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elkhunter80
03-12-2012, 10:50 AM
hi guys i have a savage 111 300 ultra mag i bought and i am looking for suggestions for a good reliable rifle scope that will handle the recoil and not cost a arm and leg to buy. any suggestion is welcome

Bitterroot Bulls
03-12-2012, 10:58 AM
What is your budget?

What ranges do you plan to shoot?

Will you be shooting to Maximum Point Blank Range (MPBR) or further?

If further, do you prefer using the reticle to compensate for drop, or dials?

Also, Welcome to Eastmans' Forum!

elkhunter80
03-12-2012, 11:07 AM
i wold like to be able to shoot out to 700 yards comfortable and i have used the bdc reticle but not the dial i am interested in the dial meathod. my budget is about 300 to 500 dollars

Bitterroot Bulls
03-12-2012, 12:03 PM
You don't need as much magnification as you might think to get to 700 yards.

Here are some good options for dialing near your price range. Both are tough scopes from companies that stand behind them:

http://swfa.com/Vortex-4-16x44-Viper-HS-30mm-Rifle-Scope-P48285.aspx

http://swfa.com/SWFA-SS-3-9x42-Tactical-30mm-Riflescope-P50716.aspx

Some Leupold VX-2 w/ CDS scopes might do the trick too, but the above scopes are going to have a better view.

Old Hunter
03-12-2012, 12:24 PM
Leupolds are pretty tough. They have quite the torture test they put their scopes through.

jay
03-12-2012, 12:25 PM
For the caliber of rifle and what you are planning on doing with it, I would go with BB's recommendation of the Vortex Viper. Vortex puts out exceptionally good products for the $. Its a little over your range but I don't think you will be disappointed. Very good optics! Good luck!

Edelweiss
03-12-2012, 06:00 PM
I would buy a 4.5-14, 5-20, or 6-18. As for brand, Leupold, Burris, are both "good" Ziess would be better!

brandenbowhunter
03-12-2012, 08:23 PM
K...up your budget or wait...I put a vx-3 on my 300ultra...and it is worth every penny...sighted it in once 4 years ago this spring...you can get the reticle for it and dials...for not much more.

Musket Man
03-12-2012, 09:21 PM
All my Leupolds have gone through quite a torture test! Just seeing all the nicks on the edge of the eye piece on my vxii that has never been knocked off of zero from any of them would prob sell Leupold alot of scopes!

Ikeepitcold
03-12-2012, 11:03 PM
Leupold IMO. My hunting partner shoots 300 win mag and he loves it. I shoot 7mm mag and 338 ultra mag and I also have Leupold on both of them and I wouldn't change them for anything. I shoot to 800 yards on both.

mconway951
03-13-2012, 10:19 AM
One more for vortex i have had nikon Leupold and swaro and i like the vortex the best of all of them for the price you pay you cant go wrong and on my pst its lifetime no questions asked transferable warranty which not all scopes have the no questions asked part covered. just my $.02

Bitterroot Bulls
03-13-2012, 11:00 AM
One more for vortex i have had nikon Leupold and swaro and i like the vortex the best of all of them for the price you pay you cant go wrong and on my pst its lifetime no questions asked transferable warranty which not all scopes have the no questions asked part covered. just my $.02

I also have Leupolds, Swaros, and Vortex. I like the value the Vortex provides. I think the optical quality is on par with the VX-3.

I like the new VX-R and VX-6 series from Leupold. These scopes provide a really nice image.

My Leupolds have held up pretty good. I did see a neat independent test where a guy recoil tested a bunch of scopes, and he was surprised just how much abuse the Vipers could take. I'll see if I can find it.

elkhunter80
03-13-2012, 10:33 PM
thank you to all for your imput now i have good suggestions thanks to u