Scout Scope, Variable X

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Fastrob, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. Fastrob

    Fastrob New Member

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    Shooters,

    Looking for a scope mounted ahead of the receiver.
    Leupold and Burris both make fine fixed extended eye relief 2.5 or 2.75X scopes.
    I however am looking foe a variable power, say 2-7X, long eye relief, 30mm tube.
    I think a handgun scope is set too far out.
    Suggestions??

    R
     

  2. Fastrob

    Fastrob New Member

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    Thanks

    Matt,

    Yes, would like to put one on and look through the scope.
    The goal is:
    1. Quick target acquisition at low power/short range
    2. Accuracy at long range with capacity to adjust for windage and trajectory.
    With extended eye relief
    Burris, Leupold and Fr. Frog suggest fixed 2-2.75X

    Thanks for your suggestion.
    Does the 1" or 30mm tube make a difference?

    R
     
  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'm familiar with the concept of a scout rifle. I was going to put one together, but wanted something with a little more power than 2x, so I was looking at that scope. You could leave it set a 2x for most work, but if you ever needed to reach out a little farther, you had the option.

    30mm is 1.18 inches, so it will allow a little more light through, but I doubt it is enough to make a big difference on such a small scope.
     
  4. Fastrob

    Fastrob New Member

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    Thanks.

    1. Are Tasco and Bushnell in the same class as Burris and Leupold?
    2. I was thinking about a longer scope than a pistol scope. I guess a long scope would take away from the scout quickness. But the idea is to have removable rings and the scout rifle has a nice set of peeps.
    3. 500 yards does not seem to far for a decent rifle. Then again is that asking too much from a scout?

    R
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    1. Are Tasco and Bushnell in the same class as Burris and Leupold?
    It really depends on the model.

    2. I was thinking about a longer scope than a pistol scope. I guess a long scope would take away from the scout quickness. But the idea is to have removable rings and the scout rifle has a nice set of peeps.
    Yes, a long scope will require longer target acquisition times, which will take away from the 'scoutness' of the rifle. Also, longer scopes have shorter eye relief, which will prevent you from mounting it forward of the receiver. Scout rifles have the scopes mounted forward of the receiver, so you have unimpeded access to the chamber in case of jams or the need to use stripper clips.

    3. 500 yards does not seem to far for a decent rifle. Then again is that asking too much from a scout?
    Traditionally, a scout rifle is chambered in .308 Win, which will easily reach 500 yards accurately.
     
  6. Fastrob

    Fastrob New Member

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    Matt,

    Thanks, will post updates in the search.

    R