Good entry level scope for 1000 yards

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Weblake, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Weblake

    Weblake Active Member

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    I am having a 6.5x47 lapua built and I was wondering what a good scope would be to put on it without spending 1800$ on a nightforce. I will probly be shooting out to about 800 to 1000 at the absolute most. Thanks
     
  2. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    Try a Vortex viper they are putting out some awesome scopes for a great deal, Nikon monarchs, Zeiss Conquest.
     

  3. timmay

    timmay Well-Known Member

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    Vortex Viper 6.5-20x50 $460
    Burris Fullfield E1
    Bushnell Elite 4200
    Weaver Super Slam

    There are tons of great scopes in the $400-$600 range
     
  4. clamb4

    clamb4 Well-Known Member

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    Clearidge XP5 4.5 x 22. 5 x 50 is an excellent scope for around $530.
     
  5. Footsore

    Footsore Well-Known Member

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    +1 I have just bought my second and they are excellent.
     
  6. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    what are you looking to spens would help
     
  7. Weblake

    Weblake Active Member

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    I would like to keep it under 7 or $800. Is there any scopes out there at that price with a zero stop?
     
  8. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    millet trs-1 300$

    lrs-1 450
     
  9. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    The Viper has a return to '0' stop.
     
  10. srlamy

    srlamy Well-Known Member

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    I have the vortex razor 5x20 hd. My shooting partner just got a ffp 6x24 vortex viper for mid 800 out the door. my scope cost 2 times his and his scope rocks! we shoot elr to 1200 and further and he has no problem. Lots of moa elevation adjustment
     
  11. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Cruise the Optics for Sale section here & on SnipersHide, etc. You can stumble across some darn fine deals on high end optics from Leupy, NightForce (where I got mine) & even USO, S&B etc (last two are still +$$).

    Your rifle is only as accurate as your optics, I know thats been said before, but I'll say it as many times as it takes. don't scrimp on your optics, just because they look "clear" doesn't mean they track like a high end scope (the things your eyes can't see).

    For example, with a 100yd zero my RUM is ~7mils to 1k yds or 7.1 (can't remember exactly) :rolleyes:. If you dial in the 7 mils exactly, but your scope doesn't track like your dials say (say +/- .2mils), the only thing good glass is going to do is help you see your miss. If it's off by .2mils (going extreme here) @ 1k, is it going to return to zero correctly? Who knows?

    I'm not trying to bash or trash the optics listed here, some of them hold a good reputation. But, there is a reason people spend as much (if not more) on their optics as they did on their rifle. Is it necessary for a "steel whacker"? No. Is it necessary for a dedicated Long Range Hunter? Yup, every penny.

    Do your homework, read reviews, talk to the guys who have been there/done that like you're doing now.:D