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Entry level PRS scope #8850791 05/11/23 09:46 PM
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Wanting to try my hand at a local PRS type match.

Been a leupold guy forever but not sure that's the right maker for PRS.

Was considering a vortex viper PST 5-25 but was wondering if there were better options out there.

Also, should you go MOA or MIL?

Any tips would be appreciated.

Cheers.

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I really like the Burris XTR II line of scopes with the mil scr reticle for an entry scope.

99.9% of the people who shoot prs run mil so it is typically recommended. In all reality moa works just fine but at entry level club matches corrections from a spotter is allowed as is sharing calls so speaking the common language helps.


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Originally Posted by dee
I really like the Burris XTR II line of scopes with the mil scr reticle for an entry scope.

99.9% of the people who shoot prs run mil so it is typically recommended. In all reality moa works just fine but at entry level club matches corrections from a spotter is allowed as is sharing calls so speaking the common language helps.


Saved me a bunch of trouble already! thank you!

There's also the question of running a tactical stock or chassis...

What say ye?

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Originally Posted by DustyArmadillo
Originally Posted by dee
I really like the Burris XTR II line of scopes with the mil scr reticle for an entry scope.

99.9% of the people who shoot prs run mil so it is typically recommended. In all reality moa works just fine but at entry level club matches corrections from a spotter is allowed as is sharing calls so speaking the common language helps.


Saved me a bunch of trouble already! thank you!

There's also the question of running a tactical stock or chassis...

What say ye?


100% what dee said. He's one to pay attention to.

Stock or chassis is user preference.

But the "right stock" is important. Manners T-4, McMillan A-5 are both equally great as match gun stocks.


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Re: Entry level PRS scope [Re: DustyArmadillo] #8850832 05/11/23 10:53 PM
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I too think the Burris is good choice.
Don’t overlook this one as well.

https://www.bushnell.com/scopes/shop-all-scopes/match-pro-ed-5-30x56-riflescope/BU-MP53056DMI.html


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For what you’re asking Burris XTR is the answer. Mil reticle.

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Here is a good price on a Burris XTR II Link
It's a weird sand camo pattern hence the discount. A can of Krylon fixes this.

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Originally Posted by DustyArmadillo
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I really like the Burris XTR II line of scopes with the mil scr reticle for an entry scope.

99.9% of the people who shoot prs run mil so it is typically recommended. In all reality moa works just fine but at entry level club matches corrections from a spotter is allowed as is sharing calls so speaking the common language helps.


Saved me a bunch of trouble already! thank you!

There's also the question of running a tactical stock or chassis...

What say ye?


As Jason said the stock versus chassis debate is purely personal. A chassis is appealing due to almost infinite adjustability they have. I due feel like they have a strange recoil pulse feel to them or at least my MDT ACC does. Regarding stocks the two main fiberglass options in Manners and McMillan both feel practically the same although my Manners has a slightly larger palm swell. The Manners also have the mini chassis option which is fantastic. The stock I've enjoyed most lately is the Foundation. It feels almost identical to my McMillan A3-5 but it seems to soak up recoil a bit better.

All that being said if you aren't in a huge hurry to buy most guys will let you get behind there setup to get a feel. The same typically goes for looking through glass as well.


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Thank you for the insight, Dee! Very helpful.

Might jump into the deep end right out of the gate with my current rig and make sure I like it first (before I buy anything major)

If you have any tips for bags, I’m all ears.

Right now I’m running an old pant leg with rice in it.

Great for the deer blind but prob no great for PRS.

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Originally Posted by DustyArmadillo
Thank you for the insight, Dee! Very helpful.

Might jump into the deep end right out of the gate with my current rig and make sure I like it first (before I buy anything major)

If you have any tips for bags, I’m all ears.

Right now I’m running an old pant leg with rice in it.

Great for the deer blind but prob no great for PRS.


That would probably suffice to an extent. My personal favorite bag is the Wiebad Tater Tot bag. It’s my go to for everything from being used as a rear bag to using it on positional barricades and what not. Mine has the nonskid material but only by accident as I wasn’t paying attention when I ordered it. It is helpful on hard slope lines but that’s about it.


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You can get all the support bags you would ever need from Weibad.

David and Robert are damn good men, and damn good shooters. All of their products are made, by them in College Station, Texas.


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Originally Posted by J.G.
You can get all the support bags you would ever need from Weibad.

David and Robert are damn good men, and damn good shooters. All of their products are made, by them in College Station, Texas.

Yep good people and great products. They're actually one of our League Sponsors. The tater tot is my do all bag like Dee said. I have a bunch of them, but use that one and the pump pillow the most.

If you want to try out PRS shooting without breaking the bank and you have a decent 22LR you should come out to one of our NTxR League matches in Valley View.

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Burris XTR II

I don't even need a scope right now but these are so cheap I may order one.

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Originally Posted by Ox190
Burris XTR II

I don't even need a scope right now but these are so cheap I may order one.


Nice find!!

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This has been the most consistent thread I’ve ever saw. I’m thinking you should get the XTR II

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Burris XTR II

I don't even need a scope right now but these are so cheap I may order one.


Nice find!!

Holy carp that's a killer deal

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Originally Posted by wp75169
This has been the most consistent thread I’ve ever saw. I’m thinking you should get the XTR II


Pretty rare circumstance all things considering.


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I have 4 of these. Fantastic scopes for the money. Buy with confidence.

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Midway has the 3-15 XTR II SCR-MIL for $549.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1017281797?pid=584344

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