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scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor #7090245
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any scope suggestions for this rifle having built? for money builder likes vortex

want to reliably (with my ability lol) to hit 6" plate at 500 and possibly play out to 1000 max, using factory ammo

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Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090294
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Budget?


Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090310
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someone i know getting a swarovski ds 5-25x52 P out of europe, seems pretty remarkable scope
not sure if anyone familiar w that?

Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090316
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In that case, get a Nightforce.


Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090335
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Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Eyesofahunter] #7090348
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Originally Posted By: Eyesofahunter
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That's where I'd look with that kind of budget.




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Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090361
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Originally Posted By: jay baker
Nightforce ATACR

Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090412
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Originally Posted By: mseanw
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someone i know getting a swarovski ds 5-25x52 P out of europe, seems pretty remarkable scope
not sure if anyone familiar w that?
I don't think that's a dial scope. You'll probably want to dial if you're planning to shoot long. I like Nightforce or the Vortex Gen2 Razor.


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Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090420
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In order of decreasing price.

I'd avoid Swaro if your goal is to shoot distance.

Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: patriot07] #7090438
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
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In order of decreasing price.

I'd avoid Swaro if your goal is to shoot distance.



Why no Kahles? I have heard good things about them. I hope they are true because I plan on ordering one in a couple weeks.

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I would do Atacr over vortex due to weight of vortex

Khales should be on the list

Zco is a new one that looks good


4-16 Atacr is tested and good. At low 2 that gives money for ammo, bipod, training etc

Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090485
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I'm a huge Nightforce fan and have 6 of them, so I gotta lead first with them. The NXS series or the newer ATACR are great scopes. The S&B scopes are great. I know several shooters sponsored by Kahles, and I have used there scopes a few times and liked them. I'm not a US Optics fan. The Swaro hunting model scopes I would not use for dialing, as I have broken 2 of them. Their new tactical line I'm not sure of.



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Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090539
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I'm a long time NF fan, they are great but have moved away from them since trying Steiner and using a buddy's IOR Valada (don't recall model). the Steiners mx5i and tx5i are really impressive as is the IOR. Especially the mx5i! I also really like the leupy mark 6 with TMR 3-18, but feel it's overpriced. Been behind and used top tier razors and thought they were competitive in that price point. Also don't discount S&B PM scopes they are very nice, but my eyes can't justify the price tag compared to a used in great condition Steiner tx5i. Heard great things about tangent theta.

Just remember Glass is so subject. you need to go out and get behind em for yourself. For example, one of the very best FFP bangs for your buck is the weaver tactical with emdr reticle. I have two and they are usually on sale at Natchez for $599 but everywhere else 1100-1200. They remind me so much of the NF SHV FFP (imo better) and bushnell lrs/elr glass it's not even funny at half the price, plus built like a sledge hammer.


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Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090623
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Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090662
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Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090684
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The SS 5-20 HD is what I recommend to almost everyone. I walked into SWFA to buy the kahles 624i. I left with the 5-20 SS. Coming in at half the price of the kahles and performing flawlessly I donít regret the decision. I may yet own the Kahles, or another SS or two. IF I decide to actually spend the money in the 3k range it will be a Kahles.

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I bought the IOR Valdada Recon,but I shoot LH and it and the Kahles are the only LH friendly scopes when it comes to side focus adjustment.

Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: mseanw] #7090716
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what are you rifles specs. action, barrel, stock, trigger, etc. I'm worried when any builder starts with a Vortex optic.


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Re: scope for custom 6.5 creedmoor [Re: Critterskinner] #7090762
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Originally Posted By: Critterskinner
Originally Posted By: patriot07
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In order of decreasing price.

I'd avoid Swaro if your goal is to shoot distance.



Why no Kahles? I have heard good things about them. I hope they are true because I plan on ordering one in a couple weeks.
Nothing at all wrong with Kahles from what I've heard.

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Minox needs to be mentioned in that budget range.

Imo I would find a reticle you like then look at the glass first hand if possible. Swfa used to let guys take glass outside to compare which is more ideal.


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The razor 2 is one stupidly obese scope and I hate the color

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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
The razor 2 is one stupidly obese scope and I hate the color
I like the color, but they are like a brick.

The AMG allegedly addresses the weight issue, but I haven't seen one in person.

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Amg has a super tight eyebox. Reticle is nice though.

Razor or vortex in general is very broad in qc. I've been squaded with 3 in one squad and none were of the same quality. Something else the gen2 doesn't handle as well as the germans is targets in shadows or mirage. That being said they do well enough they offer a great bang for buck.


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