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What rifle scope would you use?

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Unread 12-11-2005, 02:33 PM
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Re: What rifle scope would you use?

The 3-18 IOR VALDADA with 36mm tube has been given a close look by the Canadian Armed Forces lately

Unread 12-11-2005, 05:01 PM
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Scope selection should be based upon intended use. What kind of hunting do you plan to do with the gun. Open plains versus heavy timber. Last light and first light vs middle of the day.

Lots of people don't like Wby's but Wby has its fan club and rightfully so.
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Unread 12-12-2005, 05:15 AM
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Re: What rifle scope would you use?

DS is right about the fact that the S&B don't dominate the 50 cal comps, or many other for that matter, the PMII's have been made as sniper scopes, that doesn't nesseceraly mean they are 100% employable as a target rifle scope. He is right that the reason for this has been, not high enough magnification and not thin enough reticles, and not enough reticle choice, all that is changing, slowly but its changing. in the standard mildot in the PMII's, the cross in the middle covers 7.5mm @100m. the klein (gen 2 mildot but thinner, which is the ret i had in the 4-16x50 when i visited Alg, remember looking through it Alg?) covers 3.2mm @100m.
anyway, ive seen a bunch of broken NXS's the only problem i heared of in a PMII has been that it didn't elevate to the amount that the dial said, i suspected that it was a mils turret on a moa scope or vis-versa.
Ive seen a bunch of swarovskis go tits up when put on moderated rifles.
pay your money and take your choice.
my money, and that or the US, Canadian, British and a fair few others is on the S&B.
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Unread 12-12-2005, 09:41 AM
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Re: What rifle scope would you use?

I took an older 30mm Swarovski off of my rifle and replaced it with a NFX with the MLR reticle. FWIW, the clarity, resolution, anti-reflective coating, light transmission, etc. on the Swarovski was better than the NFX. However, the Swaro lacked a suitable reticle and turrets.

You can't go wrong with the NFX, but there are other scopes that are as good (or better) in the S&B line up. US Optics is another option worth considering.
Unread 12-12-2005, 03:14 PM
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Re: What rifle scope would you use?

I plan on hunting whitetail deer with it at ranges 200yards to 600 yards first light and the end of the day.It's a open field after the harvest. Thanks
Unread 12-12-2005, 03:29 PM
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One thought, the S&B PMII line have plenty of elevation to do what you want but the 4-16x50 PH (precision Hunter) probably will not. The PMII scopes have 34mm tubes (except the 10x BDMP-30mm I think) but the PH scopes have 30mm tubes and so have less elevation.

Unread 12-12-2005, 03:33 PM
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Re: What rifle scope would you use?

For 200 to 600 yds and given that whitetails have a tendency to walk up behind you and get in real close, I would recommend you get no higher than 4X on the low end. A luepold VariX-III in 3.5X10X50 would be fine. A 4X14X50 would also be fine. You won't even need to spend the extra $ for LR. It will have enough clicks.
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