Originally Posted by idefendem
I am an experiended reloader and own and shoot several 270, 243 and 30 cal custom hunting rigs. Having spent big bucks on my full custom guns, I am considering a factory-new Rem Sendero II in 7mm Rem mag as a platform for a combo long range hunting and target gun. I am hoping to spend some trigger time on it before upgrading to a blueprinted action and custom barrel. I am curious if anyone is using the 7mm as a 1000 yard shooter and what powder and bullets are the best choice. Also, since I have not re scoped any of my hunting guns in 7 years I am woefully behind the power curve regarding the new generation of scopes and all the various "bells and whistles." It seems there are far too many choices and the learning curve is steeper than the good ol' days. Any experiences, thoughts and/or suggestions are appreciated!!
Things haven't changed much.
On the higher end of things but not the top IOR Valdada Tactcicals, Leupold Mark 4 and Leupold VXIII's will still get the job done for you every time and when something does break they have a no BS warranty.
Night Force is a good scope but for what they are I think they are over priced I prefer the optics of the IOR's and Mark 4's.
I prefer over all reticules the MP8 from IOR. Next is the TMR and mil dots from Leupold.
Go with any of the above and you won't regret it today, tomorrow or decades from now because they'll still be here and honoring their warranties.
When it comes to Magnification 10x will get the job done on anything larger than a coyote with ease. I like more on my LR scopes though because I don't carry a spotter.
In fact I've killed bobcats out to 1,100yds with a 10x Zeiss conquest and I'd put Zeiss on the above list as well. The conquest is a midrange "American" model but they are limited to 1" tubes.
Now you can get six hundred other opinions LOL