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#7117547 - 03/20/18 12:38 PM Scope for truck gun
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I am having Chad build me a 16" 6.5 creedmoor bolt action Tikka that will have a suppressor on it. I will keep in the truck most of the time. I am looking at scopes and am wanting something small and durable. I have been looking at the Vortex 1-8 strike eagle. I know it is an AR scope, but what do you guys think about using it in this situation?


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#7117592 - 03/20/18 01:11 PM Re: Scope for truck gun [Re: JTS]
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It would be very handy for what you are wanting. I think 1-8 makes a very versatile scope for under 300 yards
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#7117601 - 03/20/18 01:17 PM Re: Scope for truck gun [Re: JTS]
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Not a bad pick. If you wouldn't mind the extra expense, Burris has an XTR II in a similar magnification range. It would be a better scope all around. If memory serves, the 2-10X is less money, I would look hard at that option.

I've made hits at 500 yards on 6X, so with 8-10X, you can stretch out on a hog or coyote if needed.
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#7117699 - 03/20/18 02:11 PM Re: Scope for truck gun [Re: JTS]
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I am about to mount a Premier Arms 1-8 scope on one of my AR's to start shooting with. I think it is a great size scope for close in and quick shots.
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#7117841 - 03/20/18 04:31 PM Re: Scope for truck gun [Re: JTS]
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I would look beyond that vortex and jump into a 2x10 like the SHV


The Burris xtr 1x8 is made in Japan where others are made in Philippines

If it is a true truck gun I would want robust but not bulky in a short rifle


Edited by Brother in-law (03/20/18 08:35 PM)

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#7117993 - 03/20/18 07:26 PM Re: Scope for truck gun [Re: JTS]
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The SWFA 3-9HD is worth looking at.
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#7118763 - 03/21/18 01:32 PM Re: Scope for truck gun [Re: JTS]
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Depends on budget but for a beater vortex diamondback is a pretty good buy if you're not trying to get way out there.
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#7155924 - 04/30/18 06:29 PM Re: Scope for truck gun [Re: JTS]
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I think a 1-8 is a perfect choice for that gun.

Since I am spending your money I would say you have to get a schmidt bender (and let me borrow it) but if it were my money I would think a strike eagle would be perfect for that scenario.



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#7156415 - 05/01/18 08:24 AM Re: Scope for truck gun [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Burris has an XTR II in a similar magnification range. It would be a better scope all around. If memory serves, the 2-10X is less money, I would look hard at that option.


Solid recommendation. Like Jason, that is where I would gravitate towards as well.
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#7160705 - 05/04/18 08:19 PM Re: Scope for truck gun [Re: JTS]
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I’d get a Leupold VX-3i 2.5-8x36.
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