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Unread 05-29-2008, 03:10 PM
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What Scope to buy

Hey there I am looking at buying the SAKO TRG42 338 lapua. was wondering what scope would work best as well as stand up to the shock force, so i dont have to keep resighting it. thanks
I am new to all of this so all the info would help.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 10:29 PM
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Wll depending on your budget their are several good one out their. For the money the IOR's are realy hard to be , of course their are the Leupold MK4's that are very popular with some guys , can't go wrong with a Nightforce or step up to the higher end scope like US Optics and Shmidt&Bender.

Kinda depends on what your checking account can stand.

But I don't see how some guys drop $3000+ on a rifle then bitch about putting a $1500 scope on it.
Like the old saying goes if you can't see it you can't kill it , also if the scope can't handel the anuse the gun dishes out then its of no use other than adding weight.
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Unread 05-31-2008, 11:17 PM
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Troy, I have two Leupold VX III L/R's (30 mm tube, 50 mm objective, side focus, and good glass). One is on a .30 x .378 and the other is on a .338 x .378. No problems with either, but the Leupold warranty is good just in case. They can be bought for $700 - $800 or so. Be sure and use quality bases and rings. I like Warne, Weaver Grand slams, and Leupold dual turn-ins and QR's. They are all steel.

Just my opinion, Tom
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Unread 06-01-2008, 09:42 AM
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My Leupold VXIII did not hold up to the recoil of my Sako TRGs in 338 LM (no brake). Leupold is good on their warranty.
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Unread 06-02-2008, 10:38 AM
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thanks for all the info i will figure it out from here
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Unread 06-02-2008, 10:57 AM
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I have on my 338 Edge one IOR scope, and all i have to say about it is WOAU...
Glass quality is outstanding. I put through the tube more than a 1000 rounds and the scope is ROCK SOLID, TRACKING AND RETURNING ALL THE TIME TO THE ZERO.
I'm more then pleased with my decision.
My 338Edge
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Unread 06-03-2008, 05:04 AM
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Go the Schmidt Bender ;)
I have one on my TRG 22 and its the bees knees
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