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Big Redneck
07-25-2012, 11:27 AM
I'm getting ready to receive my Barrett 98B and wanted an opinion or two about a good mid to long range scope for it. My budget is $500 to $1000. Any information will be a good starting point to begin research. Thanks guys.

Merc1138
07-25-2012, 11:33 AM
You bought a $5,000 rifle, and have a scope budget starting at $500?

rero360
07-25-2012, 11:39 AM
BSA, Leapers, NCStar, Counter Sniper, UTG

Arkangel
07-25-2012, 11:44 AM
^^^^ lol

Rbutler
07-25-2012, 11:47 AM
Buy once cry once, check some forums for used products, here's a trijicon for under 1k that i believe should hold up. the hide had a trijicon demo for 900 5-20x.

AfghanVetOrcutt
07-25-2012, 11:58 AM
Is this with or without a ghillie suit? You realize that a "sniper" is someone who went through, and passed, a long and rigorous course to teach them every aspect of becoming a sniper? Buying a fancy bolt action and throwing an optic on it does not make someone a "sniper", you haven't earned that designation (unless you have been through Sniper School, in which case I apologize). What you want is a high powered optic for your target rifle, don't try and fancy things up.

Leupold makes some good glass, pricey but totally worth it. Nikon has been getting some rave reviews recently as well, might be worth looking into them.

Black Majik
07-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Buy once, cry once. Go Countersniper. Those Mildots within mildots lets you holdover over your holdover for those ELR shots.

RuggedJay
07-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Buy a "Supersniper" for ur "Sniperifle"

Merc1138
07-25-2012, 12:05 PM
Buy once, cry once. Go Countersniper. Those Mildots within mildots lets you holdover over your holdover for those ELR shots.

Xzibit approves
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4262/tdrm1.jpg

Sniper3142
07-25-2012, 12:07 PM
WTF is a Sniper Scope?!?

:rolleyes:

AfghanVetOrcutt
07-25-2012, 12:09 PM
Don't forget the 45degree canted red dot attached to the rail attached to your "sniper scope" attached to your "sniper rifle" attached to the "sniper" (you) :rolleyes:

Go back to Call of Duty.

Dantedamean
07-25-2012, 12:11 PM
WTF is a Sniper Scope?!?

:rolleyes:

I don't know but I vaguely remember reading a California PC that says there illegal lol

Riksk
07-25-2012, 12:22 PM
Where is the love?

Anyhow, Vortex is another company with good reviews that I have been thinking about purchasing. They have many models in different price ranges, although as stated, you get what you pay for.

I am in the same position you are. About broke from buying a really nice rifle. My current plan is to buy a "decent" scope for 300-600 bucks. Maybe a swfa 10x44?ish or a used vortex pst. Practice for awhile, make sure I know what I want out of a scope, then bump up to the couple grand scope my rifle deserves. Maybe something for you to consider.

AfghanVetOrcutt
07-25-2012, 12:27 PM
Don't discount Primary Arms (https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_Rifle_Scopes_s/919.htm). I just got their 3x ACOG-like optic and it's almost on par with actual ACOGs. They have a higher magnification scopes in their inventory, it'll be enough to get you by while you save up for a fancy pants one.

Dantedamean
07-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Where is the love?

Haha yaaaa,
I use Burris, my uncle is a marine and he asked the "gun geeks" what brands are good when I first started shooting. They told him leupold, Burris, Nikon in that order. I'm sure some people will have different views then that on here but that's info coming from the guys in the marines. That was good enough for me.

After doing some more research, I purchased a Burris. Leupold seemed to be far too expensive for what I needed, but given the quality of your rifle and ranges you wish to shoot at, you may want to seriously consider leupold. I heard nikons customer care blows. All in all I am very happy with my Burris.

