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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by buckshop, Oct 5, 2011.
Just purchased and want to hear some opinions on a good scope and rings setup.
im partial to leupold bases and rings. but ive also got a few weaver sets. for a big bore i would go steel rings over aluminum. but aluminum will do if cost and weight are issues for ya.
Do you go with the Leupold Scope also?
ive got a leupold mk4 4.5-14x50 but my next scope is going to be nightforce with zero stop. ive also got a nikon monarch african but it wont hold zero on my 458 socom. seems to work fine on my ruger 44mag. but it wont hold zero bouncing around on a 4 wheeler.
my wife has a leupold mark4 cqb scope its a bit heavy but it also doesnt hold zero on a 4 wheeler.
my winchester mod70 458winmag sports a leupold vx7 and that thing is solid as a rock. ive fired over 300 500grain full power rounds through it so far with that scope and it hasnt so much as lost a single click of adjustment.
ive looked through nightforce scopes others have owned and they are much clearer than the leupolds. not saying the leupolds suck. its like the difference between a ferrari with cloth seats vs one with leather...
I would go with some Leupold steel mounts or for a little cheaper the Weaver "Grand Slam" steel rings along with Leupold or Weaver 1-piece base. For a scope I would choose from these options, a Redfield Revolution, Sightron SII, Nikon Buckmaster, Burris FullfieldII. For most big shoulder thumpers a good, fixed 2-1/2 or 4 power is great and with adjustable I would keep it with no more than a 3-9x40 as the max.
I always used the "ironsighter'scope mount with built in rings on my 444,last scope I used was a Bushnell shotgun scope,that newer Hornady ammo will bite your head on a regular rifle scope if you don't have enough eye relief.
I guess I am a bit different in what I use. I think all my rifles have ole weaver bases and rings. In 35 years with some never had any give any problems and cost is right. Scopes? How do you hunt,type of terrain? A 1-4 for deep woods only up to a 2-10 good quaity like a redfield , weaver, nicon or lupy mid priced scope. 175 to 250 dollar range good rifle for out200+ yards. The higher 10 power is good for looking your deer over and look for sticks or branch's that a low power scope can miss even if you think you don't need but its nice it for the bit longer shots to.