Originally Posted by fishman
I am having a 7mm RUM built, not quite sure of all the specifics yet, but curious as to what you suggest for a good scope.!
(please lets save the "Go 30 Caliber" talk for later, as when the time comes i'll get one, but right now is the time for a 7)
My hope is to have a gun that I can kill deer and antilope with at 800 yards, and a scope to help in every way possible.
Are there any scopes that have adjustable BDC's?
Red field did make some 7 mag scopes with cartrige changes for different bullet drops but I have had a hard time getting a straight answer since they became a leupold company.
Thanks for the help!!
Budget - $300 would be great but if $600 has to be done than so be it, but probly cant do much more than that.
In that price range you really are lmiting your options. Forget about buying any new scope for 300.00 that will work for your needs. Think more in terms of 450-750.00 for a good quality used scope.
If you really feel like you'll be doing a good bit of shooting beyond 600yds you really NEED at least 10-14x at a minimum.
Good options would be a vortex viper or leupold VX-III or if you can find one of the leupold tactical (not MK4's but tactical) you can probably get into any of the threee in that price range. You might also consider the Leupold VXII 6-18x40mm.
On the first three go for the 50mm OBJ if at all possible. They gather considerably more light than the 40 or 42mm OBJ's which can really make or break you shooting in low light conditions.
You can order custom turrets to match your caliber that will work sufficiently well to get you to 800yds once you have settled on a load. You may however need to consider getting 2 different sets if some of your hunting will entail extreme changes of elevation from where you normally live and shoot.