Vacaville
07-25-2012, 12:32 PM
With a rifle like that you need to learn to use something like this Nightforce 5.5 - 22 x 50. $1766 at Amazon.com.

http://www.gunlistings.org/uploads/1_accessories_wts_lnib_nightforce_5.522x50_85560.j pg

http://www.amazon.com/NightForce-5-5-22-Tactical-Reticle-C197/dp/B004SKB2CI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1343244564&sr=8-4&keywords=nightforce+scope

CSACANNONEER
07-25-2012, 12:37 PM
Go with a nightforce benchrest scope. There is no need for a special scope for sniper hunting.

roushstage2
07-25-2012, 12:45 PM
Xzibit approves
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/4262/tdrm1.jpg

lol, exactly what I thought of!

voiceofreason
07-25-2012, 1:03 PM
The guys I know that have the deepest pockets and take the most courses, traveling to other states to practice and compete in precision rifle mostly run Nightforce, mostly switching from Leupold (though they still consider them to be good scopes).

The LE snipers that I've talked to from different jurisdictions have mentioned Leupold and Burris the most often.

I believe the LE guys tend to be a bit behind the "bleeding edge", but also tend to go with reliable proven equipment that "other guys are using".

For my money, I'd go Nightforce, but S&B would be my #1 choice. That said, I've never owned either brand, so take that into account.

A Mark 3 Leupold is the best scope I've ever owned.

mossy
07-25-2012, 1:08 PM
you bought a $5,000 rifle and dont already know what scope you want?? i call BS.

Merc1138
07-25-2012, 1:15 PM
you bought a $5,000 rifle and dont already know what scope you want?? i call BS.

Ehh... I could easily see someone spending that much on a rifle and then maybe looking for some input on a selection of scopes they were already interested in. But yeah, not having any idea at all and needing some info at the most basic level for a scope after buying a rifle like this does smell a bit... odd. Especially the budget range given, for a $5000 rifle I'd personally expect to look at easily double and more likely triple the OPs proposed scope budget.

voiceofreason
07-25-2012, 1:25 PM
Without a decent scope, you'll never reach the full potential of the .338 round.

I doubt you'll find a decent scope for under $1,500.

I'd take a .308 with a great scope over a .338 with a mediocre scope on it any day.

That said, I've never shot past 450 yards with a .308 myself.

I have shot .338 at 200; I was just as inaccurate as I was with my own .308.

csterl
07-25-2012, 1:39 PM
US Optics, S&B, Nightforce, can't go wrong with any of those.

Ubermcoupe
07-25-2012, 2:02 PM
I’m personally partial to Schmitt & Bender and Leupold.

You bought a $5,000 rifle, and have a scope budget starting at $500?

QFT. You should consider re-evaluting your budget OP. BTW, where do you plan to shoot that thing? Don’t tell me you’ll be limiting yourself to the local 100yd ranges when that rifle can do so much more. :o Congrats on your rifle though!

skibuff
07-25-2012, 2:55 PM
BSA, Leapers, NCStar, Counter Sniper, UTG

All good but dont' forget Barska

On a serious note Burris has some good glass in the 500 to 1k range.

Bangzoom
07-25-2012, 3:05 PM
sorry i dont know any good "sniper scopes" I only know "Hunting scopes" and "target scopes"

t0kie
07-25-2012, 3:09 PM
Around $800-$900 gets you a used Leupold MKIV or little over $1,000 you could get a used NF.

Coolguy101
07-25-2012, 3:09 PM
Don't discount Primary Arms (https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_Arms_Rifle_Scopes_s/919.htm). I just got their 3x ACOG-like optic and it's almost on par with actual ACOGs. They have a higher magnification scopes in their inventory, it'll be enough to get you by while you save up for a fancy pants one.

Primary Arms = NC Star, Leapers/UTG = Sightmark/Firefield = and all those other Chinese importers.

Stoopy
07-25-2012, 3:11 PM
Bushnell g2dmr. I shoot out to 1000 with it on my .308. I could see using it out past a mile on a .338 no problem.

AfghanVetOrcutt
07-25-2012, 3:49 PM
Primary Arms = NC Star, Leapers/UTG = Sightmark/Firefield = and all those other Chinese importers.

