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Please recommendations for mil-dot with target turrets for Vanguard 308

Discussion in 'Scopes & Optics' started by tkdguy, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. tkdguy

    tkdguy Portland, Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have a new model Vanguard said to produce 1" groups. I am wanting a scope with a mil-dot reticle and target turrets for ranges out to 500 yards. I'm thinking $600 or less for the scope and not less than a 4 x 16 scope. Any recommendations would be very helpful. Thanks. tkdguy
     
  2. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I have been wanting to get this for a while, but it keeps getting pushed down the list. Consistently great reviews plus no questions asked warranty. Not a traditional mil-dot reticle but hash marks instead on the 6-24x50. BDC on the 4-14x44.

    http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B004UQMU...olid=2510GXWUF9ONE&coliid=IS1L5BXNNGWJN&psc=1

    http://www.alpenoptics.com/RScope-apex.html


    There are a multitude of options in the sub $600 price range to choose from including Vortex, Leupold, Nikon, SWFA, Bushnell Eilte, etc.
     
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  3. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  4. Beta1759

    Beta1759 Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Check out Leupold's Custom Shop. They can build you an optic with the reticle you want (in most cases) AND will even build you a custom CDS dial for your rifle/load combination. You should be able to get get a VX-3 4 - 14 for right around your budget. Plus they are offering $100 off on VX-3's currently.

    https://customshop.leupold.com/
     
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  5. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    Thats a great option!
     
  6. roguebw

    roguebw Medford, OR Active Member

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    I started buying Sightron SII Big Sky scopes instead of Leupolds lately. My newest one is a SIIBSS 6.5-20x50 with MOA2 reticle. It goes to the range for the first time this upcoming weekend. Check them out for another option.
     
  7. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I'm a big Sightron fan too. Have five total including two 8-32x SIII models. One is a mil-dot and the other is a 1/8 target dot. Both are great scopes but I like the finer aiming point with the target dot. The reticule on the mil-dot is thicker than I now like. This scope was on sale during the pre-holiday periord on one of the websites for under $700, which was a steal. Be patient if you can...they always come on sale at some point.

    At your price point and even under be sure to consider the Sightron SII 6-24x. Big Sky model or the plain SII model. Both offered in Mil-dot. If you don't plan to use a mil-dot to calculate distances I would consider another reticule though.

    I keep getting more powerful scopes. Use to think 24x was enough until I got the 32x. I now have a 55x. I use them at 100 and 200 yards mostly. When I have time I will be using the 32x dot and 55x at 600 yards. I also like the 32x dot scope on sage rats at 300 yards.

    I have two Vanguard rifles. You will really like it. Very accurate and reliable. Triggers are not the best but a decent gunsmith can clean them up so they break cleaner and at a lighter weight.