Which Scope on Which Rifle?

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  1. Combatpreacher

    Combatpreacher Active Member

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    OK, I have 3 rifles and 3 scopes. Not sure which combo to do on each one. All of these are 30mm rings and scopes. I'm listing the 3 rifles and then the 3 scopes...what would you do?

    Rifle #1 is a Peirce Custom in 338 win mag, Manners EH2 Stock, Jewel Trigger, with Talley Lightweight Mount/Rings. 24" spiral fluted barrel, weight about 7.5lbs.

    Rifle #2 is a Semi-custom Remington 700 in 243 win, B&C Stock, Timney Trigger, with Talley Lightweight Mount/Rings. 22" medium barrel, weight about 7.8lbs

    Rifle #3 is a Remington 700 5R in 308 win, Manners T2 Stock, Timney Trigger, with Leupold Mark 4 rings and 20moa base. 20" threaded heavy barrel, weight about 10.5lbs

    Scope #1 - Leica ER5 2.5x10x50
    Scope #2 - Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 4.5x14x50
    Scope #3 - Vortex Crossfire II 6.5x20x50

    Very interested in what you guys think, Thanks
     
  2. Hand Skills

    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest

    Leica on the 338
    Leupold on 308
    Vortex on 243

    ...Unless you like to shoot your .243 a lot o_O
     
  3. Combatpreacher

    Combatpreacher Active Member

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    Thats what I was thinking...seems to be the best fit overall and the cheapest scope gets the least recoil.
     
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  4. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    Dat was fun & Easy next Question , nice Calibers n scopes !
     
  5. Combatpreacher

    Combatpreacher Active Member

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    Thanks. Next question would be... I live and hunt in Northern Michigan pine forest. Shots between 50yds and 200 MAX! Which one do i use for deer this year?
     
  6. slas

    slas Well-Known Member

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    Rotate....
     
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  7. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    Flip a coin between 243&308 have fun be safe ! Thks
     
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  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    My personal preference would be just the way you have it on your original post. The semi-custom .243 deserves better than the cheapest scope ... but that's just me. That's the beauty of individual differences.
     
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  9. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Rifle 1, scope 2
    Rifle 2, scope 1
    Rifle 3, scope 3
     
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  10. jmcmath

    jmcmath Well-Known Member

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    Put the Leica on the 243 for whitetail this year and find something else for the 338
     
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  11. Combatpreacher

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    Im thinking about loading some lighter loaded 200gr for the 338 and using it for deer. I just like that rifle so much.
     
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  12. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    that's also a Excellent choice !!!
     
  13. cheechin

    cheechin Well-Known Member

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    what are you hunting? most hunting can be easily satisfied with a 3-9x40 and even less. if you're wanting to shoot way out there and at very low light then you're ok with your first choice but that scope is getting pretty big.
     
  14. Combatpreacher

    Combatpreacher Active Member

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    They are just what I have on hand. Ive got this weird thing about having scopes without rifles under them and it really stresses me out, LOL. So mostly its just using what i have. And your right... my favorite all time hunting scope was a Leupold VX-III in 2.5x8!