And your reasoning? My PA compact is only slightly behind the ACOG and that's only because it needs batteries. In every other way it is just as good as the ACOG.

m98
07-25-2012, 3:53 PM
All good but dont' forget Barska

On a serious note Burris has some good glass in the 500 to 1k range.


Dont forget crosman too.

Yep i smell somethin funny bout the op. $5k rifle w/ el cheapo optics? A rifle that awesome needs something from nikon tacticals-bushy elites-leupy-vortex pst-night force-uso-s/b-premiers. The least cheapest optic to be used should be nikons.

The War Wagon
07-25-2012, 4:17 PM
A $25 Tasdco red-dot Wal-Mart special should do HIM just fine. :cool2:

m98
07-25-2012, 4:40 PM
A $25 Tasdco red-dot Wal-Mart special should do HIM just fine. :cool2:

I just saw em on clearance at wallys in reno for like 10$.

surfNshoot
07-25-2012, 4:43 PM
Bushnell g2dmr. I shoot out to 1000 with it on my .308. I could see using it out past a mile on a .338 no problem.

This would be my recommendation as well. The 6-24 Fpp is $999

Sniper3142
07-25-2012, 8:14 PM
you bought a $5,000 rifle and dont already know what scope you want?? i call BS.

There are far too many people with more money than sense. :(

Big Redneck
07-25-2012, 8:39 PM
Don't forget the 45degree canted red dot attached to the rail attached to your "sniper scope" attached to your "sniper rifle" attached to the "sniper" (you) :rolleyes:

Go back to Call of Duty.
It is pretty hard to take flack from a guy who, judging from his photo, is a member of a traveling carnival. With that being said, It is obvious that I am a newbie. I spent almost all I have on the rifle so my scope budget is not that high. I just want to be able to shoot it.

I would much rather have nice rifle with a low budget scope than a high budget scope and no rifle. I can always upgrade.

Thanks to the guys who were able to look past my improper terminology (sniper scope) and give me some useful advise.

strokesdmb
07-25-2012, 8:42 PM
Don't listen to some of these fools on here. Half of them have clicks and will gang up on you. You don't have to spend big bucks on a good quality scope

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roushstage2
07-25-2012, 8:58 PM
It is pretty hard to take flack from a guy who, judging from his photo, is a member of a traveling carnival. With that being said, It is obvious that I am a newbie. I spent almost all I have on the rifle so my scope budget is not that high. I just want to be able to shoot it.

I would much rather have nice rifle with a low budget scope than a high budget scope and no rifle. I can always upgrade.

Thanks to the guys who were able to look past my improper terminology (sniper scope) and give me some useful advise.

lol. Most here say you must spend at least double the cost of the rifle on a scope :rolleyes: I still don't, and probably never will, agree. That being said, the Viper PST 6-24x50 is supposed to be pretty good. You can find it for around $750; right in-between your $500-$1,000 budget.

http://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-viper-pst-6-24x50-rifle-scopes.html

Optics Planet usually has coupon codes too, IIRC.

SURVIVOR619
07-25-2012, 9:16 PM
Big Redneck, I'll be maybe the third or fourth person to say congrats on getting a slick rifle! Don't sweat some of these fools who spent a couple months in the barracks, building barricades, never even seeing any action, Internet-gangstering trying to front like they are non-tacticool, hating on you because all they have is some run of the mill typical AR. They are not snipers either... /rant

Leupold, Nikon, and definitely Nightforce come up again and again from those people who want to be positive and help a fellow enthusiast out.

Enjoy and it'd be cool to see a range report from you!

Respect, Survivor


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BRANCHER
07-25-2012, 9:41 PM
You can just get a vx3 8.5x20 long range with target knobs for $970 see http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-vx3-85-25x50mm-riflescope.html
But you will want to pony a little more for a mark4 with mildot / tm receptacle see http://www.opticsplanet.com/leupold-vx3-85-25x50mm-riflescope.html.
I would even consider pony for front focal - extra 500 though.

Also check with Natchez shooting supply... I got a few of these on sale a few years back with the nice caps for free (call for the free goodies)

Also google for them... I just found a vx3 lr 6.5x20 in silver for 600 from a boating store in florida (go figure). Is my new high power silhouette scope on my rem r5.... Welcome to buying good glass.

