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Just bought a savage in 338 lapua and need to put a scope on it.  Looking to spend around the $1000 mark.  I have decided i want Moa turrets and retical.  Any help would be much appreciated.  I was looking at the SWFA 5-20 but I want MOA.

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What are you going to use this rifle for and what are the min and max distances you intend to shoot?
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this rifle will be used for shooting targets 300yds on out.  i have a place where i can reach as far as 950yds, but would like to shoot farther than that some day.  so i will say most days the rifle will be shot 300-600yds

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I am not trying to start anything but all to often I see what are you intending to shoot with a .338LM.

It doesn't matter what, it will destroy anything it hits at any distance that you can see.  That and as of yet I haven't seen anyone 3 gun.

@950yards if he is targeting a hardened steel plate it will still penetrate.  The energy is still much more than most rifles at 300.

Ok so My suggestion is a Sightron SIII http://swfa.com/Sightron-6-24x50-SIII-30mm-Riflescope-P48419.aspx

As a very nice alternative to the SWFA SS this glass is the best your money can buy @ that price.  At 24x you have the clarity the SWFA has at 15-20X and that is saying something.

At 300yards a 6x is near perfect.
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+1 on the Sightron.
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i have some ar500 targets.  they are .5in thick.  we will see what this does to that, but i dont think it will go through it. 

so you think this will be a better fit than the 8-32 or the 10-50.   they are all pretty close it cost.

thanks for the response
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I believe you will love to see what it does.

I think that the 8-32 and 10-50 are too much scope.  The brightness on the other hand with the larger objectives offer is a very nice trade off.  

At 950 yards you will be looking at roughly 30-50% less. 

It is your call.

Realize at 28x on the 32x and at about 38x on the 50x the image starts declining.  This is just how it is.  I spoke to someone with the March ($3k+)  and the same is true past 65 on the 80x..\

Taken from Wiki.

A little brief summary:

In 1983, Research Armament Industries (RAI) in the United States began development of a new, long-range sniper cartridge capable of firing a 16.2-gram (250 gr), 0.338-inch (8.6 mm) diameter bullet at 914 meters per second (3,000 ft/s) that could penetrate five layers of military body armor at 1,000 m (1,094 yd) and still make the kill.

 The .338 Lapua is a dual-purpose anti-personnel and anti-materiel round, but its anti-materiel potential is limited, due to the bullet's lower kinetic energy compared with that of the .50 BMG's 35.64-to-55.08-gram (550.0 to 850.0 gr) projectiles. The loaded cartridge is 14.93 mm (0.588 in) in diameter (rim) and 93.5 mm (3.68 in) long. It can penetrate better-than-standard military body armor at ranges up to 1,000 meters (1,094 yd) and has a maximum effective range of about 1,750 meters (1,910 yd). Muzzle velocity is dependent on load and powder temperature and varies from 880 to 915 m/s (2,900 to 3,000 ft/s) for commercial loads with 16.2-gram (250 gr) bullets, which results in about 6,525 J (4,813 ft·lbf) of muzzle energy.


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I would think a Bushnell 3.5-21x50 HDMR would be awesome on that.
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i dont think i have access to the projectiles that the military does.  I have been  looking at all the different Sightron offerings and they do look quite nice.  My buddy is a big Sightron fan.  I was seeing if there were different choices other than those.  I will check out the Bushnell.
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Vortex has a MOA/MOA that is close to your price range.
 
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I was looking at the 6-24 and had heard good things about them. 
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Originally posted by lilryan lilryan wrote:

i dont think i have access to the projectiles that the military does.  

I'm not sure what this means? 
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ive seen what 300grain bergers do and it didnt seem to hurt the target.  thats all i meant.  i dont have any armor piercing rounds.
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Originally posted by 33shooter 33shooter wrote:

I would think a Bushnell 3.5-21x50 HDMR would be awesome on that.
 
that is a nice scope, but i didnt see one in moa/moa
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