Light weight scope for 6-800 yards

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  1. MELEX

    MELEX Member

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    I am going to take a look at this!
     
  2. Nuclear Worker

    Nuclear Worker Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Only reason I am thinking of a different scope is the natural light retinal can be hard to see in overcast and rainy weather. Sounds like you have a lot of that in Alaska sheep hunting.
     
  3. SilverbulletMAG

    SilverbulletMAG Well-Known Member

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    If you decide to go that route, reach out to Dave (warpig602) on the forums for a great deal. Good guy and ships fast. I've purchased 2 from him now.
     
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  5. skipglo

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    Now that you add an extra variable...lol...take a look at Hawke Scopes... 6x24 or 8 x32 x 56 SR PRo illuminated reticle...just the very center T post lights.... excellent warranty, nice product. For 700.00 low price. But here we go just MY suggestion... which I wasn't going to do. You are going to get 80 different confusing answers...and almost all of them would work. Good luck with the choice and even better luck on the hunt!
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  6. acudaowner

    acudaowner New Member

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    It depends my eyes are not 12 years old anymore you do not have to have 14x magnification to see your shots just a willingness to walk 600 yards every so many shots or the foresight to set up a cam system or a real expensive spotting scope to see a close group at 600 yards on paper. Tiny 22 holes are just hard to see at more than a few hundred yards . On steel targets you don't need that type of mag you could even add a light when you hit is blinks you have lots of choices i just know that if i want to see my shots on paper at 600 yards I am at 30 to 40 power on my sightron s3 10x50x60 30mm on steel i need nothing close to that much magnification hit either of the targets, buts its nice to have. Then again that's me and the range i shoot at at 600 yards there are a lot of trees casting a lot of shadows .
     
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  8. Nuclear Worker

    Nuclear Worker Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Don’t want to see my shot I have all steel targets . I like being able to see the animals better.
     
  9. foul bore

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    I use a 3X18 Leupold VX6 with CDS for hunting 30 mm tube 44mm obj. With a good rangefinder just dial yardage and send it. not heavy or bulky
     
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  10. Frog4aday

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    First off, if you have two Trijicon scopes you've been using with success, then take one (or both) of those. Sight the spare scope in, toss it in your bag, then mount the other scope, sight it in and you are good to go. If the one on the gun craps out, you can put the other on and keep going.

    I will toss this out there though - simple and light are great benefits when climbing the rocks for sheep. I'd suggest a FIXED power (6X) Leupold for your trip (the FX-3 6X42mm, specifically.)

    I know that is SACRILEGE on this forum. But at 600 yards, the animal will appear as if 'only' at 100 yards. I'm pretty sure your 55 year old eyes can see and hit something at 100 yards, so the fixed 6X scope will do the trick nicely. Besides, the scope is NOT meant for 'glassing'. When you point your gun at people, they don't like it. That's what your binoculars will be for. The scope is just for SHOOTING and the 6X will be fine for that. Besides, weight is only 13.6 ounces. Light is right!

    Just had to toss this 'idea' into the ring. Let the flaming begin ;)
     
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  11. Shawn1234

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    I love my Nightforce NXS 2.5-10X42, not necessarily the lightest weight option at 20.5 oz but it's compact, has good glass, tracks true and has a very solid feel. I'm confident that if I do drop it while way up on top of a mountain that it will hold it's zero and still function fully. I've shot steel out to 600 yards with it without much difficulty.
     
  12. Nuclear Worker

    Nuclear Worker Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Like I already posted the Trijicon scopes tend to lose the lit retinal in the rain and my outfitter says we will be usually dealing with rain. So would like to get a battery operated cross hair. Very limited on the weight you can take on the bush plane to where we get dropped off. Then everything we wear eat and sleep in is on our backs so no room for extra scope.
     
  13. laker

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    I’d go leupold vx5hd 3-15x44 windplex
     
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  14. engineer40

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    No flaming... I have plenty of fixed power scopes. I believe that specific Leupold scope only comes with a duplex reticle though, no Mils or Moa. And the turrets are not meant for us turret twisters either.

    I checked out those Vortex Razors on Euro Optics because of the sale. Wow, the 3-18 is 46.5 ounces! I didn't realize they were that heavy!