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I came over from www.socnetcentral.com/vb

Ive been a member over there for about 18 months or so but I wanted to get you guys/gals opinion on my next glass purchase.


I have a custom 300 Win mag and I cant decide what glass to put on it.

the rifle is configured as such:

27" Obermeyer Barrel , fluted , 1/12 twist, AMTU TAPER
Timney trigger set at 2lbs
McMillian A5 stock
Rem 700 LH Long Action

I had the Leupold 6.5-20x50 Vari X III Mil dot scope with M1 Tactical Turrets on the rifle with Millet 30 MM Rings. Boosted by Premier.

The entire rifle was Black Matte finished. This rifle was Stolen but has since been recovered. The glass was gone. I could replace the glass but Premier does not Boost Luepolds anymore.

I currently shoot this rifle with the Winchester 180gr. BST rnd.

Questions:

 

What is another good piece of glass that I can put on the rifle to achieve the same level of accuracy out too 1100 yds?

 

Is there another bullet recomendation for this rifle without delving into the relm of RELOADING.

Thanks

TLG

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/02/2006 at 03:00
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There is a lot of good glass out there that would work as well as, or more often than not better than Leupold:

http://www.swfa.com/pc-7140-292-ior-3-18x42-tactical-35mm-ri fle-scope.aspx

http://www.swfa.com/pc-7152-292-ior-6-24x50-tactical-35mm-ri fle-scope.aspx

http://www.swfa.com/pc-6980-222-new-nikon-4-16x50-tactical-3 0mm-riflescope.aspx

http://www.swfa.com/pc-8152-204-burris-6-24x50-black-diamond -30mm-rifle-scope.aspx

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Hello Lonegunmen

 

I second the IOR 35mm 6-24x50 scope for a exellent replacement to the M1.

You will also get much better rings than the Millet's for free with the purchase

of this scope. If you do not like the MP-8 reticle of the IOR the Nightforce NXS

is also a exellent replacement and is offered with various reticles. If you go with the

Nightforce I would recommend, Badger Ordanance, PRI, Nightforce or IOR

30mm rings in that order. For a further upgrade than the two scopes mentioned

look into the U.S.Optics  and  Schmidt & Bender scopes to see which one will be right

for you but these scopes are very pricey compared to the first two. Good luck and let

us know what you decide on.

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Mithran!!!

Long time no see....

How's things in Cali.??

 

The only concern I would have on the IOR AND the .300 Win mag would be eye relief.

As I have mentioned here before, my IOR 2.5-10 Tactical on a .300 WM would reach out and bite ya if you weren't careful. The eye relief was terrible!!! 

 

No knock on the IOR's here (this time).  

Just bringing my experience. 

 

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Here is a nice little product that will allow you to hunt with any scope you desire

and not worry about getting bumped. Tip:gently puch two holes 1/8" dia at the part

closer to the eye past the rear riples of this device centered one left and one on the 

right this will allow for a side view's when concentrated on your scope and you hear

a sound. This product will also enhance low light,optical, fast aquisition performance.

 

Dvorak soft-eyes

 

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http://www.snipercentral.com/300.htm  Federal Gold Medal Match .300 Winchester Magnum 190gr Sierra Match King at 2900fps

 

U.S.Optics SN3  3.2-17 with EREK  http://www.usoptics.com/sub_pages/scope_model.php?recordID=3

 

Second choice would be one of the Mark 4 LRT scopes I have the 8.5-25 and the 10x M3 but there is some value to the 3.5-10 with FFP and the 4.5-14 is probably the most versital scope but you have had a higher power so should know if that power range fits your style of shooting. I think the TMR reticle would be a good choice. I am expecting my first IOR scope on the door step tomorrow and will  give it a careful look to see if that is what I stay with (6x42) as I'm not too sure what the knobs are like on the IOR scopes although the glass may make up for it.

I will say that there are some attractive prices on Nikon  Tacticals on samplelist and they should be a good scope.

Having said all that I am convinced that most of us could put a $299.  10x Super Sniper on our rifles and live hapily everafter.

 

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Just noticed you were also asking about a good long range factory load, Anthony's

recommendation is one of the best factory loads for the .300 win mag in every way.

 

Black Hills 190gr HP Match: 1000yds

                                         Vfps1524

                                        Eftlbs980

                                   200yd 0,-268"

                                 winddrift=71.2

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I went with the

 

NcStar MARK III 10-40X50 Illuminated Rifle Scope With Range Finding Reticle

NCSTAR MODEL # SM3RAO104050G

Features:

  • Built-In Tactical Sunshade & 30MM Tube MAXIMIZE LIGHT GATHERING
  • Objective & Ocular Lenses are Multi-Coated For EXTRA Degere of Clarity
  • Side Paralax Focusing
  • Water-Proof
  • Shock-Proof
  • Fog-Proof
  • ULTRA-BRIGHT GREEN Illuminated Reticle
  • Rangefinding Reticle
  • 7 Brightnes Settings
  • 1/4" MOA Adjustments
  • High Open Turret Knobs 
  • 10-40 Zoom Power
  • 50MM Ocular Objective
  • Includes Special Lens Cap to Fit Ocular Lens
  • One Piece 30mm Tube
  • Rugged Heavy Duty Recoil Shot after Shot- Built To Hold up to a .50 Cal
  • Includes Heavy Duty 50 Cal Rated Rings 
  • Lifetime Warranty

Introducing NcStar's New Line Of Scopes, The MARK III.   Mark III Scopes are built to withstand severe abuse and perform with Precise Acuaracy, they are built to compete scopes that cost in the $600-$900 Range.   

Brand New.. New Century MARK III 10-40x50 Illuminated Rifle Scope With Range Finding Reticle. The battery operated Ultra Bright Green Illuminated Reticle allows you to see the crosshairs in your scope under very low light conditions, and is adjustable to 7 diferent light settings. This scope also features a Range Finding Reticle and a side foucs knob. With The Illuminated Range Finding Reticle and the 10-40 Zoom Power, this scope is perfect for varmint Hunting and Long Range Target Practice. The scopes optics are multi-coated to cut down on glare, giving you a sharper and crisper view. This Scope is Shock-Proof, Water-Proof and Fog-Proof and Comes complete with see-through lens caps and Free Rings. This Scope is a great value with many high dollar features and comes complete with a Lifetime Warranty.

 

 

Im gonna play with it for a bit and see how its shoots, Ill send a SITREP in a bit.

 

 

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In my experience NcStar is a much better club than a scope.  I hope you luck out and get a decent one.

Either way, that rifles deserves a better scope.

ILya
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Nc Star has been bad news for everyone I know, I have never seen one

that did not shortly break within several months of purchase. Nc Star

is made under poor quality controls in china with alot of very cheap parts.

I feel you can do much better.

 

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