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notdku 01-19-2009 08:50 PM

Remington 700 Scope
 
Any suggestions on a scope for my Remington 700. It's a 30-06.

Looking for something less than $500 for target shooting.

matt g 01-19-2009 09:04 PM

Are you interested in a tactical/varminter style reticle or just a good old fashioned cross hair style reticle?

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hillbilly68 01-19-2009 10:30 PM

Good way to open up the optics thread:D

I went "cheap" on one of mine and I am very happy with the choice. Definitely not a NF or a USO, but definitely not the price either. Durable, good glass. Check out the Falcon Menace, may be worth a look. Meets your price break criteria, couple of different models out there. YMMV

headhunter 02-08-2009 01:33 AM

who know where you'll want it tp work
 
Way back I purchased a Weaver 2.5 (a good scope for the money), this was followed by a B&L Balvar 8 (no longer made), and then several Leopolds (excellent guarantee service), then a Atec (sharp image for moderate price), lastly a Bushnell 3200 (because of the "Rainguard" feature). Crawling into a herd of elk during a blizzard and not being able to shoot was frustrating! If I wasn't wiping my glasses, I was trying to clear my scope. Now I've only the glasses to worry about. Good luck 'n have fun.

truevil1313 02-08-2009 01:08 PM

I put a Nikon on my 700 in 7mm rem mag and have been very happy with it. It is 4.5-14 and has the BDC reticle and was about $400. On the other hand I picked up a Bushnell Banner 3-9x50 for $100 and I am impressed. It seems to be a very good scope and it is very clear. Just my experiances, hope it helps.

cpttango30 02-08-2009 03:18 PM

For target shooting you want power the more the better.

Look at a Weaver v24 6-24x40mm or a Bushnell elite 2400 6-24x40mm.

I have been a target shooter all my life. I grew up shooting custom built bench rifles at targets and squirrels. My dad has a 25-06 is holds MOS (Minute Of Squirrel) out to 400 yards or better.

If you are just shooting off the bench then power is your friend. If this is a multi-use rifle like target shooting and hunting then power is not your friend. find a good 4.5-14 or 5-15 or 4-16 would be good enough for target shooting you can crank it up to the high power but when hunting turn it down to the lower ranges.

rugermike 02-09-2009 03:31 PM

Questions and Answers please!?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 69302)
For target shooting you want power the more the better.

Look at a Weaver v24 6-24x40mm or a Bushnell elite 2400 6-24x40mm.

I have been a target shooter all my life. I grew up shooting custom built bench rifles at targets and squirrels. My dad has a 25-06 is holds MOS (Minute Of Squirrel) out to 400 yards or better.
If you are just shooting off the bench then power is your friend. If this is a multi-use rifle like target shooting and hunting then power is not your friend. find a good 4.5-14 or 5-15 or 4-16 would be good enough for target shooting you can crank it up to the high power but when hunting turn it down to the lower ranges.

My dad has a 25-06 is holds MOS (Minute Of Squirrel) out to 400 yards or better.

Just curious this MOS is it the squirrels head? With a 25.06? Out to or pass 400 yards? Off the bench with a 24 power scope? What grain and type of bullet and load might you be saying he shoots to accomplish this? Information please?

cpttango30 02-17-2009 03:49 AM

It is off a bench how else do you shoot ground squirrels? Not a 24x scope it is an old 10x lyman. That is shooting a 75gr HP Sierra varminter. I think the load is 46gr of IMR 4895 in old military brass. MOS is where ever you choose to place the corsshairs it will hit.

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/a/25-06.jpg

matrxx 03-07-2009 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notdku (Post 63806)
Any suggestions on a scope for my Remington 700. It's a 30-06.

Looking for something less than $500 for target shooting.

I'll go with super sniper with side focus.It worth for that amount of money

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...photo/LTR4.jpg

hunter Joe 03-07-2009 11:19 PM

Based on the ballistic characteristics of the 30-06 I'd go with at least 4X12X50. This should get you out to 200 yds. plus some change.


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