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#7205317 - 06/22/18 04:26 PM My forever rifle is here!....now which scope?
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looking to top off my forever do all rifle with some glass. For those that didn't follow the thread, its a Weatherby Mark V ultralight in .300 win mag.

The primary use for this weapon (yes, I said weapon) is hunting in the mountains in the Western U.S for elk, mule deer, goat, sheep and whatever bears I may see. Need it to be lightweight but still capable of reaching out 300-400 yards when the need arises.


Admittedly I'm a little bit obsolete in my knowledge of rifle scopes. My deer gun still wears the Redfield Tracker 3x9 that it was paired with back in 97'. The best rifle scope I own is a 4x16 Vortex Diamondback I have on my other Weatherby.

Looking at Leupold, Zeiss and Swavroski. I would not be opposed to another Vortex however I had a unexplainable incident with my Vortex where it was off. I guess I sort of lost confidence it in.


Looking for something in the 4x16-18 range, 1" or 30mm tube, less than 50mm objective (want to keep it light and mounted low on the rifle).


Hate tactical style reticles and much prefer a simple duplex reticle. The leupold firedot really has my attention right now.

price....don't really have a budget. Want to get good value. I'm recoiling at the price of my favorite scope, the Swavorski Z6. Even the Z5 makes me hiccup. I guess I want to stay at or around $1k for the scope.


Anyone have any suggestions? Anyone have any experience with the Vortex Viper or Razor HD?



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#7205338 - 06/22/18 04:38 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: txtrophy85]
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What's you plan for 300 to 400 yards with a duplex reticle?
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#7205355 - 06/22/18 04:54 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
What's you plan for 300 to 400 yards with a duplex reticle?


Nikon BDC scopes

popcorn
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#7205356 - 06/22/18 04:55 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
What's you plan for 300 to 400 yards with a duplex reticle?


Nikon BDC scopes

popcorn


Run a lap!


That's not a Duplex.
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#7205364 - 06/22/18 04:58 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: txtrophy85]
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You should check out one of these. It has a great hunting reticle with plenty of holdover, it's lightweight, and has great glass.

https://www.amazon.com/Vortex-Optics-Raz...&ref=plSrch

This is the right reticle.





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#7205387 - 06/22/18 05:18 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: txtrophy85]
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NF 2x10x42

You just missed a great sale on LRHSi

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#7205400 - 06/22/18 05:29 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
NF 2x10x42

You just missed a great sale on LRHSi



I need more magnification
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#7205402 - 06/22/18 05:30 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
What's you plan for 300 to 400 yards with a duplex reticle?


my plan to hit stuff that far?


Kentucky windage is what I've been using. Worked out pretty good so far
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#7205403 - 06/22/18 05:31 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: BigPig
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
What's you plan for 300 to 400 yards with a duplex reticle?


Nikon BDC scopes

popcorn



I had a Nikon BDC.


I think i ended up throwing it at my dog
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#7205409 - 06/22/18 05:33 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
NF 2x10x42


More specifically, the NF NXS Compact 2.5-10x42 with the Improved Hunting Reticle, which is an improved duplex type reticle. The IHR is nice in its own way for those that like a duplex style.

With an ultralightweight boomstick, the NXS will hold up far better than any of the brands listed in the original post. A S&B 3-12x50 PMII would be the other option to consider, but there are no duplex style reticles for it.

10x magnification really is enough, but if you want more, then the 4-16x42 or x50 ATACR would be a very nice option, but there are no duplex style reticles for the ATACR.

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#7205420 - 06/22/18 05:48 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
NF 2x10x42


More specifically, the NF NXS Compact 2.5-10x42 with the Improved Hunting Reticle, which is an improved duplex type reticle. The IHR is nice in its own way for those that like a duplex style.

With an ultralightweight boomstick, the NXS will hold up far better than any of the brands listed in the original post. A S&B 3-12x50 PMII would be the other option to consider, but there are no duplex style reticles for it.

10x magnification really is enough, but if you want more, then the 4-16x42 or x50 ATACR would be a very nice option, but there are no duplex style reticles for the ATACR.



when i was a kid i was able to use a flight simulator at a aviation place my mom worked at.



looking thru a Nightforce scope reminds me of that simulator
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I think the deer hunting shows and "Bro' Country" are going to be the downfall of this once-great nation.

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#7205422 - 06/22/18 05:49 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Originally Posted By: ImTheReasonDovesMourn
You should check out one of these. It has a great hunting reticle with plenty of holdover, it's lightweight, and has great glass.

https://www.amazon.com/Vortex-Optics-Raz...&ref=plSrch

This is the right reticle.








are the 8, 16, etc. minutes of angle?
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#7205430 - 06/22/18 05:56 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: txtrophy85]
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Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
What's you plan for 300 to 400 yards with a duplex reticle?


my plan to hit stuff that far?


Kentucky windage is what I've been using. Worked out pretty good so far




Ok. I'm out.

I hope you don't have to track them too far, if at all.
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#7205437 - 06/22/18 06:02 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: txtrophy85]
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The VX-5HD is a very nice scope. I haven't looked at a 3-15x, but the 2-10 has great glass and I have no reason to think the 3-15 would be any less. I have not looked at a VX-6 yet. I have my reasons for avoiding it. wink
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#7205440 - 06/22/18 06:03 PM Re: My forever rifle is here!....now which scope? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: txtrophy85
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
What's you plan for 300 to 400 yards with a duplex reticle?


my plan to hit stuff that far?


Kentucky windage is what I've been using. Worked out pretty good so far




Ok. I'm out.


I hope you don't have to track them too far, if at all.



I have BDC type reticles on one of my rifles. to be honest I never used them....if the bullet drop comes into play I hold a tad high and let it rip. sounds stupid but it has been working.

last year had to make a shot in a heavy quartering wind (don't know what the wind speed was but it was blowing my costas around on the ground) i'm guessing 30mph, target was 200 yards give or take.


held into the wind at the point of the shoulder and bullet hit where I wanted it too in the crease along the foreleg.



I know its extremely unscientific and probably not the best way considering todays technology but I've had an ability to make running shots and to accurately judge holdover.


I would love to learn to better use drop reticles though. I think its a great tool to have.
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