Did some homework still need advice..

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by rugersmygun, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. rugersmygun

    rugersmygun Active Member

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    I just bought my first precision rifle a Rem 700 5R 20" and need a little help with glass. Here's my situation I am just getting started I will shoot mostly for fun and maybe a local comp (nothing serious) I have a Weaver Grand Slam 6-20x40mm but the crosshair is so fine its hard to see at longer ranges I can send it back and have the reticle changed but it will cost $100+ or I could sell it and get a better scope this is the second part of my situation. If I sell it I would be looking for a non-illuminated scope that works for what I want and my budget would be around $600-$700...Thanks for all the suggestions in advance
     
  2. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I have had the same problem once.. go to SWAFA this place sells scpoes and trades also..

    Good luck. rugersmygun.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a cheap scope and it's working great. I have a 700 5R .308 w/ 24" barrel and a cheap Konus M-30 8.5-32x52 with an EGW HD aluminum 20MOA base and and TPS HD Aluminum low rings. I'm shooting lights out, surprisingly, with a $350 scope.

    Just food for thought...Occasionally you do get more than you pay for.
     
  4. scotsgun

    scotsgun Well-Known Member

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    Get rid of the weaver and get the best scope that you can afford. With your budget I'd look for a quality 2nd hand one.
     
  5. Sako7STW

    Sako7STW Well-Known Member

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    The Grand Slam is a good scope. I would send it in and save the extra money for more ammo/reloading supplies.