Long range Hunting Scopes

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by bowhunter7274, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. bowhunter7274

    bowhunter7274 Member

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    Hello guys....My name is Bobby and been deer hunting most of my life ....I boe hunt and still hunt on public and private land......this past week I watched a beautiful 8 pointer at about 300 yards out but shooting a 30-30 and not being able to see the deer in my scope due to it being to small in the reticle has made me buy a new gun....I just bought a 7mm Rem Ultra Mag and need some advice on the perfect scope and ammunition for it.....I just got on a deer lease in the marsh where its common to see deer from 50 yrds away up to 500 yards away through binoculars.....I dont have the best eyes and need a scope that will help me with long distance clarity and still allow for close range shots....We are an 8 point and better club so I need to be sure of my target...I have did a bit of reading on this sight this weekend and it seems to me that a swarky and zeis or to good models of scopes any help would be greatly appreciated......thanks......

    Bobby
     
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    Also I am willing to pay up around $700 or so....
     

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    dariuszczyszczon Well-Known Member

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  4. bowhunter7274

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    thank .......you...I will read
     
  5. WildRose

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    There are a huge number of scopes that will fit your needs and your price range.

    I've shot deer sized game considerably farther (successfully) with both the Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10x44 and Leupold VXIII 3.5-10x50mm.

    You can find both of those used at under 700.00 frequently if you shop around.

    You can occasionally find both the conquest 4.5-14x44 and Leupold 4.5-14x50 in that price range as well used if you are patient.

    Remember when you get a scope the first thing you do is mount it up, then mount the rifle and get set like you were going to shoot.

    Close your firing eye for about five or ten seconds and then focus on nothing but the crosshair. If it is not perfectly clear, use the scopes eye piece focus and adjust it until you can do the former and have it perfectly in focus when you open your eye and look at it.

    Then move on to looking at objects down range and if your scope has a parallax/focus adjust ment adjust there to get perfectly focused.

    If you don't have the eye piece properly focused though the best scopes in the world are not going to help your eyes.

    I just looked on Ebay and there are a number of the above scopes listed at prices you can afford, some considerably less.
     
  6. Nimrod

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    This is a job for a good binocular and or spotting scope, not a rifle scope. Don't want to irritate anyone and I'm not making accusations or anything but I've had a rifle pointed at me more than once by someone using the scope for a bino.

    Bob
     
  7. highridge1

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    Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44 would be perfect.
     
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    Check out the sample list at swfa.com. I picked up a 4.5x14x44 zeiss conquest for $650. I picked a model up in "b" condition and it looked brand new to me. I was pretty nervous about buying used glass off line but I went ahead and did and I couldn't have been happier. Personally I would buy a conquest, you won't be disappointed.
     
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    no accusations taken.......what I am saying is that I use binoculars to find the deer then I will need a good scope of eqaul power to see it as well as in the binoculars....
     
  10. bowhunter7274

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    thanks...that is a great buy......there is one for sale for 679.00 brand new is 800......probably going to get it.....
     
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    I would agree with this 100% for another reason.

    Having hunted over a marsh and several corn fields, both picked and standing, I have found it to be exceedingly difficult to distinguish size and number of points through a rifle scope at 500 yds. These types of backgrounds just don't offer enough contrast even at 20 or 22 power to get a positive ID except in the very best of conditions.

    There have been numerous times I've wished for a good spotting scope while watching deer at distance.

    Chris
     
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  13. bowhunter7274

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    I just may look into getting a spotting scope....
     
  14. dariuszczyszczon

    dariuszczyszczon Well-Known Member

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    If that the path that your looking at try the bushnell
    Excursion FLP spotting scope