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okdonk 02-08-2012 10:04 AM

Leupold VX-3 3.5-10 x 10
 
This topic maybe discussed already, i couldn't find any threads related to this. So i apologise if been discussed.
I'm interested and planning to buy the Remington 700 SPS Tactical bolt action (either the 223 or 308 caliber). Most probably i'm gettinf the 223 caliber as the ammo cheaper and i own an AR15 too.
And planning to get this Leupold VX-3 3.5-10 x 40 scope. Is it good? Any recommendations or opinions?

http://www.opticsplanet.net/leupold-vx3-35-10x40mm-rifle-scope.html

And do i need these 2 items to put on the Remington 700?

http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/985578/egw-1-piece-picatinny-style-20-moa-elevated-base-remington-700-long-action-matte)

http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/463702/leupold-1-qrw-quick-release-weaver-style-rings-matte-low

Also last question, i seen some youtube videos, the Remington 700 SPS Tactical (223) caliber been suppressed. I couldn't find any sellers selling it with threaded barrel except the 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD (308). Are those owners in youtube had their barrels threaded by gunsmiths or upgrading with aftermarket threaded barrels?

Sorry for a lot questions. Mind me as i'm new and still learning towards this Bolt Action Rifle world.
Thank you so much.

hardluk1 02-08-2012 02:41 PM

For range rifles ether look like a good place to start. The .223 will like a faster twist than the 1-9 for heavier bullets but should do well out to 400 to 600 yards with 68gr to 72gr. It should also preform better than the 308 and is more affordable to reload. Might want to look for more power in a scope for range work like a 6-24 . For a hunting rifle and scope , fine choices. Coyotes for the 223 , deer and larger for the 308. , if not a bit heavy. Scope is fine for hunting but a nicon might save some money and offer a wider power range. -http://www.opticsplanet.net/nikon-monarch-25-10x42-riflescopes.html The scope base you have markered is a long action base so watch that. You need a short.

heavyliftn 02-08-2012 10:56 PM

I have just bought an FNH FNAR 308(7.62x51mm) light barrel and have been looking for a scope. Some of my friends have recommended a Vortex Crossfire 4-12x40 V-Brite. From what i have read it seems to be a good scope. I am open to any suggestions cause i have looked at nikon and leupold

okdonk 02-09-2012 12:18 AM

I did some research too. Mostly recommended Leupold and Nikon.

xSTRIKERx 02-09-2012 01:23 AM

I have lots of Leupold scopes I have a 3.5x10x50 TMR reticle on my rig I highly recommend Leupold

Hookeye 02-09-2012 04:47 AM

Leupold dropped the VX3 3.5-10X with 40mm front and AO (adjustable objective) some time ago.
FWIW I wouldn't shoot varmints or targets without an AO scope.
Think you can get it (AO) in a 50mm front now, which I think sucks 'cause then you usually have to get high rings and then your face is up off the stock (most folks). So then you gotta add a cheekpiece.
I'd get the 4.5-14X with 40mm front and AO.

Since I don't adjust my scopes clickety click in the field I'm content with just a VX2 4-12X with AO.

Hookeye 02-09-2012 04:48 AM

Oh yeah, I usually run Weaver bases and Burris Signature Zee rings.
You spend that much for a scope, might as well use good rings that won't mark it up should you later want to move it to something else.

xSTRIKERx 02-09-2012 01:45 PM

I fired a SCAR Heavy 18" or 17" with a nice Elcan Spectre on top

Muliemaster 02-09-2012 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heavyliftn
I have just bought an FNH FNAR 308(7.62x51mm) light barrel and have been looking for a scope. Some of my friends have recommended a Vortex Crossfire 4-12x40 V-Brite. From what i have read it seems to be a good scope. I am open to any suggestions cause i have looked at nikon and leupold

The crossfire is the entry level vortex, the warranty an repair on this model is the highest alot of returns on it, spend the extra 40$ step up to the diamondback, way better coatings an glass, also if u can afford it I recomend the viper line of scopes very high quality vortex opics. I have a vortex viper hs on a 243 an its crystal clear, an I mean crystal clear the dead hold bdc is great, low light is very good, I got it at my local gun shop for around 500$ I believe cant remember for sure. Side by side with a ziess conquest 4.5x14 I have I cant tell any optic difference at all.

Muliemaster 02-09-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hookeye
Oh yeah, I usually run Weaver bases and Burris Signature Zee rings.
You spend that much for a scope, might as well use good rings that won't mark it up should you later want to move it to something else.

Also why use the alum bases??? High quality leupold or burris bases are the way to go. Use good steel bases for those high quality burris rings. That way its steel on steel. That my thoughts tho, any quality scope needs the quality bases an rings


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