Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Long Range Scopes and Other Optics

Long Range Scopes and Other Optics Nightforce Optics


Reply

Need advice for <$500 scope.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-11-2012, 10:20 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Posts: 2,770
Need advice for <$500 scope.

I am looking for scopes that will fit these criteria

At least 75 MOA adjustment
High end of magnification at 20-24 while low end 5-8
Repeatable clicks in MOA with a MOA reticle
I dont want the crosshairs to get larger as i increase power, im not sure if this is sfp or ffp.
Preferably less than $500
Have good glass
30mm tube.
Target turrets

I was considering the 6-24x56 hawke sidewinder but it only has 62 MOA of elevation. Any suggestions?

Can i buy these and put them on a leupold without target turrets? http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...assified=false
__________________

I'm 16
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
~George Washington

"The only advantage a light rifle has is weight, all other advantages go to the heavy rifle."
~ JE Custom

Biggest fail of 2014 so far... http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...ea-ftf-128972/

My guess on W3P .308 230 Grain Bullet: G1 .740-.755
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-11-2012, 10:26 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 564
Re: Need advice for <$500 scope.

tall order...

But if you could do without all that adjustment travel and could stand a duplex reticle (maybe put the scope on a slanted base, or use Burris Signature rings and offset inserts)... then the Weaver Grand Slam would work. Very repeatable on the turrets... decent glass...

The good thing about mounting a 50 MOA limited scope on a slanted base is you can often get it to work out where you can't dial a rev under your 100 yard zero.

here's a post I did on the Weaver Grand Slam, and how to set it up for long range some time back...
Dialing up shots on a budget...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-11-2012, 10:32 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,562
Re: Need advice for <$500 scope.

Not asking much are we!! The closest optic I have is a Vortex HS LR but it tops out at 16 power, which I find fine for a lot of yardage personally.
__________________
"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-11-2012, 10:42 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Posts: 2,770
Re: Need advice for <$500 scope.

I know it is a tall order. I am really looking at this Vortex Viper Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 6.5-20x 50mm Side Focus V-Plex Wide i dont know if it has target style turrets so i can dial in my MOA.
__________________

I'm 16
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
~George Washington

"The only advantage a light rifle has is weight, all other advantages go to the heavy rifle."
~ JE Custom

Biggest fail of 2014 so far... http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...ea-ftf-128972/

My guess on W3P .308 230 Grain Bullet: G1 .740-.755
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-11-2012, 11:13 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Posts: 2,770
Re: Need advice for <$500 scope.

I think i will try to talk my dad into throwing in another $250 so i can get this scope, i love the reticle design, 1 moa per hask mark, and its 75 MOA of elevation adjustment. Wish me luck! http://www.midwayusa.com/product/650...-reticle-matte
__________________

I'm 16
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
~George Washington

"The only advantage a light rifle has is weight, all other advantages go to the heavy rifle."
~ JE Custom

Biggest fail of 2014 so far... http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...ea-ftf-128972/

My guess on W3P .308 230 Grain Bullet: G1 .740-.755
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-11-2012, 11:25 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,562
Re: Need advice for <$500 scope.

Quote:
Originally Posted by barnesuser28 View Post
I think i will try to talk my dad into throwing in another $250 so i can get this scope, i love the reticle design, 1 moa per hask mark, and its 75 MOA of elevation adjustment. Wish me luck! Vortex Viper PST Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 6-24x 50mm Side Focus
Great optic IMO, there has been a couple for sale on LRH, I would look for a good deal in the sale section.
__________________
"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-11-2012, 11:32 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Posts: 2,770
Re: Need advice for <$500 scope.

i will look for one here then, with 65 usable moa (leaving 5 moa at each end) and the 10 MOA in the reticle i would be able to stretch the 284 win with 195 grain berger out to atleast a mile on 24x! With it at 6x and 40 moa in reticle i would be able to stretch it out to at least 2070 yards!
__________________

I'm 16
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
~George Washington

"The only advantage a light rifle has is weight, all other advantages go to the heavy rifle."
~ JE Custom

Biggest fail of 2014 so far... http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...ea-ftf-128972/

My guess on W3P .308 230 Grain Bullet: G1 .740-.755
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Need advice for <$500 scope.
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on New Scope MHO Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 9 06-02-2011 11:34 AM
Scope advice driller The Basics, Starting Out 7 12-20-2010 07:16 PM
Scope advice rclouse79 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 04-13-2010 05:20 PM
Advice on this scope......keep it or ???? Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 14 12-31-2005 07:24 AM
Scope advice Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 9 12-13-2002 12:57 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC