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New optics for REM 700 SPS Tactical in 308

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Old 03-26-2009, 08:44 PM
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New optics for REM 700 SPS Tactical in 308

So, it is for real, I have to get a new scope (dad decided he wanted his redfield back).

I have narrowed it down to two choices:

Nikon Monarch 5-20x44 BDC

Sightron 6.5-20x50 Mil-Dot

Now, why these two you ask? I like the side-adjust parallax. Both I have good-great repeatablilty. 1/4" adjustments. Good size reticle, good cost. More important, my local gunsmith has them on his shelf.

I have not limited myself to these because that is what he has. I had already researched them, and he just happened to have them. That, and I know that by supporting local gunsmiths, I will have someone local to help me fix anything that may go wrong.

Nikon is of course cheaper, but I like the turrets on the sightron more. It has a bigger objective, and has mil-dot. I like the idea of BDC in Nikon, but I want the windage dots as well.

I am shooting to 600 yards for now (as that is as far as my local range goes) and am scouting safe places for up to 1000 yards (well, in that neighborhood) and will use this for whatever happens to come along. Deer, elk, paper, steel, whatever. I just want to reach out and touch something should the need arise.

I already have a Warne 20 MOA base with Warne rings. (just so happens to be 1")

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 03-26-2009, 09:56 PM
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Re: New optics for REM 700 SPS Tactical in 308

I like to dial elevation and hold off windage. So if it was me, I'd go with the Sightron just because mil-dots give a more accurate reference for holding windage. Plus in a pinch you can use the mil-dots for ranging.

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Old 03-27-2009, 06:38 AM
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Re: New optics for REM 700 SPS Tactical in 308

I would go with the new Sighton S3 in 6-24 with Mil dot and 100 MOA elevation.

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Old 03-27-2009, 08:31 AM
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Re: New optics for REM 700 SPS Tactical in 308

You could look at the WO TAC scope in 4-14 x50 . This scope has all the thing's you are looking for in a scope and can be had for $295.00 to your door!
It has a 30mm single one piece tube, MOA reticle,side focus and it comes with 2 sets of turret knobs,3" sunshade and scope lens covers and a Lifetime warranty and it's assembled in the U.S.A. This is the perfect scope for your rifle. If interested contact me at:

Forrest Ebert
cell # 510-439-8571

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Old 03-27-2009, 10:29 PM
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Re: New optics for REM 700 SPS Tactical in 308

Well, it has been determined.

I went and looked through them one last time and decided on the Sightron. The mil-dot is really what won it over. Both had great glass, smooth adjustment and reasonably priced.

Dealer knocked of $40 and I still have the $50 rebate to do. So just about $100 off is great.

Will let you know how it shoots Monday.

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Old 03-27-2009, 11:38 PM
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Re: New optics for REM 700 SPS Tactical in 308

What is a WO TAC
You will not make peace with the Blue Coats, you are free to go.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:48 AM
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Re: New optics for REM 700 SPS Tactical in 308

I have a Sightron SII 6.5-20X50 MD mounted on a 700 Tactical. It has a nice wide field of view. The glass clarity is very close to the SIII. It's hard to tell a difference. There is plenty of eye relief even on 20X. It has 60 moa total adj which is very workable with a 20 moa base. It was able to get a little over 50 moa adj on the top, using a shim, after zeroed @ 100.

The turrets are much smaller than the SIII turrets and they packed 20 moa adj one revolution. That puts the clicks very close together and they are not audible. That's the only things I don't like about it. It's nice scope with very clear glass and a very good price with the $50 rebate offered by Sightron on the SII scopes.

The BC cap sizes are: 43 obj and 16 eye.


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