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Scope Recommendation for .338 Win Mag

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Scope Recommendation for .338 Win Mag

Postby Esifford on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:11 pm

I am setting up a Browning X-bolt in .338 Win Mag. I would like to use a Leupold VX-3L in 4.5x14x56 with the CDS turret. Any thoughts regarding recoil affecting this scope since it sits so low? Also what are some thoughts regarding the Side Focus parallax, worth it or not?

Willing to hear recommendations on other scopes as well.
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Re: Scope Recommendation for .338 Win Mag

Postby Steven_L on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:37 pm

Any Leupold scope will take all the recoil you can give it. Parallax adjustment isn't strictly necessary on a 14x max scope on a big game gun, but it will allow for sharper images, as well as cure parallax errors. Here's a test I did on parallax. Love the CDS turret. Here's a post about one I used for antelope.
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