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Raguemoe
09-09-2013, 6:38 PM
I've just about checked all the guns off my want/need list and now focusing a bolt gun. My local range currently goes out to 600 yrds. I like the idea of a mid-range compact bolt gun. I have a custom Noveske with a Aimpoint H1 & just purchased an Elcan SpectorDr for it. So the bolt gun would fill the 400-800 yrd requirement and be mainly be used by my son & myself to punch paper @ the local range. I'm not looking at doing anything custom to it & will use bolt on stuff, as I'm sure the stock gun can shoot better then me.

This is what I've ordered already:

Remington SPS Tactical 308 w/16.5" barrel
McRee G5 TMAG compact folding stock
Harris Bipod BRM-S w/Larue LT706 mount
Larue 20 MOA rail
Larue ultra low QD rings
KRG Bolt Lift kit

I need to order:

Timney trigger (510)
AICS mags
Surefire muzzle brake
Scope (Vortex/Nightforce)

I've been looking through all the threads and feel that the two brands I'd like to stick with are Vortex PST and Nightforce. Now comes my question. How much power would I need for the distance I plan to shoot. I've looked at the 2.5-10's, 4-16's & 6-24's. I like the idea of the smaller scope with a 44mm objective but don't know if the 2.5-10 would be enough. The 4-16 seems to be the best choice and that's what I'm leaning towards. Is a higher powered scope an overkill or not?

Now comes which brand. Like I said this will mainly be a range toy & I'm new to this and don't plan on reloading or anything. The Vortex seems to be a good product (I see alot of mid level guns running them) & Nightforce seems to be what alot of people end up with in the end.

So if you were building my gun, what scope, power & reticle would you go with? Would like to spend less than $2k.

Iloveguns
09-09-2013, 6:51 PM
What is your budget? Cause a 5-25 S&B or Premier would be my pick.

ExtremeX
09-09-2013, 6:57 PM
Bushnell Elite Tactical LRS 3-12x44mm with the G2 reticle would be a nice fit for something like that.

I would pass on the Vortex 2.5-10x with the 44mm objective since it lacks side parallax adjustment, but I would consider the 2.5-10x32 FFP if size & weight is one of your objectives.

I like my magnification and most of all my scopes have 50mm objectives but they can get a bit large (size and weight), but it also depends on what type of shooting you like to do.

If you want to consider something bigger, I would consider the SWFA 5-20 HD or Vortex Razor 5-20x50

Raguemoe
09-09-2013, 6:57 PM
Ha, less than $2k. A $1800 Nightforce would be pushing it!

707electrician
09-09-2013, 7:57 PM
Ha, less than $2k. A $1800 Nightforce would be pushing it!

Last I checked, 1800<2000

Iloveguns
09-09-2013, 8:45 PM
Ha, less than $2k. A $1800 Nightforce would be pushing it!

Vortex Razor or Bushnell ERS or XRS. If you dont need FFP then get the Nightforce.

Raguemoe
09-09-2013, 8:46 PM
I was originally going to go with the Trijicon TR23-2G, but don't like the reticle. The Nightforce that I was looking at is the NXS 5.5-22 & 3.5-15 and can be found for $1800.

Iloveguns
09-09-2013, 8:49 PM
If you go NF then get the Mil-R or MOAR reticles. As far as 5.5-22 or 3.5-15 that is your personnel choice. Both will suit the job just fine.

Cypriss32
09-09-2013, 8:54 PM
Night force 2.5-10 42mm mil/mil ffp, is perfect for your setup. Search around on the hide and watch the review of the scope. The features are all there!

Raguemoe
09-09-2013, 9:00 PM
Cool, thanks. I never looked at the Bushnell's and it looks like the last 2 listed have 34mm tubes. I will look at the LRS model though. I think if I were to spend $1800+ I'd go with the Nightforce over the Razor.

Raguemoe
09-09-2013, 9:03 PM
Night force 2.5-10 42mm mil/mil ffp, is perfect for your setup. Search around on the hide and watch the review of the scope. The features are all there!

That's the one that got me looking at Nightforce. I just didn't know if I'd have regrets with the lower power later on.

Cypriss32
09-09-2013, 9:13 PM
I like it. I have a SASS I will be putting one on. NF has always been tier 1 reliably for me. My rifle fell out of a tree before and down a cliff both times the NF was fine. Rifle needed new paint but hey, accidents happen.

NorCalFocus
09-09-2013, 9:15 PM
I love my vortex crossfire. I'm fine with the AO being on the front as well. I got the 6-18 and 600 yards is fine for me to see.

ExtremeX
09-10-2013, 7:40 AM
Cool, thanks. I never looked at the Bushnell's and it looks like the last 2 listed have 34mm tubes. I will look at the LRS model though. I think if I were to spend $1800+ I'd go with the Nightforce over the Razor.

Just my opinion, but I like the Razor more.

Vortex makes fine optics, but the Razor is a real cut above the rest of their lineup. Optically I prefer the Razor over the NXS I used.

If you can get behind some of these scopes sometimes it can make the decision a lot easier.

I still think the Bushnell with the G2 reticle would be an excellent fit.

Raguemoe
09-10-2013, 10:24 AM
Thanks ExtremeX-looks like the Bushnell might the ticket. Looks like they can be found for just under $900 & fall between the Vortex PST line & the upper end scopes mentioned. The only neg I have seen is they weigh about 4oz more then some of the others!

Iloveguns
09-10-2013, 10:28 AM
If you can find a Bushnell DMR for under $900 I would jump on it.

Raguemoe
09-10-2013, 11:07 AM
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-elite-tactical-3-12x44mm-rifle-scope.html

Bushnell elite tactical 3-12x44 with G2 for $897

milotrain
09-10-2013, 11:38 AM
A 16.5" barrel sounds cool. I'd seriously consider a stock system that didn't rely on an action mounted rail though because it might be worth your time to build a switch barrel gun. Having said that a quick run on the JBM shows a 185 berger VLD moving at 2400 to be well above transonic into 800 yards. Sh*ts the bed after that but an 800 yard gun is nothing to scoff at.

Iloveguns
09-10-2013, 1:07 PM
http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-elite-tactical-3-12x44mm-rifle-scope.html

Bushnell elite tactical 3-12x44 with G2 for $897


Im talking about the 3.5-21 with the 34mm Tube.

pklin1297
09-10-2013, 2:58 PM
Bushnell G2DMR.

http://www.caprc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2084