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Old 06-01-2013, 7:11 AM
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Default Need insight. Remington 700 optics

So i just picked up a Remington 700, but it doesnt have any optics on it, yet.. I grew up using iron sights and red dots/ eotech optics. I dont know to much about long range optics. My dilemma is im not sure what power or brand is decent. Obviously you have your bushnell, leupold nikon diamondback etc but what should i be looking for if im tryin to reach out about 700 yrds.

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Old 06-01-2013, 7:56 AM
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You probably need to give a little more information to get a good answer. "Reach out to 700 yds" is still a little vague. Is it one or the precision rifle oriented 700's?...or a hunting stick? What are you shooting?...paper?, steel?, varmints? Is weight an issue? Budget?

Don't forget that your choice of rings and mounts can be nearly as important, as most hunting oriented parts will not be sufficient with some scopes and shooting disciplines where many rounds may be fired per session.

Look at Vortex optics as an option since they have excellent quality and features for the price, with an excellent warranty.
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Without a stated budget for the purchase, people would just be guessing.
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Budget is you biggest limiting factor. Then reticle preference, then intended use.

I have a bushnell 6500 tactical 6-24x g2dmr reticle. Love that thing. Great scope for under $1000
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Old 06-01-2013, 8:38 AM
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Schmidt Bender PMII 3-27x56mm

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Hensoldt 3.5-26x56mm

Both on a Spuhr mount.
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Old 06-01-2013, 4:37 PM
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4-12 Leupold Readfield bases rings less than $500.
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Budget would help. Some here will recommend that you spend at least 10 times what you spent on the rifle but that isn't always necessary. This question has been asked thousands of times though, did you search?
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Old 06-02-2013, 6:41 AM
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https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_...pa4-14xffp.htm

You can reach out to 1000+
And its a mil/mil FFP it's by far the best bang for the buck at $229.99

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Old 06-02-2013, 8:49 AM
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4-12 Leupold Readfield bases rings less than $500.
Oh yeah...keep it simple
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Leupold or Nightforce depending on use and budget
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TPS Products for rings and a base. Their steel TSR Rings and one piece bases are as good as anything else on the market, and typically cost about 1/2 of what other high end rings and bases cost.

Optics are highly dependant on budget. For under $300 I'd probably go with the Primary Arms FFP scope, it has a lot of features for the price. Either that or the SWFA 10X Super Sniper with side parallax adjustment. Bumping the budget up to around $800 opens up a ton of options frpm Leupold, Bushnell, Vortex, etc. My favorite scope in this price range is thre Bushnell Elite Tactical 3-12X44 FFP with G2DMR reticle. I have one mounted to a MK-12 style 5.56 rifle that routinely gets shot out to 650 yards. Coupled with a decent ballistics calcultor program on a smart phone, the G2DMR reticle actually makes shooting that distance kind of boring after a while.

Still a few in stock here for well under $800.00:
http://www.thedigitaloasis.com/BUS-E...G_p_18051.html
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+1 for the PA FFP. I had one on my 700 Light Tactical and it was great option, especially for the money. Lower magnification is perfect for hunting, and the higher for long range targets. Plus the benefits of FFP over traditional non fixed power scopes is a pro. I threw it on some Leupold Dual Dovetail mounts and my rifle was ready to go for under $300.
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https://www.primaryarms.com/Primary_...pa4-14xffp.htm

You can reach out to 1000+
And its a mil/mil FFP it's by far the best bang for the buck at $229.99

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true and I love mine BUT will it hold up to .300 win mag. my other pa 4-16 scope has black bits in the reticle. and that's with .223
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true and I love mine BUT will it hold up to .300 win mag. my other pa 4-16 scope has black bits in the reticle. and that's with .223
Weird did you contact PA?


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true and I love mine BUT will it hold up to .300 win mag. my other pa 4-16 scope has black bits in the reticle. and that's with .223
Email me and I will suggest a fix or replace it.

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Email me and I will suggest a fix or replace it.

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pm sent,and know I wasn't talking bad. its held zero and im rough.

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Without a stated budget for the purchase, people would just be guessing.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:44 AM
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For an inexpensive starter setup check out the Millett TRS-1 mil/mil.
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If you suck with irons you will suck with optics. The difference is the aimpoint will allow you to suck faster and a scope will give you a closer look at how much you suck.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:57 PM
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For an inexpensive starter setup check out the Millett TRS-1 mil/mil.
For an inexpensive starter look at a SWFA SS fixed power. Millett turrets are junk. Need vice grips for the parallax adjustment and glass blows compared to others out there. More features at a cheaper price does not mean value. If the shooter must have adjustable power then look at the Vortex Viper 6.5-20 knobs are MOA with Mildot which is not ideal but still way better scope then the Millet. PST is still the best bang for the buck with all the right features, if its to pricey then you need to figure out what features you can live with out and go from there.
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For an inexpensive starter look at a SWFA SS fixed power. Millett turrets are junk. Need vice grips for the parallax adjustment and glass blows compared to others out there. More features at a cheaper price does not mean value. If the shooter must have adjustable power then look at the Vortex Viper 6.5-20 knobs are MOA with Mildot which is not ideal but still way better scope then the Millet. PST is still the best bang for the buck with all the right features, if its to pricey then you need to figure out what features you can live with out and go from there.
Easy Tiger. My TRS-1 works perfectly fine on my 700sps AAC-SD. I bought it knowing it was an entry into distance shooting. I never said anything about more features for less being value. But in this case, it is. Go find me some horrible reviews for it. Other than the couple random ones here and there which can be said for any optic depending on who's bias and website it is on. My turrets are just fine. My tracking works flawless. Vice grips for the parallax adjustment? Not so much. Mine never moved when it shouldn't have nor got stuck when I moved it. You may be referring to the first gens which were prior to Bushnell taking over Millett. They have owned them for quite some time and the quality did improve. The revised TRS1 shows this as well as the LRS-1.

I have a Vortex Viper PST 1-4 on my AR and it certainly is great 'value'. I love it in fact. But that doesn't take away from the fact that the Millett TRS-1 is still a great optic for it's price range. I opted for it over the 6.5-20 viper since the glass was NOT THAT much better for it's class for beginning and the viper was $140.00 more at the time. Also, matching turrets is a plus. There really is no argument against it. My next will be a higher end Viper or NF (yeah right).

I agree you get what you pay for and with glass more money buys you better quality but if just seeing it is even your cup of tea, there is nothing wrong with a minimal investment with a still decent optic.
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To each his own. I have seen more then my share of POS Millets out there. Maybe they got better. But in my opinion there are better options out there.
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Take your time to study your options and I would suggest the highest quality scope you can afford "top of the line" From a manufacture that will repair the scope in the shortest amount of time. Buy once cry once 700 + yards the quality of the optic starts to show. Value and quality are two different things .
I have a cheap scope on my 10/22 that is quite the value . I have shot a 338 Lapua with a Night force scope at 1000 yards that is the highest quality.
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