Scope my 30-378

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by POP, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    Got an Accumark that I need to scope. Shoots very well and I want to take advantage of its long range capabilities. Now I do have an SWFA 5-20x50mm scope but it weighs 2 lbs. Not a huge deal breaker but was wondering if any other scopes in that price range (when/if I sell) will do with the same clarity, toughness, and repeatability with less weight and bulk. What model and power?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    I would look at the Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm with Impact 29 reticle. Weight is just 19 OZ.
    $999.00 at Cabelas....
     
  3. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen any reviews on it?
     
  4. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Not really. The scope has been out for a while. Leupold has the VX6 now but they are more expensive. The scope is discussed a lot on the forums and has a good following. When shooters want something light that can do long range too, it is where a lot end up. I'm a Vortex Sightron guy myself, but if I wanted a light scope, and price, it's where I would go.
     
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  5. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    Run the SWFA , nothing comes close in the price range .
     
  6. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Or reliability and toughness
     
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  7. JRH

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    I agree with the Leupold VX 5 as well. I'm in the same boat as you, I'm about 97% that's the detection I'm going.
     
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  9. livetohunt

    livetohunt Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I’m gonna agree with the Vx5hd line. I got a 3-15x56 to replace a 6-24x50 scope. The 15 power is more than enough for my comfortable shooting distance on an animal and I have shot it out to 1200 yards on rocks. The low light and field of view is unbeatable! Turret tracks perfect for me so far.
     
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  10. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    I would stick with the 5-20×50HD SWFA over a Leupold VX-5 3-15×50 myself. I never had a single issue with tracking or return to zero with my SWFA. I cannot say the same for my Leupolds.
     
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  12. JRH

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    I'm jumping in on this post,
    but thanks for the info! I'm leaning towards the Boone and Crockett radical, I see he doesn't carry that model.
     
  13. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Sightron stac 4-20 weighs 23.8 ounces, price point is a lot lower than the vx5, and sightrons usually track well but
    Vx5 are nice scopes and light
     
  14. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Agreed! They are one hell of a scope for the money. I have on my .300 WSM and it simply rocks.