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Old February 18, 2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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looking 4 input for New Scope

I have used cheap end scopes on .22s but have used open sites on my older hunting rifles. I have recently bought a Remington 700 in .308. My normal hunting rifle is and don't laugh at me, a Winchester 30/30 that my grandfather gave over 20yrs. ago but it shoot straight and has take a few nice mounts and kept meat in the freezer.

I want to put a nice top end scope on it. What would you think is a good choice. Not looking for a night vision scope or something the size of the hubble telescope. Just a high quality scope for hunting. Perfer not to spend over $1000.00 but if the scope is just that good then it may be an option.

Any pros and cons from your own experiance would helpful.

Thank you all in advance.
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Old February 18, 2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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I would think a nicy lupy... with a well built rings and since your shooting the win 30/30 without a scope then a 3x9 will fit the bill and leave you cash over for ammo and hopefully trigger time.
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Old February 18, 2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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Rwdycwby2u:

Witch rifle are you going to scope. I take it that you are scoping the M 700. You have taken many deer with the 30-30 so I'm guessing that your shots are 100 yards or so. You couldn't do better than a Leupols 2X7, 2.5 X 8 or a
3X9. Happy hunting.

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Old February 19, 2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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Yes the scope will be for the 700, is there any models that have issues compared to other from the Leupols, or even better brands. I want to get the top of the line if its with in reason. Spending more than the rifle is not really an issue.
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Old February 19, 2012, 12:30 AM   #5
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look into the nightforce or gunworks g7 scopes great for that 308 if want to shoot some long range shots or just want top of the line
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Old February 19, 2012, 01:01 AM   #6
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I am looking for a longer range, that was the reason to buy the .308 . 100 to 120 yrd with my old 30/30 just is not cutting it as much anymore. Plus im sure my eye sight is not getting any better. I will check out the nightforce and gunworks.

Thank you for the input.
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Old February 19, 2012, 01:11 AM   #7
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i just put a vortex viper 6.5x20-50 on my 700 in .308. i have yet to shoot it, but i have messed around with it non stop since i mounted it. i took it out and aimed at the power pole with a street light several yard from it, i was happy with how much light it gathered. i would guess it was about 150 yards out. 459.00 with a life time no bs warranty. i did use a leupold one piece base, with dovetail rings.
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Old February 19, 2012, 01:17 AM   #8
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kmaysob if you get some trigger time behind it soon, would you mind giving me a review?
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Old February 19, 2012, 01:18 AM   #9
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no problem, i will be trying it out next weekend
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Old February 19, 2012, 01:43 AM   #10
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I will recommend Nikon. You can get a high end Nikon for $500-$700 and be in good company with Leupold and Zeiss. Good companies to look at would be Nikon, Zeiss, Leupold. I don't think Nightforce is what you are looking for. IMO that will be overkill for you. The most widely used scope size is 3-9x40. I think that would probably work just fine for you as well. Maybe look into a 4-12 if your eyes are getting bad. I've got a 3-9 and usually set it on 6. I sometimes wish I had gone to a 4-12 for when I am at the range I'd be be able to use the scope as a spotter but meh.

Vortex optics have also been getting rave reviews but they are newer and dont have near the track record of Leupold, Nikon, or Zeiss but I wouldn't steer you away from them. Look at opticsplanet to compare scopes and read reviews. They are the single best place I have found for comparisons of scopes and usually the best prices too.

Happy riflescope hunting!
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Old February 19, 2012, 03:40 AM   #11
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Stick with the Leupold for that kind of money and that rifle. And you know they stand by their products.

This one would be my choice for that rifle

http://www.gunstuff4you.com/product/52273
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Old February 21, 2012, 11:13 PM   #12
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I like Leupolds but would go with a Zeiss for an extra few bucks.
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