Looking for advice on what scope to choose. I have a Howa 1500 in .223 w/heavy SS bull barrel and synthetic stock. Will be doing bench and varmit to 300yds w/occasional shots to 600.
What brand and type should I get. The shop I got the gun from is suggesting a Sightron mil dot 4.5x12 or 16 w/30mm lens.
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How much money do you want to spend on your scope?
This is usually the deciding factor as with optics, you get what you pay for. I have a Leupold 4.5-14x50 on my .223 and it works well for the same purpose you mentioned.The Sightron is not a bad choice, in its price range---Weaver V series scopes are also good for the money. Chrck your budget and see what fits--then post a few for us mull over and give you the pros and cons ---the guys here won't steer you wrong....