Long range hunting scope

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  1. Luke.Nukem

    Luke.Nukem Member

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    im looking for a good long range hunting scope price range 1-2k. It needs to have adjustable turrets that are not capped and not be a huge tactical type with at least 12x magnification on the high end. I’ve done a ton of research and can’t find exactly what I’m looking for, it seems like everything is either not adjustable without removing caps or it’s too big for a rifle that will be carried. Any thoughts on my logic are welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    Bushnell LRHS. capped windage, but 1/2 mil reticle. Low, open elevation turret with 10mil/rev. FFP with 2mil 'donut of death'
     
  3. Hondo64d

    Hondo64d Well-Known Member

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    This or the LRTS. Both are fantastic scopes.

    John
     
  4. waspocrew

    waspocrew Well-Known Member

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    I'd recommend the Leupold VX5HD or VX6HD - Both have locking turrets, zero stops, options for illuminated reticles, and are pretty lightweight.
     
  5. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    Between the two brands is there a difference in glass quality?
     
  6. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    Repeatable adjustments and ability to RT0 trumps 'glass quality'. The bushnell shines in that regard.....
     
  7. livetohunt

    livetohunt Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I’ll second the vote for a leupold. A VX6HD in 3-18 would meet your needs, and the turrets are very low profile so it’s easier to carry, and the scope is also pretty light. I’ll Be getting a VX 5HD in 3-15x44 here shortly for a lightweight carry gun because it’s light and low profile.
     
  8. huntsman22

    huntsman22 Well-Known Member

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    I'd be more worried about robustness of build, than a couple ounces.
     
  9. Luke.Nukem

    Luke.Nukem Member

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    I’m less concerned with weight than I am overall size (bell, turret height).
     
  10. stwcattle

    stwcattle Well-Known Member

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    NF NXS 3.5-15x50 if suitable for your rifle
     
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  11. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Check out the leupold vx5 or vx6. Leupolds track well. I have a Zeiss conquest mc in a one inch tube with low turrets. Don’t know if they still make something like that though. It Also tracks well. I seen a vortex razor at a show awhile ago with a 1” tube and low turrets. Burris veracity scopes with their madd turrets are quite low. Pretty sure leupold are as robust as any scope and to my eye have as good of glass or better than any other scope I mentioned.

    Here’s the vx5 with 44mm objective
    https://www.leupold.com/scopes/compact-scopes/vx-5hd-3-15x44mm-cds-zl2
     
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  12. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    Let's suppose the robustness is the same for both. Between the two brands is there a difference in glass quality?
     
  13. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Which brands? Bushnell and leupold?
     
  14. Trm82

    Trm82 Well-Known Member

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    5-20 nightforce shv are pretty awesome for the price.
     
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