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#6331460 - 06/11/16 04:11 PM Scope for SBR 7mm08
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
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It'll be a few months before my stamp is back but I'm looking for a scope for a 10.5" 7mm08 AR. I think I'm set on the Leupold VX-R Patrol 3-9x with the Ballistic Firedot reticle. Another contender would be Bushnell Elite 1-6.5x24. Gonna use it on deer and hogs out to 300ish yards. Open to other ideas, want something fairly compact, illuminated reticle SFP under $800.
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#6331511 - 06/11/16 05:15 PM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: TexFlip]
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Love the idea...

Pst 2.5-10 would be my vote

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#6331512 - 06/11/16 05:17 PM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: TexFlip]
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Since it is gonna be an SBR I would go with a 1-4 or 1-6 just bc they are lighter and more compact.
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#6331528 - 06/11/16 05:29 PM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: TexFlip]
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Super happy with my SS 1-6X, Mil/Mil FFP. I've ran it out to 400 yards with no problem. Works great at up close and personal, as well.
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#6331534 - 06/11/16 05:37 PM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Super happy with my SS 1-6X, Mil/Mil FFP. I've ran it out to 400 yards with no problem. Works great at up close and personal, as well.
I went with a SWFA 1-4 got it out to 500 easily. 1-6 would have been nice for a little further range but I feel confident I could kill a hog out to 500 and that why I built it. My upgrade to the 1-6 at some point.
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#6331556 - 06/11/16 05:53 PM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Super happy with my SS 1-6X, Mil/Mil FFP. I've ran it out to 400 yards with no problem. Works great at up close and personal, as well.

It's FFP, $200 more than I want to spend and butt ugly.
I have the SWFA 1-4x24 and it's works well but I wish I would have gotten something a little less clunky looking.
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#6331589 - 06/11/16 06:25 PM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: TexFlip]
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To each his own. I'm more about performance than aesthetics.
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#6332127 - 06/12/16 09:54 AM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: TexFlip]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
For your needs the Leupold should be just about perfect. Do it!
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#6341025 - 06/19/16 08:47 PM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: TexFlip]
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You checked out the sig 1x4?
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#6345415 - 06/23/16 04:34 PM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: TexFlip]
booradley Offline
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The VX-R comes in a 2-7x32. It will get you out to 300 yards on a hog. Being smaller than the 3-9 I like the way an AR handles much better with a 2-7 than a 3-9. Don't own one but feel it would be even more so with an SBR.
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#6352985 - 06/30/16 09:17 AM Re: Scope for SBR 7mm08 [Re: booradley]
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Originally Posted By: booradley
The VX-R comes in a 2-7x32. It will get you out to 300 yards on a hog. Being smaller than the 3-9 I like the way an AR handles much better with a 2-7 than a 3-9. Don't own one but feel it would be even more so with an SBR.


I have the VX-R in 2-7 and 3-9....both on SBR rigs and they are fairly small and light. I really like those scopes and Natchez occasionally has them for $100 off.

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