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Scope for my 300 Ultra

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Unread 08-16-2008, 10:32 PM
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Scope for my 300 Ultra

I watch one of those TV hunting shows today, and watched the host get clobbered twice with a 300 Ultra giving him one real nice crescent between his eyes. I have a 300 Ultra, used an old Leupold 6.5X20 on it for a dozen rounds at the range. I kept moving my head to one side to avoid getting creamed when it recoiled. I am big for a woman, over 6ft., and can handle it's energy. Now what scope can I top it off with to save my old brain from a concussion?? I want something like a 3.5X10 power. I was even thinking of a shotgun scope. I want a mid-price scope, don't want to pick up parts after a few rounds.
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Unread 08-16-2008, 11:03 PM
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Re: Scope for my 300 Ultra

My advise first of all is a brake. My RUM is a thousand times more pleasant to shoot after I had the brake put on. (Wild West Guns, by the way.) I handload really hot and I have no fear of getting scoped. (My groups shrunk, by the way - just felt more confident.)

As far as scopes, I have a Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 with an NPR-2 reticle. It is huge, heavy and expensive, but once you look through it, and shoot at 500+ yards, you will never want to look through anything else again. It is unbelieveable.
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Unread 08-16-2008, 11:24 PM
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Re: Scope for my 300 Ultra

Will the scope actually hit you or are you just flinching because you saw someone else get hit? I would think that Leupold has enough eye relief if the rifle fits you well and the scope is mounted correctly.
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Unread 08-16-2008, 11:33 PM
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Re: Scope for my 300 Ultra

definantly get a brake, it will make the rifle a joy to shoot and allow you to shoot it enough to really appreciate the ballistic advantage the Rum gives you. make sure you are able to make a positive cheek weld on the stock. if your cheek is off the stock or even just very lightly touching it upon recoil your head will stay static and not follow your body back with the recoil, thus giving you a nice smile on your eye brow.

when looking for a scope check the specs in each companies yearly flyer, it will tell you the eye relief of each scope.

+1 on the NF, they have great eye relief and the optics are second two none!!!

Steve Elmenhorst
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Unread 08-16-2008, 11:58 PM
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Re: Scope for my 300 Ultra

Theres more than one scope choice out there and you don't need to spend over a thousand dollars to have a nice scope especially if you don't dial. With a 300 rum you I would want at least a 10x because of the rifles extended range. Some good choices would be leupold, zeiss, the higher end nikons and if you want to lay down the doe: mark 4, nxs, s&B, uso.
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Unread 08-17-2008, 09:27 AM
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Re: Scope for my 300 Ultra

I want to stay away from brakes. I have limited hearing now, and wear ear protection when I shoot any gun. I want to get the most eye relief I can. Wondering what you guys had used, and have been checking out the manufactures web sites on eye relief. I see Leupold has about the most, 3.5 to 4.5 inches, other than a shotgun scope. I got conked once when my Winchester model 100 double fired, and I still remember that. I am intending to make my 700 a switch barrel gun with .338 Ultra being the second barrel.
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Unread 08-17-2008, 12:57 PM
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Re: Scope for my 300 Ultra

Not to be rude, but...
It sounds like you either need to get a brake or drop down in recoil, not go up! If you are moving your head during the shot, then you need to drop down to something like a .308 because you are doing nothing but creating bad habits.
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