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#6018542 - 11/08/15 09:25 PM scope for long range shooting
eddie4529 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/13
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Loc: fort worth, texas, 76111
Looking for an affordable scope for a long range rifle setup, keep in mind long range for me is anything over 200 yards so i dont need anything super fancy just something to get me into being comfortable with longer range shots

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#6018557 - 11/08/15 09:35 PM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
Txhillbilly Offline
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What caliber are you shooting?
Primary Arms has a 4-14x44 FFP Mildot that works pretty good,but I wouldn't put it on anything bigger than a 308.
I put one on my RRA AR15 in 223,and it has been a very good scope,but it doesn't compare to my $1k + scopes.

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#6018569 - 11/08/15 09:41 PM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
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#6018571 - 11/08/15 09:42 PM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
eddie4529 Offline
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i have a 30-06 and a 243 decided i wanted to use my 06 for the longer shots

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#6018596 - 11/08/15 09:54 PM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
eddie4529 Offline
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Main use would be hogs and coyotes though dont think id be comfortable with shooting a deer that far yet

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#6018721 - 11/09/15 01:09 AM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
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any 3-12 would be good. You can dial the longer shots with any scope
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#6018789 - 11/09/15 06:37 AM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
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Budget?
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#6019177 - 11/09/15 09:46 AM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Budget?


Yes, double emphasis on that. Otherwise people will go all over the map with suggestions and many may not be useful.
As guy just barely starting his own "long distance shooting" adventure, I was turned onto the swfa ss 3-15x42. It's $700, which is more than if ever spent before on a scope but far less than what other longer shooters do. I can do decent up to 400yds and do not think my scope quality is holding me back.

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#6019223 - 11/09/15 10:11 AM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
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If your on a budget I would suggest a Nikon prostaff 4-12x40 or the Burris droptine which I believe is a 4.5-14x40. Don't know much about the Burris as I haven't looked through one in the field but I know they make good scopes. And the Nikon is a great budget scope.
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#6019288 - 11/09/15 10:38 AM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
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I have a leupold 4.5-14x40 with Boone and Crockett reticle and love it.
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#6020033 - 11/09/15 05:13 PM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
eddie4529 Offline
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budget is about 400

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#6020707 - 11/10/15 12:17 AM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
eddie4529 Offline
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Any reviews on the vortex crossfire ii 6-18x44?

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#6020905 - 11/10/15 07:40 AM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: eddie4529]
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http://swfa.com/Vortex-65-20x50-Viper-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P13287.aspx

Close as I could get to $400. Skip the Crossfire II, in optics spending more typically means higher glass quality. It certainly does comparing these two models.

Zero it at 100 yards, cap the turrets. Your holdover for 200 yards is .5 Mil, that's halfway from the center of the reticle to the first dot below. Your hold over for 300 yards is 1.0 Mil, that's the first dot below the center of the reticle.
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#6021253 - 11/10/15 10:34 AM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
http://swfa.com/Vortex-65-20x50-Viper-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P13287.aspx

Close as I could get to $400. Skip the Crossfire II, in optics spending more typically means higher glass quality. It certainly does comparing these two models.

Zero it at 100 yards, cap the turrets. Your holdover for 200 yards is .5 Mil, that's halfway from the center of the reticle to the first dot below. Your hold over for 300 yards is 1.0 Mil, that's the first dot below the center of the reticle.


Also make note that it's a SFP, so the sub tensions are only accurate on 14x according to Vortex. Why wouldn't they make it accurate in the 20x instead of the 14x?


Edited by BigPig (11/10/15 11:06 AM)
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#6021271 - 11/10/15 10:51 AM Re: scope for long range shooting [Re: BigPig]
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Correct. A Mil is only a Mil at one power. Some scope companies do that. And some times the magnification ring is labeled with the power then Mil then power. So 6X, 8X, 10X, 12X, Mil, 14X, ect.
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