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Unread 02-11-2014, 08:08 AM
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Scope advise

New to the long range shooting game. Here in southern ohio 300 yard is hard to find lol. I'm building a 6.5 x 47 and wanting to set it up for an antelope hunt next year. I'm looking for advice on a good scope with zero stop for around 600 to 800 dollars. I apresiate all the help I can get.
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    Unread 02-20-2014, 08:10 AM
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    Re: Scope advise

    I just picked up a Vortex Viper HS-T 4-16x44, and so far, I love it. It has a zero stop, and plenty of adjustment in the turrets to reach out to 1000+ yds. It also comes at a street price of under $600. If you need more magnification, there is supposed to be a 6-24x version out this summer.
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    Unread 02-20-2014, 08:33 AM
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    I was looking at the hs- t I would like the 6-24 but don't want to wait lol.
    Thanks for the help
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    Unread 02-20-2014, 09:21 AM
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    You can get a Vortex PST in a 6-24 now. It will cost more, but I think you can find one around $800.
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    Unread 02-23-2014, 01:48 PM
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    Re: Scope advise

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    Originally Posted by mitch291 View Post
    New to the long range shooting game. Here in southern ohio 300 yard is hard to find lol. I'm building a 6.5 x 47 and wanting to set it up for an antelope hunt next year. I'm looking for advice on a good scope with zero stop for around 600 to 800 dollars. I appreciate all the help I can get.

    If your optics are crystal clear you wont need a 24X for that caliber. Im running a Zeiss Conquest on my longer range rifles and they are 6-20X. Good prices too.
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    Unread 03-05-2014, 11:46 AM
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    Re: Scope advise

    I have both PSTs', the 4-16 and 6-24x. The 16x has much less critical eye relief, I think it would be a much better hunting scope. The 24x is nice off the bench.

    When you pick a scope, make sure you like the reticle. That makes or breaks it for me. I never thought I would like illuminated reticles or red dot center, but they have their place. On a overcast day or near sunset(or sunrise), I use the PST's illumination a lot.

    I also love a red dot center in my scope for predator hunting, but that's shorter range.
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    Unread 03-05-2014, 12:13 PM
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    Re: Scope advise

    Leupold VX-3 4.5-14 CDS, very good scope!!!
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