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#5573916 - 01/30/15 06:16 PM Lightweight Scope Advice needed
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So I have a 300wsm that was just built for me and though it has great glass on it right now (Meopta Meostar), I'm trying to drop the weight of the package by getting a lighter scope. I'm a little torn between a Swaro Z3, a Leupold VX3, or maybe a zeiss conquest HD5 though it's a few ounces heavier than the first 2. I'm leaning towards just going with a 2-10 zoom to save on the weight though I'm tempted to stick with a 4-12. What do you guys think and do you think that 10x is plenty for hunting deer and bigger with this gun out to about 500yds? Thanks in advance.

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#5573998 - 01/30/15 06:59 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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I'm setting up a 300 win mag and seriously considering fluting the barrel to save some weight so I won't be limited on the scope I put on it. My old eyes really like at least 16 power on the top end.
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#5574008 - 01/30/15 07:03 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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I'd also keep the glass you lik and get the barrel fluted assuming the barrel is heavy enough for it to matter. Probably cheaper than a new scope, and it will probably save more weight.
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#5574068 - 01/30/15 07:35 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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The build is complete and chose not to flute based on the gunsmiths recommendation with that weight barrel. The Meostar is almost 22oz so there's def room for losing weight based on a lighter scope.

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#5574157 - 01/30/15 08:44 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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The Minox 2x10x40 ZA5 HD is 16 oz. Cameraland has a show sample at 429.99
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#5574169 - 01/30/15 08:51 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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Vx3 4.5x14 or smaller with CDS since you know your gun and load or you could move up to a vx 6 in e same power.

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#5574189 - 01/30/15 09:12 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: nsmike]
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Originally Posted By: nsmike
The Minox 2x10x40 ZA5 HD is 16 oz. Cameraland has a show sample at 429.99


I'm not familiar with Minox yet. How do they compare?

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#5574192 - 01/30/15 09:13 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: Brother in-law]
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Haven't used a cds yet. Do they work as advertised? I'm biased to a BDC type reticle right now.

Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
Vx3 4.5x14 or smaller with CDS since you know your gun and load or you could move up to a vx 6 in e same power.

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#5574220 - 01/30/15 09:28 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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I like them but you will need to know your actual bullet and speed.
Bdc sucks

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#5574224 - 01/30/15 09:30 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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Even if you don't order the custom knob the standard that comes with has elevation marks on the dial. You could learn that if you switch up ammo.

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#5574277 - 01/30/15 09:59 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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I like the size and weight of the Z3 own 2. If you enter your load data on the website it will provide you the distance each hash mark represents. After entering my data I took my rifes to the range and hit steel out to 600. I then printed the data and keep in hunting pack, before hunt review and all that is required is a distance to target. For a true hunting scope it gets my vote. I do not like the cds system because if you carry your rifle a lot the dials can move on you. Last hunt I found the elevation dial had moved 4 clicks up. The cds is out and another Z3 will replace it.

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#5574326 - 01/30/15 10:34 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: Eyesofahunter]
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#5574334 - 01/30/15 10:42 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: Eyesofahunter]
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I hadn't thought about the dials moving. This rifle will be packed a lot so that's a def concern.

Originally Posted By: Eyesofahunter
I like the size and weight of the Z3 own 2. If you enter your load data on the website it will provide you the distance each hash mark represents. After entering my data I took my rifes to the range and hit steel out to 600. I then printed the data and keep in hunting pack, before hunt review and all that is required is a distance to target. For a true hunting scope it gets my vote. I do not like the cds system because if you carry your rifle a lot the dials can move on you. Last hunt I found the elevation dial had moved 4 clicks up. The cds is out and another Z3 will replace it.

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#5574364 - 01/30/15 11:14 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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It is something to be aware of as you plan this out. I had high hopes for the cds but after using it in field just not for me. Dials have a place, just not on my hunting rifles. Who built your rig?

Originally Posted By: ltsheets
I hadn't thought about the dials moving. This rifle will be packed a lot so that's a def concern.

Originally Posted By: Eyesofahunter
I like the size and weight of the Z3 own 2. If you enter your load data on the website it will provide you the distance each hash mark represents. After entering my data I took my rifes to the range and hit steel out to 600. I then printed the data and keep in hunting pack, before hunt review and all that is required is a distance to target. For a true hunting scope it gets my vote. I do not like the cds system because if you carry your rifle a lot the dials can move on you. Last hunt I found the elevation dial had moved 4 clicks up. The cds is out and another Z3 will replace it.


Edited by Eyesofahunter (01/30/15 11:15 PM)

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#5575590 - 01/31/15 07:19 PM Re: Lightweight Scope Advice needed [Re: ltsheets]
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