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Unread 03-12-2012, 08:40 PM
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scope for 7mm

lookin at scopes for a 7mag. Would like a bdc style reticle or like a leopold with cds dials. Or if there is something similar that is better under a grand with 14 or better magnification. All in hopes to down a elk this fall
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    Unread 03-12-2012, 09:42 PM
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    Re: scope for 7mm

    I'd look at this one, and have both options:

    Vortex Optics - Viper HS LR 4-16x50 Dead-Hold BDC

    $599 street price currently
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    Unread 03-14-2012, 06:46 AM
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    Re: scope for 7mm

    I have a Sako Grey Wolf 7MM on order and a Swarovski PH 4-16X50 AO with the 4A reticle waiting for it. The 4A reticle is very good in low light conditions for getting on target.
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    Unread 03-14-2012, 07:49 AM
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    Re: scope for 7mm

    Is the Vortex a first focal plane scope? I see they have a parallax knob. I have first focal plane scopes, nightforce and leupold but I hear some say second focal plane is better for long range accuracy, more precise?

    Why do people say that?

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    Unread 03-14-2012, 08:22 AM
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    Re: scope for 7mm

    I have only SFP scopes but that is false. maybe they are talking about things like the B&C reticle from Leupold and the Rapid Z reticles from Zeiss because those can be calibrated with magnification settings, but more accurate at long range it is not.

    I have a 4.5-14x40mm LR Leupold on my 7mm, its a great scope for it. Has the Boone and Crockett Reticle so I can use that out to 550 yards or I can dial.

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