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Old 10-18-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default 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



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Old 10-19-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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I really like this weaver.
http://swfa.com/Weaver-3-15x50-Tactical-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P40578.aspx
My friend has one and loves it



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

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

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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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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.
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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