Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Powder Burn, TXRed, Lellis, Bumblebee488, obies
60868 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 78721
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43899
BOBO the Clown 41235
BMD 40575
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34024
bill oxner 33720
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30826
facebook
Forum Stats
60868 Members
45 Forums
413221 Topics
5756010 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5716502 - 04/26/15 01:00 AM Scope suggestions please.
mmlreiner Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 347
Loc: Houston, TX
Posted this in another forum but I don't know that anyone will chime in from there so I figured I would try here!
Here are the specs:
I shoot a TC Encore 7mm-08 that currently has a Leupold VX1 3-9x50. I am on a MLD 2 property and routinely have to take upwards of 20-30 deer not including exotics. I use Nosler Trophy Grade 140gr.
My budget is $500 with a little wiggle room.
I ROUTINELY shoot out to 200-300 yards with half of my shots being 224-235 yards last year. A couple of 400 yard shots and a couple of 100 yard shots.
Until this year I have taken all my deer with my TC Encore .270 using a Nikon Monarch 2.5-10x42 BDC and I do like the spot on program, I wouldn't be comfortable making longer shots without it. SO, I would like some suggestions on what to change this Leupold out for.

Fire away!


Edited by mmlreiner (04/26/15 01:02 AM)

Top
#5716572 - 04/26/15 07:44 AM Re: Scope suggestions please. [Re: mmlreiner]
postoak Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2683
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
Bushnell Elite 4-16x40 with DAO crosshair, if you want. (DAO has crosshairs for various ranges.) It's about $360 at opticsplanet.
_________________________
There are two types of people, those who divide people into two types and those who don't.

Top
#5716719 - 04/26/15 09:54 AM Re: Scope suggestions please. [Re: mmlreiner]
603Country Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5021
Loc: Central Texas
Sounds like a fine suggestion. I like the 4-16 power range. As for a replacement for that Nikon Spot On app, download the iStrelok app for the iPhone or iPad. It'll give you the BDC info for just about any scope, including Russian military. It's also a good app to use to review various reticles to decide what you like.

Top
#5717283 - 04/26/15 06:23 PM Re: Scope suggestions please. [Re: mmlreiner]
mmlreiner Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 347
Loc: Houston, TX
Alright. Im surprised no one has mentioned leupold, or zeiss. Ive never owned a bushnell.

Top
#5717421 - 04/26/15 07:45 PM Re: Scope suggestions please. [Re: mmlreiner]
603Country Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5021
Loc: Central Texas
Well, you did say $500 was your max, and there's nothing wrong with that scope. I am a bit surprised that the Vortex, Zeiss, Leupold fanboys haven't given an opinion. Personally, I'd go for another Leupold 4.5-14x40 with the VH reticle, but I think that's outside your spend range. I've had a Bushnell or two, and never had a complaint.


Edited by 603Country (04/26/15 07:47 PM)

Top
#5717820 - 04/27/15 05:33 AM Re: Scope suggestions please. [Re: mmlreiner]
postoak Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2683
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
The Leupold Vx-2 line compares with the Bushnell Elites, price wise. If you step up to the Vx-3, it is outside your price range. I've had 4 Bushnells Elites so far and really like them.
_________________________
There are two types of people, those who divide people into two types and those who don't.

Top
#5717849 - 04/27/15 06:46 AM Re: Scope suggestions please. [Re: mmlreiner]
BWH_65 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/17/11
Posts: 399
Loc: Texas, Palo Pinto
Swfa has the leupold vx3 3.5x10x40 scope, with the custom dial system listed at $484 brand new. Send your ballistic info into leupold and they will send you the custom turret.

Top
#5722532 - 04/29/15 05:45 PM Re: Scope suggestions please. [Re: mmlreiner]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 11240
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
There is a Leupold VX3 4.5x14x40 like new condition in the classifieds for 525.00
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide