Scope for 7mm Mag ?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Lonnie, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Lonnie

    Lonnie Member

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    What magnification scope would you put on a rifle chambered in 7mm Remingtom Magnum. Rifle will be used for Pronghorn Antelope and deer. Yes, maybe I don't need a 7mag for these critters, but I like the range and power if a target is out there a ways.

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  2. royinidaho

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    Don't think there are any lope in Minnasoda, so me thinks yer headed west for the lopes and Mn. for the deer.

    Just my tho'ts here. Figure a decent 3x9 would be a good fit in there somewhere. Mount it in some Burris Signature rings would be another recommendation.

    Good luck, have fun, and good shootin'
     

  3. bailey1474

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    A 4.5-14 is about perfect for a big game rifle. You will have no trouble making the long shots and the 4.5 is low enough that the quick shots are possible as well. Good luck!!
     
  4. wapiti13

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    Lonnie, Depends on how much weight and balance you are willing to live with. I would never go over the 4.5X14, but I think that there are two better choices for a hunting rig. Either the 3X9 or the 3.5X10 would give you plenty of view coupled with enough magnification to fulfill your requirements. Don't fall into the big objective trap. A 40 mm objective mounts much lower and still gives you a good overall performance. Good luck.
     
  5. gunnermhr

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    I agree whith what Bill Bailey said. 3x9 works well also but I like the 4.5-14
     
  6. traks44

    traks44 Well-Known Member

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    I have a springfield Armory 4.5-14/50 with ranging reticle on my pack gun 7mm Remington. I really like and seems holding up well. I got it dialed in out to 500 yards for elk and harvested my bull with it at 405 during season.
     
  7. coyotewallace

    coyotewallace Well-Known Member

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    I think an use the leupold VX111 4.5-14x40AO with med duplex..awsome scope its on my mag now but have had it on several others from my 22-250 to my 30-378wby.if i were to buy another scope the only thing i might change would be to a 50mm obj...an the varmint ret.