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Old 12-11-2002, 10:50 PM
 
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Scope advice

Hi, everyone. I just purchased a .338 BAR for hunting big critters; mule deer, elk, moose and bear. I realize the .338 Win Mag is not necessarily a long range cartridge; but for all around hunting under 400 yards what scope would you suggest I mount on this gun. Bear in mind, I am looking for a good quality optic, but also something practical for hunting these animals. OK, let me have your best advice and thanks in advance.
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Old 12-11-2002, 10:56 PM
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Re: Scope advice

My pick's would be a 5.5-16.5 Nikon Monarch or a 4.5-14 Leupold.....
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Old 12-12-2002, 07:21 AM
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Re: Scope advice

For that range and that size animals, I'd go with a quality european 1,5-6x42.

Kahles, Schmidt&Bender, Swarovski or Zeiss.
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Old 12-12-2002, 01:03 PM
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Re: Scope advice

1. Get the Kahles TDS reticle in 3x9x40 $525 can use for ranging and holdover.

2. Buy good leupold vari-x3 in 2.5 x 8. You can send to premier reticle and have lines or dots put in for whatever size you want ie 18" at 300 yds at 8x for example. You can also use the dual x crosshair to range on the varix3. look at top of a power ring, it has distance marks for powers. Not real accurate LR but close enough for what you want.
3. Buy decent short range range finder $200 and good nikon 1-5x for 2-7x.

all of these will work for what you want. I like the Kahles TDS. comes with all instructions you could want for what you intend to do.

Good luck
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