What scope for new 6.5x.284 Cooper Rifle?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Jon L., Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Jon L.

    Jon L. Member

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    I have received my new Cooper in 6.5x.284 and I'm having a difficult time selecting a scope. I was considering the Zeiss Rapid Z 800. Also considering something less busy like a Leopold Boone and Crocket with an added calibrated elevation turret.

    Comments appreciated as deer/antelope season is almost here!
     
  2. 6mmAI

    6mmAI New Member

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    Take a look at the Vortex Viper HSLR. Got one on my 260ai and love it. It has a BDC reticle but it less busy than the Zeiss and has a dial elivation turret like your looking for.
     

  3. Jon L.

    Jon L. Member

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    Thank You, I'll check it out right away. If I don't make a decision soon antelope season will have come and gone!
     
  4. PRDATR

    PRDATR Active Member

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    I have the Rapid Z and would go with the Leupy B&C over the Vortex. The glass is miles ahead of the Vortex.
    My only beef with Leupold is the loss of eye relief as you increase the magnification.
     
  5. HuntnID

    HuntnID Well-Known Member

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    I have a Cooper Phoenix 6.5-284. On top of it, I have a Nightforce 3.5-15 and I love it. It's on the heavy side for that rifle and if I was to have anything else, it would be a Vortex Viper of some configuration(either the PST or the HS LR).

    I had a Zeiss Rapid Z on a 340 Weatherby I used to have. I really like it at the range and thought it was wonderful. Once I saw a big buck and had to take a quick shot, it became somewhat overwhelming. To top it off, I prefer scopes with a 30mm tube. Just bigger, heavier, more durable components in the 30mm tubes.

    If money is kinda tight, go with the Viper HS. I have yet to own a Vortex product that I was not impressed with.