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Old 04-03-2012, 02:12 AM   #21
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i could find a lot better guns to blow 700 bucks on i bought a very lightly used ruger a year or two back and put a thumbhole stock on it for less than that.... and ya should figure at least 400 bucks for a decent scope
Yep, I've seen some good deals BUT.... I'm partial to new guns.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:15 AM   #22
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how much shooting do you intend to do?? thin hunting profile barrels you only get 3-4 shots before heat becomes a factor in accuracy.

if most of your shooting is target and plan to do stationary hunting you might want a heavier barrel. if your going to do more stalking about the country side and dont mind waiting for the barrel to cool then lighter barrel is good.

just depends on your usage and the negative you dont mind dealing with
Yeah, a light barrel is enough for me. I will be doing a lot of shooting but I'll give my barrel cooling time in between shots.
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Mid-grade scopes can be had in the $400-$750 range. High grade scopes generally start at $1,000 plus.

$500, roughly, will get you a decent Leupold or Nikon. not the best, of course, but far superior to the Wal-Mart "specials."

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Mid-grade scopes can be had in the $400-$750 range. High grade scopes generally start at $1,000 plus.

$500, roughly, will get you a decent Leupold or Nikon. not the best, of course, but far superior to the Wal-Mart "specials."
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What might my maximum range be, accuracy wise? (I'm sure y'all have noticed I'm a rifle noob)

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Make sure you clean well after use that's all. The surplus has corrosive primers.
It's 308 though. The calibers are close but not the same. I would do some research before putting 7.62 through it.
Surplus 7.62x51 is not corrosive!!!!!!!!
Corrosive primers disappeared in the West before the 7.62x51 even was a thought.
OP, I shoot 7.62x51 in my .308HB Howa all the time. You will be fine.
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Surplus 7.62x51 is not corrosive!!!!!!!!
Corrosive primers disappeared in the West before the 7.62x51 even was a thought.
OP, I shoot 7.62x51 in my .308HB Howa all the time. You will be fine.
Good to know. Thanks for the correction
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As for a good $200 scope - its an urban legend. There is always a trade off and you must be willing to compromise. Midway USA is a good source to get an idea of market rates. Read the reviews carefully ! People have been burned and both cheap & expensive scopes can come apart under duress. Weight, size, clarity, durability are all variables. Millet has a 4X-16 w Bo-cu features for $300 on sale but it is very big & heavy. Welcome to the world of compromise.

A writer for G&A has a 7lb - 338 WM he calls "Mr. Miserable" that he uses to "test" scope durability. IMHO fixed scopes have an edge.

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As for a good $200 scope - its an urban legend. There is always a trade off and you must be willing to compromise. Midway USA is a good source to get an idea of market rates. Read the reviews carefully ! People have been burned and both cheap & expensive scopes can come apart under duress. Weight, size, clarity, durability are all variables. Millet has a 4X-16 w Bo-cu features for $300 on sale but it is very big & heavy. Welcome to the world of compromise.

A writer for G&A has a 7lb - 338 WM he calls "Mr. Miserable" that he uses to "test" scope durability. IMHO fixed scopes have an edge.
Hmm, I have a lot to learn about scopes
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I played with one in .270 Short Mag today, it's smooth!

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