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Which scope for my new mountain rifle build???

 
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:21 PM
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Re: Which scope for my new mountain rifle build???

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Get a 6.5-20X Zeiss Conquest. It will take you as far as you want to go partner
I gotta agree. I have one and they're excellent.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:43 AM
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Re: Which scope for my new mountain rifle build???

I had the exact same requirements for a scope a year or so ago.......I wound up ordering a Leupold VX-III LR from the custom shop, with a M1 dial installed and TMR reticle. This scope fits the bill perfect, I got the 40mm objective and a 30mm tube in 6.5-20 with side focus.

I forget how long I waited but it was not long at all and came in somewhere under $1k..........I would definitely talk to the Leupold Custom shop before making a decision.

Here's a pic of it on my 7# 284 Winchester

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Old 10-05-2013, 09:01 AM
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Re: Which scope for my new mountain rifle build???

I would stick with a 10x tops for a light mountain rifle with a 500 yards limit, nothing worse than having no field of view when in the timber with long rage optic.
I think you'd find the SIII 3.5-10 a very good fit for you, one rev on the turret should get you to 500 yards, glass is good and I think you'd find the MOA reticle very usable with the dot in the center.
More than likely at 10x tops your not going to see any difference in glass between the PST and the SIII, even in our LR scopes it's hard to tell but the SIII does have a slight glass advantage but the PST has the zero stop and turret advantage IMO.
Tops is a Nightforce 2.5-10x44 but that's more than doubling a guys budget but worth it IMO.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:21 PM
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Re: Which scope for my new mountain rifle build???

what about the leupold mark4 4.5x14x50? That looks like the cats ass. Is the glass any better than the sightron or pst? Would the leupold be a better option?
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:23 PM
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Re: Which scope for my new mountain rifle build???

Also what about the bushnell elite tactical in 3-12x44?
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:15 PM
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Re: Which scope for my new mountain rifle build???

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I would stick with a 10x tops for a light mountain rifle with a 500 yards limit, nothing worse than having no field of view when in the timber with long rage optic.
I think you'd find the SIII 3.5-10 a very good fit for you, one rev on the turret should get you to 500 yards, glass is good and I think you'd find the MOA reticle very usable with the dot in the center.
More than likely at 10x tops your not going to see any difference in glass between the PST and the SIII, even in our LR scopes it's hard to tell but the SIII does have a slight glass advantage but the PST has the zero stop and turret advantage IMO.
Tops is a Nightforce 2.5-10x44 but that's more than doubling a guys budget but worth it IMO.

What he said! I have a PST because I like Zero stops. If Its too dark for the scope, I probably shouldn't be shooting.

I have a mark 4 4.5-14x50 and its FOV sucks, other than that its a great scope.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:54 PM
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Re: Which scope for my new mountain rifle build???

I don't mind the PST option, but If I get the PST, I would like to have the 4-16 power option for sure. Then I can quit worrying if I have enough power or not. However, that poses another problem......I have read a lot of bad reviews about the 4-14 PST. I know in the beginning the glass was not as good in the 4-14 as it was in other models of the PST for sure. Maybe this has been fixed. Has anyone purchased a 4-14 recently? If so is this problem corrected? I know that with all options considered, the PST 4-14 is BY FAR my favorite option, I just have read so much negative about the glass quality that I had actually talked myself out of it. That's why I had decided to move on. I hope to hear that the issue is resolved, then I would by the PST in a heart beat. I can get a new sfp to my door for 620 or a ffp to my door for 820. I have a friend that has one of each, brand new in the box. He has never even pulled either one of them out of the box to look at them. LOL Now I just have to figure out if I go that route, ffp or sfp?

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