What Scope to buy

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Troy929, May 29, 2008.

  1. Troy929

    Troy929 New Member

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    Hey there I am looking at buying the SAKO TRG42 338 lapua. was wondering what scope would work best as well as stand up to the shock force, so i dont have to keep resighting it. thanks
    I am new to all of this so all the info would help.
     

  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Wll depending on your budget their are several good one out their. For the money the IOR's are realy hard to be , of course their are the Leupold MK4's that are very popular with some guys , can't go wrong with a Nightforce or step up to the higher end scope like US Optics and Shmidt&Bender.

    Kinda depends on what your checking account can stand.

    But I don't see how some guys drop $3000+ on a rifle then bitch about putting a $1500 scope on it.
    Like the old saying goes if you can't see it you can't kill it , also if the scope can't handel the anuse the gun dishes out then its of no use other than adding weight.
     

  3. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    Troy, I have two Leupold VX III L/R's (30 mm tube, 50 mm objective, side focus, and good glass). One is on a .30 x .378 and the other is on a .338 x .378. No problems with either, but the Leupold warranty is good just in case. They can be bought for $700 - $800 or so. Be sure and use quality bases and rings. I like Warne, Weaver Grand slams, and Leupold dual turn-ins and QR's. They are all steel.

    Just my opinion, Tom
     
  4. Rymart

    Rymart Well-Known Member

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    My Leupold VXIII did not hold up to the recoil of my Sako TRGs in 338 LM (no brake). Leupold is good on their warranty.
     
  5. Troy929

    Troy929 New Member

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    thanks for all the info i will figure it out from here
     
  6. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

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    I have on my 338 Edge one IOR scope, and all i have to say about it is WOAU...
    Glass quality is outstanding. I put through the tube more than a 1000 rounds and the scope is ROCK SOLID, TRACKING AND RETURNING ALL THE TIME TO THE ZERO.
    I'm more then pleased with my decision.
     
  7. jimbojeweller

    jimbojeweller Well-Known Member

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    Go the Schmidt Bender ;)
    I have one on my TRG 22 and its the bees knees gun)