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Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by dukhntr4lfe, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. dukhntr4lfe

    dukhntr4lfe Member

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    ok fellas this is a first time long time heres the deal and all opion needed.... bought a new gun first bolt for me its the browning mountain ti 300 wsm.... i have a chance to get a leupold 6.5x20x50 for a good price will this be a good combo.... the price is good under 500 thats all i can aford for now...... the longest i comfortable shooting is 600yards... im a hunter not much of a target shooter thanks guys for all your help hope this is in the right forum
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  2. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    Size, weight, balance is all wrong with that combo. A much better fit would be a Leupold fixed 6x or a 3-9/3.5-10x40 with turrets. One will have no problem shooting 600 yards with either.....
     

  3. dukhntr4lfe

    dukhntr4lfe Member

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    thank you finally someone that will help me out ill look into the 3.5 i have a lupy 3x9x40 on bar 3006 and was just thinking i would like something a little bigger for my 300 is that the biggest lup. you would go with the 3.5??? thanks
     
  4. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    For $20, I'll send you the Vortex 6.5-20x44 with BDC and it'll tear the pants off your Lupy. If you agree, I'll charge you the balance. Otherwise, send it back, no harm, no foul.

    Scott
     
  5. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    I view the system as a whole. A 5.5 lb gun works best with a scope that compliments it. I've done the light gun, big and heavy scope deal and while it works, it isn't ideal. Akin to putting Supper Swamper's on a Corvette, and 10x will get you to 600 easy....



    Scott,
    Does the Vortex have a BDC via the reticle or turrets?
     
  6. dukhntr4lfe

    dukhntr4lfe Member

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    scott going to shoot you an email maybe you can give me a little more info

    thanks