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#6073318 - 12/08/15 02:19 PM Which Scope to get
TAFFMASTER Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/25/11
Posts: 171
Loc: Tyler, TX
Posted this in the firearms section to get input on caliber. I think I am set on the 7mm08 just need to get a scope

Wanting to know what optics you would recommend in the under $700 price point. Wanting to know brand, magnification, reticle, etc...

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#6073322 - 12/08/15 02:23 PM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
TAFFMASTER Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/25/11
Posts: 171
Loc: Tyler, TX
Forgot to add I will be shooting anywhere from 100yds to 5-600yds. Would like a scope that required little knowledge of how high to aim... Basically if I could range an animal at 100-600 yards, make adjustment to scope and aim with center cross hair that would be ideal if possible...

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#6073357 - 12/08/15 02:37 PM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
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Registered: 08/27/12
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So just to be clear, you want to be able to use the turrets to dial your elevation, and not just hold the crosshair high.
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#6073402 - 12/08/15 03:03 PM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/25/11
Posts: 171
Loc: Tyler, TX
I would like to have the rifle set up for a 100 yard shot. If I range an animal and its outside of that i would prefer to be able to adjust the turrets and hold the cross hairs on the animal where I want to hit v's knowing how high to aim.


So yes, what you said!

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#6073576 - 12/08/15 04:43 PM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
Tff caribou Offline
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I think this is the scope I'll be buying soon. I have the same desires as you in a scope.
http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-16x50-Viper-HS-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P48282.aspx
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#6073624 - 12/08/15 05:01 PM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4109
Loc: Burleson Texas
I would jump straight into this bad boy, SWFA SS 3-15x42, I have one just like it, great quality and tracks good too.
http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-15x42-Tactical-Rifle-Scope-P62238.aspx
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#6073782 - 12/08/15 06:21 PM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Tried and True Leupold, VX-3 2.5-10. 4.5-14, 6.5-20
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#6078510 - 12/11/15 12:04 PM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2274
Loc: Houston
I'm just starting to get into higher prices scopes, meaning more than like $200-250. So got the swfa scope list above I'm still not 100% convinced I "have to have" first focal plane. I totally get that it's useful and conveinent but don't think it's a must have. However, mil/mil or even moa/moa is what I found to be most useful. Unfortunately u pay extra for that feature but right within your budget.

I want to switch my leupold vx3 on my hunting rifle to the vortex hs-t models because they offer mil/mil.

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#6079049 - 12/11/15 05:58 PM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
Colonel Angus Offline
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Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 675
Loc: Garland, Tx
Check out Shepherd Scopes. I 100% guarantee you it is the easiest and most reliable scope you can buy and sight in.

Google it and the reviews on You Tube. I promise you you can't buy a better scope for Killing.

http://www.shepherdscopes.com/

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shepherd-3-10-X-40-Rifle-Scope-with-P-1-Reticle-/252203464604?hash=item3ab87f779c:g:MiQAAOSwnipWZdtC


denny


Edited by Colonel Angus (12/11/15 06:12 PM)

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#6079082 - 12/11/15 06:20 PM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
helomech Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 13306
Loc: Latexo, tx
Vortex makes some great scopes. Mine tracks perfectly, it is above your price range, but they have plenty that are in your price range. They will replace the scope even if you break it. This one is a first focal plane scope, and I choose the MOA reticle.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-pst-2-5-10x32-ffp-riflescope-with-ebr-1-moa-reticle
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#6079626 - 12/12/15 06:24 AM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: helomech]
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Originally Posted By: helomech
Vortex makes some great scopes. Mine tracks perfectly, it is above your price range, but they have plenty that are in your price range. They will replace the scope even if you break it. This one is a first focal plane scope, and I choose the MOA reticle.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-pst-2-5-10x32-ffp-riflescope-with-ebr-1-moa-reticle


If you want to know if something works give it to Helomech. He will run it thru the ringer and tell you the truth.
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#6079806 - 12/12/15 09:51 AM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Registered: 11/14/07
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Loc: Latexo, tx
Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Originally Posted By: helomech
Vortex makes some great scopes. Mine tracks perfectly, it is above your price range, but they have plenty that are in your price range. They will replace the scope even if you break it. This one is a first focal plane scope, and I choose the MOA reticle.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-pst-2-5-10x32-ffp-riflescope-with-ebr-1-moa-reticle


If you want to know if something works give it to Helomech. He will run it thru the ringer and tell you the truth.


Thanks John, I am a little rough on stuff. That damn honda big red is doing awesome still.
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#6082756 - 12/14/15 08:03 AM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
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Loc: West Texas
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#6082882 - 12/14/15 08:51 AM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
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Originally Posted By: TAFFMASTER
Posted this in the firearms section to get input on caliber. I think I am set on the 7mm08 just need to get a scope

Wanting to know what optics you would recommend in the under $700 price point. Wanting to know brand, magnification, reticle, etc...



Are you wanting new or used ? Might know where a nice conquest is

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#6082936 - 12/14/15 09:10 AM Re: Which Scope to get [Re: TAFFMASTER]
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Registered: 09/17/09
Posts: 3315
find a smoking deal on a Bushnell LRHS 3-12x44
seriously
Me and one of the staff guys both run one on our 308 ARs for hunting.
I own, have owned and tested just about everything out there including stuff that costs 3 times as much.
Same with him and we both hunt with them.
I have ran mine out to 1k with no problems whatsoever
Hard for me to admit it but Bushnell made a scope that is at the top of the heap

Busted a doe at 412 yards Saturday evening with it.
Range, calculate, dial, squeeze, dead.

I am a dealer for Steiner and am recommending a Bushnell.
Why? Because it is the best tool for the job at a price that makes it impossible to ignore.



Edited by ccoker (12/14/15 09:41 AM)
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