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recommendation scope for 308

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by BoyScout, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. BoyScout

    BoyScout bellevue, washington Member

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    hello all, I recently picked up a 308, what scopes are recommend to put on it?

    BoyScout
     
  2. billgrigsby24

    billgrigsby24 Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    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!
     
  3. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    What are you trying to do with the gun/scope combo?
     
  4. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    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 .
     
  5. SteveXKR

    SteveXKR Tacoma,WA Member

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    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
     
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  6. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. BoyScout

    BoyScout bellevue, washington Member

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    platform.....DPMS 308T

    target shooting

    thanks for all the help
     
  8. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  9. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Pepe-lepew

    Pepe-lepew Mid Valley Active Member

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    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.
     
  11. Fat Jesus

    Fat Jesus Oregon Member

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    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
     
  12. Triplebuckshot

    Triplebuckshot Northwest Oregon Member

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    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.

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  13. BoyScout

    BoyScout bellevue, washington Member

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    triple is that an m14 mag?

    thanks for all the imput, anyone have one the list scope/ ring combo for sale?