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scopes?

i would like to receive as many opinions as possible to this. i have recently started shooting long range. i have a 300 win mag winchester model 70 laredo lrh. i have a leupold vari-x iii 3.5x10x50ao on it now. it has a heavy duplex reticle. i also have a vari-xiii 6.5x20x40ao with a fine duplex reticle sitting in the closet on a 30-06. my question is whether i should use one of these scopes or purchase a super sniper, bushnell elite tactical, burris tactical, etc... both of my leupolds have a 1" tube. i want to start shooting 1000 yards, but the heavy duplex holds me back. it obstucts the sight picture at that distance. how much difference is there between the 40mm and 50mm objectives that i have. i dont really see that much difference between them when set the same as far as light transmission and paralax are concerned. any information would be great. i can afford about $800 for a new scope if this is necessary. thanks, jason stewart
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    Re: scopes?

    well, i have started off with the bushnell elite 3200 10x40 mil dot. its under 200 dollars, and has target turrets that work exceptionally well. i have shot out to 735 y on a 14 in steel disk and its plenty of magnification for that even. i plan to shoot 1k y with it in the future, but for the money its completely reliable and worth it!
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    Re: scopes?

    As you have noticed, the heavy duplex reticle is a bit heavy, and rough, the fine cross hairs are just the opposite, fine enough for target shooting, but hard for target aquisition if you plan to do any low-light shooting.

    A better crosshair would be Leupold's TMR Reticle, or something similar. The Adjustable Objective is better for adjusting paralax, but with the heavy cross hairs that you have, and no elevation adjustments, you have a rough road ahead of you. There is just no point of reference for you to shoot at 1000.

    I have no personal experience with the SS, but from everything i have heard, they are a reputable scope. Possible input from others with that scope would be better.

    Hope this gives you a start.
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    Re: scopes?

    I'd use the 6.5x20 and see how it worked. I used one of those for a while on a 7mm Rem Mag and had no problem seeing the reticle. It is a bit tough to dial elevatioin unless you upgrade the turret.

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    Re: scopes?

    I use on one of my rifles a Leupold that has not parallax adjustment with the Burris Insert Rings to get 20 MOA and I installed an after market turret on it and it works good to 1000 yards +
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    Re: scopes? turrets?

    the aftermarket turrets? where all are they available from? im new to this.
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    stoney point used to make turrets that would interchange with the factory knobs. they work very good. i have a set that i used for a while. if you're only shooting to 1k they will work well. i still have them, like new condition, will ship them to you, if conus, for $40.
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