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#7117547 - 03/20/18 12:38 PM Scope for truck gun
JTS Offline
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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?

Edited by JTS (03/20/18 12:39 PM)

#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)

#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.

#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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