View Full Version : scope for Remington 700

January 23, 2012, 07:41 PM
I just picked up a Remington 700 pss and I am trying to decide on a scope.
It is a 308, the max range I will be shooting on a regular basis is 600 yards.
My questions are what magnafication range and objective size would be best sutied to this rifle and range?

Flatbush Harry
January 23, 2012, 08:24 PM
If you're strictly going to shoot at targets at known distances, your requirements will be easier to fulfill than if your shooting at variable and/or unknown distances. On my .308s used for hunting, I use 3-9x40 Zeiss Conquest scopes with RapidZ600 reticles. On the one .308 I use strictly for targets, I have had a 3-9x40 Zeiss Conquest with a Z-plex reticle. On one of my .30-06s that I take in anticipation of long-range shooting and my .25-06 used for long-range varminting and speedgoats, I use ZC 3.5-10x44 scopes with Rapid Z800 reticles. (I used to have an old Redfield 2-7x on it but I treated my self to new glass on that scope's 35th birthday...that li'l Red was the best $78 I ever spent on shooting). I also have a nice Ruger M77 International in .308 that is very light and compact; I have a Leupy 2.5-8x34 on it as I don't expect any shot longer than 300-400 yds. Except for the range, I keep my scopes set on minimum magnification to maximize field of view and only run it up as necessary for the shot.

In my experience, many shooters get more scope than they need for the purpose they intend to achieve. My target Rem 700 SPS-Varmint is a fairly consistent 0.5 MOA rifle out to 200 yards, bedded in a B&C Medalist A5 stock. As I'm going to see what I can do between 600 and 1,000 yards, I'm going to switch to a 3.5-15x50 or a bit bigger. I'm sure I'll not shoot any better but I'll have one less excuse for my misses.


January 23, 2012, 09:09 PM
I've got a Bushnell Elite 3200 (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/950843/bushnell-elite-3200-tactical-rifle-scope-10x-40mm-1-10-mil-adjustments-mil-dot-reticle-matte) fixed 10x40 Mildot Reticle, Mildot Turrets, an EGW 0 MOA Picatinny rail (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/630711/egw-1-piece-picatinny-style-base-remington-700-short-action-matte), and Burris XTR Low rings (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/116860/burris-1-xtreme-tactical-picatinny-style-rings-matte-low) that I'll sell you right now for $250. All less than a year old. PM me if you're interested.

Seen on the rifle:

(sorry; Butler Creek Caps aren't on it anymore)

January 23, 2012, 10:15 PM
3-9x40 is fine at 600 yards.

January 23, 2012, 11:12 PM
I use nikon prostaffs on all my rifles. my rem 700(.243) and AR15(223) both have prostaff 3-9X40s and my weatherby vanguard(w300 wby mag) has a 4-12x and all of them are fantastic. they'll definitely handle the abuse of a 308 recoil and they hold perfect zero and are rugged and tough. about the only downfall is they have kind of limited eye relief but for a 308 you shouldn't have issues with scope bite. for $150 scopes I highly recommend them