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scope for 300 win mag

Postby codhagee on Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:49 am

i have a remington sendaro 300 WM. i would like to put on of 3 scope on it. first- nikon monarch gold, second- zeiss conquest, and third- swarovski Z3. i have looked at alot of these and think i want the bullet drop compensation reticle or BRH in all of them. just dont know how these will hold up to the recoil of the 300 and how they will hold a zero. if any one is familure with these or has any other scope that would be good please let me know. thanks
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Re: scope for 300 win mag

Postby Trevor_B on Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:14 am

All will stand up to the recoil of your 300 Win Mag. In order for quality I would say the Z3, Monarch Gold, and then Zeiss. I would give an extra nod to the Monarch gold. I am a big fan of Nikon and their quality. Also, the Spot On software they offer for free to match your exact load to your reticle is a nice feature. Guessing holdover distances is no longer needed. It will show you exactly where to put any part of the BDC at any distance and any magnification.
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Re: scope for 300 win mag

Postby codhagee on Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:06 pm

Thanks for your responce, one more thing I would like some input on is whether to go with a 1in tube or spend the extra money and get the 30mm. Im really wanting to keep the cost under a grand but get a scope that wont leave me wishing I would have went with sumthing better.
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Re: scope for 300 win mag

Postby Trevor_B on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:01 am

People like to think a larger tube will gather more light for you, reality it the amount of light that comes thru the scope is directly related to the objective size. Big reason to jump up to a 30mm tube is if you need more adjustment. A 30mm tube will give you more elevation adjustment than a 1'' tube. If you plan on reaching out there; 600, 700+ yards, you may want to go with the 30mm tube. You will run out of adjustment faster with a 1'' tube. For shooting under 600 yards you can stay with the 1'' tube and be fine.
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Re: scope for 300 win mag

Postby bman940 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:54 am

COD, When you talk .300 Win. Mag. you are talking my language. I had a custom built lefthand Hill Country Rifle done 7 years ago and it is definitely my go to rifle when the oportunity for something big might show up. I have a Monarch 4-16x42 SF with the BDC reticle. While I haven't had to shoot any big deer over 250 yards it is comforting to know that with the BDC reticle I can. First time I used the scope I wasn't that sure of the reticle. It was before they hit the market and I was trying one out. I shot probably 20 rounds at the range to sight in and get used to the circles. zero, 200 yards. Then I had the opportunity to drop a Ks. doe at 427 yards. 2 circle, 1 shot. Not moments before I dropped one at less then 40 yards. They do work and work well. Now with our Spot On program you get and even greater benefit from your scope. Go to Nikonhunting.com, click Spot On logo. YOu will be impressed at the information at your fingertips. Trevor can agree, he had a first hand experience with the Nikon BDC reticle scopes and Spot On. He and others were shooting 4 inch jars of tannerite at 600 yards with stock rifles. It was pretty cool to watch. Let me know if you have any questions.
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