I suggest you check out the major suppliers in Canada for a Bushnell 3200 Elite 10X tactical scope, usually find them for under three hundred dollars. This is an excellent scope to enter this long range game with. We shoot it on Barrett .50BMG rifles in the US, takes a well made scope to stand up to that abuse.
Good luck with your decision and entry into this Long Range Hunting sport. It is very addictive.
I am going through the same thing (thanks to the deer I missed last year out at 200+ yards dont have a range finder YET with my rem 721 30.06 with a 2-7x30 vx1)I was looking at a zisse conquest 3.5-10x40, with rapid 600 rit., lepuold vxIII 3.5-10x40 with boon & crocket rit.,ended up getting a burris fullfield 3-9x40 all with ballistc plx rit.,had $700.00 in my pocket so $ wasnt the reason it was just more clear FOR ME I saved so cash I took the rest of it and put in to the rifle $500 I had all 3 scopes in my rings so the best thing to do is bring the rifle in and see what U like (if in mn GO to ahlmans or look online at optics best buy )may your powder alway burn and your bullet not melt
Believe it or not, the best optical glass around is supposed to be in Nikon scopes. Personally I like the zeiss Conquest but it is a very expensive scope. On a side note, I have 3 or 4 Bushnell scopes, a Monarch, a Leupold, a Konus and am going to get a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 with one of the new 800 reticles which are superb in ability.
it really boils down to how much you want to spend or can afford.
thought i'd chime in, this article helped me decide on my scope for longer range stuff. i got the 3200 10x40 its been awesome! been shoooting 200, 300, 385, and 500 meters. dial for any one back down back up all good. i wanted to c how much room i had to adjust up and i have 34 moa up from my 100 yard zero! i think thats enough to get to 1000 yards with my .243 win. or i think haven't tried yet. but the scope is a winner for the money!
First post to this site, two questions:
1. Suggestions on an affordable scope to mount on a Savage 111 in 7mm RUM?
2. Comments on the 7mm RUM itself? I was recently on another site and it was getting trashed pretty hard.
I bought three of the Savage 111s in 7mm RUM; one for me and one for each of my sons. At $275 each, NIB, I couldn't pass it up. I'm not a reloader yet, but am looking for a used Rockchucker in good shape (I read the new ones are made in China and the quality has really declined). At $64.00/box, reloading will quickly pay off. I don't want to spend a fortune on a scope, am a "bang for the buck" guy (excuse the pun). I would to push the 500yd envelope. How much magnification do I need to pull that off? Thanks all for the input and recommendations.