Vx3 vs nightforce

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by califoriahunter, May 28, 2012.

  1. califoriahunter

    califoriahunter Well-Known Member

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    Other than price what does everyone think I'm putting it on a 30-378 that I'm building in behalf of a friend that just passed and gave me this rifle also if anyone can suggest a good gunsmith that would be great !!!!
     
  2. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    Big difference in weight. What are you planning to use it for? What range? Expected rifle weight?
     

  3. califoriahunter

    califoriahunter Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm a hunter most of my hunting is done with a bow hear in cal but my buddy and I were planing on building some rifles with the intent of trying some long range hunting so after his passing I got his rifle from his wife it's a weatherby 30-378 that has a Leupold vx3 on it and other than hand loads it's nothing special but off a bench I feel comfortable out to 600 firs shot but looking to shoot something at 1000... As far as weight I'm not to concerned I myself work out 5 days a week and almost 250lbs so if it ends up 13lbs I'm ok with that.
     
  4. gjk5

    gjk5 Well-Known Member

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    Just though I would throw in my 2 pesos here:

    I am just having a Weatherby Accumark .30-378 finished myself for long range elk. I chose to go with a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20 with Kenton turret, zeroed at 300, SHOULD be good to 1000.

    Currently best load is 180gr TTSX @ 3360fps and best group is .287 @ 100.

    I have to admit I am cheating a little on this one, I roll my own normally but have been swamped with work (and have never worked up loads or a rifle for this range), paid a local smith to lap and mount scope/level/turret and work up load. My boss has the exact same rifle but with the Thompson Long Range scope and the same smith does all the work for him.

    Cannot speak highly enough about Les, he is a member here and does excellent work.
     
  5. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    Hunting rifle I would go with the Leupold. Plus aluma caps are great! Glass wise they are close with night force being a clear winner but the are close.
     
  6. califoriahunter

    califoriahunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone
     
  7. marinetowgunner

    marinetowgunner Well-Known Member

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    I'd go nightforce with a velocity reticle. True MOA turrets so you can dial in the come ups if you don't want to use the reticle. either the 3.5-15 or the 5.5-22 would be what I would look at.