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Old 12-19-2013, 12:23 AM
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Default Looking for an optic for an LMT MWS .308 please help!

I'd appreciate any help or advice from anyone who owns an MWS or has experience with them and what you think of the options I've looked at getting for it. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks guys!

http://www.opticsplanet.com/u-s-opti...ine-knobs.html

http://www.opticsplanet.com/nightfor...iflescope.html

http://www.opticsplanet.com/vortex-r...c-reticle.html

Again, thanks for the advice!

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Old 12-19-2013, 2:29 AM
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Id go with the USO or the Nightforce out of those 3, youll probably want the slightly additional mag available to you.

I was going to get that NXS for my MWS, but I cheaped out and went with the new vortex viper pst 2.5-10x32 FFP that just came out at the time. Ive been happy with it.
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Old 12-19-2013, 7:28 AM
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I have a similar rifle, a 16" LWRC REPR. I had the Vortex 1-6x on it and liked it but wanted more magnification to better utilize the 7.62 cartridge. So I stepped it up to a Leupold MK6 3-18x and Im running an Aimpoint T1 off at a 45* for close shots.
If you really like the NF get the newer model with the 42 or 44mm objective lens, I forget which one it is. I hear it is a great scope it is 2nd focal plane though FYI.
In 2014 Vortex is coming out with the 1-6x with different reticles so I would get that over the JM reticle unless you are going for 3gun.
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Old 12-19-2013, 7:53 AM
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All great choices. I'd personally be happy with any of them on a 16" LMT 308.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:47 AM
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My son has a Bushnell ERS 3.5-21x50mm on his LMT MWS. You should take a look at that scope.
http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Tacti.../dp/B00BD57N5G
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Old 12-19-2013, 3:12 PM
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I have a similar rifle, a 16" LWRC REPR. I had the Vortex 1-6x on it and liked it but wanted more magnification to better utilize the 7.62 cartridge. So I stepped it up to a Leupold MK6 3-18x and Im running an Aimpoint T1 off at a 45* for close shots.
If you really like the NF get the newer model with the 42 or 44mm objective lens, I forget which one it is. I hear it is a great scope it is 2nd focal plane though FYI.
In 2014 Vortex is coming out with the 1-6x with different reticles so I would get that over the JM reticle unless you are going for 3gun.
Appreciate everyone's comments, why the 42 or 44 mm? and I'd like to stick with Nightforce, US Optics, but never tried a Leupold, anyone else have any suggestions??

I was also looking at these,

http://www.laruetactical.com/scope-c...qd-scope-mount

http://www.opticsplanet.com/nightfor...iflescope.html

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I really liked the 2.5-10 x32 MD on my MWS. The rife is on the heavy side and the NF 10 power is light and will get you out there on practical targets. Its a good match. If your going up to the 3.5-15 range I would want a MIL/MIL FFP scope.

The Suggestion of the 3.5-21 Bushnell is a good one. Compact, MIL/MIL, FFP and a great reticle.

Before you head off and buy something remember that shot show is right around the corner and a lot of new options may be on the table. I would wait the few weeks before making a decision.
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how far you plan to shoot?
i would go with any FFP
the CL barrel of my MWS shooting sub moa with crappy ammo

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Buy the mark 6, it was designed for an ar10
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how far you plan to shoot?
i would go with any FFP
the CL barrel of my MWS shooting sub moa with crappy ammo
I plan to shoot anywhere from 300-as far as this ****er reaches (excuse my french). I'm also possibly picking up a FN 17s or 16s, but thats a diff topic for diff day.

This might sound stupid but what is FFP? I also have the stainless steel version on DROS not the chrome, not that it matters.

Cypris, do you have any experience with it?
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I really liked the 2.5-10 x32 MD on my MWS. The rife is on the heavy side and the NF 10 power is light and will get you out there on practical targets. Its a good match. If your going up to the 3.5-15 range I would want a MIL/MIL FFP scope.

The Suggestion of the 3.5-21 Bushnell is a good one. Compact, MIL/MIL, FFP and a great reticle.

Before you head off and buy something remember that shot show is right around the corner and a lot of new options may be on the table. I would wait the few weeks before making a decision.
Have you heard anything that might be coming out that would really be worth waiting for???

Do you have any pics of your rifle with the 2.5-10 on it? and again this may sound stupid but MIL/MIL FFP? I only chose those links to scopes for that scope, I am LOST on which reticle is best, I've tried many, suggestions???

Thanks again in advance everyone!
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Old 12-20-2013, 6:47 AM
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Appreciate everyone's comments, why the 42 or 44 mm? and I'd like to stick with Nightforce, US Optics, but never tried a Leupold, anyone else have any suggestions??

I was also looking at these,

http://www.laruetactical.com/scope-c...qd-scope-mount

http://www.opticsplanet.com/nightfor...iflescope.html
The updated 2.5-10x that has the bigger objective allows better light gathering. Their is also numerous upgrades to the updated scope.
US Optics is great, I personally do not have any opinions on them as I have no experience with them but from what I hear they are awesome. I would like to get one of their 1-8x scopes in the future though.
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I plan to shoot anywhere from 300-as far as this ****er reaches (excuse my french). I'm also possibly picking up a FN 17s or 16s, but thats a diff topic for diff day.

This might sound stupid but what is FFP? I also have the stainless steel version on DROS not the chrome, not that it matters.

Cypris, do you have any experience with it?
If you plan to stretch its legs and are starting at 300 yards then forget the Vortex 1-6x as it wont be enough.

FFP is when you adjust the mag and the reticle grows or shrinks in relation to which way you turn the mag ring, IE more mag or less mag.

2nd focal plane the reticle stays the same regardless of what power you are on in the mag range.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:31 PM
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I have a NF 2.5-10x by 32 on my LMT and it seems to fit the bill just right for the ranges the rifle is capable of. NF newest version is a 42mm model that has even better low light capability.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:35 PM
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I really liked the 2.5-10 x32 MD on my MWS. The rife is on the heavy side and the NF 10 power is light and will get you out there on practical targets. Its a good match. If your going up to the 3.5-15 range I would want a MIL/MIL FFP scope.

The Suggestion of the 3.5-21 Bushnell is a good one. Compact, MIL/MIL, FFP and a great reticle.

Before you head off and buy something remember that shot show is right around the corner and a lot of new options may be on the table. I would wait the few weeks before making a decision.



Good advise here as well
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:34 PM
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Have you heard anything that might be coming out that would really be worth waiting for???

Do you have any pics of your rifle with the 2.5-10 on it? and again this may sound stupid but MIL/MIL FFP? I only chose those links to scopes for that scope, I am LOST on which reticle is best, I've tried many, suggestions???

Thanks again in advance everyone!
You must have a lot of cash to throw around! I do not use my lmt in such way. For distance I have a ssg 300 with an sn3 scope.
I personally would use a super sniper for the lnt.
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Old 12-29-2013, 4:55 PM
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I got a MWS about a month ago. I sucked it up and got a Trijicon ACOG
TA11E with a red chevron. Its awesome, great optic real rock solid, just waiting to get a good larue mount for it.
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Got the 18" SS 5R MWS and love it. Tacked a NF 3x15 HS ZS on top. I never use the 3x but I do try to twist more than 15x out of it. If I had it to do over I would get the NF 5x25.
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