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Old 03-07-2012, 11:39 PM
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Which scope?

I am building a new 338 EDGE and want to get out past a mile. Now I have a vx3 6.5-20x50lr and was wondering if you would keep it or sell it and get something like a vortex pst? I like the MOA reticle and zero stop in the pst. Are these features worth selling my leupold? Would the vortex pst be able to make it out that far with a 20MOA base?

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:33 AM
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Re: Which scope?

Mike, Im not saying sell your Leuplod. But I love the PST with the zero stop. It has 65 MOA adjustment elevation. I dont know your load but Im guessing at a mile your gonna need around 50 MOA. It will get you there as far as that goes.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:58 PM
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Re: Which scope?

I don't have the rifle yet but i am hoping it will shoot the 300gr berger about 2800fps or faster and where I live 50 MOA will get me to 1960 yards. I just would want to be able to stay at 200 for a zero.

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Old 03-08-2012, 07:45 PM
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Re: Which scope?

If you had the chance to buy a new scope and didnt have either one of them, which one would you pick for this application?
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:16 AM
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Re: Which scope?

id look at the 4-16 pst. it has most travel than the 6-24 pst. id defintally no question about it go with the pst over the leupold. leupolds are not bad scopes, but they are way overpriced for what they are
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:35 AM
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Re: Which scope?

I second the Viper PST. I've been a Leupy buyer for years and tried a Viper, no more Leupy's. You can't beat them for the price. The PST is a bit heavy, but then so's the Leupy and everyone else.

Interestingly, I'm about to mount another on a Savage 11-111 LWH in 300 WSM with Talley one piece base. I'm planning on milling the stock Talley base (0 MOA) to 20 MOA which is no biggie. Just a matter of ball milling the correct receiver radius in the base at the correct angle (using a sine bar and gage blocks to extraploate the angle) which in the case of the Talley is 9 degrees 30 minutes.

Talley will custom mill the base to your required MOA cant for an additional machining fee BTW but I have the machinery so I'll DIY.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:19 PM
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Re: Which scope?

Since you have the scope I would stick with it. Someone gave info on here where you can get that scope zero stop. I made my own for a Mark 4. You can get a TMR reticule if you dont have one which is nice for quick hold over shots. Save for nice cosine, bubble and mnt. I like nice ring and rail set up for a easy change if I NEED, between multiple rifles.Good bipod.20 moa rail
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