Long range scopes

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jake50, May 17, 2012.

  1. jake50

    jake50 Well-Known Member

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    Been looking at specs but not had the oppotunity to look through good scopes. I am after a scope that will do 1000 yds + Here is a list i have looked at
    Swarovski
    S & Bender
    Leupold Mk 4
    Night Force
    March
    Input would be appreciated.
    Cheers
     
  2. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    if you go with swaro make sure it has enough internal travel to do the job your wanting to do. the 1inch models probably dont.

    id add votrex to the list but most of your scopes should do the trick

     

  3. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Let your financial wherewithall be your guide.....:)
     
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    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    I have a leupold mk4 6.5x20, TMR reticle and M1 dials, new, if your interested.
    too big for rifle I built for Granddaughter.

    propump@usadig.com
     
  5. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    What are you hunting? What caliber?

    How do you plan to compensate for elevation and wind?
     
  6. jake50

    jake50 Well-Known Member

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    The cal. is a .300 Supermag(improved 30/378) should fire a 225 grn at 3450
    Pigs,goats and deer at 1000 to 1500 yds
    Yes we would have to compensate for wind and elevation.
     
  7. opticspecialist

    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    do you want a tactical scope or a hunting scope as far as style goes? if you can get behind some and go from there
     
  8. jake50

    jake50 Well-Known Member

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    Is there that much of a difference between the two (tac and hunt) ?
    I would like the zero stop type scope or similar.
     
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    joseph Well-Known Member

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  10. jake50

    jake50 Well-Known Member

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    I see some have x30 ,x42,x50 up to x80. To shoot at 1500 yds would u need one of those listed ? I dont want to spend $2-3k+ and find its not the one i want , there will be no shooting at close range (200- 800yds) as we have a 30/378 for the close work if needed.
     
  11. opticspecialist

    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    it's an apple and orange kind of thing,

    tactical scopes tend to be build to a more rugged and more mechanically consistent, which also means heavier for the most part. they usually have adjustable turrets, some type of ranging reticle, be it in mils or moa, or some type of hold over type reticle, like the nightforce velocity series.

    hunting scopes tend to be lighter than their tactical counter parts, usually have a simpler reticle, or a hold over type reticle, and usually have less adjustment.
     
  12. jake50

    jake50 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the Info, sounds like a tac scope would be the choice as weight is not a problem with a 20lb rifle. Would the Nightforce fit the bill 8x32x56 NSX?
     
  13. opticspecialist

    opticspecialist Well-Known Member

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    that would be a pretty nice scope for a dedicated long range rifle, I'd get it with zero stop.
     
  14. Kaboom

    Kaboom Well-Known Member

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    I'm still waiting for the Leupold VX Vl's to hit the self, 4-24 sounds like the perfect scope for anything, just add the B&C recticle and your set.