Originally Posted by gnlvr22
So are you saying a $900 burris blackdiamond 6-24x with a ballistic milldot reticle will do anything I want out to 1000? That was my first choice originally but thought i should put better glass on a custom gun...this will be my first custom gun so I'm new to 500+yard shooting
It likely would. The real high mags are often not usable anyway due to mirage so often times it isn't' a real benefit to pay more for a lot of extra power which usually comes with extra weight and length. That does depend on where you shoot though. But a lot of times that is the case for varmints.
I would look at the Vortex Viper, and Viper PST, Weaver grand slam, super slam and 3-15 tactical, Sightron, and Bushnell 4200, 6500 and tactical. The SWFA SS line has a fantastic 5-20x50 if you wanted a full tactical style. Their 3-9 is also very good but may be less power than you want. In the $1500 range there is the Vortex Razor (full tactical) which is a very, very nice scope. Some of these are FFP which may not be what you are looking for so keep that in mind.