Remington 700 5R 300 Magnum Optics Question

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by hd28cw, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. hd28cw

    hd28cw New Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    Hello All,

    I am new to the forum.....
    Just purchsed a Remington 700 5r Mil-Spec in 300 win mag...
    I am now trying to sort out what type of scope to add to this monster....

    Not sure if I want the leupold or the Nightforce.....but regardless its definitely going to be a 50mm maybe the 56mm nightforce.

    can anyone suggest a base.....I think maybe the leupold mark 4, two piece or the nightforce 1 piece solid rail.

    If I go with the mark 4 rings what is the minimum height required for scope clearance.

    If anybody has a picture of a good setup I'd appreciate seeing it

    Thanks in adavance for the help

  2. boovan

    boovan Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    As far as Base & rings, I would go with NightForce on both. Had them on the exact gun you have with a 4-16x50 Swar. Great setup. Heavy gun/setup for hunting though.

  3. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    This is how I set up my Vortex Viper 6-24x50mm (30mm tube) PST FFP MOA scope with a custom elevation turret:

    Vortex Viper PST mounted with pics. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    Testing new Vortex custom turret. - Georgia Outdoor News Forum

    I removed the bubble level off the rail after I got the one on the scope tube adjusted correctly.


    PS: IMHO I think the scope I have is a much better choice then the Leupold and I do not think the NF will give you any advantage over the PST and mine cost $899.95 plus about $100 for the Vortex custom turret. The Vortex reticle is better than the Leupold and is equal if not better than the NF NP-R1 reticule IMHO.