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.308 scope suggestions

Postby btate868 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:54 pm

Good evening,

It was suggested that I come here and post some options I would like in a scope and see what feed back or suggestions I get and it seemed like a pretty good idea. So this will be going on a AR style .308. Im looking for something not more than 500 dollars. Around 4-14adj power with a side turret parallax adjust and large target style turrets. Reticle with a BDC style dots in 100yd increments. One option I really like is on the Nikon M-308 in which the turrets have a zero reset and the elevation turret has 100 yard increments that can be easily dialed in. That option isnt a must but something similar if possible would be nice, if not, then a mil dot type reticle in 100 yard increments. An included sunshade is also not a must but I was looking for something that came with one. I had the M-308 in mind at first then was told that if I don't plan on shooting with the load its calibrated for it would be a waste. How far off would it actually be if I used a 173gr FMJ-BT as opposed to the 168gr HPBT that its calibrated for. I also looked into a Nikon Buckmaster 6-18 because it has most of the options I wanted and comes with larger target style turrets along with short ones, so iv read, and also the Vortex Viper 6.5-20. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated because im starting to go in circles.
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Re: .308 scope suggestions

Postby Trevor_B on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:42 am

The beauty og the BDC reticle from Nikon is you do not need to worry about what load you're shooting. Nikon has their Spot On software in which you can choose your load from a list or even input your own data and all the ballistic tables are generated for whatever distance you plan to shoot. They give you a readout on the reticle of each holdover point at any distance and any magnification setting. You can truly use that same scope for a 223 all the way up to a 12 gauge slug gun and still get great results. It meets your criteria very well and I think you will be quite happy. I've had the chance to shoot these scopes and have only great things to say about them. You will be extremely impressed with the quality, very comparable to scopes a few hundred dollars more.
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Re: .308 scope suggestions

Postby btate868 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:46 am

I did actually check out the spot on app because I was curious about that. Seems like it will work out well like you said. The only thing is that the M-308 which is the one I want isnt in stock yet. I looked at the M-223 bc I can use the spot on app with that scope as well and just input my 308 round instead but since that scope is set up for 223 the reticle only has their BDC dots out to 600 yards when the M-308's reticle had clear out to past 900.. I looked on spot on, put in what round id be using and the last dot would get me out some where close to like 930 on the 308 model. I looked at a Vortex Viper also but honestly seeing as to how the Nikon has everything I want and comes with a mount I will wait for it. Which leads me to one more question, Do you have any idea when it will be available. I looked at numerous sites and they all have different dates or no date at all and it just says out of stock. Thanks for the reply also its appreciated.
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Re: .308 scope suggestions

Postby Bellofello on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:18 pm

Trevor_B wrote:The beauty og the BDC reticle from Nikon is you do not need to worry about what load you're shooting. Nikon has their Spot On software in which you can choose your load from a list or even input your own data and all the ballistic tables are generated for whatever distance you plan to shoot. They give you a readout on the reticle of each holdover point at any distance and any magnification setting. You can truly use that same scope for a 223 all the way up to a 12 gauge slug gun and still get great results. It meets your criteria very well and I think you will be quite happy. I've had the chance to shoot these scopes and have only great things to say about them. You will be extremely impressed with the quality, very comparable to scopes a few hundred dollars more.


Hey Trevor, with the M-308 bdc, does the elevation turret have standard, 1/4 minute clicks? Or does it use the same turret as the nikoplex version...?
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Re: .308 scope suggestions

Postby Bellofello on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:20 pm

Sorry, I was referring to the markings on the turret. Are they yardage or MOA...
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Re: .308 scope suggestions

Postby Trevor_B on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:23 pm

The M-308 in BDC will have 1/4 moa turrets with numeric markings, but not in yardage as the rapid action turret.
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