Newbie and optics

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by Sinko, May 30, 2018.

  1. Sinko

    Sinko Active Member

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    Okay I'll make it simple. Having my first what I call longer range gun built. It's a 284 win on a long action 700 rem with a 26" #5 Brux.... It's carry friendly and I don't want anything over 4x on the lower end of the magnification. Budget is $1000 or so. Looked at the Vortex Viper pst ll, Nikon FX 1000, SWFA, Leupold VX5, even considered the Nightforce SHV F1 although it is above budget. Also looking at the Burris line. I'd really appreciate feedback and suggestions.

    Thanks
     
  2. livetohunt

    livetohunt Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Vx5hd if it’s going to be a hunting
    Gun. Low light is best I’ve seen, and glass clarity is very very good. Turrets track well. I’ve shot out to 1200 yards with my 3-15x56 so the 15 power is more than adequate for 1000+ yards.

    And it only weighs 20 oz in the 44mm
     
  3. jw455

    jw455 New Member

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    I have had excellent luck with my Lucid Optics 4-16 x44 rifle scope and also the same company makes a 6-24x50. I hunt antelope and deer with the 4-16 and love bench work with the 6-24. They both have beautiful glass and I use both for long range (up to 1000yd). Lucid Optics has a lifetime guarantee which seems to really say a lot about the company.
     
  4. Brightwhite

    Brightwhite Well-Known Member

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    When you said “carry friendly” to me you narrow it to the 3-15x44 VX5HD. I have a 44mm VX6HD and it’s nice. I also had the nightforce shv F1 and its a bigger heavy scope.

    Haven’t touched the other ones you’re looking at myself to have an opinion.
     
  5. GunsNotGroceries

    GunsNotGroceries Member

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    Take a look at the Vortex Razor HD LH 3-15x42 also. Great glass, two solid reticle options and 16.5oz. I have the 2-10 and love it.

    Also, if you're not in a hurry and don't mind MILs, GA Precision has another order of Bushnell LRHS 4.5-18 scopes inbound. For $750 you can't beat the value.
     
  6. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    Bushy elite
    Burris XTR2
    Nightforce SHV
    Those would be my choices, and not in that particular order.
     
  7. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Vx5 3-15
    Burris veracity 4-20
    Sightron stac 4-20
    I would consider these scopes also