Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Reply

Need help selecting a scope for savage 12 .308

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-21-2013, 06:22 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 19
Need help selecting a scope for savage 12 .308

I just bought a Savage 12 .308 and need help selecting a scope for it. I have experience with Nikon prostaff and monarch scopes, but know those don't cut it for the longer range applications. I am new to long range shooting and don't really know where I should start looking. Any recommendations on a good scope in the range of around $1,000? What power should I look for if I want to shoot 500 yards or longer? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

-Tim
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-22-2013, 05:40 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: pa
Posts: 280
Re: Need help selecting a scope for savage 12 .308

Well if you're going to shoot over 500 yards I would recommend the Weaver t-36 or a night Force 12 x 42 x 56 . Might as well be able to see what you're going to shoot at and the bullet holes you're going to put in it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-22-2013, 09:06 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Iron Range, Minnesota
Posts: 778
Re: Need help selecting a scope for savage 12 .308

for that price range I'd say a Vortex Viper PST 6-24X50....the FFP version is just about 1K and the SFP is like 700-750 depending on where you look.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-22-2013, 10:47 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 19
Re: Need help selecting a scope for savage 12 .308

Do you own a Vortex Viper PST? Do you like them? How do they compare with a Leupold VX3 or Mark 4?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-22-2013, 11:10 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Iron Range, Minnesota
Posts: 778
Re: Need help selecting a scope for savage 12 .308

Quote:
Originally Posted by timotheius View Post
Do you own a Vortex Viper PST? Do you like them? How do they compare with a Leupold VX3 or Mark 4?
I own a PST, and hove owned Nikon Buckmasters...The PST is a much better scope...I haven't owned Leupolds, was a die hard Nikon user until I got my PST....I really don't see myself buying another scope...except maybe another Viper or a Razor when I get around to my 300 build
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-25-2013, 06:50 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SD
Posts: 89
Re: Need help selecting a scope for savage 12 .308

Hey,

I plan to work some jobs this summer and make some money, this is what I am going to do: I am going to get a savage in .308 (no decision yet) and top it with a nikon m-.308 scope.

The scope is made for the AR/AR-10 platform, but the bdc is specificly for the .308 win caliber. It should hold close if not true.

Here is the link:M-308 4-16x42 BDC 800 from Nikon
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-25-2013, 08:57 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Near Napoleon,MI
Posts: 997
Re: Need help selecting a scope for savage 12 .308

The M308 is not a "long range" scope. With only 40 min total elevation travel that gives only 20up or 20 down give or take a bit to zero in the first place. So the M308 is a scope you mount on a zero degree rail and it will top out around 700 yards max. Otherwise one is looking for 10 minute rails and the like - unusual stuff.

Any decent scope should have at LEAST 60 MOA of travel and the Vortex scopes have 75 (the PST have 75 elev and 75 windage).

A good option if you are on a tight budget is the Viper HS in "long range" edition with a capped windage turret, open elevation turret and SFP "Dead hold" reticle for $550 at opticsplanet Vortex Optics Viper HS 4-16x44 Long Range Scope w/ Dead-Hold BDC Reticle FREE S&H VHS-4305-LR. Vortex Viper Rifle Scopes, Vortex Rifle Scopes.



Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.96%
1,531 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.11%
1,894 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.09%
1,362 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.00%
590 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.92%
231 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.92%
290 Votes
Total Votes: 5,898
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC