optics opinion wanted

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Travis1971, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Travis1971

    Travis1971 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    95
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Hello, I recently purchased a savage 308 fcp-k, I'm look at using this at 600 yards max (not likely) and most likely around 300 or less. I want to put a half way decent scope on it. With that being said I dont want to over scope the gun or brake the bank doing so. I do not have a lot of experience with different optics, in the past I have used leopolds and nikon monarchs. I'm now considering the vortex viper for this gun but I have never used one, the only down side I have read is the eye relief and they are not as clear in low light as the nikons? I would consider other options in the same price range I'm sure there are others with a lot more experience then I.
     
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,480
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Zeiss..!
     

  3. KRasmussen

    KRasmussen Active Member

    Messages:
    34
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    I have a Vortex Viper 4-16x44HSLR and absolutely love it. It is the SFP model not the FFP and have had nothing but good experiences so far. The glass is crystal clear, the BDC reticle is nice and the adjustments are right on. You can also get a custom turret if you desire matched to a special load. If I had to do it over again there would no question as to what scope I would get.
     
  4. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,113
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    + 1 on Vortex. For that distance, go with a lower power, like 16 on the high end maximum plus eye relief won't be an issue then. It's the high mag scopes that have eye relief issues.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,075
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    +1......Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x50. I have one on my Sendero SF 7mmSTW, and it is great.
     
  6. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,480
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011

    Dont know....but with a 600 yd MAX I might go the 4.5 x 14 power rig. ($650.oo)
     
  7. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    155
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    I have a Mark 4 4.5 on mine and 600-yards is a chip shot!
     
  8. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    558
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2010
    Swiss Conquest. Best optics in that price range IMO. Bruce