Looking for a scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Walker1, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Walker1

    Walker1 Well-Known Member

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    I am new to this longrange stuff. I am building a Savage 6.5Creedmoor. It will be my longrange coyote killer and plinker out to 800-1000yrds. I have no idea what scope to put on it. I have been reading about this Sightron-http://www.sightron.com/index.php?action=view_document&did=1201816362&cat_id=6&id=168
    and also about the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50.
    Not sure which would better suite my needs. The two scopes that I currently have is a Leupold VX3 in 4.5-14x50 Varmint Reticle. I use this on my 22-250 and have killed many coyotes and rabbits with it. My personal best is a rabbit at 522yrds. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsBD_uE8qjY"]Wabbit Hunting - YouTube[/ame] My other scope is a Zeiss Conquest in 4.5-14x44 with
    Z-Plex. I use this on my 7mmRemMag big game rifle. I put target turrets on it but still dialling it in. Farthest shot with this one is about 350yrds. I will say that the Zeiss glass is much better to me. I like to use max power on both scopes if I am out past 200yrds. I use a Zeiss rangfinder to judge my yardage.

    Anybody have any thoughts or other suggestions?
     
  2. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    I have the 6-24X50 FFP PST mil/mil mounted on my 7mm rem mag and "It Rocks". I really love it. I'm about to get the 4-16X50 for my .243 win. There's an app for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad that works great for shooting. I selected the Mil reticle because it has more references than the MOA and when using this app you don't even have to touch the knobs. I strongly recommend this scope, you won't go wrong. By the way, the app is called "JBM Ballistics". It's not cheap, but it works great.
     

  3. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

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    I have the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle on my Remington 700 LSS 257 Weatherby Mag.

    I absolutely love it.

    You will not regret getting it.
     
  4. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

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    You ould check out the new Weaver Tactical 3-15 or 4-20x50. Getting some great reviews... build like a friggin rock, so I hear. Just a thought.

    BTW, you can find them for about $650 if you look around.

    Good luck,

    -Mega
     
  5. Walker1

    Walker1 Well-Known Member

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    I am I reading right that on the Viper FFP it does not matter what power I am on it will still be the correct holdover? My Leupold with the varmint reticle will only work if I have it at full power. I wouldn't say it is completey accurate either, but close. It is for my 22-250 and I am using the 55gr as it states but who knows if they fly as fast as what Luepold set it for.
     
  6. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    Correct, FFP reticles keep the same measurements regardless of magnification.
     
  7. Walker1

    Walker1 Well-Known Member

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    Does this app work with MOA?
     
  8. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    same scope as the nitrex tr2 usto be and yes they are pretty good, however i dont think i would put them in the same class as the pst
     
  9. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    Made by the same company with some similar features, but they are not the same scopes. The Tacticals have 30mm tube, gobs more travel, FFP, matching knobs, etc, and are a fair amount heavier which may speak to their internal construction.

    I would put them in the same class as the PST's--I like the PST's better in some aspects and like the Weaver Tacticals better in other respects.