My favorite is the SB police marksman Although 3500 is hard to swallow.

And as I was told expect to pay 2x for glass and mounts as you spent on the rifle... But in you case 1x...

MicronuT
07-25-2012, 9:42 PM
http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/AzyNxViruS/P9154808.jpg

Ubermcoupe
07-25-2012, 9:46 PM
http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/AzyNxViruS/P9154808.jpg

Thatís what iím talking about! :)

BRANCHER
07-25-2012, 9:51 PM
MicronuT... That looks just like my couches... Bent cushions and all... Only 2 things wrong... Not my rifle and glass... And It is a lefty... :-)

MicronuT
07-25-2012, 9:53 PM
it means..... u need one

MicronuT
07-25-2012, 9:55 PM
http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/AzyNxViruS/P7257512.jpg

MicronuT
07-25-2012, 10:06 PM
premiers work good too

http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/AzyNxViruS/IMG_1182.jpg

Merc1138
07-25-2012, 10:29 PM
Your bolts are on the wrong side, might wanna have that looked at.

Winchester 73
07-25-2012, 10:34 PM
You bought a $5,000 rifle, and have a scope budget starting at $500?

God that kills me. I can't stand seeing a thousand dollar rifle with an eighty dollar BSA sitting on top. Most of my rifles have optics that are at least 75% the cost of the package.

MicronuT
07-25-2012, 10:39 PM
Your bolts are on the wrong side, might wanna have that looked at.


http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss260/AzyNxViruS/staredown.gif

Merc1138
07-25-2012, 10:43 PM
God that kills me. I can't stand seeing a thousand dollar rifle with an eighty dollar BSA sitting on top. Most of my rifles have optics that are at least 75% the cost of the package.

I never meant to even imply that a scope for this guy's 98b should cost 75% or even 50%.

But 10%? That's like buying a decent car to take to the track on the weekends, but asking for the next step up from the cheapest tires you can get at Costco or whatever. It's just going to end up being a waste to spend the $500 on a scope now that he'll end up changing later(unless he happens to have another rifle to put it on, and if that's the case why doesn't that other rifle have a scope... and he should have some clue of what he wants, whatever). This really is a case of throwing wads of cash to get "the best"(it's debatable, especially considering what else can be had for 5 grand) while forgetting the rest of it. Kinda like a guy who buys a nice porsche(I said nice, not a boxster) and has to park it under the carport next to his double-wide.

Winchester 73
07-25-2012, 11:02 PM
I never meant to even imply that a scope for this guy's 98b should cost 75% or even 50%

I am biased towards optics. I don't think he needs a 2500$ scope either but for a Barret I think you should have at least 1500 bucks set aside for optics. I have quite a few rifles that the optic cost more than the rifle itself. For instance I have a Daniel Defense DDM4 that I paid about a grand for. It's got a 1300$ ACOG on it.

mbaerg
07-26-2012, 12:42 AM
Is this with or without a ghillie suit? You realize that a "sniper" is someone who went through, and passed, a long and rigorous course to teach them every aspect of becoming a sniper? Buying a fancy bolt action and throwing an optic on it does not make someone a "sniper", you haven't earned that designation (unless you have been through Sniper School, in which case I apologize).


Darn right

Dantedamean
07-26-2012, 12:48 AM
Haha yaaaa,
I use Burris, my uncle is a marine and he asked the "gun geeks" what brands are good when I first started shooting. They told him leupold, Burris, Nikon in that order. I'm sure some people will have different views then that on here but that's info coming from the guys in the marines. That was good enough for me.

After doing some more research, I purchased a Burris. Leupold seemed to be far too expensive for what I needed, but given the quality of your rifle and ranges you wish to shoot at, you may want to seriously consider leupold. I heard nikons customer care blows. All in all I am very happy with my Burris.

Oh and to add to this^
Your rings are going to be just as important as the scope on this rifle. I've seen Leupold heavy rings go for $100-$200.

