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Old 10-08-2019, 8:35 PM
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Hello, just ordered a Savage model 12 LRP in 6.5 Creedmoor

https://www.savagearms.com/content?p...ummary&s=19136

I'm down to 3 scopes to choose from:

Nightforce Optics 5-20×56 SHV Riflescope

Bushnell Trophy Xtreme X30 6-24×50 Riflescope

Vortex Optics Viper 6-24×50 HS-T SFP Riflescope

Do any of you guys own any these scopes? Any recommendations? Any other scopes you can recommend?

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Old 10-08-2019, 8:56 PM
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What will you be using the rifle for? That helps determine some choices in scope reticle, magnification range, and adjust-ability. Are you shooting paper, Elk? What distances? Light conditions? Get lot's of input from experienced shooters before you make that leap, maybe it can help you avoid buyers remorse.
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Nightforce Optics 5-20×56 SHV Riflescope

Nightforce are excellent
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They hold up to a lot of turret spinning


How will you use the rifle?
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The NF you listed is the first decent scope I’ve used. I’d buy more if I needed them.

I used it to shoot the best group I’ve ever done.

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10 rounds.

Les Baer .223 varmint, 100 yards, Hornady match off the shelf from a bipod.

And I felt the one I ganked...
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Might post use and budget..sometimes it's not the best scope but the best scope in your budget..I got my Zeiss almost 600 bucks off..Yes, it was a legit company lol. Have you tried looking for deals yet?
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:18 AM
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That Nightforce is SFP. I'd strongly suggest FFP since that's clearly not a hunting rifle. What's your budget?
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That Nightforce is SFP. I'd strongly suggest FFP since that's clearly not a hunting rifle. What's your budget?
Good catch. I didn’t look at the rifle.

The SHV doesn’t have exposed turrets either.
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If you're shooting targets, a scope with high magnification is fine. If you're hunting four legged critters, I'd suggest a lower power scope - no more than 10x magnification.
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Thanks for all the replies so far. My budget is about $1,500 but could push it up to $2,000 if needed (pay once, cry once). I'm mainly going to be using this for shooting paper from a bench during the day.

I know it's a heavy rifle for hunting, but if there is a scope that could pull double duty for hunting in a crunch, I'm all ears.

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Thanks for all the replies so far. My budget is about $1,500 but could push it up to $2,000 if needed (pay once, cry once).
That is a myth. A few years from now scope companies will come out with a new and improved generation, and you'll be paying and crying again.
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That is a myth. A few years from now scope companies will come out with a new and improved generation.
Exactly. The $1,000 to $1,500 scope market is flooded with high-quality scopes. A used scope that's only a few years old is a fantastic buy these days.
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I've hunted with my 5.5x22 Nightforce for antelope, deer and long range varminting.

When big game hunting at 100 yards the target has to be standing still or walking to keep it in the field of view. You only have about 17 feet in the field of view at 5.5X and at 22X it's less than 5 feet.
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Exactly. The $1,000 to $1,500 scope market is flooded with high-quality scopes. A used scope that's only a few years old is a fantastic buy these days.
Speaking of which, I just saw a great price on an F-class scope. Probably not of interest to OP, but I imagine some people here might want one.

Burris XTR II 8-40x for $700. These are over $1200 regular price, 34mm tube, all that jazz. It got great reviews when it was introduced a few years ago. Burris released the XTR III recently, so now the II's gotta go.

https://www.natchezss.com/burris-xtr...cle-matte.html
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Glass is junk on the xtr 2. Look at a bushnell dmr 2 pro. Can be had around $1000 used and $1400 new
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Glass is junk on the xtr 2. Look at a bushnell dmr 2 pro. Can be had around $1000 used and $1400 new
Thanks, this just jumped to the top of the list.
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That is a myth. A few years from now scope companies will come out with a new and improved generation, and you'll be paying and crying again.
Do tell. Maybe sooner. I jumped on this deal from Midway. It is the SFP model which is what I prefer. The current rage/new model is FFP, so older model is going for cheap.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018513637?pid=619628

More deals for those on a tight(er) budget--

https://www.midwayusa.com/s?promotio...bushnell-forge
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I have the first focal plan Nightforce SHV 4X14 on a railed LRB M25 and I love the scope
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I have a leupold vx II 4-12x40 mm with AO for 325 bucks paid 430 FOR IT. Mounted on rifle and only 2 boxes of ammo thru it.
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Try looking at Vortex or Athlon. At your price range, you can pick up a used vortex razor easily. I would also highly recommend Athlon Cronus BTR. All the bells and whistles and it's perfect for your 6.5. Have you picked out rings yet? I'd recommend ARC's as they are one of the best and is one of the easiest to set up.

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Nightforce or Vortex.
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I have a leupold vx II 4-12x40 mm with AO for 325 bucks paid 430 FOR IT. Mounted on rifle and only 2 boxes of ammo thru it.
Dream on.....that's so 80's.
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http://opticsthoughts.com/
Check out his page. A lot of good info on quality optics of many makes. I've met him in person, he is very meticulous with his testing standards.
In the higher ranges, March, TT, etc. deliver.
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Try looking at Vortex or Athlon. At your price range, you can pick up a used vortex razor easily. I would also highly recommend Athlon Cronus BTR. All the bells and whistles and it's perfect for your 6.5. Have you picked out rings yet? I'd recommend ARC's as they are one of the best and is one of the easiest to set up.

If you need any help or have any questions let me know.
Thanks for the insight on the ARC's; I'll probably go with these rings. Do you have the individual rings or the unimount?
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Look for deals on Zeiss I absolutely love my scope
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There's this for $399. Normally $799. It's a tad heavy, but it's because it's FFP.
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Thanks for the insight on the ARC's; I'll probably go with these rings. Do you have the individual rings or the unimount?
I have the individual rings. They might be expensive but they are well made and installation is a breeze. I tried badger, seekins, vortex, as well as few others and they don't compare when it comes to ease of installation imo.
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I have the individual rings. They might be expensive but they are well made and installation is a breeze. I tried badger, seekins, vortex, as well as few others and they don't compare when it comes to ease of installation imo.
Thanks, I think I'm going to go with unimount, I might have to take off the scope to get it in the safe.

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