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Scope for sheep rifle

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Unread 07-13-2014, 09:47 AM
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Scope for sheep rifle

Guys, I'm new to the forum and realm of long range shooting/hunting. I'm headed up sheep hunting this fall, here in Wyoming. I'm going to do my best to harvest with my archery gear, but if that fails I need a back up plan. I just purchased a rock river precision sheep rifle chambered in 6.5x284. What are my best options for glass on top of it? And reticle?
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    Unread 07-13-2014, 06:19 PM
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    Re: Scope for sheep rifle

    To begin, what's your price range, this is important to help narrow down your options.
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    Unread 07-13-2014, 07:31 PM
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    Re: Scope for sheep rifle

    Also, how much weight are you willing to add to your rifle, and how far do you intend to shoot a sheep with your rifle. You mentioned you'll be bowhunting. If you're happy keeping shot distances to less than 3-400 yds, you can get by with a very lightweight scope.
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    Re: Scope for sheep rifle

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    Also, how much weight are you willing to add to your rifle, and how far do you intend to shoot a sheep with your rifle. You mentioned you'll be bowhunting. If you're happy keeping shot distances to less than 3-400 yds, you can get by with a very lightweight scope.
    Agree!
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    Unread 07-13-2014, 10:43 PM
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    Re: Scope for sheep rifle

    Right now long range for me is 3-400 yards. But hopefully someday I'll be able to stretch if needed. I'm not much of a bargain shopper for guns or optics. I generally get what I pay for and I like good guns and glass I'm not afraid of adding a little weight to the lightweight rifle as actually shoot better with a little heavier rifle than I do with a ultra lightweight rifle.
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    Unread 07-13-2014, 11:45 PM
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    Re: Scope for sheep rifle

    I was in the same boat as you a couple months ago. i had 5 requirements i wanted to meet for my sheep scope and just narrowed it down to the lightest one. I wanted parallax adjustment, elevation adj, and windage adj, 30mm tube, with about 40-44mm objective.

    I ended up with a Mark 4 4.5-14x40. At 16oz it was the lightest i could find that met those requirements.

    it'll be headed out august 5th for the real test!
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    Unread 07-14-2014, 08:30 AM
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    Re: Scope for sheep rifle

    That's almost exactly what I'm looking for I'll look at it
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