I'm in the process of collecting all the parts and pieces for a long range hunting rig. Bought a Rem Sendero SFII in 7MM Rem Mag, which I will have cerakoted after I get a badger tactical bolt knob installed. Badger rings and bases have been ordered and will be cerakoted as well.
Looking for some feedback on scopes. I have no idea yet where I'm going to shoot this rig beyond 200 yards, but have every intention of finding a place to practice out to 600. Ranges beyond that I don't have any plans for at this time. The rifle is being set up for elk, deer and antelope hunting.
I've been looking at the Swarovski Z6 line, specifically the 2-12x50mm with ballistic turret. Seems like a very nice unit, I like that you can dial it down to 2x and get 63' FOV at 100 yards for the times when something comes in close and on the move. Also somewhat interested in the lit reticles.
Also looked at the Nightforce NXS line today for the first time. Seemed very nice optically and very well built. I'm a little hesitant about a full blown tactical scope for hunting due to the possibility of turrets inadvertantly being changed when you're going through brush, etc. Also disapointed in the limited selection of power range in 50mm objective scopes. With a 3.5x on the low side, FOV at 100 yards is only 27.6 feet. Overall I was and remain very impressed with these scopes, just not sure they fit my needs as a hunting scope. Before I dismiss them, are any of you hunting with these scopes?
I currently have a Zeiss Diavari FFP 2.5-10 50mm on another gun which I have been happy with and would consider another. It's really the turret's on the two models above that have me thinking about a different brand.
What would you put on your hunting rifle?