What scope would you put on my .270?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by megastink, May 6, 2013.

  1. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

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    I have a Savage 111 in .270 Win that I am looking for glass for. Its is bedded into laminate stock and is pretty lightweight. I bought it as s lightweight carrying rifle. It has a 24" sporter barrel. 90% of my shots are under 100 yards, but I do have the opportunity to shoot out to around 400 yards. So, what should I put on it? Here is what I am looking for:

    -30mm or 1" tube
    -NOT a duplex reticle
    -relitively lightweight
    -2-3x on low power
    -9-15x on high power
    -mil/mil or moa/moa
    -I prefer (tall) target turrets w/ positive adjustments
    -a focus of some sort (preferably side focus, but AO is fine)
    -I really, really, really want to keep it under $400

    What would you put on it?
     
  2. Je4bowhuntin

    Je4bowhuntin Well-Known Member

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    I have a bedded 110 .270 and topped it recently with a burris e1 4.5-14-42 ballistic plex. Nice decently lightweight glass at $349 gun is shooting great. I reload and have called burris a few times with load details and have had great can getting drop charts and ordering a sunshade
     

  3. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

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    I like the 3-9x40 Illuminated version too! Nice price tag, and it looks like it has taller turrets for dialing distance, which I strongly prefer over ballistic reticles. Though I do like the look of the reticle, but I think I like it based on my absolute hatred of duplex reticles (I dont know why, I just hate them).

    Thanks for the idea! I've read good things about burris!

    I was also looking at a Kruger Tacdriver T4i 2.5-10x50. Reading good things about those as well. And they have more of the features I'm looking for. Thansk!
     
  4. Elkhunter1983

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    If all you are looking for is 400 yards and in and its a hunting rifle. I would look at the zeiss conquest 3-9X40 with the Z 600. Great glass in a 1" tube and quick holdover points with .5 and 1 moa windage adjustments. I got one 4 years ago and it is a dream to shoot out of my 30-06 and has taken game out to 550 with many over 400. The price is only $50 more than you are looking to spend but it is very good glass and easy to use IMHO.
     
  5. megastink

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    Yea, where are you finding a Conquest with Rapid-Z Reticle for under $450? The Krger I'm looking at is $300-$350 and the Burris E1 is $300. For the money, these two are seriously winning.
     
  6. str8shoot

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    Go to the sponsor marketplace on this website. Cameraland has the 3-9 Conquest with rapid-z 600 for $420. It is probably the best scope for your application for the money.
     
  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Like mentioned before.....You can't go wrong with Zeiss glass.
     
  8. megastink

    megastink Well-Known Member

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    Here's why I'm hesitant on Zeiss: I do not use ballistic reticles to compensate drop; I want tall ajustable turrets. It has no focus (which isn't that important) and is in the high end of my budget. I'll go to my local shop and look at one and keep an open mind.

    Can you buy aftermarket target turrets for a Conquest? Are they .25 MOA or less/more?
     
  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    The Conquest 4-14x50 and 6.5-20x50 both have target turrets and a parallax adjustment on the side. You can also get them with a Z-Plex reticle instead of the Rapid Z reticles.
     
  10. Elkhunter1983

    Elkhunter1983 Well-Known Member

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    thats what it takes. Go check out a lot of different scopes and pick what you like the best. Keep in mind that for hunting, you will need light transmission more than you will focus in low light conditions. I love my turrets on the scopes that have them but for speed and ease out to 600 yards for hunting applications, the ballistic reticle has been flawless.
     
  11. azmetalman

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    Kenton Industries is an authourized Zeiss repair facility and they also perform turret work for Zeiss. I sent my Zeiss 6.5x20x50mm to them and had elevation and windage turrets installed. They are very helpful and the service was fast. The turrets are easy to use and easy to adjust.
     
  12. MudRunner2005

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    How much did that cost? Cause I've thought about sending my 3-12x56 30mm off and having that done, but was unsure of the cost.
     
  13. azmetalman

    azmetalman Well-Known Member

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    MudRunner give them a call. The cost on mine won't help you. I took advantage of a special that Zeiss was offering thru Kenton. I do know that cost is affected by the type of turrets of on your particular scope. If you leave a message they will return the call within the same day is my experience. A couple of times a live body answered the phone. When I left specifics of what I wanted a Tech returned the call. He was extremely knowledgeable and made an alternate suggestion that made a lot of sense for my application. Didn't mention in my post that the clicks have a positive feel.
     
  14. MudRunner2005

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    The clicks on my 6.5-20x50 target turrets are very positive and solid, as well. Very repeatable and feel extemely well built and solid.

    The clicks on my 3-12x56 (standard covered turrets) are very precise and solid, as well. I've just had nothing but positive results with both of my Zeiss scopes since I started using them back in 2008. 0 issues.

    My Kahles Helia KX is a phenomenal scope, too. The glass is slightly crisper than the Zeiss, which is hard to imagine. It's like looking through an HD camera or something. It's insane the quality of the glass in both brands. They just take all the glare out, and you just see everything in its natural brilliant colors and clarity. One of my buddies shot my A-Bolt w/ the Kahles at the range, and as soon as he sat down and looked through the scope, the first thing out of his mouth was, "You know I really hate you....Right?" All I could do was laugh.