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A Store Bought Long Range Rig

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  1. ADMIN

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, A Store Bought Long Range Rig, By John Johnston. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
     
  2. eyeballjr

    eyeballjr Well-Known Member

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    Nice article, is that the rifle that has the bases machined on to the receiver? Wouldn't like the option to not be able to but 20moa bases on it. I am intrigued by the creedmoor, i am going to have to get one some day
     

  3. olsingleshot

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    Yes it is. That makes for secure bases but you are right about the MOA bases. This Millet scope had 140 MOA adjustment which should be enough.
     
  4. eyeballjr

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    Should be plenty, wouldn't figure the creedmoor to have much left past a 1000 any way.
     
  5. Scot E

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    Just a thought. You could use the Burris signature rings instead of the 20 MOA base and make up for the adjustment that way. They are my favorite rings and would handle the job perfectly!
     
  6. timmyatnop

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    Nice article John, what did you think of that scope, I called bushnell the other day to talk to them about there 4200 tactial ffp mil scope witch they have dicided to not make anymore. The man on the phone told me about the same scope u had on that gun. I really wanted a 4200 tactial 6x24 ffp, He told me to try the millett lrs et that i belive is the scope u were using . Its going to be mounted on a 338 edge. How was the clarity and repeatibilty? Thanks timmy.
     
  7. olsingleshot

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    It was a very good LR scope for the money. The clicks were positive and performed the four corner test well. As with any high magnification scope the eye relief was short and I found myself constantly moving. This was far better at lower magnification. The big tube kind of turned me off but it appears quite a few manufactuers are going that way. Clarity was good even around the edges. I plan on testing it some more and writing an article about the LR scopes in the price range. Take a look at the Konus LR scope and let me know what you think. Email me if you want. JJ
     
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    Thanks for the reply john, ill check out the konus scope tonight, kinda leading toward vortex .6x24 ffp ,have u had a look at them, they seem to be a excellent scope for the money.looking forward to a review from u of that scope and more take care.timmy
     
  9. olsingleshot

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    The Vortex should be a good scope but I have no experience with it yet. Another one to look at is the Hawke. I just got one and it looks well made. I am waiting on a Savage LR hunter to put it on. That article will be out in the next few months. Mueller also makes a great scope in that price range.
     
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    When it comes to buying rifle scopes with a 3 digit price tag, the vortex viper PST is as good as it gets. the retical and turrest match, it comes with a zero stop, and a functional retical that is second to none. It has enough elivation to get anything based on a .308 case to the 1000 yard line on a flat base. The catch is it cost a bit more coin that the Millet LRS.
     
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    I am confused. I thought (and believe ) a scope should be mounted as low as possible . Zeroing and shooting is much easier. This scope looks to be mounted entirely too high. lightbulb
     
  12. olsingleshot

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    First the height of the scope mounts is dictated by the size of the objective. Second the objective is 56mm and the tube is 35mm. Third due to the size of the tube, Millett supplied the rings for the scope. The rings are high enough to fit most rifle/barrel combinations. Normally the height of the mount is dictated by the scope and the fit to the shooter. My tests show the heigth of this scope was not detrimental to the fit or accuaracy for me.
     
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  13. varminthunter

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    How does the Icon compare to their new Venture? From what I understand the Venture has the same action, trigger and barrel. Just a composite stock. I just purchased one of the Venture in 270 and am looking for a good scope, probably a Millett LRS.

    I also have one of the Millett LRS mounted on a 20 moa EGW rail on my new Remington 700 Target/Tactical .308 26" barrel 5R rifling. I agree that the scope is clean all the way out to the edges, only problem that I have with mine in that at max. magnification it get's a little blurred. Have to back off to 24 power and everything in clear as a bell. This is, in my opinion a great scope for the money. It make 600 to 800 yard shoots much easier for us older guys.....
     
  14. olsingleshot

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    That is a good question about the Venture. I will try to get an answer for you. I have seen and handled the Venture but cannot tell you why it would be different than the PH. Stay tuned.