Help me decide

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by shooter65, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. shooter65

    shooter65 Well-Known Member

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    Looking to put some new glass on my custom 280 rem. hunting rifle.
     
  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    What do you intend to use the scope for????

    What is you price range?????
     

  3. shooter65

    shooter65 Well-Known Member

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    whitetail.
    was thinking of a Swarovski, S&B, Kahles.
    Maybe even the new Leupold VX7
     
  4. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone of those would be nice scopesyou want turrets are not? If so then the S&B is quite awsome..... in a 3X12 or 4X16..... The VX-7 I am told has excelent optics......
     
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    älg Well-Known Member

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    If you want turrets, I´d go for a SB PMII 4-16 x 42;if you want to go lighter and dont care about parallax correction, a PMII 3-12 x 50 with no parallax.

    If no turrets, either a hunting SB or a Swarovsky. In the Swaro, beware of the TDS reticle as it s rather thick and in a FFP scope may not be too useful for long shots on small targets.
     
  6. Catfish

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    I`m a Leupold fan. If it don`t cost more than a Leupold it not good enough for me and if it cost more than a Leupold it over priced. Depending on the range you will be shooting would determan the power you want. For mose hunting rifles a VX 111 3.5 x 10 or a VX 11 3 x 9 are ideal. I have them form 2X to 36X fixed and for 2.5 x 8 to 6.5 x 25 vair. Their all great.