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Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

 
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:31 AM
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Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

I was leaning towards a Bushnell Elite 6500 MilDot but I'd like to get yall's opinion. What do yall like and use and if you planned on doing some longe-range hunting as well as short-range hunting depending on the terrain and area you're in, what would you carry??
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:10 AM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

I have a zeis 4.5x14x44 with the rapid z-800 reticule on my Rem 700 Sendero 300 win mag. I would not hesitate to buy another one.

I was at the range last weekend - my buddy has a Bushnell Elite 6500 with the DOA reticule mounted on his .338 win mag. Scope is brand new - he has a problem with the adjustments. The clicks are 1/4 moa. When he makes a move it is actually moving up to a full one to two moa. He was going to call them this week. I have not hear from him yet as to the outcome. I'm sure they will be sending him a new one.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:41 AM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

Look into the falcon line of optics they have the menace in 2.5-14x44 in ffp and a 5.5-25x50 in ffp and the also have a 4-18x56 in a sfp I have read a lot of good things about this scope and snipers hide has some good reviews. I bought a 5.5-25x50 and it loogs and feela great but I havnt mounted it yet
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:06 AM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

I too was looking at the Bushnell Elite line of optics, but then I came across Sightron. Take a look at the Sightron SIII. I got mine in 6-24 with mil-dot and target turrets.

And before u buy any scope take a look at Arcadian Sales. I couldn't believe they beat about everyone else's price by 100$
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:13 PM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

Burris black diamond 6x24x50. This scope gives you high end features, side parallax adjustment, 30mm body, nitrogen filled, bright & clear optics, 3" sun shade, target knobs, ballistic mill dot reticle, for far less $ then your best scopes. These scopes are on all my rifles with unparalleled performance. Will hold its zero to the most powerful of recoils. Best of all it is made in the u.s. (colorado) with a life time warranty. Capt kurt

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Old 09-13-2009, 12:10 AM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

+1 on the Bushnell. Sounds like you buddy got a dud, which is bound to happen to everyone once in their life. +2 on the Sightron S111. If the objectives are a little too large for you, the Sightron Big Sky may be the ticket. I just got mine in yesterday, and will post a review shortly (ordered from Arcadian). The Zeiss are awesome, but to get what I wanted was up near the $1000 range. They are excellent scopes, but a bit pricey.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:52 AM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

The key is balancing features with $$. For a rifle that will be engaging targets/game from "up close and personal" to waaaaaay over there, you will need a variable power scope with magnification on the low-end of 4 to 6. For shooting waaaaay over there you will want 14+. You will also want target/tactical turrets. Parallax/focus adjustment I would consider optional.

In terms of scopes that fit the bill...Bushnell 6500 certainly does. Personally I had a 3200 10x40 on a rifle and it performed well.

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I've also known guys with 4200 and 6500s. They all performed well and I would recommend them to you. The other options enumerated in other posts are also good recommendations.

This brings me back to my initial point...balancing features/performance with $$. (you will notice in the write-up of my rifle that I have recently upgraded to Luepold MK4)
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