Coolguy101
07-26-2012, 11:04 AM
And your reasoning? My PA compact is only slightly behind the ACOG and that's only because it needs batteries. In every other way it is just as good as the ACOG.

The reasoning? They are made in the same factories in China as the other brands I mentioned. Its all the same stuff, just packaged differently.

That doesn't mean they won't work, and they are reasonably priced. Just don't equate them with decent mid level brands.

AfghanVetOrcutt
07-26-2012, 11:17 AM
I'll give you this one but only because I don't have as much experience with my PA compact as I do with an ACOG. ACOGs break too, I had one where the glass spiderwebbed after a small IED that just flattened our tires. Not sure if it had been weakened previously though.

goodlookin1
07-26-2012, 7:26 PM
And your reasoning? My PA compact is only slightly behind the ACOG and that's only because it needs batteries. In every other way it is just as good as the ACOG.

That's funny right there. Either your eyes are bad, or you were using a fACOG out there in the bush! Real ACOG's are superior in every way, shape and form.

- More robust
- Return to zero after unmounting
- No batteries
- FAR SUPERIOR glass
- Wide FoV
- Daylight visible/USABLE reticle
- Dual illumination
- Jesus approves of the scope...it's got His verse on it and everything!

I'm not knocking PA for their product....I've had one of them before and for a range queen/weekend warrior, it will likely do you fine. But to say that the PA scope competes with a real ACOG in any area will pretty much make anyone in the know about such things laugh at what youre saying. There's a reason why ACOG's run $1300 vs the $100 or so PA.....glass clarity, construction, technology, etc. And lastly, the Jesus thing ;)

Thank you for your service, btw...

Tripeaks69
08-26-2012, 1:27 AM
If I could afford a rifle expensive rifle like that, I but the best glass for it. I take

First Option: Schimdt and Bender PMII
Second: US Optics
Third: NF Optics

Your rifle needs a good glass NOT A CHEAP GLASS

kurac
08-26-2012, 9:15 AM
You also might want to check out Valdada

m03
08-26-2012, 9:43 AM
I agree with this guy, but to be completely fair...

- Return to zero after unmounting

Depends on the mount. The PA compact can use the same QD mounts as an ACOG.

- Wide FoV

Depends on which ACOG you're comparing it to.

- Daylight visible/USABLE reticle

Depends on which ACOG and how old it is.

- Dual illumination

Depends on which ACOG and how old it is.

tdyoung1958
08-26-2012, 10:13 AM
sorry i dont know any good "sniper scopes" I only know "Hunting scopes" and "target scopes"

lemme help youz, I gots eBay skillz . . . price lowest to highest of courze

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sacat=0&_nkw=sniper%20scopes&_sop=15

63 tango
08-26-2012, 11:20 AM
I wish I had the money to buy a 98B. If I did I'd put a Leupold mark 4 on it.

CK_32
08-26-2012, 12:30 PM
Hahaha this has frontline commando written all over it :rofl2:

enzo357
08-26-2012, 2:38 PM
If you go cheap, when you decide to upgrade you can put it on your ar-22 later. Plus one for US Optics, Nightforce, and S&B. Do it right once and love it for a long time.

UserM4
08-26-2012, 7:15 PM
OP, to an extent, everyone's right. Usually, high priced optics are better than low priced optics. But if you're budget is around $1000, then it's around $1000. If you can stretch it a little, this would be a great scope for your rifle. http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-5-20x50-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P51653.aspx. 30 MIL of total elevation.

No first hand experience, but a lot of long range shooters speak highly of this brand. Seems to be right up there with NF. Anyone here think SuperSniper is "cheap"?

dieselpower
08-26-2012, 8:17 PM
Oh snap I am late to this party....

Manolito
08-26-2012, 8:30 PM
http://www.usoptics.com/optics-configuration.html

This may help. ^^^^^

I would save my pennies and put a US Optics scope on that rifle the cost is around $1700.00.

