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Old 12-25-2010, 06:57 PM
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.338 Win Mag Mt Rifle Optics?

I have a Rem 700 KS Mt Rifle in .338 Win Mag. It's my light weight weight all around Alaskan rifle.

I am debating optics for this rifle....

Must haves:
13ozs or less
Good eye relief
Durable
$400 or less

Optics I have considered:
Leupold VX-3 2.5-8 x 36mm
Leupold VX-3 3.5-10 x 40mm
Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40mm

Any other suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:18 AM
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Re: .338 Win Mag Mt Rifle Optics?

Vortex Viper 2-7x32, it meets your 13 oz weight limit and is only $175.

I got one for my Tikka 300 Win Mag with the BDC reticle. I'm not always a fan of BDC reticles, but the subtensions match my load almost perfectly on paper. I also like that the top end is only 7x, where the scope must be set for the BDC subtensions to work without mental math.

The BDC should also match a 250gr Accubond at 2650 fps from your .338 with a 100 yard zero. Lighter-faster will probably need a 200 yard zero. There's a standard plex available too.

This little 2-7x is a great scope for the money, but is sadly going to be discontinued by Vortex. I'm not sure what they plan to replace it with.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:33 PM
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Re: .338 Win Mag Mt Rifle Optics?

Thanks for the info.

Last edited by High Country; 12-26-2010 at 09:49 PM.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:45 AM
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Re: .338 Win Mag Mt Rifle Optics?

Nikon 3x9 monarch
Would you consider a fixed power Leuplold? This is a very rugged scope the 4x is under 10oz.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:14 PM
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Re: .338 Win Mag Mt Rifle Optics?

Leupold makes 2-7X33 ULTRALITE scope
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:37 PM
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Re: .338 Win Mag Mt Rifle Optics?

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Leupold makes 2-7X33 ULTRALITE scope
I thought about that one and even convinced myself to look past the two-piece tube, but the reviews on it were not very good. I think the 24hr Campfire forum has several pages of reviews on this scope, none of them that good. I recall tunnel vision being the number one complaint but there might have been other issues. For the record I have not tested this scope.

I wish Leupold would make an Ultra-Lite with VX-3 glass, and 1-pc tube for a reasonable price.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:16 PM
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Re: .338 Win Mag Mt Rifle Optics?

I think a leupy 4-14 is 14 oz.have it on several rifles
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