scope for .257 Wby

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by gjk5, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    bought the Back Country .257 and am looking for glass.

    I have the 6.5-20 Conquest on my .30-378 Accumark and love it, but there may be better choices for the money out there. That said the Zeiss glass is unbelievably clear.

    I can get any of the Vortex products for dirt cheap, was thinking a PST or HSLR. I have 3 Viper 6.5-20X plain jane scopes and Viper spotter and 15X 'nocs, so no stranger to Vortex.

    Any input?
     
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    Zeiss 4.5-15x50 demo with target turrets from CameralandNY:
    Zeiss - Camera Land NY

    I have/use the Vortex HS LR, and the Zeiss beats it hands down. I will likely be selling my Vortex soon as I purchased another Zeiss recently to replace it. Since the price of the HS LR is about the same as the Zeiss demo, there is no longer a reason to buy the Vortex. When they were $400 the Vortex was a good deal, but they've priced themselves into a different market.
     

  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Im with you Doc.....depending on what he's using that 257 for....either the 4.5-15 OR the 6.5-20
     
  4. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the input guys, the .257 will be paper, antelope, P-dog/varminter etc. I have a couple of handfuls of rifles I could use to hunt with, just really partial to the Weatherbys.

    the Zeiss is definitely GREAT glass. I am low/mid $600's for the HSLR or PST, pretty dead set on the higher magnification.

    There is no question the Zeiss gets the edge in light gathering.
     
  5. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    ive got a vx2 4x12 on mine and have shot deer out past 500 yards and have never felt after a shot that i could use more then 14x on a deer sized animal
     
  6. Levi

    Levi Well-Known Member

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    IMO the HSLR is the most versatile long range hunting scope in it's price range. I have the 6-24 HSLR on both of my customs and they perform flawlessly. Once again, for me, they are very hard to beat.
     
  7. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    I just replaced my 6x20 Zeiss with the 5x25HD it is on my .257 Wtherby ULwght.

    Low light excellence. The 6x20 went to the Sako .243
     
  8. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    my local shop is going to loan me an HSLR and a HD5.

    FWIW the difference in price between the two (in 6-24 and 5-25 respectively) is HEFTY. Like $400+ dollars. And that is the FFP HSLR.