Advice on new scope purchase

Just a hunter

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One of the earlier posts mentioned eye relief with the 338 RUM and I think that is a good point. I'm sure if I got tagged by the scope I would be more likely to not shoot as well after that due to always worrying about getting hit again.
 

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Either scope will be good. Invest in the best rings and bases you can afford with all that recoil it will be brutal on scope learned much lesson on a 300 rum that was hard on scopes.
 

Just a hunter

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Either scope will be good. Invest in the best rings and bases you can afford with all that recoil it will be brutal on scope learned much lesson on a 300 rum that was hard on scopes.
Do you have a recommendation on bases and rings? I've always used Leupold, Burris or the last set I bought was one of the DNZ base/ring setups.
 

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In this case nightforce is a good option. Seakins/Hawkins. Would be my choice. I haven’t had any bad things happen with the higher end burris I’ve never used dnz so can’t speak to them. I’m not a fan of luepold two piece I will use their rails but that’s about it
 

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I purchased 2 HD5 in the 3X15 and am very happy with them. they replaced older Leupolds which will in turn replace an even older Leupold and a Redfield. I also picked up two 4.5X14s Leupolds with the 30 MM tubes and side focus with are very clear too at half the price of the HD5's. I like light rifles and the weight of these scopes is uner 20 ounces which is good for the 30 MM tube scopes. Sometimes mounts can be an issue as I like Talley two piece aluminum mounts and they are not always availabe for my rifles.
 

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I find having a hashed reticle nice for hunting, once I get my zero, i can figure out my holds for different yardage with no need for scope adjustment in the field. When you have just a cross hair, i am just guessing the hold or need to make adjustments. The 338 rum will drop 40-50 inches at 500 yards, so that is 8-10 MOA or 6-7 MIL (i am looking at data for the 338 barnes 250 gr vor tx LR, 42.46 inches drop with a 100yrd zero) if you have moa hash marks, you choose the 8 moa hash and you are good. Just my thoughts.
 

griz375

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I'm no optics expert but I do currently have around 30 scopes of various manufacture, including those you mentioned. All that said
I have to second all the votes for the leupold VX5 scopes. Given you don't want exposed turrets, max range of 500, and light gathering I would recommend the VX5 2-10. In my opinion it's as close to a perfect all around scope as there is. If you want to stay with a 1" tube I'd do another conquest, I currently have 4 of them and find they gather light better than the leupold VX3'S.
 

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