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I purchased a 270wsm BAR and would like to know if some one can tell me the best scope for @ 500 yds?
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X = 180 Y = 90 (X+Pyro)+(Y-Pyro) = ?

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That is a complicated question. What is your budget? Intended target? Hunting? Target only? We need a few more details to find the best match.
 
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Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope
Rapid Z 1000 Zeiss 4.5-14x44 Conquest Rifle Scope
Stock # - ZEI5214559973
  • Matte
  • Rapid Z 1000
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
  • Etched Glass
  • 2nd Plane
$874.95
Swarovski 3.5-18x44 Z5 Riflescope
BRX Swarovski 3.5-18x44 Z5 Riflescope
Stock # - SWA59767
  • Matte
  • BRX
  • 1"
  • Side Focus
$1,498.95 
SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Mil-Dot SWFA SS 3-9x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS39X42
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 0.1 MRAD
$599.95 
US Optics 3.2-17x44 SN-3 30mm Riflescope
US Optics 3.2-17x44 SN-3 30mm Riflescope
Stock # - USOSN3G
  • Matte Black Type III hard Anodizing
  • Illuminated Mil-Scale GAP Reticle
  • 30mm
  • Low Profile - Rapid Focus Eyepiece
  • 11 Pos Rheostat (Red) Illumination
  • EREK 1/10 MIL Elevation Knob
  • US#1 M40 Style 1/10 MIL Windage Knob
  • ERGO Parallax Control
$2,359.95
Zeiss 4-16x56 Tactical Hensoldt Telescopic 34mm Sight
First Focal Plane Illuminated Mil-Dot Zeiss 4-16x56 Tactical Hensoldt Telescopic 34mm Sight
Stock # - ZEI3302929001
  • Matte
  • First Focal Plane Illuminated Mil-Dot
  • 34mm
  • Target Knobs
  • Side Focus
  • 0.1 MRAD
$3,462.95
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Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Mil-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point 30mm Rifle Scope
Stock # - TR232G
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot Crosshair w/ Green Dot
  • 30mm
  • Free Sun Shade w/ Purchase
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this one only has 50 moa of internal adjustment but that should be plenty to get you to 500yds and the illumination is nice fiber optic plus tritium so no batteries.  It's shown with the included lens shade but you dont have to have that on to use it.  You either need to be able to dial in correction or use BDC marks for known hold over I prefer to dial in correction.

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Welcome to the OT johnffish!
 
Confused yet?Stick around it does get easier.Might also want to look at Minox Z5 4-20 @ $728.95 Wink
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SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope
SWFA SS 6x42 Tactical Riflescope
Stock # - SS6X42
  • Matte
  • Mil-Dot
  • 30mm
  • Rear Focus
  • OK for .50 cal
  • 1/4 MOA
$299.95
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Not to be an ass, but is a BAR a 500 yard gun?
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I have two BARs and can assure you they are both much better than "500 yard" guns.
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Sorry to take it down a rabbit hole.  The only BARs I know in the real world are maybe 2-3MOA guns (or maybe the shooters are 2-3MOA shooters.)

I'd look at the 3-9SS or a Conquest (depending on weight limitations and how much magnification you want.
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No rabbit holes... 30-06 has BOSS, which is one of the best "precision improvement" tools a rifle can have.  Wish I could get BOSS on all my rifles...

My .243 does not have BOSS and is very accurate for a 3 round group(under MOA, sometimes way under)... 5 rounds opens up to about 1.5MOA (without cooling time).  A 3-9SS or 2.5-10 Zeiss would be excellent choices. 


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 am hunting w/modest budget thanks
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thanks but I really think so. the wsm is bad ass. shoots flat & would like to gather others knowledge
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thanks I never thought i'd spend more on a scope than the rifle.
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budget?
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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

Not to be an ass, but is a BAR a 500 yard gun?
The one I've had certainly was not. Seems like the 2-3" groups at 100 yards are about normal for these guns, but it seems like occasionally people get ones that shoot better.
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My 30-06 is and I had a .243 that shot well also!

One thing that does needs improvement is the trigger!  I know where mine breaks, so on the bench not a big deal.
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If this is for big game hunting, you really do not need a whole lot of magnification for a 500yard shot.  What you do need is a reliable way to either hold over with the reticle or dial the elevation with turrets.

I have a simple 280Rem boltgun, that is exceedingly accurate, so despite it being just a run of the mill rifle, I like to practice shooting at plates out to 600 yards with it.

The scope I have on it is a Variable Super Sniper 3-9x42.  Although the magnification is not very high, the glass is very good and FFP reticle allows both easy holding over without regard for magnification setting, and ranging.  Knobs also work superbly well.



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most guys have no business shooting anything at 500 yds.especially with a browning barShocked

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basicly deer or moose but i would like to use for longer shots than my 8mm mauser or 30-30 win
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why not?
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