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Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by BoyScout, Mar 1, 2012.
hello all, I recently picked up a 308, what scopes are recommend to put on it?
Nikon monarch UCC scope is a good one. I have it on my 270 and it's awesome. I have a Nikon prostaff with BDC reticle on my 308 and its just as good. Clear glass and holds zero. If you can't tell, I really like nikon products!
What are you trying to do with the gun/scope combo?
Leupold, Nikon, Redfield any of these would be good.
I have a Niteforce NXS 5.5-22X50 on mine. Love it but kinda spendy, im only using mine
For target shooting .
I'm a big fan of Vortex Scopes - have a Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP on order for the last 4 months - those things are hard to find!
but even their lower range (non ffp etc) are great scopes for the money
So far, a lot of good advice on quality optics. The problem is, you have not identified what your intentions are or what the rifle is in the first place. Did you pick up a Remington 700 or a DPMS LR308? A Ruger Gunsite Scout or a pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight? Please do not take my response as snide, but I am sure that no one else here wants to point you in the direction of optics for a bolt gun when you purchased a Saiga. Kip.
thanks for all the help
If it were my rifle, I would go with a 2-7X optic. The Niteforce that BANE described is a fine choice. As are the Vortex SteveXKR mentioned. I believe the Bushnell higher end models are fine for the price. As far as bang for the buck, it might be hard to beat Redfield right now. Nice rifle, by the way. Kip.
One more thing. In case you are not aware, DO NOT SKIMP ON THE RINGS!!! It would be a shame to buy a $1,000 rifle, $300-1,000 optics and the least expensive rings possible. Kip.
Rings are important. I went with high quality rings and cantilever rail since the scope over hung the receiver quite a bit. On another rifle I tried some Warne Maxima AR-15 Flat Top Rings, I was impressed with the quality for the price and their local.
I love my Vortex Viper HS LR 4-16x50 on my LR-308. I just ordered a Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 for the hunting rifle im putting together.
The HS LR has an exposed tall top turret that does 1/2MOA adjustments, the plain HS is a capped turret that does 1/4MOA adjustments. Both have side focus, which is a huge helper for me personally. and both are 30mm tubes. As for rings I use Burris extreme rings. may be overkill, but never an issue
Trijicon 1-4x with the German 4 reticule. I use American Defense removable scope mount. Noveske makes a nice mount as well.
You can use it up close and personal and you can reach out to 500 meters super easy with it.
I love mine.
triple is that an m14 mag?
thanks for all the imput, anyone have one the list scope/ ring combo for sale?