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Old 07-11-2013, 09:24 AM
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Long range scope

Ive been in the market for a new long range mil dot or moa style scope for awhile now but cant find what I want. Im wanting one I can zero at say 200 and adjust for a 700 yard shot and after im done be able to return it to its original zero. Can anyone help me?
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:48 PM
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Re: Long range scope

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Ive been in the market for a new long range mil dot or moa style scope for awhile now but cant find what I want. Im wanting one I can zero at say 200 and adjust for a 700 yard shot and after im done be able to return it to its original zero. Can anyone help me?
It depends on what gun you are shooting as far as being able to get to 700 yards and dial back to 200, but any scope should be able to dial back and forth. The biggest difference is going to be in repeatability. That is a big part of what determines the cost of a scope, along with other things. Give us some more details i.e. what gun and what your price range is and we can give you some more details.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:22 AM
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Re: Long range scope

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Ive been in the market for a new long range mil dot or moa style scope for awhile now but cant find what I want. Im wanting one I can zero at say 200 and adjust for a 700 yard shot and after im done be able to return it to its original zero. Can anyone help me?
Without spending almost $4000 on the best scope in the world IMO, the US Optics 5-25x58mm, 34mm tube w/H37 reticle, I went with what I consider the next best rifle scope out there... the Horus Falcon 5-20x50mm, 30mm STEEL tube with the H-37 reticle.

With any Horus reticle, you zero at 100m/yds then use the reticle for all other uses. That simple. Horus has MOA and MIL reticles. No dial ups, no dialing for wind or movers. Use your ballistic program if you have one or a whiz wheel / cheat sheet/ range card for your holds.

The glass is crystal clear and the scope is practically indestructible. The turrets have caps so they will not be bumped by accident or fouled in anyway.

I use the H-37 reticle with an internal 17.5 moa (4 mils) offset and Burris Signature Z rings with the .010 posi-align inserts for an additional 19.5 MOA on a flat picatinny rail. So I can actually use the reticle, without dial ups, out to 1500m +. The reticle is easy to use once you spend a bit of time learning how shoot it. Although it is a fine reticle, it is easy to see in practically all lighting conditions. The reticle is also illuminated if you find yourself shooting into shadows or bright backgrounds.

Horus backs all of their products 100% of the time and the staff is great to work with.

But rifles and riflescopes are an individual choice according to your use and taste. I prefer Jack Daniels... you might be a Manhattan person. It's all about choice and one shot... one kill.

Good Luck Pardner! Happy and Successful Shooting!!

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Old 07-12-2013, 09:37 AM
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Re: Long range scope

I have looked at the horus scopes; and used the simulator they have and I, just worried itll be a lot of trouble to figure out in the real world.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:43 AM
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Re: Long range scope

What about the Vortex Viper PST? I don't own one, but have heard a lot of positive comments on dial up/down repeatability. Their glass has mixed reviews, but that is always a matter of preference for me. It has a zero stop. Dialing up to 700 yds in one revolution is possible, depending on the speed, design and caliber of the bullet you are shooting. On some of my rifles, my zero is 300 yds., but my stop is set at 200 yds.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:05 PM
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Re: Long range scope

I have the Vortex HSLR 6-24X50, 30mm tube, with the XLR first focal plane reticle and couldn't be happier. It is a lot of scope for $850. No need for a spotting scope as I can see my bullet holes through the scope.

Some have questioned the 1/2 MOA elevation adjustment. Believe me, you won't miss the loss of 1/4 MOA at all. The windage turret is capped as well but the XLR reticle is fabulous and should be easy enough to learn to where you'll never dial windage again anyway. In fact, in a fast shot environment, I won't click for elevation. I can get to 1000 using just the reticle.

The clicks are positive, audible clicks. It has the Vortex Zero Stop and plenty of travel to get most calibers to 1000 yards.

The Viper PST is the more popular scope but IMHO, the Viper HSLR, First Focal Plane XLR reticle is a superior HUNTING scope It has all the bells has the ability for faster target acquisition, just as clear and sharp of glass. It has paralax adjustment on left side, elevation turret o right, reticle focus near eyepiece and zoom range knob just beyond rerticle focus ring.

By a large margin this Vortex Viper HSLR 6-24X50 is the best scope I have evr seen for under $1000.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:05 PM
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Re: Long range scope

My main rifle has the Vortex Razor HD 5-20X50 with the EBR 2B reticle. This scope has the most positive stop and most audible and tactile clicks on any turret I have ever tried. Glass is exceptional and reticle tracking is as good as it gets. I have the new HS-T, however I loaned it out to a friend as I am waiting for the rifle to be built still. It works well, basically a 2nd focal plane PST with no illumination. On his Tikka T3 Sporter in 6.5X55, we were shooting it today and he made a second round hit on a 980 meter steel target, this was the first time he took this rifle that far and we were impressed with the tracking and repeatability for a scope that was only $600.

My vote goes for the Razor, with the PST/HS-T coming in second.

YMMV.
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