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Unread 07-17-2011, 08:03 PM
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scope selection

Just picked up a new savage LRP 260 looking for a little advice on scope selection, Im looking at some of the higher end Vortex, also sightron and nightforce, will be using it for longer range target and varmint hunting, any suggestions on models and retical choices? are there good retical choices for shooting different distances rather than dialing up? thanks Scott
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    Unread 07-17-2011, 11:12 PM
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    Re: scope selection

    Whats your budget if any?
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    Unread 07-17-2011, 11:19 PM
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    Re: scope selection

    well i may go up to 1500-1600 or so, but really want function not just a name
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    Re: scope selection

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    well i may go up to 1500-1600 or so, but really want function not just a name
    Night Force.
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    Unread 07-18-2011, 12:09 AM
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    Re: scope selection

    My two cents is as follows... Look into a sightron SIII 6-24x50, MOA/MOA and save the other $1000 for a bed job, and re-barrel. All 3 of the scopes listed are beyond the rifles current capabilities. I have yet to see a NF turn a .75 MOA rifle into a .50 MOA rifle. I am not knocking a NF, just suggesting a better place to invest your money IMHO.

    A old time BR shooter once told me never spend more on optics then you do on your rifle.

    Jon
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    Unread 07-18-2011, 05:56 AM
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    Re: scope selection

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    A old time BR shooter once told me never spend more on optics then you do on your rifle.

    Jon
    I don't know about that. This would be shot with a Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14X with an illuminated TMR reticle I bought used for, if I remember correctly, $950 that I mounted on a $550 rifle.

    My personal scope preferences run to Leupold and Nightforce. I have a 4-16X Swarovski that is very nice but only has a duplex reticle. I've come to like the more specialized reticles like mil dots and TMRs.
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    Unread 07-18-2011, 08:41 AM
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    I don't know about that. This would be shot with a Leupold Mark 4 4.5-14X with an illuminated TMR reticle I bought used for, if I remember correctly, $950 that I mounted on a $550 rifle.

    My personal scope preferences run to Leupold and Nightforce. I have a 4-16X Swarovski that is very nice but only has a duplex reticle. I've come to like the more specialized reticles like mil dots and TMRs.
    Thanks for the feedback on the scopes, I do have a swarovski now it sits on my 22-250, great scope bright and clear just a duplex, and only 40 moa of adjustment, but dont really shoot it past 4-500 yrds, the 260 I hope to shoot a little farther, I dont want to spend the whole paycheck on the thing but I agree with Grumulkin sometimes to FIND the limits on a rifle the scope should be equal to or better than the performance of the rifle
    Any particular reticles you like on the nightforce of leupold that would eliminate dialing up ?
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