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Which scope for my build?

 
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:44 AM
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Which scope for my build?

I am building a .300 RUM and am still debating on the scope. I am leaning towards a Nightforce, but some people are recommending a March. This is a complete custom build, what would you guys recommend?
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:34 AM
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Re: Which scope for my build?

What type hunting will you be doing?
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:42 AM
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Re: Which scope for my build?

Namely elk, but would love to punch some yotes out to 1300+ yards.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:21 PM
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Re: Which scope for my build?

Either the NF 5.5-22 or Zeiss Diavari 6-24 would be fine choices. Diavari glass is as good as it gets IMO and NF scopes are tough as nails. Or, get the best of both worlds and buy Hensoldt.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
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Re: Which scope for my build?

Huntfish has made some very good pointsBill Maylor..
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:23 PM
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Re: Which scope for my build?

Hmm, would you not go with a higher power NF (or other scope for that matter)?
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:13 PM
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Re: Which scope for my build?

as you go up higher power NF, you lose some adjustment range, not sure how much of a concern that is for you. just saying, also, make sure to look through any scope you decide on, I have been looking at a lot of scopes lately, and everyone's eyes are different.

I have some threads describing what I saw, but basically, optically, I did not see the big deal what so ever about NF NXS, yes built very well, but that was about it, even the clicks on the scopes I played with were mushy and not as definitive or loud as many other scopes I have played with. hensoldt or zeiss you will be getting some of the best optics, I think for anyone's eyes. I say that because Zeiss out of all the scopes I looked through was the only one that consistently was probably better and more distinguishable.

trijicon 5-20 is very nice, and bright, but the adjustment range is not very great.

others have said sightron was very good, I think they are good for the money, and I have not gotten a chance to look through an SIII, but did look through a SII big sky, and compared to a vx-3 for my eyes there was no comparison, the vx-3 was better in every regard. I hope the SIII is better though, as the 8-32 would work nicely for me.

it all depends what your budget is, nightforce will not be discounted, other scopes can be depending where you buy. I do not have any experience with S&B or March or USO or Premier or IOR for that matter, I hear good and bad about IOR, also warranty can be a pain with them having to go back to Europe for major problems.

I have read good things about the vortex razor, and looked through a viper, and for the price was extremely impressed.
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