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Need advice on a new scope for my new rifle :)

Postby GM-GUY on Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:36 pm

I just bought a rifle and need a scope. It's a Weatherby Big Game Master chambered in 300 WBY MAG.

I think I would like a Mil-Dot Reticle or another reticle with range finding ability if one exists. It seems alot easier than estimating or using a laser.

Looking for a scope cabable of elk hunts out west, moose hunts in Maine and perhaps the odd trip to Alaska or Canada.

From what I have read it looks like some thing 3-9x to the 4-14x range is the ticket with a 40-42mm objective, potentially adjustable for parallax.

It seems the 50-56mm obj are too clumsy and high for hunting.

I liked the Springfield Armory design with bubble level and mil-dot, just they only seem to come in the big obj and high magnifiactions.

Top shelf stuff only - the rifle would be a waste with anything else.

Also, what thoughts are out there on quick-mount rings?
It seems like a good idea for cleaning, but I would imagine zero could change fairly easily.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

TIA

Joe
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RE: Need advice on a new scope for my new rifle :)

Postby opticsplanet.com on Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:56 pm

Joe,

Thank you for taking your interest in www.Opticsplanet.com
After reading your message I have found a perfect riflescope for you, it’s the ATN Riflescope Professional 4-12x60LU, http://opticsplanet.com/atnrifprof41.html.
In fact one of my friends owns the ATN Riflescope Professional 4-12x60LU and he is actually really happy with it. This scope has a 60mm lenses which is better then the 50-56mm because it can gather more light, making your picture more clear. The reticle on this scope has range-finding abilities, as well it is illuminated with 10 different levels of brightness.
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Postby Straightup on Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:06 pm

What's the matter w/you? Can you not READ?! The man said he wasn't interested in a 50+ lense because it's too clumsy/high - and you turn right around and suggest a 60?!!! Working on commission, are you?
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Postby fryeb on Sat Feb 28, 2004 4:00 pm

If you want to lug a huge scope around, I guess the ATN is fine. If you absolutely want the range finder, you will probably have to go w/ *50 or better. Here is what I have.

I just bought a Nikon Monarch UCC (6545) for my Savage Model 12 (.223). It is a 4-12*40 with Adjustable Objective. The optics are crystal clear and are fully multi-coated. Unlike many scopes I've used before, I can see through this scope during low light hours and see the crosshairs. I have put about 500 rounds down range w/ my rifle since I got it in July and the only adjustment I have had to make w/ the zero of the rifle is when I change batches of ammo. The eye relief is great and it is easy to aquire a target. The scope weights about 13 oz. and it has Nikon's Full Lifetime Warranty. From personal experience, this thing rocks!

The down side is, there is no range finder on this thing.

Hope this helps and answers your questions. Happy hunting!!!
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