Scope upgrade questions:

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by grizzlyohio, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. grizzlyohio

    grizzlyohio New Member

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    Hey guys I'm sure this has been asked before but I'm looking to upgrade my scope. My goals are to shoot a decent group out to 1000m. I currently have a bushnell 3x9 non mil scope and I'm finding the limitations of it. Im working with a savage 30-06 with match grade ammo and have decent groupings at 500m. I would like to get tighter (sub 5") at longer distances. Tbh I'm just overwhelmed with the variety of scopes and don't have thousands to spend to test drive them all. Any info would be great. Thanks


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  2. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    stick to good glass for long distances.. leupold, swarovksi , weaver, trijicon... and expect to spend at least a grand.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For 1000 yards, I'd stick to Night Force, S&B, Swarovski, Zeiss.
     
  4. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    For that distance I would look into at least a 12x or even 18x.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Agreed. Like the Night Force 5-22 or the S&B 5-25.
     
  6. grizzlyohio

    grizzlyohio New Member

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    Thank you gentlemen. Now to research further. And scrounge up some more money
     
  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Go over to accurate shooter and read around . Maybe you can get some direction there.
     
  8. Biohazard2

    Biohazard2 Member

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    Vortex PST are excellent scopes and won't break the bank.
    Some of the best customer service in the business.
    Doug here at CameraLand can hook you up.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    as a general rule, you can't hit what you can't see. to see and hit accurately at 1000 meters is going to require good optics and good quality optics are usually not cheap.
     
  10. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Remember regardless of cost of your optics there are other considerations. Proper mounting of the scope to the platform will make or break the deal. Have the scope and mounts fitted by a rifle specialist. :)