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I know you guys are just sittin' around waiting to make suggestions for me. Smile

I am getting a Remy XCR compact .308 to hunt deer and elk in Colorado (<<300 yards max) and target shoot (i.e. practice, practice, pratice) out to 600 yards. I am leaning toward the SWFA 3-9x42. It is mil/mil and FFP. For the value, it seems tough to beat, especially the package and excellent customer service SWFA offers.
 
Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
 
Gardien
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  WELCOME to OT,G!!
 
  You've got GOOD instincts. For the money, that scope IS hard to beat and would serve you well for its intended purpose.
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http://swfa.com/Zeiss-3-9x40-Conquest-Rifle-Scope-P8665.aspx
http://swfa.com/Leupold-4-12x40-VX-II-Riflescope-P5857.aspx
Rather than suggest scopes I don't own these two that I do have would seem to work well for your purposes. The Zeiss Rapid-Z 600 is specifically designed for out to 600 yards which would meet your requirements.
My Leupold 4X12 doesn't have the adjustable objective and I have it doped for out to 400 yards.
I use both of these for hunting and target. The Zeiss is mounted on a .270 and the Leupold is on a .308. Best wishes and good luck with your quest.
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Here is a Super Sniper 3-9x42 on a XCR .308. I mounted it today with a EGW Base and Super Sniper Rings.
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Originally posted by Gardien Gardien wrote:

I know you guys are just sittin' around waiting to make suggestions for me. Smile

I am getting a Remy XCR compact .308 to hunt deer and elk in Colorado (<<300 yards max) and target shoot (i.e. practice, practice, pratice) out to 600 yards. I am leaning toward the SWFA 3-9x42. It is mil/mil and FFP. For the value, it seems tough to beat, especially the package and excellent customer service SWFA offers.
 
Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
 
Gardien
The 3-9 SS IMO is the very best choice hands down for this application.
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CFII that is a good lookin' rig.

+1 on that set up.
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I'd take the 3-9 SS over the Zeiss - having owned both.  The glass is as good, the turrets seal the deal, as does the FFP.


Get the SS, it is the best deal going, by far.
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Sweet set up, CF2. Looks like I'm good to go.
 
Are those the low SS rings?
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Yes sir they are LOW SS rings.
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Hey Chris,
 
Which 20 MOA EGW base should I get the 2004 or the 2020?
 
BTW-Tried to PM you, but got a mssg that you've exceeded your maximum.Smile
 
Thanks, again.
Brian
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Scope package and base ordered on Friday. Thanks to everyone for the feedback. I'll let you all know how it works out.
 
Brian
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Best of luck and good shooting!!  
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