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What Scope?

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Unread 05-29-2004, 02:46 PM
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What Scope?

I have just purchased an 700 VLS 308. I intend to use the gun for some hunting, will be starting into long range (up to 500yds target shooting, Long range for me anyway. I am looking at several scopes and need some input.
My considerations are:
Leupold, Nikon, Burris, but am open to suggestions, not over $800 preferably.
Also, what reticle do you recommend?
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Unread 05-29-2004, 04:31 PM
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Re: What Scope?

...Leupold, hands down...you can't go wrong, just check a few websites to be sure of right price and pick the one that fits your budget...
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Unread 05-29-2004, 06:44 PM
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Re: What Scope?

For the money you specified I say the new variable power Mark 4 by leupold. I think you can get em from Cabelas for about 800 bucks.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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Unread 05-29-2004, 06:50 PM
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Re: What Scope?

Nikon Tacticle..sakofan..4-16x50mm.
The Optic Zone has them for $809.00, shipped.

[ 05-29-2004: Message edited by: sakofan ]
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Unread 05-31-2004, 06:03 PM
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Re: What Scope?

I've been happy with my Nikon Tactical 2.5-10X44.
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Unread 05-31-2004, 06:07 PM
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Re: What Scope?

i was recently at the same spot (same rifle, btw). after much comparing, and looking, and comparing some more, i went leupold 8.5-25x50 lr. i think this is probably the best scope for under $900.
Hunting is not a matter of life or death; it is much more important than that.
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Unread 06-01-2004, 02:08 PM
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Re: What Scope?

Unless you need low power for short-range hunting, then you should take a look at the Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x44 and the Burris Black Diamond 6-24.
it's not about need in the USA -- it's about WANT
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