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Old 05-29-2004, 04:07 PM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

SCL, did you get the long eye relief version or the standard? that is what has held me back from the USO variable for my Lapua mag, that and I like my S&B. Fifty driver, I've got a Horus S&B 4x16 30mm and a USO ST10 over in Missoula if you want to get together somewhere and try them out. I had a Nightforce and like these better. Mike
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Old 05-29-2004, 05:08 PM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

Mike464,

My primary use for this rifle will be 1500 to 2000 yard rockchuck hunting and possible 1000 yard comp.

I'm sure that 16x would be plenty for the 1000 yard shooting at a 3 foot target but when trying to snipe a sunning chuck in the middle of a rock pile, 16x would be pretty low in my mind.

At 1500 and 2000 yards, it would be nearly impossible to pick out a chuck. I think I need more power.

I shoot on 19 or 20 power right now at 1000 yards for chucks and it is enough for a good clear target picture but anything less would be pretty hard to get a clear shot at.

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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

you will not need the tapered base if you use and externally adjusted scope
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:48 AM
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Fiftydriver, in my view 20x-24x would be the max you could use. Beyond that and you will be eaten alive by the mirage. I currently use 24x @ 1000 and find a swimming pool between me and the target. I suspect a critter in a rock pile @ 1500 or more would be undoable(is that a word?) Jim
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:07 AM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

I just installed a 3.8-22x SN3 on my 338LM and the eye relief is fine, at no time during firing the rifle did the scope come close to hitting me, I even wore my glasses which reduces eye relief another .25-.5 inches.

No matter what scope you get then you will want a 40 MOA tapered base, before this SN3 I had a 5-22x NXS and both of these scopes needed a 40 minute base. As far at the SN3 making it out to 2000 yards. I have the 90 click BDC knob on mine and it has enough elevation adjustment to go from 100-1850 yards, so I could not make it out to 2000 yards by dialing in but I did get USoptics new MOA reticle which gives me another 40 minutes of holdover adjustment so I could shoot past 2000 yards no problem with this setup.

The SN9 is a great scope it is just to big and sits up too high on the rifle for my taste.

I'll post a picture of the scope mounted on my 338LM in a while.
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:52 PM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

I use a 8x32 nightforce and a 20x50 Premier Recital lupold to shoot out past 2000 yards. I would sagest getting a Boosted Mark 4 in 24x http://www.carttonic.com/catalog/ind...id=5465&gpoid=
and have a gun smith build you a scope rail that has 150 moa of taper. I like Davidson bases and Jewel rings here is a pic of my scope mount
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Old 06-04-2004, 12:38 PM
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Re: Need advise on extreme range scope...

Here a picture of the PGW Twolf with USoptics 3.8-22x44mm SN3.
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