On my serious rifles..22 rim fires and slug shotgun excluded
I use Leupold M1 LR 3.5 x 10, Nikon 2.5 x 10 Tactical, NXS 5.5 x 22 and a Horus Vision 4x16.
All rifles use Badger Ordnance bases and rings.
223 Rem, 760 yards 69Gr Sierra HPBT
243 Win, 940 yards 107 Sierra and 105 A-Max
6.5 x 284, 940 yards 142 Sierra, 139 Lapua
308 Win, 940 yards 175 Sierra
338 Lapua, 940 yards 300 Sierra. I'll stretch later out by moving further back, off the range... perhaps 1 mile. (The range I use it 760 on the short side and 940 on the long side.)
I use these scopes because they're reliable, tough and fill the requirement(s) for reticle need/desire.
I've always been a Leuy user and I have their Tactical 6.5–20X50mm LRM1 on my left-handed TBA M40A3.
Recently, I have switched to I.O.R scope line. I find I get twice the optics for 30 to 40% less than leuy and there just as rugged of a scope. I have their fixed 10X tactical with a steel tube which will go on my left-handed AR-15 after the first of the year.
I only use badger ordnance rings and mounts on my rifles. I've haven't found mounts and rings as rugged and that can take the beating badger products can.
That's what I use and it works for me.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidyas Everyone!
Distance is not an issue, but the wind will make it interesting!
Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
Re: what is your scope brand and model and why
As of now I am only using 1 rifle. It is a cross between the old M40A1 and the new M24 in 308 cal. I use 2 differant scopes though. Mostly I use a Leupold Mark 4 10x w/M1 turrets. I just took this to 1k today. Typically I use it only out to 800 yards max.
Scope #2 is a nightforce 5.5-22x that I shoot 1k more often with vs the 10x Not that the 10x doesent work, just that the 22x works so much better. Also my 22x has .125 MOA adjustments for a really close shave!
I use leupold QD rings and Baer 20 MOA tapered bases and have MORE than enough travel to get to 1k. Even like today at 15 degrees and my bullets were dropping 408" at 1k, had lots of room to spare.
The glass on both scopes is unmatched!!
The mk4 has a small speck of dirt at 3:00 [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] But it functions flawlessly as does the NF Both scopes have been hit hard and bumped hard in various locations and even dropped on the turrets (ooops!!!) yet they both have never been off not even 1 single click!! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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.
My light cal. varmint rifles I use V-16 Weavers, Baer 20 MOA bases, Leupold PRW rings. Max range for this 22-250, 700 yds.
My McMillan MCRT Tactical is 300 wm, at the moment I have a SS20x "Super Sniper" with mildot system, Badger rings. I also have a Leupold 6.5x20x56 LR, but it's broken and getting ready to send it back, for repair. Max range? I don't shoot this rifle much, it shoots extreamly well, so I keep it as my backup or go to rifle.
My Clay Spencer built 300 wm, Rem. action, Hart 29 1/2" barrel, HS tactical stock, I have a IOR 16x Tactical, MP8 reticle, 100 MOA, I feel this is my best scope. If I can sell my Leupold when I get it back from factory. I will replace it with IOR. Max range I don't know I have used this rifle for 1000 yd BR competitions only. I have Farrell one piece 20 MOA base, with IOR heavy tactical rings.
Welcome to the forum, these are great guys and I know they will like your imput as I do from other forums.
[ 12-21-2003: Message edited by: Vern Harrison ]
The only thing a hand gun is good for is fighting your way to a good rifle!
Here is a breakdown of what I currently use and what I want - you won't be happy because I am a satisfied USO customer...but they work for me and I have no complaints. I am still waiting for a price on the USO scope that you have posted about - tell me what is wrong and how much you want for it.
EDM Windrunner 50BMG: USO SN9 3.8-22X
EDM 408: Swapped between a USO SN9 and NF benchrest - will sell the NF to help cover another SN9.
Both of these have been stretched out to to the 2K mark, relatively accurately if I did my part. Doping wind and mirage is an asskicker at these ranges IMHO, and the guns are more accurate than I am.
.308/.300WM/.300WSM/.223: Have stretched these guys out to 1200 (.223 to 600 yds) yds using NXS variables or Loopy LR tacticals. Sold these to fund purchasing two sniper's hide SN3's. Was so impressed with the SN9 at long range that I opted for USO for midrange work. They may be a bit overkill in the size/weight department, but if they perform like the SN9 then I will be a very happy camper.
Lots of good choices out there - would steer away from S&B PM scopes these days - their prices have skyrocketed. Their quality is top class, but their scopes are mass production items, and you can have a custom USO for the same prices.