Originally Posted by CJD
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?
Originally Posted by SidecarFlip
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.