Need Scope for STW

Discussion in '7mm STW' started by crankin, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. crankin

    crankin New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    I have a Rem 700 SF 1 STW looking glass to put on it , this is the only Magnum rifle that I own need help deciding . Nightforce, Huskmaw, Vortex, or Leopold . Just want the most bang for my buck.
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    If you have the money for a Nightforce....Then that's what I'd go with.

    What distance will you be shooting? That can help us to help you determine what magnification you want.

    Personally about the best hunting scope for close to long range I can think of is the Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 with the MOAR reticle. Gives you the low magnification for closer shots, and the higher magnification for further away shots.

    If I had the money, I'd be running a NF NXS 8-32x56 with the MOAR, but if you plan on hunting inside of 300 yards, the 8x minimum magnification makes alot of folks uncomfortable.

    Personally, I won't be shooting anything inside of 300 yards with my STW (unless I'm sighting my rifle in), so the NF NXS 8-32x56 MOAR would be what I would go with.
  3. Kado101

    Kado101 Active Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    I recommend Zeiss Conquest in 6.5x20x50 or 4.5x14x50 or Steiner Predator Extreme 3x12x56. all can be had for less than $750 if you look around

    Weatherby Mark V 7MM STW
    Zeiss Conquest 4.5x14x50
    Winchester Model 70 Classic SS 7MM STW
    Steiner Predator Extreme 3x12x56
    Weatherby Mark V 240 Wby Mag
    Minox 3x15x42
  4. jagilks

    jagilks Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    I am haveing a stw build right now as well and have on order a nightforce ATACR 5-25x56 with the moar reticle will be shooting out past 1000 yards if necessary.
  5. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2012
    Don't count out the Bushnell elite scopes either. I've got 5 of them in various flavors on my rifles. Accurate, repeatable, bright. I don't play with gadgets or recticles in the field so I don't care about extra features that I'll just pay for and not use. My 7stw wears a 8-32x40 elite 4200.
  6. 7stwluvr

    7stwluvr Member

    May 23, 2012
    A lot depends on your budget and what you intend to use it for the most. I'm very partial to zeiss vortex and premier. However I actually got to see some huskama's recently at a trade show and was super impressed. I love the 12 minitues of wind in the reticle. And they are releasing a 4-16 in January. I find that to be the perfect balance for what I do mostly hunting. And I believe having owned nightforce that the glass is very similar or better. For a bit more though premier blows them all away. Vortex offers extreme value for the money. As does huskama I believe now. Seriously considering upgrading to the new 4-16 and sending them my gun to get them to collect the data for my turrets.
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    I'd say the first question is realistically what ranges are you going to be shooting and what are you going to be shooting at?

    You can easily get to 1000yds with 14x magnification on deer or larger sized game. 20x is nicer on smaller stuff or if you also want to be able to judge racks etc through the scope so you don't have to also pack along a spotting scope or bino's. I always recommend going with the 50mm or larger objectives because they really do extend your shooting times during those critical moments early and late or in dim, cloudy weather.

    I have Leupold Mark IV and VXII's on my STW's and they have served me even on bobcats and coyotes at that range with 20x max magnification and 50mm objectives.

    If budget is a consideration look at the Vortex Viper PST's in the 4-16x50 or 6-20x50 or the Zeiss Conquests.

    If budget and size/weight are not an issue then USO or Nightforce, or IOR Tactical long range models.
  8. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2011
    I have Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scopes on my twin Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STWs and I absolutely love them for the money I spent on them.

    Here's a few pics of my twin Remington 700 Sendero SF 7mm STWs with the Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP EBR-1 MOA Reticle Scopes. I used for mounting a EGW 1-Piece Picatinny-Style 20 MOA rails with Burris 30mm Xtreme Tactical Picatinny-Style Rings.

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  9. Iclimb

    Iclimb Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    Try typing that two times fast
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    LOL I have two of them and one of the 4-16's and wouldn't even try to type it all out. Just look it up and cut/paste.