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Old 03-10-2018, 11:21 PM   #1
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looking for scope recommendations for a 300 r.u.m. browning Abolt.
want something higher magnification to take advantage of the reach of this bad boy. and something super tough that will take the recoil better than me.

i am thinking 20 to 24 on the max.

budget is under $1k

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Old 03-10-2018, 11:33 PM   #2
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What is your primary use, hunting or target?
Do you have any brand preferences?
Objective size?
Which focal plane?
Side focus?
Turret types?
MOA or MRAD?
Is a fixed power an option, e.g. 10X?

You really have to give us more to make an informed suggestion, there are just too many options out there.
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want focus on hunting. i will do some target shooting with it but at $60 a box of ammo it aint exactly a plinker.lol
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want focus on hunting. i will do some target shooting with it but at $60 a box of ammo it aint exactly a plinker.lol
I would buy one box of cartridges only when I needed new brass... That's cause I'd be reloading for that SOB.
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that is way to much work for a gun that might come out of the safe twice a year.lol
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So what are you going to be practicing making these 'long range' shots with, a different rifle, scope and caliber?
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i missed your other questions in your reply. would like 50mm objective. 30mm tube. moa. side focus. not to picky on turrents.
mildot or some other marked crosshairs to make hold over easy.

max hunting shot would be 500yds. where i can use the reticle for hold over. as for targets maybe once or twice a year might do 900yds on my friends powerline.

i guess some people would not consider that long range. its not 1500yd mountain elk shots. but compared to the 4x scope 30-30 i hunted with for years its out there for me.

i shoot to 300yds with my ars with a 16x max power scope. have taken several deer at that range. i prefer higher magnification as i feel i can see any movement better.
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Look at vortex. They are great scopes. I have one on my RPR and I Love it.
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Look at vortex. They are great scopes. I have one on my RPR and I Love it.
I've five Vortex products, scopes and RDS, but I hoped to get a better feel for what he wants before just being my normal Vortex fan self.

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https://swfa.com/vortex-5-25x50-vipe...e-scope-3.html
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much like a woman picking a place to eat i cant tell you exactly what i want because i dont know myself.lol

i like that vortex. how do they stack up to a leupold or zeiss?
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