Need help

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Aussie_hunter, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Aussie_hunter

    Aussie_hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    103
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Im getting a new rifle I'm tossing up between a .270 or a .300 win mag and I wanna now what's a good long range scope i don't really want to cheap out on it but at the same time I don't need to be crippled financialy. So any advice, mainly advice on magnificaction. Any help would be great thanks
     

  2. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    383
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    what is your definition of "crippled financialy" everyones definition is diffrent?

    what is your minimum and maximum range you intend to shoot?
     

  3. Aussie_hunter

    Aussie_hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    103
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    As soon as I sent that message I knew I should of put a price, $2000 max but I'm thinking of a Leupold which is around $1200. I'm looking at about a 500 to 700 yards maybe further. Iv been shooting/hunting for going on 20 years. But iv finally decided to try some long range so any info on optics and anything else would be great
     
  4. Aussie Hunter Steve

    Aussie Hunter Steve Member

    Messages:
    19
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2012
    .300 WM, as there is a better selection of long range bullets available. Recoil is mild enough to allow you to enjoy using it without having to hang on for grim death. And you will deliver more killing energy way out yonder. I enjoy my .270's too but the .300 WM will outperform them at longer distances.
    For hunting, it's worth a look at different brands of european scopes as their superior optics are invaluable in poor light. Prices are very reasonable at the moment.
     
  5. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,480
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Try a Zeiss Conquest..!
     
  6. 42769vette

    42769vette Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    383
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    in your price range i would be looking at the nightforce nsx. the leupold would be a long ways down my list
     
  7. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,022
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2012
  8. Grumulkin

    Grumulkin Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    194
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Just to put things into perspective, I've taken a crow at over 300 yards with a scope set at its top end of 7X. I would say 14X would be plenty for 500 or even 700 yards. In fact for 500 yard shots, I'm quite sure I'd be happy with 10X.

    In regards to scopes, if $2,000 isn't going to cripple you financially, you have a bunch of choices. I have a couple of Nightforce scopes, a bunch of Leupold Mark 4 scopes (several with illuminated reticles), a Swarovski, a Zeiss Conquest and others that all cost me much less than that. I find myself liking the Leupold Mark 4 scopes the most and I've bought most of mine used for less than $1,000. I see no downside to buying a used Leupold scope since Leupold will give you prompt and good warranty service if you scope breaks even if you bought it used.