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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/13/2013 at 16:28
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Looking to get some ideas on a scope to add to Model 97D in 6.5mm BRM. 


Here is how I plan on using the rifle and what the punch list looks like for the new scope:

- Budget under $1000
- Glass comparable to SWFA 1-6X
- Medium game rifle (antelope/deer) for ranges out to 300 yards
- Target rifle out to 600 yards shooting at paper
- Mildot reticle preferred but will accept a ranging reticle (i.e. Z600, BDC like)
- Illumination preferred but not a must have
- Aesthetically pleasing

Not entirely sure what "aesthetically pleasing" means, but I guess I'll know it when I see it.  At a minimum not something with target turrets, bulky and fits the lines of the 97D.  Picture is a stock photo and the scope mounted wouldn't meet that criteria either.

On my possibles list include the:

Zeiss 3-15x42 HD Conquest (Z-600 reticle)
Swarovski 3-10x42 Z3 (BRH reticle)
Meopta Meostar 4-16x44 R1 (Mildot reticle)

A scope for a 300 yard rifle is pretty easy, but pulling double duty as a target rifle where group size matters at 600 yards makes it more interesting.  .
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/15/2013 at 12:12
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There are those that would consider this rifle "dog ugly" and are probably having trouble coming up with a scope that matches that description.  I'm assuming this is the reason behind the lack of input and because we have some well mannered members and firmly believe that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

I plan on repurposing my Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x50 scope with the Z-800 reticle.  Rifle comes with 1" rings, so that will simplify that process.  Scope used to sit on my Rem 700 AAC-SD, which is being sold and replaced by a 260 Remington.

The latter has assumed priority in the glass department.
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/15/2013 at 12:21
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I think I would get a glossy finished Leupold VX3.  That would look real nice on that gun.  They have a 4.5-14x40 and a 3.5-10x40.  Then have their custom shop put whatever BDC reticle you want in it.  Or maybe even a CDS system
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/15/2013 at 12:32
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There is an interesting option.  Gloss finish on the Leupold would match nicely.  At least I'll look good missing the target.
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