View Full Version : Scopes for my rifles

03-09-2007, 9:47 PM
Hey guys, I need help in matching scopes to rifles.

Do you think 17x is enough magnification for a .338 Lapua?
I also have a 22x on my AR-50 right now, but not sure if I should move it over to the lapua.

Should I put the 17x on my .308 FN and get a 20x for the lapua instead? Thanks!

03-09-2007, 10:00 PM
17x? 22x?

Too much magnification. 14x is the highest I would recommend to anyone. Past 12x, your heartbeat and mirage become issues that can affect accuracy.

03-09-2007, 10:25 PM
I do sometimes have problem with mirages on my 20x fixed scope. I am trying to balance that and the concept of aim small miss small.

The scopes are 5.5-22x and 3.2-17x. I could dial it back if necessary.

I'm not a precision shooter; just don't like to aim at the whole target and not the X.

03-09-2007, 11:31 PM
Is the Lapua an AR30? I'd say get as much magnification as possible in a good quality scope. I routinely use one to kill the iron pigs, chicken & rams at the 600 to 800 yd ranges up in Oregon & use a Weaver 36X target model

03-10-2007, 8:00 AM
Get a 10X fixed....all you need

03-10-2007, 8:21 AM
I wouldn't get a fixed with higher magnification than 10x if I'm shooting 1000 yards and under. If you have a .338 Lapua and have a place to shoot past 1200, than you might consider the higher magnifications. If it's a variable than it's a moot point.

03-10-2007, 9:45 AM
Thanks guys!
It is an AR30. I shoot at Angeles. Nothing far at all. I will try BLM land or the place along the 15 freeway soon.

Sounds like I can use what I have. The USO on it should look very nice.

03-10-2007, 10:01 AM
Well, if it's a USO than it will work just fine. I have a 3.2x17x SN3, which is what I'm guessing you have. It should work fine. Past 1200 yards, you might want the 22x for a more precise aim point.

03-10-2007, 11:03 AM
US Optics ST-10.. Great glass that won't make you totally broke.. Normaly comes in fixed 10x but I think 17x is an option.. (IMO 10x is all you need) The EREK knob is an advantage with your rifle.. One turn of the know will get you out past 1300 yards...