Need help with scopes for a Rempington 700

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by JackofTrades, May 21, 2012.

  1. JackofTrades

    JackofTrades New Member

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    Might as well change the topic a bit since I have been convinced that the Remington 700 is overkill at this range, so instead what rifle would be good at this range?

    I plan on buying a Remington 700 SPS varmint rifle in .308 win to just bring to the range. Around me I don't have any out door ranges, and the only one that allows rifles has a 150 ft range. So that being said I need help finding a decent, and affordable scope. This is my first time every even looking into buying scopes, so I really don't know what manufactures are good/reliable/affordable, nor do I even know what I am looking for when looking at a scope.

    So what I am asking you guys for help is to maybe post some links to some decent scopes that are within $150 - $200 that can be accurate for the 150 ft distance and a little more just in case I find another range to go to that has a larger distance. I will also probably need help find the essentials to attach the scope (base and rings). While on the subject of this gun might as well throw in bipods as well. Even though I might not beable to fit it in right now, but eventually. Thanks in advance guys.
     
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  2. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    150 ft!!? or 150 YDS??

    At 150 feet a scope is not necessary!

    At 150 feet the .308 isnt even out of 2nd gear (so to speak)
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Forget 2nd, it hasn't even up 1st. At that distance you would be better suited w an older rifle from a reputable LGS that has iron sights

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  4. Retaks

    Retaks New Member

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    You need to find a outdoor range for that rifle. 100yards minimum but if it was me i would prefer to have 500 yards to stretch it out a little.
     
  5. jjfuller1

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    nikon pro staff 3x9 scopes are good and fit right into your budget. if it is 150feet. as said your better of with something else. but its up to you.
     
  6. EagleSix

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    Jack,

    I know you stated, just to bring to the range, but I'm asking to clarify. To bring a 308 to an indoor 50 yard range seems to be a bit over kill, when a 22 LR might provide more enjoyable training!

    On the other hand, if ultimately you want a 308 to shoot longer distances in the field, or at an outdoor range with some other purpose in mind, it might be helpful to declare that purpose before selecting a scope.

    The rifle you intend to buy, may be capable of MOA accuracy out of the box with match grade ammo. If so, it is also capable of accuracy at reasonable size targets out to 800 yards+. If it is your intention of having a rifle, scope, ammo combination with mid to long distance capability, you may want to consider raising your scope budget for a higher quality glass, as well......depending on the glass, you may need long range bases, and the rings also may need consideration of rigid steel design, rather than inexpensive aluminum......and not last or least, consideration of what design reticle and windage/elevation knobs.

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  7. JackofTrades

    JackofTrades New Member

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    I know its a big caliber especially for the distance it is at, but one of the guns I've always wanted was a Remington 700, I've looked into things like AR15s but there are so many options and different models to those that its over load on my mind.

    Believe me I wish there was a larger range near me, but the closest one to me is like 1 or 2 hours away in Wisconsin, and this new range is the only one that allows me to have a rifle that isn't a pistol caliber in this area.

    I have a ruger 10/22, I've thought about doing some custom work to it, but I want something a little more than that. I would also love to do other things with a .308 but me living in Illinois sucks, can't hunt with high powered rifles, so they only thing there is to do is bring it to a range, and as I previously said there are no outdoor ranges near me.
     
  8. EagleSix

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    1 to 2 hours doesn't sound that bad. Once or twice a month I drive 3.5 hours, 1 way, to the range (but then that is a loaded statement....). So, you still have not answered the question, why that gun/caliber? If ultimately you may hunt some day, why the heavy Remington varmint barrel, why not a more traditional sporting tapper barrel.....lighter to carry in the woods?

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  9. JackofTrades

    JackofTrades New Member

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    I've heard many great things about Remington 700s, I have also thought about getting one in 5.56/.223, but still most Remington 700s don't come iron sights, so I would still need to get a scope or optics of some sort.
     
  10. TLuker

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    You really need to be talking to a farmer about starting a shooting club with a range. Charge for membership and the farmer would make a few bucks and you would have a place to shoot. :)
     
  11. EagleSix

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    I agree, most, Remington 700 models don't come with iron sights. However some do, and some without iron sights come from Remington with scopes, rings and bases. If you want a hunting rifle, there are many models offered in a sporting design, than the SPS. I guess you are not going to answer the question. The answer does/may however, effect your choice in scopes. That was the reason for the question, to help you select the type of scope best fitted for your purpose.

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  12. JackofTrades

    JackofTrades New Member

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    Sorry, right now, I plan on just using it for shooting some targets, not hunting or competition, just for plain old fun.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    if you are only able to shoot at 150 feet, a 308, IMO is a waste of time. get a 22lr in a Ruger 10/22 or a Marlin M60 and go have some fun. but buying a 308 aand only able to shoot at that short a distance is a waste of money, ammo and time. it will grow very boring quickly and start adding up in ammo costs.
     
  14. JackofTrades

    JackofTrades New Member

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    I have a 10/22, I love it, its a great gun, but I want something with a little more power, as I said before I could also get a Remington 700 in .223/5.56 if i wanted.
     
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  15. EagleSix

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    .....OK, I understand your stated purpose. JJ in an earlier post suggested a Nikon scope.....they are pretty good, but way to good for "just for plain old fun". I would recommend get online at CheaperThanDirt and ordering anyone of their many 4x-6x or 3-9x scopes, which come with rings, for less than fifty bucks (maybe even as low as $39.99).....add to the order a set of Weaver bases for about $15.99 and use the rest of your budget money for ammo and have fun! :D

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  16. JackofTrades

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    So something like this should be decent enough, since I am shooting a such a short range, so I will need a scope with an adjustable parallax.
     
  17. EagleSix

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    NO! ........actually Jack, I was just pulling your leg, like I think you are pulling mine, about wanting a Remington 700 SPS Varmint 308, just to fun shoot. I've helped many students and shooters select rifle equipment and gear over the years, it's what I do. However I have this feeling you want others to do a lot of foot work for you......or your trolling. If I'm wrong, I will gladly apologize, but for now, maybe some of the other members will help you and I'll stand aside out of the way.

    Best Regards.......Eagle Six
     
  18. JackofTrades

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    Fine **** it I give up, sorry I'm kinda in the suburbs of Chicago where they aren't flowing with out door ranges, I'm lucky enough that they finally opened a range that allows rifles above a pistol caliber.
     
  19. Retaks

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    If your really limited to 150ft look at something smaller. .223 would be ok but 150ft is still really short range for that too. A 22lr, 22 Mag, 17HMR would do great at 150 feet and would be cheaper to get and shoot. If you go with a 223 id look at AR15 or Mini 14.
     
  20. linuxuser3890

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    To me it kind of sounds like you are wanting a bolt gun because you are interested in the precision stuff but don't know what to get. Correct me if I'm wrong but is that why you picked a 700 in 308? If that is what you are after and you want to sort of break into that type of shooting in your situation (by that I mean short range and no hunting). I say go and buy a savage 93r17 BVT. Those can be found with a good scope already mounted for 500-550 if you look around. That rifle is stone cold deadly accurate and the 17 hmr ammo is cheap yet more powerful than a 22. With that you can practice safely at the range and hunt small game later if the opportunity presents itself.
    I have that rifle in my collection and will tell you that I have had the best luck with Hornady v-max ammo which is about $14 for 50 rounds.