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308 Winchester scope selection for hunting in Africa

Postby falco100a on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:37 am

Good day, Guys

Fantastic to get onto a forum like this!!! Good job!

Gents, I live in South Africa and do hunt in open flats and some bushy areas as well.
I just bought a new 308 Winchester Coyote Varminter with 24 inch barrel.
The shooting distance vary from 100 yards up to 550 yards.
We shoot springbok(about 3 to 4 feet high, foot to shoulder) and big antelopes such as kudu and eland(up to 7 feet, foot to shoulder)

I need to decide on a reliable, accurate and easy manageable riflescope.
My boy(14 years) also uses the same rifle.

I was looking at the BURRIS ELIMINATOR III, but they are incredible expensive. I am willing to pay high bucks for a good scope.
Can you please give me some advise and maybe some recommended models please.
Regards
Phillip
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Re: 308 Winchester scope selection for hunting in Africa

Postby Steven_L on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:43 pm

Leupolds are not exportable, but I've used them on safari with great success. Another manufacturer I've used is Nikon, and one of the newest is the Nikon Prostaff 5 with illuminated BDC, You can order a matched elevation dial for your ballistics. Besides, the Nikon Spot On Technology website will determine your trajectory in a variety of ways that are useful and printable.
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