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Scope Advice for new setup #8026709 10/28/20 01:32 AM
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Little background...
Looking at getting a new setup, and would appreciate any advice/comments from the THF braintrust. Been deer hunting my whole life, roughly 24 years...i'm currently 34. I've always used base level rifles in 243 & 273 from remington and savage, with what i always considered mid/low level optics like Monarch Prostaff & Buckmaster. Got the job done, but want to upgrade.

Looking at a new setup, and strongly considering a 7mm-08 from Bergara. What would be your suggestions in choice of scope in the $700 - $1000 price range. Would be used almost 100% for whitetail in Texas with expectations to pass down to my son.

Re: Scope Advice for new setup [Re: TijuanaTom] #8026837 10/28/20 02:12 AM
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Leupold VX5-HD, 3-15x44. I have one, my favorite all time hunting scope. Has performed perfectly for three pretty rough years so far. Light gathering will get you in trouble if you're not careful, it's that good.


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Yup! VX5 HD 3-15 CDS with fire dot. Ya got to get the fire dot. Love the fire dot.


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Re: Scope Advice for new setup [Re: TijuanaTom] #8026896 10/28/20 03:02 AM
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Exactly what they said. And get the firedot.

Re: Scope Advice for new setup [Re: 603Country] #8026922 10/28/20 03:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 603Country
Yup! VX5 HD 3-15 CDS with fire dot. Ya got to get the fire dot. Love the fire dot.


x4

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That VX5 looks like a helluva hunting scope. I haven't looked through one, but the burris veracity seems like a good option around $500.


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Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
Leupold VX5-HD, 3-15x44. I have one, my favorite all time hunting scope. Has performed perfectly for three pretty rough years so far. Light gathering will get you in trouble if you're not careful, it's that good.

There's one for sale in classified section, worth a look.


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Yup! VX5 HD 3-15 CDS with fire dot. Ya got to get the fire dot. Love the fire dot.


x4

x5


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Yup! VX5 HD 3-15 CDS with fire dot. Ya got to get the fire dot. Love the fire dot.


x4

x5

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Re: Scope Advice for new setup [Re: TijuanaTom] #8027324 10/28/20 01:42 PM
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Dang! Pretty much unanimous. Thanks for all the replies

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They all look good inside the store. The VX5-HD is great that last 2 minutes of legal shooting light, and even a little later. (for pigs of course). I've had deer at 100 yards, and couldn't put horns on 'em. Through this scope you can count their points and make a judgement on the rack.


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done deal. appreciate all the feeback

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Good choice. I have the CDS dials on three Leupolds. Once you settle on ammo, they're great and have worked well for me.


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Re: Scope Advice for new setup [Re: 603Country] #8100179 12/23/20 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 603Country
Yup! VX5 HD 3-15 CDS with fire dot. Ya got to get the fire dot. Love the fire dot.


$1,235.00 Ouch


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Re: Scope Advice for new setup [Re: TijuanaTom] #8100193 12/23/20 02:02 AM
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Meopta in the power range of your choice. Great glass for the money.


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OP already bought a scope.





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I had the same question as the OP and found this thread to be very helpful. Picked up a VX5HD 3-15 CDS with fire dot today.


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