Suggested Glass

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by RMartin, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. RMartin

    RMartin Member

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    Hey everyone. I just bought a Remington HB .308. I am planning on hunting in the range of 400 to 500 yards. Any suggests on a scope?
     
  2. HoytemanPA

    HoytemanPA Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest a Leupold 6-18 vx-II, 56 inches of adjustment, turrets.
     

  3. bailey1474

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    I'll second the Leupold. Which ever model you choose you know you will be getting a quality product w/a quality warranty.
     
  4. RMartin

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    Ok, thanks for all the help.
     
  5. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Grey, if you can afford it, I would go with the Nightforce 5.5x22-56mm NXS. They are well worth the price.
     
  6. Mysticplayer

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    I am really enjoying the new Nikon Buckmaster 4X14 side focus with mildot. I also hunt with Elite 4200 scopes.

    Jerry
     
  7. Jon Jackoviak

    Jon Jackoviak Well-Known Member

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    Grey,

    You are going to get all kind of suggestions. Deciding on a scope really depends on the amount of money you would like to spend on the scope and what the intended purpose you are planning on use the scope for. For big game situation, I would stick with a non-adjustable objective. This is a feature that is not needed with big game and can be a nuisense at time. So that would put you in the 3-9x40 or 3-9x50 range with is well adquete for big game out to 500 yards. Now if you are planning on using it for varmint hunting or such a higher power scope is nice and these scopes have an adjustable objective scope, which is a must.

    As for price, good scopes in the $175-$250 range are scopes like the Bushnell Elite 3200, Nikon Buckmaster and Leupold VX-I's. Now if you would like to step up in quality vs price, than I would recommend the Bushnell Elite 4200 or the Nikon Monarch, which I think are the 2 best in the bunch in the $300.00 range. Now if you would like to step up again, then I would recommend the Zeiss Conquest. Fabulous scope. Biggest things is to narrow down your price range and decide what the scope is going to be used for. Than you decisions become much easier.
     
  8. RMartin

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    Thanks for the help agin. I decided on the Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm scope. Bought one today in fact.