Originally Posted by gapfriz
I was just wondering what everybody has for a rifle scope on their elk rifles, I've been useing a 14.5x14 leupold on my 338 ultra mag, and have noticed the past couple years i never change it off of six power, where i hunt in eastern oregon the shots can be anywhere from the end of the barrel to as far as you want shoot! So i'm thinking about going to a fixed six power?
I have shot more stuff with the scope sitting on 3.5 than any other power. It's a 3.5-10 which is plenty for elk out to 500-600 yards and is nice and light.
The scope is perfect with the M1 turret for the type of hunting I do but really really lacks when working up a load at 300 yards. Almost impossible to hold on a 1 inch bull at that distance and when trying to achieve 1/2 MOA at that range it can become very frustrating because of the lack of power.
So I would say the 4.5-14 would service you better all around then a 6 power fixed but to each his own right.