So I have these 3 rifles and three scopes on my bench right now. Two are old bolts I've shot for a long time. Took them both apart to get them barrels threaded. The third is a LR308. Trying to decide which of my scopes to put on which rifle so I could use some input. New scopes are not an option. I primarily hunt but would like to eventually get into long range shooting.
One rifle is a Weatherby Vanguard 308 heavy barrel, stock trigger, B&C stock. The second one was a stock Rem 700 7 mag ADL. It's being converted to a DM BDL with timney trigger and full aluminum bedded Hogue stock. The third gun is a new DPMS LR308 in .308.
Now for the scopes. Two of them are identical older Leupold Vari-X III 4.5-14x50 with 1" tubes. Bought one new, the other came with the 308 in a trade. The third scope is a new Vortex HS-LR 4-16x50 dhBDC with a 30mm tube. Currently that is on the LR308 with a QD ring mount.
In order to swap the scopes around, that would mean 2 sets of new rings due to tube sizes and the QD mount. Right now the 2 bolts have the Leupolds and the LR308 has the Vortex. Was thinking of putting the Vortex on the 7 mag.
It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower