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Pete in CO
September 10, 2000, 02:38 PM
Which scope is the best in your opinion. With so many to chose from I want to make the right choice. There's Leopold, Nightforce, Shepard, Springfield,etc.
Need help decideing. Thanks in advance.

700PSS Shooter
September 10, 2000, 03:17 PM
The question is too broad. What is the intended use of the scope?

This is a generic reply and does not include specialty scopes like USOptics, ACOGs or ELCAN type devices. For warranty coverage, Leupold is the best. Nightforce is a nice cost-no-object scope, but are primarily large objective lense, higher power and heavy.

For me, I prefer Leupold and if I want cheaper, I use Bausch&Lomb or Bushnell. One advantage of Leupold for mass market scopes is reticles. Leupold has many of their own, and Premier Reticles can supply just about anything else at a decent cost.

Pete in CO
September 10, 2000, 03:25 PM
I will use it on a .223 mod 12VBSS-S for varmithunting. What bases,
Weaver with Burris Signature, or one piece Leopold with Leopold rings? This is not a carry around rifle, at least too long.

700PSS Shooter
September 10, 2000, 09:08 PM
I would get a Leupold Vari-X III 6.5-20 with 40mm AO objective. If you do not mind the weight, the 6-5-20X50 LR (long range with 30mm tube) is nice but costs more.

I prefer the Leupold 2 piece bases. They utilize all 4 mounting holes. Leupold one piece bases use only 3 holes. Probably not an issue with .223. On my .223 Light Tactical Rifle I am using the 2 piece dual dovetail. Sleek and very strong.

I am not sure if they make a base 2 piece dual dovetail for Savage

If you use a Weaver style base, use the Leupold QRW or other STEEL base. Warne makes one. I found the Burris Signature rings with inserts to be extremely high quality and the permit no-mar mounting. They are steel.

Pete in CO
September 10, 2000, 09:15 PM
Thanks, 700PSS, you helped me make up my mind. My first choice was Leopold as you suggested.
I will try to get 2 piece bases, probably Weaver, and the Burris Signature rings.
Thanks again, Pete