What Scope?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Invicta39, May 29, 2004.

  1. Invicta39

    Invicta39 Member

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    I have just purchased an 700 VLS 308. I intend to use the gun for some hunting, will be starting into long range (up to 500yds target shooting, Long range for me anyway. I am looking at several scopes and need some input.
    My considerations are:
    Leupold, Nikon, Burris, but am open to suggestions, not over $800 preferably.
    Also, what reticle do you recommend?
     
  2. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

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    ...Leupold, hands down...you can't go wrong, just check a few websites to be sure of right price and pick the one that fits your budget...
     

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    For the money you specified I say the new variable power Mark 4 by leupold. I think you can get em from Cabelas for about 800 bucks.
     
  4. sakofan

    sakofan Well-Known Member

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    Nikon Tacticle..sakofan..4-16x50mm.
    The Optic Zone has them for $809.00, shipped.

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  5. danacobb

    danacobb Well-Known Member

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    I've been happy with my Nikon Tactical 2.5-10X44.
     
  6. dakotasin

    dakotasin Active Member

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    i was recently at the same spot (same rifle, btw). after much comparing, and looking, and comparing some more, i went leupold 8.5-25x50 lr. i think this is probably the best scope for under $900.
     
  7. Nate Haler

    Nate Haler Well-Known Member

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    Unless you need low power for short-range hunting, then you should take a look at the Nikon Monarch 6.5-20x44 and the Burris Black Diamond 6-24.
     
  8. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Nate, "unless you need low power for short-range hunting",because its nice to have the high power end for sizing up game at a distance.
    But if you will ever use your .308 in the woods, the 6.5X will seem like 20x and you'll be sorry that you mounted such a powerful variable.

    I put a 3.5x10x40 on my 7STW and couldn't be happier. You can EASILY shoot out past 600yds with a 10x scope. I've shot small varmints @ 800yds with a 12X and could see and hold great.

    VH