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scope selection : 7mm

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Unread 12-03-2011, 01:28 PM
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Re: scope selection : 7mm

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Incase you settle on a 30mm tube scope which will probably give you more elevation adjustment then a 1". This is how I mounted mine:

Vortex Viper PST mounted with pics. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

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Nice looking setup joseph. I like how snug you have the scope over the barrel.
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    Unread 12-03-2011, 10:58 PM
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    Re: scope selection : 7mm

    You might also take a look at the Minox scopes that Cameraland is running the holiday specials on. I have heard good reports about them and the side focus 4-20 is going for $399.00 with the BDC reticle, plus free shipping, I pulled the trigger on one of these myself today!

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    Unread 12-05-2011, 12:34 AM
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    I'd also appreciate any tips on power selection.

    I don't see me taking shots any further out than 500yds.

    4-12 ?

    6.5-20 power?

    I'm stumped as far as what is necessary and what may be overkill......
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    Unread 12-05-2011, 11:34 AM
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    Re: scope selection : 7mm

    Here is another Weaver scope, that after paying shipping and getting a $50 rebate, price will be just under $300. Take a look at the 3-15x42 SF Weaver Super Slam at Natchez shooters supply. A very good japanese made scope with darn good optics and features. It retailed for around $700. Only gripes about this super slam is it is on the heavy side, dispite its somewhat short over all lenght, you might not want on a light carry hunting rifle. Also, you'd probably need extension rings or mounts to fit it on a long Savage action.

    oops, Natchez sold out of this particular Weaver scope.

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    Re: scope selection : 7mm

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    I'd also appreciate any tips on power selection.

    I don't see me taking shots any further out than 500yds.

    4-12 ?

    6.5-20 power?

    I'm stumped as far as what is necessary and what may be overkill......

    If you can live with the lowest power of 6x why not get higher power even though you don't think you will need it? If you don't have the higher power and you need it what then?

    I have the 6-24x50mm Vortex PST FFP MOA with a custom turret and love it.

    joseph
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    Unread 12-08-2011, 08:05 AM
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    Re: scope selection : 7mm

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    The best scope for the least money will be fixed magnification.

    A Weaver Classic K6 will bring you in well under $300, and the glass is Japanese. Optical Light Works makes these scope, also Bushnell Elite, Sightron SII, Vor-Tex, etc.

    A Weaver Classic V would be my choice in a variable for around $300.

    The V16 4-16x42 has a small eyebell and can be mounted low and clear the bolt. There are several reticles available. It is on my varmint rifle and gets lots of use. It has AO for close-in shots. It has semi-target turrets which are a cross between target turrets and hunting turrets. Tracks very well.

    Burris scopes are bright and clear at all price levels. I use several of those as well.
    I second his opinion! However, in my experience, the Burris' do not track well or return to zero. The Weavers' do! However, why not just throw that Redfield on there and shoot it while you save your money, then go buy a Sightron.

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