perfect scope for 338 WM. ?

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Landkiller, Dec 8, 2013.


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  1. McCrackin

    McCrackin Member

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    Let's bring this thread back. I'm curious what people are using now days (almost six years later). What are the thoughts on Leupold vs. all the previously mentioned $1,000.00 and up scopes?
     
  2. dreamhunt

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    I'd just put one of the Leupold M-8 4X I have on mine (like I have on a Ruger 338 converted to 358 Norma), but it I had a 2.5-8 already, why not?
     
  3. zr600

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    I would look into the vx5hd 3-15, also the vortex razor lh.
     
  4. TRG65

    TRG65 Well-Known Member

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    Swarovoski Z3 4-12x50 simple, super clear, light, and enough for 600. That's where my loads drop below 2000fps or are getting close.
     
  5. memtb

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    Landkiller, As our elk hunting can require shots measured in a few feet to many hundreds of yards, we use a variable scope with a relatively low power option on the bottom end. The vast majority of elk are taken at well under 800 yards. So...a high magnification scope is not necessary!

    We use a Leupold 3.5-10 with CDS system, with “zero stop” turrets. We feel that this should be capable out to our self imposed range limit.....and then some! We also went with a 40 mm objective lense, trying to minimize scope size and height above the rifle bore! memtb
     
  6. Hoss50

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    I have a Leupold VX6 2-12x42 on my 6.5x55 and love it. It is great for up close, and can reach out well also. It also doesn't have a parallax adjustment so that is 1 less thing to worry about in the heat of the moment.

    I have a couple Burris veracity 3x15x50 as well that are newer to me, but i am likely alot. One of those is on a 300 weatherby mag, and it was driving tracks at 500 yards in practice.
     
  7. RevJim

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    Vortex 1.5x8, Leupold 1.5x5 or 2x7 or 2.5x8. Lots of folks like the 3.5x10 too. 3x9 is also a good all around scope. I suppose if one wants to shoot past 400yds, more power or ability to dial them in is fun.
     
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    Bushnell DMR II
     
  10. Garrett H.

    Garrett H. Well-Known Member

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    Nightforce 2.5-10X42
    10 power will easily get you out to 1k and 2.5 is great for hunting thick cover. Having a scope with the lower end being in the 4.5-5.5 range is too much for close shots in cover.
     
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