Scopes for Semi-auto

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by ctimgo, May 18, 2015.

  1. ctimgo

    ctimgo Well-Known Member

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    I have a 260remington semi-auto and want to put a scope on it. Problem is I have read that some scopes can't handle the forward impulse of the bolt closing. Anybody know what scopes should be ok? I know SWFA scopes are ok with it but not sure about any other. Thanks
     
  2. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

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    Good question. I know SWFA will hold up and they have a great warranty. I have heard of high end scopes failing eventually with autos. I just put a Sightron S-Tac on a POF 308. It has held up to about 200 rounds but we'll see how it goes in the long run. Nighforce is built to take abuse.
     
  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Burris Scopes are about the toughest I have found. all Of my hard kicking pistols wear a Burris.
    and also my big Bores (.400+).

    Light gathering is not as good as some other scopes, but if you stay under 8 or 9 power you won't
    notice much difference.

    J E CUSTOM