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Unread 02-19-2012, 09:41 PM
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Best combination

I have two guns and two scopes that need to come together. What would be the best combination? The guns are a Remington 700 CDL in a 264 win mag and the other is a Savage model 116 in a 6.5-284. The two scopes I have are a Zeiss 4.5-14x44 with the Z 800 reticle and the other is a Nikon Monarch 3, 5-20x44 SF with. BDC retical.

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Unread 02-20-2012, 05:29 AM
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Re: Best combination

First a quesiton for you.

1. Which gun and scope do you like most?

Both are very capable rounds.

Both scopes are great. The Ziess from what I understand is more useful than the Nikon BDC.

I think I would put the Ziess on the 6.5x284 only for the simple fact I like the round better.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 10:49 AM
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Re: Best combination

Put the Zeiss on your "go to gun" and call it good.

I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.

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Unread 02-20-2012, 09:55 PM
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Re: Best combination

Feenix called it. One of the rifles will be the one you want to use most. The Zeiss will be the best I believe.
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Unread 02-20-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: Best combination

I'd put the Nikon on the 6.5-284. JohnnyK.
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Unread 02-24-2012, 11:39 AM
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Re: Best combination

I would put a scope on each gun, and get out late in the day and see which one does the best job under low light. That would be the one I would want on my long range, go-to gun. Seems like low light conditions, either early or late, invariably offer the best trophy opportunity. The big guys ain't dumb, but they might start moving a little early or linger a little late.
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