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View Poll Results: Based on the stated use and Pros & Cons, which scope is best for my 338LM?
Leupold MK4 6.5-20x50mm 19 13.57%
Sightron SIII 12 8.57%
Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56mm 86 61.43%
Other 23 16.43%
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Scope Decision for 338LM - Poll

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Unread 11-09-2008, 02:50 PM
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Re: Scope Decision for 338LM - Poll

I say SIII. I love those scopes. The optics are on par with Nightforce and the price is right. I've used all three brands you mentioned and own two of them. I'll brake my comparision down like this:

I own the Mk 4 4.5-14x40 PR. It sits on top on my 300 Weatherby. This rifle is the newest one in my collection and has around 100 rounds through it. I have already had to send this scope back to leupold for repair. The customer service was outstanding but I still had to send it back before the rifle/scope hit 100 rounds. The glass is good but on max magnification you start lossing clarity about 1200 yards.

I own the SIII 6-24x50. It sits on top of my 7mm Rem Mag. This rifle scope combo has seen over 500 rounds and has yet to fail me. The optical clarity is much better then the leupold. The only complaints I have with Sightron is there lack of reticules I wish the turrets were a bit taller. I really wish I could get something similar to a TMR in this scope.

I don't own one but I have used them. They are tough as nails but you pay for it in weight. The optics are excellent (except the occasional flukes in production), the turrets are outstanding, the offer an outstanding selection of reticules.

Of all these mentioned I'm looking at three for my 338: Another SIII, NXS, or US optics.
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Unread 11-09-2008, 06:11 PM
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Re: Scope Decision for 338LM - Poll

Originally Posted by jwp475 View Post
Nightforce without a dought IMHO

I like the Nightforce of the scopes that you listed, but in the other category the S&B's and US Optics are at the very top of the heap and deserve consideration for sure. I know that I like mine a lot.
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Unread 11-10-2008, 02:02 PM
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Re: Scope Decision for 338LM - Poll

We have some used Nightforce in stock that are in very, very good condition.

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Unread 11-11-2008, 09:43 PM
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Re: Scope Decision for 338LM - Poll

Wow... This looks like its gonna be a landslide for the Nightforce NXS. I had almost ruled it out based on weight and cost, but now you've got me thinking again. Might need to consider saving my pennies for a little longer. Handled one at Sportsmans the other day - I see what everyone means about the clicks being very positive. The retical NP-R1 was cool. Not used to the 10 MOA per revolution vs 15 MOA.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 02:03 PM
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Re: Scope Decision for 338LM - Poll

You will really like the Nightforce but if you do go with a Leupold you will do well also.

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Unread 11-13-2008, 03:52 PM
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Re: Scope Decision for 338LM - Poll

Gotta go with the flow on this one. NSX. I have a 8x32 NSX on my hunting gun. There are a lot of times I wish I had less on the bottom end when the cover gets thick, and I rarely use 32x. I usualy dial up to 22X so I can use the NP-R2 retical properly, espetialy when I dont have time to dial. Along with all of my dialups (400 - 1500yds in 25 yd incruments), wind chart from 5 - 30 MPH (5 mph incruments) from 300 to 1500 yds in 100 yard incuments, I have all of the impact point yardages for all of the hash marks on the scope also. I just drew a copy of the the retical on a buisness card and put the corasponding yardages by the hash marks. All of this info is taped onto the objective bell and 4" sunshade. I use the elevation where I hunt and look at the weeks upcomming weather (temp) and use that data on my software to get my dial-ups. I also have a pocket computer/Nightforce software setup, but the thing just don't like the cold. I also use a Kestrol 3500 weather station.

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Unread 11-18-2008, 04:50 AM
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Re: Scope Decision for 338LM - Poll

I had a NXS on my TRG-42 .338 LM, worked like a charm, nice rig. Get a good rubber strap like Quake and you will like the extra weight when you pull the trigger. Heavy and ruged is good IMHO.


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