Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Forney, TX, USA
A 4.5-14x scope covers a lot of territory for general hunting. But is lacking over 100 yards for target shooting.
I talked to a guy on youtube that used the Leupold Mk IV 4.5-14x scope for 600 yard shooting with his Rem 700 PSS. He said it was plenty.
The varmint/target scope 6-20x or 8-32x are hard to sight in 50-100 yards shots.
Leupold adjustable MK IV scopes have reputation of problematic controls for the cost.
1000 yard F t/r champ of Britain use Leupold 8.5-25x VXIII scope to win. Also, he uses a Choate (cheap comparatively) stock in his 32in barreled 308 Win.
Sightron is big up and comer in Target shooting. SIII Big Sky.
Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20 is a 1in scope that is bad ass.
Burris and Leupold make medium height turrets for hunting that are easy to adjust.
Weaver 36x is 400$. I was told by bench shooter to get from Bruno Shooter Supply and have Lester Bruno hand pick the Weaver, as QC can be lacking, but a good one is a good one. If you wanted to run 2 scopes, just get some quick release rings.
Burris quick release have worked well for me, although on the AR, they can interfere somewhat, with a brass catcher. I use them to swap between YHM iron sights and scope.
Recommendation: Burris Black Diamond or Sightron SIII in 6.5-24 or 8.5-32x. For < 800$ plus rings.
or get some quick release rings and use the current scope for hunting and Weaver 36x for target. 500$ including rings.
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