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Will this setup hold up to 338 RUM recoil?

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Old 02-14-2010, 02:51 PM
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Re: Will this setup hold up to 338 RUM recoil?

That's interesting info I had a Burris FFII go belly up after 9 shots from my .340wby 2yrs ago. Bought it new that year. Best inexpensive scopes I've found to hold up to recoil is the Leupold Fixed scopes. I have a 6x42 with the LR dots and had an M1 turret added and it's everything I want it to be. I shoot steel plates out to 1000yds without much trouble on decent wind days. good luck
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:30 PM
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Re: Will this setup hold up to 338 RUM recoil?

My gunsmith recomended dual dovetail scope mounts for heavy recoil rifles. I personally love my sightron scope. My wife had a burris short mag scope on her 300 SAUM and was not happy with it. So now she has a sightron scope on her rifle. 4-16x42mm. Sightron has an awesome warranty on their products and claim they can withstand the recoil of a 50 BMG.
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:43 AM
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Re: Will this setup hold up to 338 RUM recoil?

Here's what happened to me..........

338 RUM 300 SMKs @ 2730 or so.

Burris insert rings. To get the scope to hold I had to hawg the ring torque so much that the nifty little wrench looked like it was threaded. That is, it was twisted about 3/4 of a turn.

That worked well for about a year then accuracy went bonkers.

Cause was the windage adjustment on the rear mount sheared.

Went with double dovetail mounts (rear same as front)--------No further problems.
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