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Optimum scope for 1000+ yard elk and deer custom rifle

 
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:57 PM
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Optimum scope for 338

Thanks everyone for the info. I am thinking of a NF 5.5X22. Which is better a 50 or 56 lens - pluses and minuses for each? Please also tell me about zero stop. I also thought about a NP-R1 reticle. My logic is to use hold over for the marks on the reticle then dial for longer range. Is this practical? I am used to shooting out to 1000 yards with hold over by using a Primeir reticle calibrated for my rifle and load. Great info, guys. Thanks.
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:51 PM
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My logic is to use hold over for the marks on the reticle then dial for longer range.
Depends on whether you are easily confused. Take this test and see.

You get up at 3:00 in the morning and go turkey hunting waking up your wife in the process. When you come home at 2:00 in the afternoon and walk in the house your wife call out from the kitchen, "Did you wipe your boots before you walked on the new carpet?"

If you have to stop and think about the answer you should not use hold over and dial at the same time on a rifle.

If on the other hand, you quickly yell out "the dam dog has messed the carpet up and I am going to take him out side and shoot him!" Then you think quickly enough to decide whether to dial or hold over when you see a deer.
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While the 5.5 - 20 is a great scope, for shooting past 1,000 yards I want more magnification for a more accurate hold. A 20x scope with a dot at a mile covers way too much of the animal for a precise hold. I personally like the dot reticles but a fine cross hair works good too but can sometimes be hard to see if shooting across mountains into timber. A Nightforce NXS 8-32 X 56 with a aluminated reticle would be a good choice. If you don't want to spend that kind of money wait a couple of months, Sightron has a 8-32 x 56 side paralax 30mm scope coming out with a price tag less than $1,000. I have several Sightron 's and can't say anything bad about them, a great scope for a great price.
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:40 PM
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best scope

Does anyone else have suggestions? Thanks
Paul
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:52 PM
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What about zero stops? Does Nightforce have them available?
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:34 PM
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What about zero stops? Does Nightforce have them available?
Paul
Yes they are a $200 option though. FYI.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:58 PM
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I use a 5.5X22X50 with the NPR-2 recticle and I am very happy with this set up.




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