Long Range Scope 1k budget

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mattallen, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. mattallen

    mattallen Member

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    what would you guys pick out for a long range scope with 1k budget? this will be on a 338 lapua so it needs to hold up to the recoil and have a good amount of travel.

    Thanks matt allen
     
  2. minute of elk

    minute of elk Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a used SWFA 5-20x50 on samplelist.com for about that a year ago. it spent the winter on my 338LM, then moved to a 10/22, and now rides my 7 Shamwow.

    it's by far my favorite scope.

    with a 20 moa rail, it dials to a mile, and has been trouble free & crisp in all conditions from -15 & snow/ice to 105 degrees & dusty. i could go on, but someone would (accurately) call me a fanboy....
     
  3. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Save a few hundred more and buy a used Nightforce. There have been 2-3 in the 1250-1400 range lately (5.5x22's) and 3.5x15's are even cheaper. Otherwise I'd choose a Leupold VX3 LR 6.5x20 or 4.5x14. Zeiss has better optics but they haven't proven the repeatability of the other two IMO.
     
  4. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    The zeiss scopes I have used have been very repeatable and perfect tracking. For that price a Zeiss HD 5 5-25x50 would be very tough to beat. with a 20 moa base I can reach 1800 yards with a 338-378
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Plus 1

    Jeff
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Look at the Sightron SIII models. They are good glass, lots of travel with reliable turret adjustments.
     
  7. mattallen

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    I have found a mark 4 8-25 what do you guys think about these
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    No more of them for me thank you. I revert back to post 3 and 5.

    Jeff
     
  9. Brewer

    Brewer Well-Known Member

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    Leupold's are at least 20% over priced in my opinion. for $1000 you might check out the Zeiss 5-20x50 with turrets. for your money, Zeiss and Burris are the best options. if you can reach up to the Nightforce, you will never be disappointed. Good luck.
     
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    trebark Well-Known Member

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  11. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I have 338 Nm one with Super sniper and one mark 4 both 5-20 and mil,bought the leupold to help save weight 20 0z. scope
     
  12. Lycan

    Lycan Active Member

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    Sightron SIII. They track very, very well.
     
  13. bruce_ventura

    bruce_ventura Well-Known Member

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    Is this rifle for hunting or target shooting?