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Old 05-24-2006, 11:33 AM
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I just bought a Tikka T3 Lite in 300 WSM for hunting here in Colorado. I'm debating what to get for optics because the thing is bound to kick like a mule (no I haven't shot it yet). My concerns are relating to the fact that I bought this to be a lite hunter for elk, deer, and prong horn antelope (in order of desire!). I need a scope that wont fall apart with the recoil I'm expecting, be long range enough for all of the above, and be lite enough to not negate the benefit of a 6lbs. rifle. Any suggestions for a cost conscious hunter?
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:08 PM
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Re: Suggestions needed...

Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40 SF, Matte, Mil-Dot Reticle
Skyoptics.com
The Optic Zone
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Grand Slam 4.5-14x40, Duplex, Matte (From Weaver)
http://theopticzone.com/detail.aspx?ID=2502

This Grand Slam has been on my 300 RUM LSS (No Muzzle Break) for close to 450 rounds including 180 gr, 200 gr., and 210 gr. bullets. It's tough!
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:41 PM
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I would recomend you use the optics zone link above and consider eye relief just as much as weight. SWFA lists quite a bit of data on almost all of their scopes. I spent several days researching that sight and here before I bought my leupy.
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Old 05-25-2006, 06:14 AM
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Re: Suggestions needed...

+1 The Nikon Buckmaster. I forget the eye relief however; you definitely want to stay on the longer side with a lightweight kicker.
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:58 AM
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ATH,
I've done lots of shooting using 300 RUM LSS and the Weaver grand Slam. The LSS is definately light and from the bench it kicks hard, still my 190 lbs 15 years old shoots it frequently. No problem with eye relief so far.

Weaver Grand Slam ---- eye relief = 3.7" - 3.0"
Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14x40 SF ---- eye relief = 3.7" - 3.6"

Buckmaster has even more eye relief! Unless the shooter weights less than (?) 125 lbs I would say there is plenty of eye relief in both scopes.
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