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308 build done, what scope ?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Redtazdog, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Redtazdog

    Redtazdog Washington in the sticks Active Member

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    Ive had all the parts to finish it but held back until I got
    the custom buffer and adjustable gas block done and now it needs a scope.
    So many to choose :confused:
    Give me some Ideas as this will be for a 100-1000 yard
    papertargetaneritehunting 308 :D
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    Ma-Ten upper/lower
    Noveske 18" 762 barrel
    SWS E1 15" handguard
    Jewell trigger group
    Magpul UBR stock
    Magpul Mia pistol grip
    Armalite bolt carrier group
    Phase 5 Tactical EBR Extended Bolt Release
    AAC 762sd muzzle brake
    Tubs flat recoil spring
    Stainless 6 oz custom buffer
    stainless custom adjustable gas block

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  2. Civil

    Civil Oregon Member

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    Nightforce :thumbup:
     
  3. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Leupold MKIII 4-16x50 - I like a lot of glass ...
     
  4. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    VX-2 4-12x40

    Most bang for your buck, without spending a grand.
     
  5. mblakebenson

    mblakebenson Lakewood, WA New Member

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    Depends on how much you are looking to spend... US Optics is pretty spendy but is probably one of the best scopes ever made.
     
  6. usmc

    usmc oregon Active Member

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    i would go with the bushnell elite 6500 2.5-16. they are solid scopes and for around 650 dollars they stand right up to leupold.plus the magnification range is incredible. my second choice would be the nikon monarch gold 4-16. they both feature 30mm tube and the class clarity is unreal. the funny thing is nikon and burris have to highest light transmission for the price. leupold is in 3rd or 4th place as far clarity. kind of strange considering only 3 companies on the planet make the lenses.another thing to consider is many shooters,including the marine corp for along time, used 2.5 -10. you can still shoot 1000 yards with a ten power,and alot of people do. now if money were no object i'd get a US optics for sure.
     
  7. magnum

    magnum Springfield American....'nuff said

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    Trijicon accupoint tr23-2 5-20x50mm. It has a 30mm tube with a nice large objective lense. It is fiber optic for low light conditions. They also make one with a 56mm objective lense if you like.
    This is the one I'm going to mount on my hk91 someday. Soon I hope!
    Trijicon, Inc. : Brilliant Aiming Solutions¬ô
     
  8. SICARIO

    SICARIO Oregon City Active Member

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  9. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    I have a Leupold vx-3 in 4.5-14 on my Savage LE.308 works great! I am building a .300 Win mag and until I can get a Leupold Mark 4 LR/T I am goin to get a Millet LRS 6-25x56. Has 140 MOA adjustment with illuminated mil-dot. Can be had for $400-450 online.
     
  10. oldbull

    oldbull Port Angeles New Member

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    For general all purpose glass, not sacrificing quality of course, I don't hink you can beat a Leopold 3x9x50 in VariX II or III. You can find a good used one for $200 to $300. On most rifles you'll need a hi relief scope mount to get clearance for bolt action, the "cost" of getting the bigger glass 50 vs 40 mm objective.

    The additional 10 mm in diameter is worth every headache and extra cost, it really makes THAT MUCH difference. You know the routine in NW, grey - dark to light shades most times all day - add heavy humidity - foggy - early morning, late evening (best shooting times) low light coupled with weather and humidity you need and will want every lume you can squeeze out of your glass.

    Give it a serious look then throw out everybodys opinion and get the one that satisfies you.


    Jim

    call me anytime 360-775-7741
     
  11. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    What I've shot that I like:
    Super Sniper 10x42-from SWFA.com Around $800
    Leupold Mk4 LR/T 8.5-25 with an Illuminated TMR -can be had for around $1400
    Horus Vision Falcon- Some people like them/some people hate them
     
  12. Samurai

    Samurai Monroe, Wa. Member

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    This will help steer you towards a shorter list:
    Price range
    Magnification range
    FFP/SFP
    Parallax adjustment or not
    Adjustment value MOA/Mil
    Illumination
    Zero stop
    Is weight an issue?
    Low light use?

    Jason
     
  13. g.i. joe

    g.i. joe Portland Active Member

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    OP, did you document your build for us to read about?
     
  14. oldbull

    oldbull Port Angeles New Member

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    For general all purpose glass, not sacrificing quality of course, I don't hink you can beat a Leopold 3x9x50 in VariX II or III. You can find a good used one for $200 to $300. On most rifles you'll need a hi relief scope mount to get clearance for bolt action, the "cost" of getting the bigger glass 50 vs 40 mm objective.

    The additional 10 mm in diameter is worth every headache and extra cost, it really makes THAT MUCH difference. You know the routine in NW, grey - dark to light shades most times all day - add heavy humidity - foggy - early morning, late evening (best shooting times) low light coupled with weather and humidity you need and will want every lume you can squeeze out of your glass.

    Give it a serious look then throw out everybodys opinion and get the one that satisfies you.


    Jim

    call me anytime 360-775-7741
     
  15. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you've got the extra dough...US Optics SN-3

    But Leupolds have performed very well for me for a fraction of the price.
     
  16. Redtazdog

    Redtazdog Washington in the sticks Active Member

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    The parts list is up now :cigar:
     
  17. asiparks

    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    idiot dbl tap........
     
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    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    As said above, establish the features that you want....

    I'm running one of the new IOR 3.5-18X on my POF.
    FFP, mil/mil, illuminated, zero stop, secondary POI indicator ( for when you're using a can), excellent glass and weighs about as much as the bloody gun so I wouldn't want to carry it in the field too much, but good from 100 -1000 or so yards...

    or scan The Snipers Hide for a used Nightforce or USO. Built like tanks with excellent resale value if you want to trade up/out

    very nice build BTW !!
     
  19. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    man thats a big scope
     
  20. asiparks

    asiparks PDX Active Member

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    I'm compensating for my dismally small.....