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New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

 
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:45 PM
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New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I have been on here, but as usual, tons of good/insightful info.

Onto the question at hand.

I just got a Weatherby Mark V R.C. chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum.

I am looking for a good scope to put on it. I want a scope that can handle the recoil of the .338LM, both barked and non-braked (probably won't shoot without a break, but nice to know it wont break the scope if I do). I would also like to stay in the $800-$1000 range.

I have been looking at a NF 5.5-22x56 NXS NP-R2 but @ $1700-$2000, that is more than I really want to spend (Unless I wait 2-3 months, then I could buy it).

Also, what are your opinions on using Swift Scirocco II 210gr bullets for reloading purposes?

Any additional info needed, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks,
James

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Old 03-03-2014, 07:12 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

You might consider a Zeiss Conquest.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:24 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

I suggest that you wait until you can afford the Nightforce scope. I love mine on the 338 Lapua I have and it lets you get the potential of the 338 Lapua. We were shooting mine at 1830 yards at the shooting school in Phoenix last year. The scope makes all the difference.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:25 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

I wanted a Nightforce too but I am happy with the Bushnell Elite 6500 I stuck on my 338 RUM. It is the 4.5 X 30 power version. I love the large zoom range. I've got 600 rounds down the tube and the scope just keeps on ticking. The only thing I don't like about it is it is 1/4" per click versus 1/4 MOA but I really like the easy rezero with the pullup turrets. I actually would have a hard time giving this scope up at this point even for a Nightforce.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:33 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

Leupold vxlll 8-25 lr 30mm, side focus.. Try it you won't regret it..
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:37 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

Midway has the Nightforce scope you mentioned with HS turrets and Zerostop for $1599. and free shipping. It doesn't get much better. Gary
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:36 PM
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Re: New Rifle, Need some Advice on a Scope

I would watch classifieds on here and get a great used mark 4 or NF if weight isnt a issue. Also I would shot a larger than 210 projectile, my prefered is 300 berger. The greater mass carries much better bc and energy at distance 250 gr. would be my minimum.
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