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rickde 10-18-2012 10:31 PM

Best all arround scope for .338 win mag
 
Looking for new scope on my rifle . Going moose hunting soon . Long and medium range hunting area. Any advise? Been looking for an other classic leupold but wanna try something new

Dan308 10-19-2012 12:53 AM

I really like this weaver.
http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-15x50-Tactical-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P40578.aspx
My friend has one and loves it

Triumphman 10-19-2012 08:05 PM

Look to Nikon Buckmaster or Monarch. Great glass and will stand up to that shoulder thumper.
Del

AsSeenOnTV 10-20-2012 06:20 PM

Get whichever brand you like the best, but one that has a lot of eye relief. For dangerous game, a leupold 1x5 x6 or similar is so much better than a 3x9, or 4x12 etc

locutus 10-23-2012 02:24 PM

On my .338 browning BAR, I have a Leupold VXIII, 3.5-10X50. I'm very satisfied with it.

JimRau 10-30-2012 01:36 AM

When I was in AK I scoped my 338 with a 1 3/4 X 6 Leupold. Most folks WAY over scope their hunting rifles. The 338 is what I call the 'Alaskan 06'!
One of the thinks I insist on is BIG field of view 'up close'. On the 1 3/4 setting I could place a shot as close as a few feet (which is comforting if a bear is charging)!!!
If you do not have open sights as a back up I strongly recommend you use dual dovetail mounts, if you have open sights I would recommend the Leupold Quick Release mounts.
At six power I can take any shot at ANY BIG GAME animal out to 300+ yds.
It don't get any better than that!!:)

AsSeenOnTV 10-30-2012 01:50 AM

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gunnut07 10-30-2012 03:43 AM

I would go with a striaght 4 or 6x scope.

Moose hunt you want a rugged scope that can take some abuse. I would not go with a variable as they are more fragile than a fixed power scope.

nitestalker 10-30-2012 05:15 AM

Moose hunting is not that rugged. They are like shooting road signs with a bad attitude. A good 4X or 6X is all you need. The rugged part of Moose hunting is capeing and field dressing on a slope in a snow storm. Oh and that little issue of packing it out. :D

jpattersonnh 10-30-2012 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by gunnut07 (Post 995271)
I would go with a striaght 4 or 6x scope.

Moose hunt you want a rugged scope that can take some abuse. I would not go with a variable as they are more fragile than a fixed power scope.

Could not agree more, a 4x would be my choice. Sad part is there are only a few manufacturers that make fixed power scopes any more. Most have gone full throttle into the "tactical" scope that in most cases is usless for hunting. Weaver and Leupold still do make proven fixed scopes.

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Originally Posted by nitestalker (Post 995349)
Moose hunting is not that rugged. They are like shooting road signs with a bad attitude. A good 4X or 6X is all you need. The rugged part of Moose hunting is capeing and field dressing on a slope in a snow storm. Oh and that little issue of packing it out. :D

Feild dressing is easier on a slope, open 'em up and let gravity empty the cavity. Getting them out is the biggest issue.


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