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Old 08-02-2010, 08:05 PM
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Best scope?

Hi am am looking for some advice on what scope to put on my 7mm....I am new to long range shooting and am on a budget of $1500..also i was wondering about range finders..anything helps..thanks
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:07 AM
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Re: Best scope?

I'd recommend a Nightforce NXS but it's $1630. I'd try to squeeze another $130 out of your budget if you could. If you can't, the Luepold Mark 4s are close to the same quality and a few hundred less. I have both and I am very happy with both of them.
Try looking on Samplelist.com for some good quality used scopes.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:40 AM
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Re: Best scope?

+1 on NF. You can get yourself a very nice 3.5-15x50mm with illuminated
NP-R1 recticle for $1483.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:52 PM
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Re: Best scope?

Thank u for the input...has anyone used the leupold mark 4 if so did you like it?
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:21 PM
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Re: Best scope?

I use a Leupold 6.5-20X Varix III with target turrets, Weaver T-24s, a Leupold Mark IV 4.5-14X and a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20X.

If you want the scope for long-range shooting, I would recommend the Zeiss, along with a 20 MOA Picatinny rail for your rifle. This would cost you less than $1K. This set-up should work for you all the way to 1200 yards.

For hunting, I would go with a Leupold 4.5-14X, again with a 20 MA Picatinny rail. I paid less than $700 at Bruno's, who has some of the lowest prices anywhere.

Good luck!
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:37 PM
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Re: Best scope?

I have a NF 3.5x15 NPR2 on my .308 and love it! I'm having a .300 wsm built and thinking about another NSX but maybe in 5.5x22. The 3.5x15 will run you pretty close to 1500 by itself. Was your $1500 budget for scope and rangefinder or just scope?

I also recently looked through a Trijicon accupoint in 5.5 x 20 and I was really impressed with the glass. I was comparing it to a 6.5 x 20 Mark 4 and I ilked the glass way better in the Trijicon. As for rangefinders you can get a great deal on the Lecia 1200 right now. New they're down to 600 or so because the 1600 model is about to come out and used you can get them for less than 500. I bought my Lecia about 6 months ago and love it. Ranged deer and hogs out to 700 yrds. From what I hear they don't do that much further (maybe 900?) but I haven't had the opportunity to try yet over 700.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:37 AM
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I have a NF 3.5x15 NPR2 on my .308 and love it! I'm having a .300 wsm built and thinking about another NSX but maybe in 5.5x22. The 3.5x15 will run you pretty close to 1500 by itself. Was your $1500 budget for scope and rangefinder or just scope?

I also recently looked through a Trijicon accupoint in 5.5 x 20 and I was really impressed with the glass. I was comparing it to a 6.5 x 20 Mark 4 and I ilked the glass way better in the Trijicon. As for rangefinders you can get a great deal on the Lecia 1200 right now. New they're down to 600 or so because the 1600 model is about to come out and used you can get them for less than 500. I bought my Lecia about 6 months ago and love it. Ranged deer and hogs out to 700 yrds. From what I hear they don't do that much further (maybe 900?) but I haven't had the opportunity to try yet over 700.
Thanks for the post the $1500 was just for the scope..
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