Need a scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by trueblue, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,301
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    So, I am running a NXS 2.5-10x42 on my 6.5 Saum light weight rifle at present.
    Great scope, but moving it to my AR15 6.5 Grendel.
    So, I need to get another scope for the light weight 6.5 rig, and would light to up the top end magnification to 15-18 power. Want to keep the weight as light as possible, 20oz, 25 oz at the most, repeatable MOA turret, and some type of reticle that has hash marks at least on the horizontal plane in order to hold windage. SFP scope.
    I am used to Nightforce bullet proof quality.
    Recommendations requested.
     
  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,301
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Anybody?
     
  3. the hunter

    the hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    303
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Leupold vx5hd 3-15x44 impact 29 moa reticle. I just got mine sited in yesterday on my .300wm. It shoots .5 moa at 100yrd, then I moved it to 391yrds and got a hit in 20 mph wind gusts. I will be hunting with it this year. It has better glass than the swarovski z3 or z5, with a 30mm tube and it weghts 20oz. The impact 29 moa reticle is the reticle you seem to be looking for.
     
    Hand Skills likes this.
  4. jmcmath

    jmcmath Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    350
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2017
    You are looking for a Goldilocks that doesn’t have a lot of options

    March 3-24
    Vx6hd 3-18/4-24
    Zeiss v6 3-18
     
    Camo wsm likes this.
  5. Tex LR

    Tex LR Active Member

    Messages:
    39
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2016
  6. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,984
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    I bought one with a 56 mm objective. I was amazed at how good it is.
     
  7. jamiebolseth

    jamiebolseth Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    190
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2015
    Leupold VX6HD 3-18x44. I know there's not typically a lot of love for Leupold with Long Range Shooters, but I've got 4 of them. 2 are the older non-HD model, and two the new model. They are awesome hunting scopes. And they have recently started releasing them in MIL configurations for people that prefer MILs.
     
    Hand Skills likes this.
  8. Weatherby Fan

    Weatherby Fan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    257
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    The new Zeiss Conquest V4 4-16x44 with the ZMOA reticle( 2 moa hash marks up to 20 Moa) is the next best thing to a Nightforce, it has an awesome Zero stop turret.
     
  9. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,301
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Thanks for the feedback. Keep it coming
     
  10. imyourhuckleberry

    imyourhuckleberry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    78
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Too bad that the IOR Valada 3-18X42 does not meet your standards as I am partial to this one, but at 29 ounces you may not be able to handle the weight.;)
     
  11. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,301
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    At 29oz, I would stick with the NXS @32oz.
     
    imyourhuckleberry likes this.
  12. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,301
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Looks interesting, but I think it is CW on the turret.
    Anyone running a Huskemaw 4-16 ?
     
  13. Weatherby Fan

    Weatherby Fan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    257
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    CW on the turret ? What’s that ?
     
  14. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,301
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Turret turns clockwise when dialing up your elevation.
    I am used to CCW (counter clockwise) on my NXS scopes