Remington 700 Scope

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by notdku, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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

    Looking for something less than $500 for target shooting.
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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  3. hillbilly68

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    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
     
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  4. headhunter

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    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.
     
  5. truevil1313

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    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.
     
  6. cpttango30

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    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.
     
  7. rugermike

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    Questions and Answers please!?!

    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?
     
  8. cpttango30

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    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.

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  9. matrxx

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

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  10. hunter Joe

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    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.
     
  11. mrm14

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    Just bought a Leupold VXIII 4.5-14X40mm LR. Part # 55265. I got it for out to 600 yards. Has the "Boone & Crocket" reticle. Cost was $537.97. Has side parallax adjustment. Uses their Ballistic Aiming System. Check out Leupolds web site and watch their traning video for their Ballistic Aiming System. Kinda cool how it works! Just a thought.
     
  12. SlamFire

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    Rem. 700 -- You have some serious $$$ invested in a serious rifle.

    Now spend some serious scratch on a serious scope. Otherwise, you're putting snow tires on a Ferrari.
     
  13. ANAKINANAYA

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    All you need is a bushnell 3x9x40 cost 69.99 at academy best damn scope i have had and i have bought some expensive ones this dusk and dawn works great
     

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  14. lonyaeger

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    Wonder if that guy is still around after posting almost three years ago....?
     
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    A good fixed power would be a weaver 36x there are also some good Bushnell elite scopes they are built by Bausch&Lomb Sightron has some good scopes too all have good glass
     
  17. REDTAIL

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    I bought a couple of BSA 3.5x10 x 50 Illuminated scopes for my Win 243 & for my 22/250 rifles.? got them at Midway USA for apx $100.00 bucks & they are fantastic, nice & clear etc. I bought the flip up covers for them also.? Check out the BSA scopes you will not be disappointed.?
     
  18. jbshoots

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    i have the same gun and i put a Nikon Prostaff 3-9x 40mm scope on it for $160. clear, holds zero well, and won't break the bank. it also has a lifetime guarantee that is pretty good. if it ever malfunctions for any reason, ever, i can send it back and get it repaired/replaced, no receipt required.

    for the money it's a great deal.

    i posted some targets i shot with this gun in the range report section. (here is the thread)
     
  19. Muliemaster

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    There u have it. Cheap optics are just cheap optics, spend less to spend more?? Buy a good quality scope leupold, not the vx1 or the rifleman, the coatings on the glass are the bottom edge, also they are friction not click adjust, or a ziess the conquest is awesome, or spring for a swarovski, leave the cheap optics on cheap rimfires
     
  20. Silvertip 44

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    2nd that Mulie----cheap is cheap. Go for Leupold VX 3 or maybe even NF NXS.