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

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    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

    hd28cw
     
  2. boovan

    boovan Member

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    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

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    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.

    joseph

    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.

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