240 weatherby

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by filledandfree, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. filledandfree

    filledandfree Member

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    Ok people,

    I have just picked up the new Weatherby Vanguard S2 in 240 Weatherby, I am NOT going to put a SwaravskiNightforceSchmidt&Bender or even anything close on it. Soooo.....what scope in the $300-$500 range would you recommend? Remember I asked for a scope in the $300-$500 range, not "I would use a (insert your preference here), but...." Thank you in advance for the recomendations.
     
  2. gknutson

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    Not sure if you could squeeze a Vortex viper PST SFP into the $500 dollar budget. If not maybe a Bushnell Elite Tactical might fall in that range. You may watch the Classifieds on this site as well as others for a good deal on used glass. Let us know what you choose and how you like it.
     

  3. filledandfree

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    Thank You....I will check out the Bushnell Elite Tactical. It is refreshing to actually have your question answered on a forum instead of people going off on a tangent on what you are "supposed" to have. I am looking at a Vortex Viper that a friend has, so that is within the realm of possibility....
     
  4. filledandfree

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    OK....I put a Vortex Viper on the Vanguard last night. Mounted it into Burris Tactical rings. I will be shooting some factory 100 grain sp ammo out of it. Weatherby lists it at 3400 fps, soo it should be interesting. When I had the Pentax on it, it shot the ammo into .52-.97 3 shot groups, with 21 shots fitting into 1.5".......I have regular weaver bases on it, but if anyone has a reccomendation on a different base, let me know......