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Scope for distances out to 800 yards?

 
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:38 PM
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Scope for distances out to 800 yards?

Last year i had opportunity to harvest a moose at 550 yards, and the year before that a black bear at 400 and something yards. I have seen deer at 600 yards+. Now i have began practicing out to 600 yards just recently and will continue to practice out to that range until i am completely comfortable. But i would like to get a scope that would help me out at that range. I need something that will get me out to 800 yards max but would most likely keep it within 600 yards. A lot suggest the Night force but someone told me the Viper PST would be smarter since im not planning on 1000+. It will be mounted on a 300 wsm and this year it seems to me it will be going after Montana Elk and deer!

Can someone suggest some scopes to me that would be good for my needs? Vortex Viper PST or do i have to put out the money for a night force or Leupold. I would rather not spend too much money.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:23 AM
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Re: Scope for distances out to 800 yards?

I have a Vortex Viper 6.5 x 20 x44 on my 300wsm and I am very happy with it. I was hitting a 12 inch steel plate consistantly at 630yds. and the groups out of my Savage mod.11 stayed sub-moa..

Also ,just took delivery of another viper ,same scope only with mil-dot ret. that will be going on my m.o.a. single shot pistol when it gets here, so yes I like the Vortex Vipers..
FYI opticsplanet.com has it for 399.00 with free shipping.. I don't think you will find a better 30mm scope for the same or less money..
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:19 AM
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Re: Scope for distances out to 800 yards?

Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50 awesome scope,very clear glass,track excellent. I had one on my Edge and now have one on my 300 ultra
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:48 AM
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Re: Scope for distances out to 800 yards?

You might want to take a look at the Nitrex by Weaver TR2 4-20x50 SF scope available at www.natchezss.com Really very good Japanese optics with bright/clear glass in them and their adjustments track well. Heck of a buy on them being it is a discontinued model and price discounted, with also a $100 Nitrex rebate. Have a couple of Nitrex TR2s and I'm very pleased with them.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:56 AM
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Re: Scope for distances out to 800 yards?

I also have been using a vortex viper 6.5x20x44, one on my 300wsm and one on my 7mm. They have worked better then I thought they would, take a look at them if you can.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:21 AM
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Re: Scope for distances out to 800 yards?

I think all quality scopes that have power ranges of 4-16 or greater will work well to a 1000 yards on game. To me what's as important as the power range is the type of reticle and the weight of the scope. Nightforce is a great scope no question there, but in my opinion it's like bolting a tank on top of your rifle. The 3-15 weighs 30oz and on a carry rifle that's a lot. Also I like the hash marks on the reticle to match the come up's which the Nightforce has.

The Virper PST FFP fits into my criteria very well. The 4-16 at 22oz with MOA reticle and MOA come up's is going on a rifle currently being built. The rifle will not be use beyond 700 yards on game.

There are lots of choices out there. Took me quite awhile to decide the Viper PST was the scope that would fit my needs for less than a thousand bucks. Good luck on your search.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:40 PM
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Re: Scope for distances out to 800 yards?

Just look through several different scopes before you commit to buy. If possible, look through your top choices in a place where you can switch back and forth. It's hard to really get an appreciation for the optics if you look at one scope and then a few weeks later look through another. Whatever you get make sure that you get something that you will be happy with for many years to come. If you buy a $400 dollar scope this year just to be disappointed with it in a few years you will find yourself buying bigger and better later on. I wanted to make sure that I got all that I wanted and then some. That's why I went with the Nightforce 5.5-22X56 NXS. Overkill? Maybe some of the time. Underkill? Never.
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