CSACANNONEER
08-26-2012, 8:33 PM
OP, to an extent, everyone's right. Usually, high priced optics are better than low priced optics. But if you're budget is around $1000, then it's around $1000. If you can stretch it a little, this would be a great scope for your rifle. http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-5-20x50-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P51653.aspx. 30 MIL of total elevation.

No first hand experience, but a lot of long range shooters speak highly of this brand. Seems to be right up there with NF. Anyone here think SuperSniper is "cheap"?

There's no comparison between the clarity of a SS and the clarity of a NF. However, they are both exceptionally durable scopes with great warantees. I kept a SS as a backup for my 50 until I got a second NXS.

m98
08-27-2012, 2:05 AM
I'll give you this one but only because I don't have as much experience with my PA compact as I do with an ACOG. ACOGs break too, I had one where the glass spiderwebbed after a small IED that just flattened our tires. Not sure if it had been weakened previously though.

Possibly facog? Did you confirm with trijicon if u had the real deal? More info please.

Now since i know acogs sucks, imma go spread the false info on the nternez. Lol

The Gleam
08-27-2012, 10:43 AM
With a rifle like that you need to learn to use something like this Nightforce 5.5 - 22 x 50. $1766 at Amazon.com.


I'm always skeptical of buying scopes through Amazon or un-named online sources with all the counterfeit stuff on the market (but prices are often very tempting). This would be one I would want as well, as Nightforce makes about the best-thing going. Have one on a .50BMG and wouldn't trade it for anything. Do you know of anyone that got this through this seller that it was a safe bet?

vintagearms
09-03-2012, 5:21 PM
I had the same dilema and decided on the SWFA 5-20x. I suggest checking out some of the optic sites designed around true snipers. That is where I got my info. Couldn't afford a S&B or Premier. Vortex didnt cut it (glass is not as clear and there are issues with them returning to zero). US Optics is nice but super heavy.
It was a compromise on price vs everything else.

I second the suggestion of NF Benchrest.

voiceofreason
09-03-2012, 5:30 PM
I would buy from SWFA with NO reservations.

Their customer service just flat out does its job.

Would order from them again any day.

Just my limited experience.

I'd recommend NOT going with OpticsPlanet as my experience with them has been hit and miss.

bombadillo
09-03-2012, 5:55 PM
http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-16x50-Viper-PST-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P44566.aspx

This is a great starter scope for a nice rifle. Vortex PST and it will probably do everything you want it to do and more for the time being. When and if you feel that you want to upgrade it, you can get most of your money back out of it, and buy the one you want from USO, Nightforce, Premier, S&B, or otherwise. Its only $700 and won't break the bank. You can get the 6-24x50 for $50 more if you want the extra magnification. They're great scopes for the money, lifetime guarantee, and great glass in general. I would recommend a Leupold MKIV but I think they're going to be in the $1500 range rather than 1k.

A Trijicon Accupoint 6-20x50 is just over 1k and a really nice scope. Either one of these will do you very well, and serve their purpose well.

Hope this helps some, and there are the Nikon Monarch, Super Sniper, Burris, and other less expensive brands to start out with. Some of those super expensive brands give you minimal gain for the $$$ spent. Its kind of an exponential gain when you drop twice as much for a 10% gain in quality. I'll probably get flamed for that comment but I really think its true.

vintagearms
09-03-2012, 6:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zYJMv0CXB8&feature=plcp

xoutxkastx
09-03-2012, 6:08 PM
How about this. Slightly above $1K. Bushnell Elite Tactical 34mm body - 3.5x - 21x by 50mm. G2 reticle.

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz9/nismo-33/IMG_0167.jpg

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz9/nismo-33/IMG_0168.jpg

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz9/nismo-33/reticle-g2dmr.png

http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/zz9/nismo-33/IMG_0200.jpg

DAW2432
09-06-2012, 2:13 PM
The reality is this (IMHO):

If you have the rifle, and not enough coin for a high-quality scope, throw a cheapie on there until you do. You WILL get flak for it! It's nothing personal, just part of the game. Personally, I would cringe to see it, but at least your shooting. Kudos to you. Don't call yourself a sniper, but you can call the rifle a sniper rifle. Anyone who thinks that rifle isn't for sniping may want to ask themselves what a military contractor makes a 338 Lapua for. Again, just .02.

