Looking for best tracking scope for 6.5 Creedmoor

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 8andbait, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. 8andbait

    8andbait Well-Known Member

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    Hello, just got a new cooper 6.5 Creedmoor and have been running a Leupold 4.5-14X40 LR 30 mm tube with duplex reticle and MOA target turret.

    What I am looking for is something in 12-16 max power range, decent glass, enough elevation adjustment to get me to 700 yards or longer and most importantly Excellent Tracking of the turret. Under $1000.00

    I have been using Leupolds for a long time and really want to try a different brand, again the tracking is the most important thing.

    looking for opinions of what you have used and recommend.

    Thanks, Gary
     
  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    The Sightron SIII will do everything you want, but it's a 6-24X. I absolutely love mine and it's going back on my Creedmoor when it gets back in October or November.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me like you already have one of the best scopes. Trade it in at Swfa and get what u think you need. I am running a mk 4 m5 right now I upgraded from a strait 10x mil dot. Leupold tracks, if yours dosent send it in and tell them it's not tracking.
     
  4. 8andbait

    8andbait Well-Known Member

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    It actually tracks very good, just tired of using the same thing year in and out, wanted to test the waters with a new brand.
    I keep upgrading from a vari x III to a VX III to a VX 3, because they have always been good to me but guess I am getting bored :)

    I looked at the sightron and they seem great but didn't want the 24 power, may have to give it another look.

    Thanks, gary
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Ior and busnell are my next buys. The mk4 is the only non hours r ectical I have left. Look at the busnell hdmr.
     
  6. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

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    vortex 4-16 pst ffp or sfp
     
  7. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i really like the Vortex 4-16 HS i have, it tracks really well. just going to also throw the soon to be released 2.5-17.5 Sightron in there. should be a great scope.
     
  8. 8andbait

    8andbait Well-Known Member

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    I went to the only local store I found that sold Sightron and they didn t have any at all, I asked the clerk if they had any and he said he sent a pair of binos in for a customer and sightron tried to get the customer to pay for a new pair. Who knows how much truth there is to that.

    Sucks, cause I really wanted to look through one.

    Going to look at the vortex again if I can find one locally.

    This is what usually happens and why I end up with another leupold, which isnt the worst thing in the world either.

    thanks, gary
     
  9. bryguy

    bryguy Active Member

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    I would look at these here:
    Zeiss - Camera Land NY

    Look down towards the bottom and check out the demo deals. I would go with the 4.5-14x44 with the target turrets. Heck of a deal on a great scope.

    As to Sightron, they are good scopes, never have heard anyhting but excellent things about their customer service.........
     
  10. 8andbait

    8andbait Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, after looking at these on the internet, I think the best value would be a Vortex Viper HS LR or a PST in the 4-16X40.
    Most people say the tracking and repeatablility is very good. Comparing these with other scopes with the same features the Vortex seems like the best bang for the buck. I could get the HS LR for about $200 less than a comparable VX-3. Gonna see if I can find a used one in the classifieds.

    Thanks again, Gary