Originally Posted by matt_3479
I think i have settled on purchasing the Vortex Viper 6.5-20X44mm. I know i said i was having my hard time getting my hands on them until i found out all this time there was a dealer only 25 mins up the way from me. Now being extremely new to long range hunting and shooting, would this scope be any good for up to 600 yards? It will be put on a Remington 700 243. win for coyotes and targets. Now i will most likely get it with the BDC reticle, but would this scope work for dialing as well. Most scopes need the target turrets, but this one says Tall Turrets, with caps. Does it work pretty much the same way. Just dial in the correct moa, and hold dead on? i dont need target turrets right. Will it hold zero?
NOW i know how stupid these might sound, but im really new to all this. Want a lot of practice and would like to get into long range hunting and shooting. i dont have a lot of money to spend on a real good scope, so i dont want to mess up or regret, or be disappointed in this buy, or expect more then what the scope is.
I am new to long range hunting too, the best advice I can give you is to save your brass and buy quality first time around.
I saved up before I purchased my .243 rifle and scope and I am glad I did. There is an old saying that I hear a lot with shooting.
"Buy good once, buy rubbish once, then buy twice and pay more."
Save your brass and get a top quality scope first time around.
I saved up and got a Nightforce NXS 5.5-22 X 56 and I am so glad I did.
I also saved up to purchase all Redding reloading gear with comp dies and steered clear of the cheaper Lee gear.
The results have been excellent so far.
In the 8 months I have been shooting rifles I have reloaded my own ammo and am getting
- Sub 1" groups at 200yds with a factory rifle.
- 10+ 400yd rabbits
- 1 x 700yd hare.
I may have achieved the same with cheaper gear, but I doubt it.
Don't rush to buy gear, save and get the best.