Get a nice piece of glass when you can, and don't skimp. Get the best for YOUR needs. Alot of people on these forums happily endorse the highest price items, even when they tell you they haven't shot long distances, or haven't owned one of the scopes themselves. Most serious shooters just wonder to themselves...really? "I'd recommend a blah blah blah, you know, the $4K scope! But I don't shoot far, and I don't own one." ???...Its always safe to recommend a Ferrari when you don't have to pay for it.

As a parting shot, you might want to respect someone's picture of a rifle that has signs of wear, a dope card, come-ups and other indicators of training and fieldcraft instead of pristine rifles that obviously haven't seen any legitimate use. Just a thought.

DAW2432
09-06-2012, 2:15 PM
And sorry, brother, forgot to mention. Grats on a great rifle. We all love to hear success stories, and we hope to see some photos of some nice groups in the future! DAW2432

ImpaktechUSA
09-06-2012, 2:38 PM
All u need to do is save up some more and get that high end scope.with your rifle.... you dont buy a ferrari if you cant afford the insurance lol

ImpaktechUSA
09-06-2012, 2:40 PM
But i guess its still awesome you have a Ferrari (figure of speach):cool2:

shooting4life
09-06-2012, 2:57 PM
I hope you reload.
Spend the money on something fitting for the rifle. SB, premier, etc.

DAW2432
09-06-2012, 3:43 PM
I would have to agree on the reloading. I'm shooting a 110BA, and my god, it took hundred of rounds to break in. It would have been cost-prohibitive to buy factory ammo. That rifle was a serious test of patience, but it turned out to be incredible. The whole gig is expensive. Metal targets big enough for 1200+ shooting, $6 per-round ammo (factory), expensive glass, rangefinders, wind meters, etc... BUT, there's something to be said for hitting a human-sized target at one mile, or more. A lot of people talk about it; few have the time, patience, or experiences to do it.

Nice glass helps, as others have mentioned. Make sure you buy for YOUR NEEDS Redneck, that's what matters. I'm running a NF 5-22 NXS (MOAR reticle), and its an amazing piece of equipment. I also have other scopes that are "lesser" and some fit those rifles just fine. Good luck on the journey, hope to hear a success brother. - DAW2432

JMP
09-06-2012, 3:56 PM
Here you go. I found an affordable red dot for you:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000S6CYFK/
:thumbsup:

a1c
09-06-2012, 4:20 PM
Guys. Consider the OP's handle. And - seriously now - let's cut the guy some slack.

Sure, maybe he's been playing too many video games. Let's not forget how many kids join our gun-owning ranks when they realize they can actually own that 1911 or P229 they've been virtually shooting.

The guy obviously sank a significant amount of money in his rifle (which I would love to own myself). Unless it ends up a safe queen that will soon be posted in the WTS section, that shows dedication, so let's not bag on the guy for misusing a term or not be realistic about his scope budget.

The once gun noob in me thanks you.

lewdogg21
09-06-2012, 4:23 PM
Is this with or without a ghillie suit? You realize that a "sniper" is someone who went through, and passed, a long and rigorous course to teach them every aspect of becoming a sniper? Buying a fancy bolt action and throwing an optic on it does not make someone a "sniper", you haven't earned that designation (unless you have been through Sniper School, in which case I apologize). What you want is a high powered optic for your target rifle, don't try and fancy things up.

Leupold makes some good glass, pricey but totally worth it. Nikon has been getting some rave reviews recently as well, might be worth looking into them.

2x. I was reading the topic and op's post wondering "how many people who will post in this thread are actual or ex snipers". I know of exactly one in my life and he sure as hell isn't on calguns. :p

FWIW he used a 5x15 NF when we talked about glass last weekend.

toby
09-06-2012, 4:32 PM
BSA, Leapers, NCStar, Counter Sniper, UTG

These would be the utmost serviceable units to go with that particular rig, good choices........:thumbsup: