Scope for light weight rifle

wyoalfafarm

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I'm building a light weight 5 1/2 pound rifle and wondering what the best scope is that weighs no more than a pound. It doesn't make any sense to me to spend more money to go light only to put a heavy scope on it. I'm looking at a Leupold
VX3i 4-14 30mm tube with a windplex but if there is something better out there that isn't over a pound I'm interested. I don't shoot over 800 yards.
 
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I'm building a light weight 5 1/2 pound rifle and wondering what the best scope is that weighs no more than a pound. It doesn't make any sense to me to spend more money to go light only to put a heavy scope on it. I'm looking at a Leupold
VX3i 4-14 30mm tube but if there is something better out there that isn't over a pound I'm interested. I don't shoot over 800 yards.
1" or 30MM? SFP or FFP? Budget? Etc...
 

duckhunter175

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The ones that jump to my mind are:

Leupold VX3i 4.5-14x40, windplex, CDS-ZL (15.6oz)
Swaro Z5 3.5-18x44 BT/4w (15.9oz)-- 1" tube
Swaro Z5i 3.5-18x44 BW/4w (17.4oz)-- 1" tube

Going up in weight by 4oz gets you into the Razor LHT, the VX5HD or the Swaro Z6 which are probably better options.
 

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The ones that jump to my mind are:

Leupold VX3i 4.5-14x40, windplex, CDS-ZL (15.6oz)
Swaro Z5 3.5-18x44 BT/4w (15.9oz)-- 1" tube
Swaro Z5i 3.5-18x44 BW/4w (17.4oz)-- 1" tube

Going up in weight by 4oz gets you into the Razor LHT, the VX5HD or the Swaro Z6 which are probably better options.
I believe the Leupold is the same scope as the OP noted in #1, and his preference is 30MM over 1" per #6.
 

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