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

 
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:34 PM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

My only concern is that the 6500 wont have enough adjustment for Elevation at further ranges. I've read some posts about it not being enough to compensate past 800 yards.
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My only concern is that the 6500 wont have enough adjustment for Elevation at further ranges. I've read some posts about it not being enough to compensate past 800 yards.
I haven't shot out to 1k with mine yet, but the 78 MOA should get you out there with the right bases. It's not as impressive as Luppy's 115 on the VX-3 or Mark 4, but the glass more than makes up for it.

If you can handle 80 MOA and want a one in tube, this is my new favorite (and it has a rebate).

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Old 09-15-2009, 10:41 AM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

My .300 WM has a Leupold Vari-x III 6.5-20 with target knobs, it currently has a 1/8 min. dot but I am strongly considering a reticle change.

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Old 09-15-2009, 01:07 PM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

Thanks for the input, Ill probably get a 6500.

I have another question about the scope, well scopes in general with resettable zeroes and adjustments. Exactly how does "dialing-in" range work? I have to know how much the bullet is going to drop at the range Im planning to shoot, and then make the proper adjustment according to the 1/4 click MoA adjustment?

Also, Im pretty new to this =], but Im doin my best to learn. I've done a lot of shooting in the military but never with a High-powered rifle with a nice scope. From what Ive been reading Im inferring that I need to buy some sort of base or rings for the scope as well?

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Old 09-15-2009, 06:29 PM
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Re: Recommended Scope for Long-range .300 Win Mag use...

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I have another question about the scope, well scopes in general with resettable zeroes and adjustments. Exactly how does "dialing-in" range work? I have to know how much the bullet is going to drop at the range Im planning to shoot, and then make the proper adjustment according to the 1/4 click MoA adjustment?
In order to 'dial for the distance' you will need to know the amount of drop your bullet has at a given distance, then adjust your scope 'up' the appropriate amount in order to compensate. The Bushnell adjusts in minutes-of-angle (moa). Most software programs will give you the adjustment in moa. It's not too complicated. Doping the wind...now that gets complicated.

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From what Ive been reading Im inferring that I need to buy some sort of base or rings for the scope as well?
Yes, you will need bases and rings to mount your scope on your rifle. Given the long distance you want to shoot, you will want to look at canted bases. That is to say a base where the rear of the base is taller than the front. With your scope canted, it will give you more adjustment 'up' than if it were mounted level.

The alternative to a canted base is to use Burris Signature Rings. They employ inserts of varying thickness in order to cant the scope.

You can find info on Burris bases and rings here: Burris Signature Rings
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:42 AM
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In order to 'dial for the distance' you will need to know the amount of drop your bullet has at a given distance, then adjust your scope 'up' the appropriate amount in order to compensate. The Bushnell adjusts in minutes-of-angle (moa). Most software programs will give you the adjustment in moa. It's not too complicated. Doping the wind...now that gets complicated.



Yes, you will need bases and rings to mount your scope on your rifle. Given the long distance you want to shoot, you will want to look at canted bases. That is to say a base where the rear of the base is taller than the front. With your scope canted, it will give you more adjustment 'up' than if it were mounted level.

The alternative to a canted base is to use Burris Signature Rings. They employ inserts of varying thickness in order to cant the scope.

You can find info on Burris bases and rings here: Burris Signature Rings

Thanks again for your input, I appreciate it. Ive got the scope picked out, and now I need to pick the rings. Which would you recommend??
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:39 PM
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Thanks again for your input, I appreciate it. Ive got the scope picked out, and now I need to pick the rings. Which would you recommend??
I like all of the Burris Signature Rings. What's great about them is that they are rock solid, you can cant (tilt) your scope with the plastic inserts and because of the inserts, they don't leave any marks on your scope. So if you ever want to sell the scope later, there won't be any ring marks.

Now, of the various Burris Signature Rings which ones do I like? Personally, I like the double dovetail. The bases for them are small and dovetail is rock-solid and tight. Also, they have a very clean look. I have them on two of my rifles and will soon be on a third rifle of mine....

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Now to throw in one more wrinkle for you...you will notice that scope rings come in various heights. Because scopes have different size front objectives (generally speaking 40mm or 50mm) you need a different height ring based on the size of that front objective. To find what the height you need, call Burris and talk to their technical people. Tell them the scope you have, the size of your objective, the rifle and the barrel contour. From that, they should be able to determine the proper height. If your situation is on the cusp of one height and another, they will recommend the higher ring. I know this, because that's what I did when I was mounting my Leupold MK4 on my 308. Once I got the rings, I quickly determined that I could use the next lower ring (you want to mount your scope as low as possible). So I ordered the lower rings and all is good now.
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