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Old July 18, 2013, 03:13 PM   #51
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Re: Long Range Scope

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All around hunter is correct on that too, if you can afford the vortex go with that. I'd go with the vortex over the leupold Mark 4.
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Old July 18, 2013, 03:14 PM   #52
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GRIZ... thank you for the recommendation, I like the looks of that one, the Reticle seems really functional, without being overly "busy" & the price is decent...

... the scope I pictured in my previous thread, is actually one I'm thinking about for my 17 Fireball & for mid distance ranges ( I just like the simpler reticle... reason for attaching the picture ) but for the 17, it's more practical, as the wind is more of an issue than a distance change to the 300 yards I plan to set it up for...

not trying to sidetrack this thread, I'm really just trying to figure out what to put on my 6.5 X 284 ( next summer ) for distances from 600 - 1000 yards... I'll be quiet now, & regulate my self to learning from the experts...
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Old July 18, 2013, 03:14 PM   #53
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Re: Long Range Scope

Magnum, give us a price range and we'll try to give you a couple choices
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Old July 18, 2013, 03:21 PM   #54
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for my midrange scopes ( I need several ) I'm shooting recreationally, just to relax at 50 - 300 yards, I'm trying to stay less than $500.00 each

for the 6.5 X 284, I'm building that rifle specifically for longer ranges ( at the start of the build, 600 - 1200 yards or so ) that one, I can justify spending more... maybe $1000 - $1500... hard part, is I don't have the range needed to shoot that rifle, so in reality, I won't have to worry about burning out the chamber throat... but that also makes it harder to spend at the top of the budget...

plus, I know, once I get that level of "HD TV" it'll make shooting my "grainy old tube type TV" ( my intermediate scopes ) all that much less pleasurable maybe why it's going on it's 3rd year of build ( rifle is done, stock just needs finishing, & to buy a scope )
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Old July 18, 2013, 03:28 PM   #55
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Okay, well then for your 6.5 my recommendation will be a scope from Vortex Viper PST FFP line. They will be sitting right at the bottom of your budget but they are worth much more IMO.

If you don't like those reticles, then you could always look at SWFA or another good one is Zeiss. That Zeiss glass is nice...
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Old July 18, 2013, 03:30 PM   #56
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Old July 18, 2013, 03:30 PM   #57
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I'm currently running this scope on my .308 and it's very clear @ 600yds

http://swfa.com/Bushnell-6-24x50-Eli...pe-P51670.aspx

They also make the ERS model in 4.5-30 for around $1000 I believe it has no locking turrets or zero stop and no HD glass same as mine.

My buddy has the SWFA 5-20 SS and it's great for the money also.
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Old July 18, 2013, 04:29 PM   #58
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How is the clarity of the SS 5-20X in comparison to the other that was recommended ???
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Old July 18, 2013, 08:30 PM   #59
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I would say they're very similar if not the same and both have great turrets that track correctly.
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Old July 19, 2013, 08:42 PM   #60
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Got the scope rings today. Scope is supposed to arrive tomorrow.
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Old July 20, 2013, 08:28 AM   #61
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What rings did you go with, Dave? If I may ask.
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Old July 20, 2013, 09:02 PM   #62
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Charlie, he went with this:

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Well gentlemen the Nightforce ATACR 5-25x56mm Riflescope w/ Zerostop - .1 Mil-Radian - Mil-R Reticle, Black C446 is on it's way to my house. Thank you all for the advice. I hope when I get it I don't regret not getting the MOA instead of MRAD. Only time will tell. Scope is $2,328 and the Nightforce mounting rings were another $209
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Old July 21, 2013, 12:57 AM   #63
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I've had good luck with my Vortex not the best for sure but it does the job plus you save some money for ammo,drag bag,ballistic charts all the little things that add up.
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Old July 21, 2013, 08:47 AM   #64
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Gotcha allaroundhunter, was just wondering if he went with the steel or the lightweight rings. Or maybe even the one-piece rings.
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Old July 21, 2013, 09:45 AM   #65
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Well guys here she is. I think it is one sexy sum beach. Can't wait to shoot it.
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Old July 21, 2013, 10:30 AM   #66
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Congratulations Dave, you will love it.. Great setup BTW..
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Old July 21, 2013, 10:38 AM   #67
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Re: Long Range Scope

Dave, to day that I am jealous is an understatement. You will enjoy shooting that rifle for a very long time, and I don't think it will ever wear off on you. Great choice of gun and optics, and I'm glad you are happy with your decision on both!

When you do make it out to the range, make sure to give us a report!.... And possibly some more pictures
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Old July 21, 2013, 02:20 PM   #68
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Nice! I can't wait until I get an ATACR for myself! That's one sweet looking rig!
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Old July 21, 2013, 02:43 PM   #69
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Drool...
What are you starting with for load development?
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Old July 21, 2013, 07:20 PM   #70
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I won't recommend anything I wouldn't use myself. My rig is nothing like yours. It is just a custom built 300WM(that .338lapua is a beast). It was between the ATACR and a Premirer Reticle 5-25x56. I went with the NF just because it is a step up from the NXS. The new glass is great and I hope you enjoy your ATACR as much as I do mine. I will probably have to buy another for my BA50.

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