Newbie Please help

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by mallard1123, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. mallard1123

    mallard1123 Member

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    I just bought my first rifle a savage model 110 300 win mag with accu trigger. I want to know what is a good scope to get me started. I have never really shot any long distance and right now i would consider 500 yards far. I want a scope that doesnt cost a lot under $350 if possible. I also heard that buying a new stock and can help reduce recoil and make it more accurate is this true? If so what stock should i go with?
     
  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    For what your looking to do (500 yds on $350) Id say Nikon 4.5x14x40mm s/f with the BDC reticle. Its not ''absolutely perfect'' as no ''Hold over'' reticles are, but with a 300win mag youll be right in there. That way you only have to dial for the wind. I own Burris, Nikon, Leupold, and I will venture to say for the money Nikon Buckmaster is a great scope. Burris (IMO) is tougher, but costs just a bit more.

    As for the Savage questions, theres a bunch of Savage fans here who'll jump in shortly to help you out. If you want to keep your rifle the way it is Id highly recomend Limbsaver recoil pads if they make them for your rifle.
     

  3. Jinx-)

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  4. mallard1123

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    thanks a lot i really like the millet scope. It will hold up to the 300 win mag? I found one for $291 shipped should i just get this one?
     
  5. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to LRH!! I would set it into a stock by Stockade gun stocks, for a long action they would be you best choice and if you a little handy you can buy it unfinished for cheap, there is a wait to get it but it's worth it. Bed the action, put a 20MOA rail on it up front cause you will need it eventually.
    With the scope, I have been using a WOtac 4-14 by Sightwonders, the reticule is set out in 2MOA graduations, super rugged, excellent turrets, I have used both the Nikon and the WOtac next to each other and the WOtac is far better over all for long range shooting and it is very well priced!

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  6. Nape.270

    Nape.270 Well-Known Member

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    My vote is for the burris fullfield II 4.5x-14x-42mm it is the scope that got me started with the hole LRH thing i had it on my .270 win and could ring steel out to 600 yards no problem.
     
  7. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    +_1 I love that scope, I just looked up the price in Cabellas Shooting Catalogue, $349!! cool!!
     
  8. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    All suggestions have been great. I own the Nikon 4.5x14x40 Buckmaster. It has the standard mil-dot and holds up well. I have upgraded to the 6-18x40 with target dot. At 1000yrds the normal reticule berries groundhogs and make it hard to be accurate. For 500 to 800 yards it is the perfect scope. It will also hold up to the recoil of a 300WM. I have the 6-18 on my 300WSM. The Burris is a good option and here is another to wrap your head around:

    Liberty Optics Riflescopes Binoculars Spotting Scopes Free Shipping Look for the Vortex Crossfire scopes.

    There are some guys on here that currently use the Crossfire series scope and have been very happy with the glass and quality of optics for the money. Scott Barish the owner of Liberty Optics is a top notch guy and will take care of you. He carries several different optics lines.

    As far as the Savage is concerned, Choate makes two different stocks that will fit the long action. For the money you can't beat the Choate in my opinion without dumping a ton of money into the stock. The Varmint, Super Sniper, and their new Tactical stock will all fit the LA Savages. My cousin currently uses on with a short action shooting a 338 Lapua Mag. It greatly reduces the recoil of the rifle and does not have a muzzle break. It does however weight 20 pounds with a full 1" contour 32" barrel. So that helps in recoil, but the will easily tame the 300WM.

    Choate Tactical Stock Savage 110 Long Action Composite Black - MidwayUSA : Nice feature is the full length aluminum bedding block.

    Choate Ultimate Sniper Stock Savage 110 Series Long Action Blind Magazine 1.25" Barrel Channel Synthetic Olive Drab - MidwayUSA

    Choate Ultimate Varmint Stock Savage 110 Series Long Action Blind Magazine 1.25" Barrel Channel Left Hand Synthetic Black - MidwayUSA : Does not have the tapered forend like the Super Sniper, makes for a better off the bags stock.

    Well I hope this helps and you really enjoy your new Savage. I am an avid Savage fan, and have been absolutely happy with my rifles so far.

    Tank
     
  9. Jinx-)

    Jinx-) Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if it hold 300 wm, I don't own one I have Nikon Buckmasters Rifle Scope 6-18x 40mm Side Focus Mil-Dot Reticle Matte - MidwayUSA I can see bullet holes 500 yards away with it, but I was researching a scope for my other rifle which currently has 150 dollar Tasco with x24 zoom, but its blur, so I came up with Millet, there are good reviews done on it Millett Tactical Rifle Scope TRS-1, one of this days I'll get one :rolleyes:
     
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