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Old 12-25-2010, 02:57 AM   #11
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So I will be hunting with a rem 338 stainless... for the high country ... the scope... please.... and I have never scoped the 458.... but am thinking..... fixed,,,,..... or not... for the 2011 hunt... your thouights...
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Jon thenm old El Paso weavers are the skizzle to my nizzle.

That are the best zero holding scopes.

nightforce (one took a 7.62x39 to the main tube and stilled worked just fine)
im thinking about one of these for my socom.
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So I will be hunting with a rem 338 stainless... for the high country ... the scope... please.... and I have never scoped the 458.... but am thinking..... fixed,,,,..... or not... for the 2011 hunt... your thouights...
depends on the range your gonna anticipate shots.
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Rant March is not much of a hunting scope. I read that you wanted to know what scopes held zero the best. If you want to know that look at what the bench rest guys are using. March is a new comer to the market here in the states. they are a 100$ hand made scope from Japan.

I didn't list them in order of how well they hold zero I just listed them as they came out of the deep dark pit I call a brain.

Schmidt & Bender (S&B) are some of the best scopes out there if you can afford them. We are talking $1600 for a simple 4x36mm fixed power scope.

MRM14 has a Premier reticles scope they started out as a company modifying Leupold scopes for bench rest guys. Mainly installing power boosting glass in them to booth some from 36x to 2 or 3 times that. They just recently went into business of making scopes. I believe mrm has pounded some nails with his and it still does everything you could ever want a scope to do.
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C thanks .... what hunting scope holds zero..... seems Quit... I need some help.... people big bucks...... for a new scope for the hunt in 2011... that may not make it ? Is there any hunters out there that got out of a pick -up truck..... come on America.

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J Good your 458 is almost pristine..... My Rem 458... has gone through Hell and back.... O but that action...... To die for....Who ever did that action.... I would Like to shake his Hand!
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A leupold VX-3 or above and Many others out there will do the job.

Nikon Monarch
Bushnell Elite 3200 and 4200
Weaver Slam series and classic k and v series.
and tons more.

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I've had great success w/ Sightron SII scopes and the one Sightron SI I have. The SI is mounted on A BLR in .308, Quite stiff recoil for a .308.
Weaver V10 has been great on my 7mmRM.
I also have a Pentax gameseeker 4x32 on a 6.5x55. Recoil is very light, but the Pentax does have a lifetime guarantee and they boast that the reticule is double the strength of their competitors.
None of these scopes has lost zero.
Depending on the caliber and intended use a simple fixed power may work best.
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I've used an older Simmons 44 mag made in the Phillipines for the last 15 years on hot loaded 30-06's. It's never lost zero. I used it on a target rifle shooting around 200 rounds per week for about 10 years. Now it resides on my hunting rifle. You can put a 1500 dollar scope on a 200 dollar rifle and its not going to make it shoot any better. You can put a 200 dollar scope on a 1500 dollar rifle and its not going to shoot any worse.
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You can put a 1500 dollar scope on a 200 dollar rifle and its not going to make it shoot any better. You can put a 200 dollar scope on a 1500 dollar rifle and its not going to shoot any worse.
Are you sure about that?
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