose at 50yds or so and you see nothing but brown. I think for a hunting rig the 4-14 leup or 3-15 NF is the best in town.

The NF is better but you also spend more so it is toss up. For real long range stuff the 8-25 is better but you do sacrifce the low end.

4-14 is enough for 1k shooting.

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Old 07-16-2006, 09:14 AM
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The 5.5X22 Nightforce is a good comprimise for a high magnification scope with a 4 times zoom range.............. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Mark 4 Leupolds??

I would suggest an IOR 3-18x42.. But thats just me..
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