what hi end scopes

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by 450matt, Mar 18, 2010.

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  1. 450matt

    450matt Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    i need two scopes for two projects i have going right now. one is a 30 inch hart barreled 300 weatherby and one is a 338 allen express. i have been thinking about a few different scopes. night force nsx 5.5-22. leupold mark 4 6.5-20, a smit and bender scope not sure on a model on that one, or a permire reticals 5-25. i have not heard much about the permire reticals. are they any good. and sorry i would add links but don't know how.
  2. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Posts are much easier to read with capitalization, punctuation, and correct spelling.
    Yes, Premiers are very well respected. You've listed 4 of the top 5 or 6 scope makers out there. There's not a bad choice in your list. They each have their pros and cons, so you just need to figure out how much you want to spend and which features are the most important.
    Just copy and paste the URL into your post and the board will automatically make them into hyperlinks for you. Or you can use this icon: [​IMG].
  3. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Alot of folks here have the NF 5.5-22x and seem to like them. Personally I prefer the NF 12-42x as the eyes aren't what they used to be and I shoot alot of paper. Mirage can be an issue.
  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2008
    As far as your scope choice goes, don't go any heavier than a Nightforce scope as you will probably be carrying these rifles. Might want to concider the Leupold also to save a pound of weight.
    As far as the Schmidt & Bender and the Premier, both are excellent scopes, built like a tank, but are going to add another pound of weight over the Nightforce, and will cost you another $1000.00
    Basically weight wise:
    Leupold w rings #1 1/2- 2
    Nightforce w rings #2 1/2
    Premier w rings #3-3 1/2
    Personally, I have had Premier Heritage, Huskemaw, and Nightforce. I still have the Nightforce .