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Old 12-23-2005, 10:49 PM
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Scope for 7mm Mag ?

What magnification scope would you put on a rifle chambered in 7mm Remingtom Magnum. Rifle will be used for Pronghorn Antelope and deer. Yes, maybe I don't need a 7mag for these critters, but I like the range and power if a target is out there a ways.

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Old 12-23-2005, 11:15 PM
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Re: Scope for 7mm Mag ?

Don't think there are any lope in Minnasoda, so me thinks yer headed west for the lopes and Mn. for the deer.

Just my tho'ts here. Figure a decent 3x9 would be a good fit in there somewhere. Mount it in some Burris Signature rings would be another recommendation.

Good luck, have fun, and good shootin'
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:03 PM
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Re: Scope for 7mm Mag ?

A 4.5-14 is about perfect for a big game rifle. You will have no trouble making the long shots and the 4.5 is low enough that the quick shots are possible as well. Good luck!!
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:48 PM
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Re: Scope for 7mm Mag ?

Lonnie, Depends on how much weight and balance you are willing to live with. I would never go over the 4.5X14, but I think that there are two better choices for a hunting rig. Either the 3X9 or the 3.5X10 would give you plenty of view coupled with enough magnification to fulfill your requirements. Don't fall into the big objective trap. A 40 mm objective mounts much lower and still gives you a good overall performance. Good luck.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:24 AM
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Re: Scope for 7mm Mag ?

I agree whith what Bill Bailey said. 3x9 works well also but I like the 4.5-14
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:05 AM
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Re: Scope for 7mm Mag ?

I have a springfield Armory 4.5-14/50 with ranging reticle on my pack gun 7mm Remington. I really like and seems holding up well. I got it dialed in out to 500 yards for elk and harvested my bull with it at 405 during season.
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:22 PM
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Re: Scope for 7mm Mag ?

I think an use the leupold VX111 4.5-14x40AO with med duplex..awsome scope its on my mag now but have had it on several others from my 22-250 to my 30-378wby.if i were to buy another scope the only thing i might change would be to a 50mm obj...an the varmint ret.
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