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Old 04-23-2014, 08:44 AM
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Re: Top 5 scopes if money was no object

Finally a Schmidt and Bender vote -

Was curious as to what the special forces units down here in Bragg use and when I spoke to "chad" who coached the team to 2nd in the world last year his reply was emphatically "Schmidt and Bender!!!!!"

Range 37 PSR is where he does his civilian one to one coaching.

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Old 04-23-2014, 11:09 AM
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Re: Top 5 scopes if money was no object

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He asked what the top 5 were, not personal preference/use...

Schmidt and Bender
March
Nightforce
High end Leupold
US Optics

Vortex don't even make the grade.
True, and your list is close to mine.
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Finally a Schmidt and Bender vote -

Was curious as to what the special forces units down here in Bragg use and when I spoke to "chad" who coached the team to 2nd in the world last year his reply was emphatically "Schmidt and Bender!!!!!"

Range 37 PSR is where he does his civilian one to one coaching.

Appreciate ya.

CD
Because most people look at optics as an acessory and Schmidt and Bender usually (most times) costs more than a factory rifle but when you enter the realm of a custom built rifle, a S&B becomes more realistic.

If I own a 7 grand rifle a coulple grand for a scope is inconsrquential.

The difference between a Rolex and a Timex philosophy. Both keep time. The Rolex is a precision timepiece guaranteed forever and holds it initial value indefinitely whereas the Timex becomes landfill fodder when it expires. Same thing applies to an optic. Why I own a Rolex Submariner. Just say'in.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:48 PM
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Re: Top 5 scopes if money was no object

What are some models of high-end Leupold scopes?
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What are some models of high-end Leupold scopes?

The Mark 6 & Mark 8 models come to mind.

Tactical Scopes | Leupold Optics


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Re: Top 5 scopes if money was no object

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So here is what my rig is as of today that I will be taking to Alaska for Black Bear the end of May -

Rem 700 SPS in 300 win mag - I love this caliber and recoil not an issue for me.

Optics - Leupold VX3 3.5-10 duplex reticle

will that current scope address my hunting needs? if so out to how far 200 yds?

so I think I go tactical if I'm shooting/hunting over 200 yds?
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He asked what the top 5 were, not personal preference/use...
You are correct Sidecar,

And that's the OP also asking if his 3.5-10X leupold will suit his 200 yard hunting needs. So I politely chose to answer that question.

But anyways, here's my list.

Nightforce, Swarovski, Schmidt and Bender, US Optics, Zeiss

Not in that particular order.

I would suggest to consider a nice low power range as well for bear hunting in Alaska. Something in the 2.5-3x range. It could provide the quickness you may need in case something threatening like a Grizz shows up closer than you like.

Three of the rules we kept in camp while in Alaska were to always leave your rifle chambered, safety on and scope on the lowest setting.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:18 PM
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Re: Top 5 scopes if money was no object

Hard question to answer. But for what your using,my question would be where are you hunting your black bear... I live in Alaska and hunt with 3 rifles. I have a 45-70 Guide Gun(one of the best all around rifles for here in my opinion) my Custom 300 RUM, and gotta have the 375 H&H. If your hunting on the coast should work fine or interior, but I would prefer my 45-70 in the interior. Faster to handle and she puts a smack down on just about anything walking on earth!!! Now back to 5 top scopes, Nightforce,S&B, USO,like Vortex and March. By the way no scope on the 45-70, open sights best way to go!!!!!!
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