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Old November 10, 2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Scope question

First time poster. Long time reader my question is I'm looking for a good quality scope for my rem 700 sps tactical. Like to be under 1,000$ Im new to hunting/long range shooting. But I would like to get the right scope the first time. I will only be shooting out to 5-600 for paper. And hunting about half that range. I would like the scope to be a variable power with the mill dot as I continue to learn and grow my skills. Along with side focus and maybe a zero stop, if possible. Again thanks for your input and bear with me as I'm a true green horn.
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Old November 10, 2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Geez, that question has been hashed, rehashed, discussed, and argued about many many times on this forum. I hate to answer your question because that brings out the guys that live for the opportunity to trash the first guy that responds. But hey...I'll go for it. So the top tab is $1k. You said hunting AND target shooting, so that changes the equation a bit because the scopes folks would use for long range shooting aren't really what you need for the up close and personal hunting shots. If you are mostly a hunter, I'd go for a Zeiss Conquest or Leupold 4.5x14 with BDC lines for out to 600 yards. If you go with the Leupold, consider getting the 30mm tube. A lot of the guys here are Vortex fans, and though I don't have one, that might be a good option. What I suggested doesn't come with mildots (I don't think), so if you just absolutely have to have mildots, I'll leave that suggestion to others.

You were probably wondering why nobody had responded so far. Now that I have responded, the naysayers will step in. Personally, I'd go for the Leupold VX3 4.5-14x40 with the 30mm tube and with the Boone & Crockett BDC lines tailored for your rifle and chosen load. That'll get you pretty close to the $1K mark.
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Old November 10, 2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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http://vortexoptics.com check out the viper series. Great warranty too.
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Old November 10, 2012, 09:38 PM   #4
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Check out the Weaver tactical models.
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Old November 10, 2012, 11:16 PM   #5
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Look at Bushnell's Elite Tactical line too. I second Vortex as well.
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Old November 11, 2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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Thank you all for your help.
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Old November 11, 2012, 09:44 AM   #7
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+ 1000 Vortex Scopes.
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Old November 11, 2012, 11:15 AM   #8
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Burris and Sightron, too.
I hadn't realized there were so many $700 - $850, 3-15X50 - 4X16X50 scopes out there. All of those those mentioned here should be very good scopes.
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Old November 13, 2012, 12:02 PM   #9
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Vortex Viper PST (under $1K). I'm running a 4-16x on my .308 bolt rifle. It has an easy to setup elevation zero stop. Comes with a sun shade, mil dot reticle, mil dot turrets, illuminated reticle (not needed to clearly see the reticle). I enjoy the first focal plane reticle.

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